Compact flaw detector improves the efficiency and performance of imaging

01-03-2022 | Olympus | Test & Measurement

The new Olympus OmniScan X3 64 flaw detector provides improved power and performance to its field-proven phased array ultrasonic testing product line. This 64-channel instrument offers the pulser capacity to drive phased array probes with a greater number of elements, improving the data acquisition speed for total focusing method imaging. Users can exploit its improved capabilities to expand and diversify their application portfolio.

The high portability and enhanced performance of the flaw detector increase inspection productivity. It can process TFM images up to four times faster than its predecessor yet arrives in the same rugged and easily transportable box. Users will appreciate that the OmniScan X3 64 unit is compact and less cumbersome than other 64-channel devices on job sites with limited or restricted space. Inspectors can also remain on-site for longer and perform bigger scanning jobs without transferring data due to the ample 1TB onboard storage.

Enabling complex and thick part or weld applications, the instrument’s full 64-element aperture PA and 128-element aperture TFM allow users to optimise advanced Dual Linear Array and Dual Matrix Array probes. To save time throughout setup, all models in the series offer integrated DLA and DMA support.

Accommodating lower frequency probes, the unit can improve penetration in attenuative materials while lowering signal saturation. These improved detection abilities help monitor early-stage flaws, such as high-temperature hydrogen attacks.

When applications need advanced analysis, the entire PA inspection workflow can be performed using Olympus’ WeldSight software for better efficiency. With the WeldSight Remote Connect app installed on the unit, users can immediately view the obtained data on a PC, exploiting the customisable user interface and software tools that enable specialised inspection procedures, including new-fabrication welds in pressure vessels.

By Natasha Shek