API NDE EQUIPMENT CAPABILITY
When purchasing NDE equipment keep the following in mind: - Is the quote just a list of parts with a price tag at the end? - Does the quote include a statement where the product quoted complies with applicable standards such as API 5CT or ASTM E 273? ...
Channel loses signal completely
Thee are several reason for a channel to lose its signal completely. - BNC signal cable is damaged. The connectors can also contain too much dirt or corrosion. - Coupling hoses for the test head can be fully or partially clogged. - Transducer face ...
Slow or Sluggish Software Response
Symptoms to look out for: - Slow overall response time from UT software. - Slow Open or Save actions. - Saving data, either automatically or manually. This is performed locally on the UT PC or on a remote networked PC. If this action slows down ...
Using Focused vs Non-Focused Transducers
When presented with a quote for a new NDE system, let’s say for a tube and pipe application, ask the NDE equipment manufacturer if they plan to use Focused or Non-Focused transducers and why. There are clear advantages for each type of transducer, ...
Coupling Check Requirements And Differences
ASTM E273-15 does not have clear specifications when it comes to coupling checks. It does however state that 100% volumetric inspection of the weld and entire pipe length shall be made by the NDE system. This gives rise to a very important issue. How ...