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Webinar Explores Innovative Approach to Improve Nozzle Weld Inspections

Inspect nozzle welds using phased array ultrasound testing techniques including ray-tracing, scanner simulation, coverage maps

Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 12:00

(Zetec: Snoqualmie, WA) -- Zetec Inc., a global leader in nondestructive testing (NDT) technology, released a new on-demand webinar on how to inspect nozzle welds using phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) techniques including ray-tracing, scanner simulation, and coverage maps to produce full 3D visualizations of the component and defects.

The 30-min webinar presents an innovative inspection approach that includes UltraVision industry-proven software for ultrasound inspections in oil and gas, power generation, and other industries.

With most software packages, accurate positioning and sizing of indications can be complicated. Also, beam misalignment caused by so-called “saddle surface geometry” can lead to missing of critical flaws. UltraVision has the advanced simulation tools necessary to design, implement, and execute these challenging inspections in a 3D environment.

Ultrasonic testing increases efficiency of weld inspection

The webinar features demonstrations that show how to increase the inspection efficiency and probability of detection. You will learn how to:
• Design and validate an inspection technique and scan plan for nozzle welds using CAD files, ray tracing, scanner simulation and coverage map
• Simulate and validate acoustic beams of an optimized 2D-matrix array probe assembly
• Inspect a nozzle specimen with realistic flaws, using a commercially available scanning mechanism, TOPAZ64 PAUT instrument and UltraVision Classic 3D software
• Use 3D data visualization and detailed data analysis

The on-demand webinar is now available for viewing. To learn more, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8157166129209956368?source=PR

About Zetec

Zetec is a global leader in nondestructive testing (NDT) solutions for the critical inspection needs of industries the world counts on every day, including power generation, oil and gas, aerospace, automotive, maritime, military, rail, heavy industry, and manufacturing. Zetec serves as a single source of high-performance solutions in both eddy current and ultrasonic technologies. For more than 50 years, Zetec has advanced NDT standards and science, providing new insight and control through inspection solutions that protect its customers’ most important assets and ensure the quality of their products. By integrating design and engineering with its own manufacturing, Zetec delivers solutions that optimize productivity, safety, and total cost of ownership.

Zetec is a subsidiary of Roper Technologies Inc., with global engineering and manufacturing centers in Quebec City and at its corporate headquarters in Snoqualmie, Washington. Zetec support spans the globe, with Centers of Excellence in Houston, Paris, Seoul, and Shanghai. For more information about Zetec, visit www.zetec.com.

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