ISonic 2009 UPA Scope ISonic 2009 - Phased Array Ultrasonic Flaw Detector & Recorder
The Sonotron ISonic 2009 UPA-Scope - Portable High Performance Ultrasonic Phased Array Flaw Detector & Recorder with Conventional UT & TOFD Channels
ISonic 2009 - UPA Scope - Portable Phased Array Ultrasonic Flaw Detector and Recorder Phased Array Modality  64:64 phased array electronics organized as 1 X 64:64 or 2 X 32:32 - independently adjustable emitting and receiving aperture, parallel firing, A/D conversion, and on-the-fly real time digital phasing Phased array pulser receiver with image guided ray tracing True-To-Geometry and regular B-Scan and Sector Scan (S-Scan) accompanied with all-codes-compliant A-Scan based evaluation Unique Tandem-B-Scan for the detection of planar vertically oriented defects Built-in automatic coupling monitor and lamination checker for wedged probes Multi-group / dual side scanning and imaging with use of one probe Encoded / time-based line scanning with Top (C-Scan), Side, End Mapping and 3D Viewing Independent gain per focal law adjustment: pure angle gain compensation for S-Scan, etc. DAC, TCG Processing of diffracted and mode converted signals for defects sizing and pattern recognition Operating matrix-array probes with real time three-dimensional imaging (3D-Scan) Conventional UT and TOFD Modalities  1, 8, or 16 channels Single / dual modes of pulsing/receiving Regular A-Scan Thickness B-Scan True-to-Geometry flaw detection B-Scan – straight / angle beam probes CB-Scan TOFD Strip Chart and Stripped C-Scan Parallel or sequential pulsing/receiving and A/D conversion DAC, DGS, TCG FFT signal analysis 100% raw data capturing Powerful off-line data analysis tool kit Intuitive User Interface Light rugged case Sealed keyboard and mouse Large 8.5” bright touch screen Ethernet and 2 X USB Ports Remote control – UT over IP Built-in encoder port ISONIC 2009 UPA Scope uniquely combines phased array, single- and multi-channel conventional UT, and TOFD modalities providing 100% raw data recording and imaging. Along with portability, lightweight, and battery operation this makes it suitable for all kinds of every-day ultrasonic inspections Phased array modality is performed by powerful 64:64 phased array electronics organized as 1 X 64:64 or 2 X 32:32 with independently adjustable emitting and receiving aperture, each may consist of 1 X 1…64 or 2 X 32:32 elements. Groups of phased array probe elements composing emitting and receiving aperture may be fully or partially matching or totally separated allowing flexible managing of incidence angles, focal distances, types of radiated and received waves including directly reflected and diffracted mode converted signals Each channel is equipped with it’s own A/D converter. Parallel firing, A/D conversion, and ”on-the-fly” digital phasing are provided for every possible composition and size of the emitting and receiving aperture. Thus implementation of each focal law is completed within single pulsing/receiving cycle providing maximal possible inspection speed Depending on configuration ISONIC 2009 UPA Scope carries 1, 8, or 16 additional independent channels for conventional UT and TOFD inspection and recording capable for both single and dual modes of pulsing/receiving High ultrasonic performance is achieved through firing phased array, TOFD, and conventional probes with bipolar square wave initial pulse with wide-range-tunable duration and amplitude. Maximal amplitude of bipolar square wave initial pulse is 300 V pp for phased array and 400 V pp for conventional channels. High stability of the amplitude and shape of the initial pulse, boosting of all it’s leading and falling edges, and electronic damping are provided by the special circuit significantly improving signal to noise ratio and resolution. Thus analogue gain for each modality is controllable over 0…100 dB range Large 800X600 pixels 8.5” bright screen provides fine resolution for all types of inspection data presentation Technical Data
Phased Array Pulser Receiver Phased array pulser receiver is controlled through intuitive operating surface comprising user interface of conventional ultrasonic flaw detector and ray-tracing graphics. Type of wave generated in the material is controlled through key in of corresponding ultrasonic velocity. Trace of ultrasonic beam is truly imaged upon entering thickness, outside diameter, and other suitable geometry data characterizing object under test – this extremely simplifies creating of focal laws and calibration of the instrument as well Signal evaluation fully compliant with conventional UT codes and procedures is applicable to A-Scans composed through implementing of various focal laws; DAC and TCG may be created either experimentally (up to 40 points) or theoretically through entering dB/mm (dB/inch) factor
Typical Phased Array Pulser Receiver screen of ISONIC 2009 UPA Scope
B-Scan / S-Scan Cross-sectional insonification and imaging of the material may be provided electronically with use of linear array probes through: Linear scanning with ultrasonic beam at predetermined incidence angle through reallocating of fixed size emitting/receiving aperture within entire array and composing of B-Scan image Sectorial scanning with ultrasonic beam produced by fixed emitting/receiving aperture through steering of incidence angle in the predetermined range and composing of S-Scan image Combining linear and sectorial scanning etc.
Typical B-Scan indication of ISONIC 2009 UPA Scope representing inspection of composites for laminations: 1- scanning surface; 2 - bottom surface; 3 - lamination; 4 - A-Scan corresponding to the position of cursor over image
The effects of inequality of elements of linear array, varying sound path and loss in the delay line or wedge, dependency of energy of refracted wave and effective size of emitting/receiving aperture on incidence angle should be compensated to equalize the sensitivity over insonified cross-section. The unique feature of ISONIC 2009 UPA Scope is the ability of managing independently adjustable focal laws within the same frame-composing sequence of pulsing/receiving shots so every focal law may me executed with individually adjusted gain, time base, and other core settings providing: Gain per Shot Correction for B-Scan Angle Gain Compensation for S-Scan True-to-Geometry imaging representing actual distribution of ultrasonic beams and true-to-location indication of defects in the cross-sectional view of the material
S-Scan produced by ISONIC 2009 UPA Scope for several equal reflectors in the material with use of wedged linear array probe: 1 - angle gain compensation (AGC) is inactive; 2 - AGC is active; 3 - typical AGC graph
Regular (4) and true-to-geometry (5) S-Scan produced by ISONIC 2009 UPA Scope for compact reflector located at 20 mm depth of 40 mm thick plate. On the regular S-Scan single compact reflector is indicated twice for half (6) and full (7) skip detection while on the true-to-geometry S- Scan single reflector is shown in the real position once for both ways of detection (8)
True To Geometry Imaging Weld inspection is typical application benefited through use of True-to-Geometry imaging: upon defining geometry and entering dimensions operator is provided with intuitive ray tracing dialogue indicating actual coverage of the weld for the desired probe position and incidence angle steering range followed by live S-Scan with true-to-location defects indication. To ensure detection of variously oriented defects several S-Scan and B-Scan insonifications may be performed simultaneously with use of the same probe providing multi-group cross-sectional viewing and recording along whole inspected length
Testing of solid and hollow shafts, axles, rods, longitudinal seams, nozzles, etc are among other applications improved significantly thanks to the easy-to-interpret advantage of True-to-Geometry imaging vs regular S-Scan and B-Scan
True-to-Geometry S-Scan for single location and complete cross sectional image of the hollow shaft with defects obtained after full circumference scanning with linear array probe
True-to-Geometry S-Scan for longitudinal weld (1) and nozzle (2)
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ISonic 2009 UPA Scope ISonic 2009 - Phased Array Ultrasonic Flaw Detector & Recorder
The Sonotron ISonic 2009 UPA-Scope - Portable High Performance Ultrasonic Phased Array Flaw Detector & Recorder with Conventional UT & TOFD Channels
ISonic 2009 - UPA Scope - Portable Phased Array Ultrasonic Flaw Detector and Recorder Phased Array Modality  64:64 phased array electronics organized as 1 X 64:64 or 2 X 32:32 - independently adjustable emitting and receiving aperture, parallel firing, A/D conversion, and on-the-fly real time digital phasing Phased array pulser receiver with image guided ray tracing True-To-Geometry and regular B-Scan and Sector Scan (S-Scan) accompanied with all-codes-compliant A-Scan based evaluation Unique Tandem-B-Scan for the detection of planar vertically oriented defects Built-in automatic coupling monitor and lamination checker for wedged probes Multi-group / dual side scanning and imaging with use of one probe Encoded / time-based line scanning with Top (C-Scan), Side, End Mapping and 3D Viewing Independent gain per focal law adjustment: pure angle gain compensation for S-Scan, etc. DAC, TCG Processing of diffracted and mode converted signals for defects sizing and pattern recognition Operating matrix-array probes with real time three-dimensional imaging (3D-Scan) Conventional UT and TOFD Modalities  1, 8, or 16 channels Single / dual modes of pulsing/receiving Regular A-Scan Thickness B-Scan True-to-Geometry flaw detection B-Scan – straight / angle beam probes CB-Scan TOFD Strip Chart and Stripped C-Scan Parallel or sequential pulsing/receiving and A/D conversion DAC, DGS, TCG FFT signal analysis 100% raw data capturing Powerful off-line data analysis tool kit Intuitive User Interface Light rugged case Sealed keyboard and mouse Large 8.5” bright touch screen Ethernet and 2 X USB Ports Remote control – UT over IP Built-in encoder port ISONIC 2009 UPA Scope uniquely combines phased array, single- and multi- channel conventional UT, and TOFD modalities providing 100% raw data recording and imaging. Along with portability, lightweight, and battery operation this makes it suitable for all kinds of every-day ultrasonic inspections Phased array modality is performed by powerful 64:64 phased array electronics organized as 1 X 64:64 or 2 X 32:32 with independently adjustable emitting and receiving aperture, each may consist of 1 X 1…64 or 2 X 32:32 elements. Groups of phased array probe elements composing emitting and receiving aperture may be fully or partially matching or totally separated allowing flexible managing of incidence angles, focal distances, types of radiated and received waves including directly reflected and diffracted mode converted signals Each channel is equipped with it’s own A/D converter. Parallel firing, A/D conversion, and ”on-the-fly” digital phasing are provided for every possible composition and size of the emitting and receiving aperture. Thus implementation of each focal law is completed within single pulsing/receiving cycle providing maximal possible inspection speed Depending on configuration ISONIC 2009 UPA Scope carries 1, 8, or 16 additional independent channels for conventional UT and TOFD inspection and recording capable for both single and dual modes of pulsing/receiving High ultrasonic performance is achieved through firing phased array, TOFD, and conventional probes with bipolar square wave initial pulse with wide- range-tunable duration and amplitude. Maximal amplitude of bipolar square wave initial pulse is 300 V pp for phased array and 400 V pp for conventional channels. High stability of the amplitude and shape of the initial pulse, boosting of all it’s leading and falling edges, and electronic damping are provided by the special circuit significantly improving signal to noise ratio and resolution. Thus analogue gain for each modality is controllable over 0…100 dB range Large 800X600 pixels 8.5” bright screen provides fine resolution for all types of inspection data presentation Technical Data
Phased Array Pulser Receiver Phased array pulser receiver is controlled through intuitive operating surface comprising user interface of conventional ultrasonic flaw detector and ray- tracing graphics. Type of wave generated in the material is controlled through key in of corresponding ultrasonic velocity. Trace of ultrasonic beam is truly imaged upon entering thickness, outside diameter, and other suitable geometry data characterizing object under test – this extremely simplifies creating of focal laws and calibration of the instrument as well Signal evaluation fully compliant with conventional UT codes and procedures is applicable to A-Scans composed through implementing of various focal laws; DAC and TCG may be created either experimentally (up to 40 points) or theoretically through entering dB/mm (dB/inch) factor
Typical Phased Array Pulser Receiver screen of ISONIC 2009 UPA Scope
B-Scan / S-Scan Cross-sectional insonification and imaging of the material may be provided electronically with use of linear array probes through: Linear scanning with ultrasonic beam at predetermined incidence angle through reallocating of fixed size emitting/receiving aperture within entire array and composing of B-Scan image Sectorial scanning with ultrasonic beam produced by fixed emitting/receiving aperture through steering of incidence angle in the predetermined range and composing of S-Scan image Combining linear and sectorial scanning etc.
Typical B-Scan indication of ISONIC 2009 UPA Scope representing inspection of composites for laminations: 1- scanning surface; 2 - bottom surface; 3 - lamination; 4 - A-Scan corresponding to the position of cursor over image
The effects of inequality of elements of linear array, varying sound path and loss in the delay line or wedge, dependency of energy of refracted wave and effective size of emitting/receiving aperture on incidence angle should be compensated to equalize the sensitivity over insonified cross-section. The unique feature of ISONIC 2009 UPA Scope is the ability of managing independently adjustable focal laws within the same frame-composing sequence of pulsing/receiving shots so every focal law may me executed with individually adjusted gain, time base, and other core settings providing: Gain per Shot Correction for B-Scan Angle Gain Compensation for S-Scan True-to-Geometry imaging representing actual distribution of ultrasonic beams and true-to-location indication of defects in the cross-sectional view of the material
S-Scan produced by ISONIC 2009 UPA Scope for several equal reflectors in the material with use of wedged linear array probe: 1 - angle gain compensation (AGC) is inactive; 2 - AGC is active; 3 - typical AGC graph
Regular (4) and true-to-geometry (5) S-Scan produced by ISONIC 2009 UPA Scope for compact reflector located at 20 mm depth of 40 mm thick plate. On the regular S-Scan single compact reflector is indicated twice for half (6) and full (7) skip detection while on the true-to-geometry S-Scan single reflector is shown in the real position once for both ways of detection (8)
True To Geometry Imaging Weld inspection is typical application benefited through use of True-to- Geometry imaging: upon defining geometry and entering dimensions operator is provided with intuitive ray tracing dialogue indicating actual coverage of the weld for the desired probe position and incidence angle steering range followed by live S-Scan with true-to-location defects indication. To ensure detection of variously oriented defects several S-Scan and B-Scan insonifications may be performed simultaneously with use of the same probe providing multi-group cross-sectional viewing and recording along whole inspected length
Testing of solid and hollow shafts, axles, rods, longitudinal seams, nozzles, etc are among other applications improved significantly thanks to the easy-to-interpret advantage of True-to-Geometry imaging vs regular S-Scan and B-Scan
True-to-Geometry S-Scan for single location and complete cross sectional image of the hollow shaft with defects obtained after full circumference scanning with linear array probe
True-to-Geometry S-Scan for longitudinal weld (1) and nozzle (2)
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