MFS EFS Reliable for Fatigue Crack Growth Detection According to ISU-BEC Study Metal Fatigue Solutions (MFS), producer of the next generation of advanced Nondestructive Testing (NDT) and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) technology systems for major civil and industrial infrastructure, today announced that its Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor (EFSTM) technologies have been independently evaluated in a 36-page report by the highly regarded Iowa State University's (ISU) Bridge Engineering Center (BEC) and been determined to ''perform well for crack detection.''
The 13-month ISU BEC St...Read More.
Bihrle Announces Ardenna Spin-off for Automated Inspection DetectionOn the heels of its groundbreaking success with BNSF Railway in the achievement of truly automated long-range UAS supplemental track inspections, Bihrle Applied Research (Bihrle) announced today that it is spinning-off its computer vision and machine learning capabilities in a new venture called Ardenna (www.ardenna.com), which will offer solutions for the automated detection, classification and reporting of anomalies found during the inspection of critical infrastructure. While Ardenna will continue to off...Read More.
Ultrasound Scans for Damage to Concrete BridgesThe concrete Pantheon in Rome is in excellent condition after 2 000 years. Steel reinforcement can dramatically reduce lifespan of concrete structures however and deterioration can begin after only 10 years.
Infrastructures such as bridges and roads are usually reinforced concrete, which need continuous monitoring for regular operation and safety. Large concrete structures pose various challenges mainly due to the wide range of aggregates, fragments compacted together, in the material.
‘On a roll’ - n...Read More.
Computational Imaging: Methods, Benefits, and Enabling Technologies
Vision Systems recently had a Q&A with Marc Landman, Vice President, CCS America in which computational imaging technologies, benefits, products, and applications within machine vision are discussed. Click the link above for the full article.
You recently released the LSS-2404 lighting controller for computational imaging. What led to this product being developed, and why?
Precision illumination is always critical t...Read More.
New Patent for Positive Material Identification ProcessGlobal pipeline solutions provider T.D. Williamson (TDW) received a patent for its Positive Material Identification (PMI) process from the U.S. Patent Office.
The PMI process, patent number US 9,880,056, uses a variety of non-destructive tools and techniques to generate traceable, verifiable and complete pipe records for in-situ pipe material verification, providing trusted results along with considerable cost, time and efficiency benefits.
TDW began developing the PMI process in 2011, soon after th...Read More.
CFM56-7B Engine Fan Blade Inspection - GE Approved Glycerol SupplierEcho Ultrasonics is approved by GE as a supplier of Glycerol batch # 205 for the inspection of CFM56-7B engine fan blades in accordance with SB 72-1033.
Echo’s GE approved Glycerol Echo Lot 205 is available in 16-oz / 500 ml bottles for overnight delivery worldwide. Contact: Echo Direct 24/7 at 360-671-9121 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Part number GLY-16, batch # 205.
According to the NTSB May 3rd investigative update, "On April 20, 2018, CFM International issued Service Bulletin 72-1033 applicabl...Read More.
FlawTech, Inc. has appointed new VPFlawTech, the world leader in flaw specimen manufacturing technology based in Concord, North Carolina, providing flawed specimens to the global NDT industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ricky L. Morgan as their new Vice President.
Ricky is a US Army Veteran and a College of Oceaneering Graduate with over 30 years of experience in providing NDT Inspections to the Amusement Park, Construction, Infrastructure, Marine, Petro-chemical and Power Industries. He retains ASNT NDT Level III Certifica...Read More.
The Importance of Surface Finish when Making NDT Reference Standards and Test BlocksSurface finish describes the roughness or irregularity of a surface using a measurement system to quantify the results. This system covers a wide range from extremely rough-textured surfaces all the way to those that are highly polished, mirror-like surfaces. The predominant parameter is Roughness Average, denoted by "Ra," which is the arithmetic mean deviation of a profile. The higher the number, the rougher the finish. Roughly milled surfaces will be in the 250 to 500 Ra µin (6.3 to 12.5 µm) range. S...Read More.
BorescopesPCE Instruments / PCE Americas Inc.By using PCE Instruments’ borescopes for machine condition monitoring, manufacturers can identify changes indicative of a machine fault and take corrective action prior to critical machine failure....Read More.
Drain Scope TRITONMEDIT IncThe Drain Scope inspection camera is a specially designed device used to inspect narrow diameter pipes with tight bends. These strong, durable, Canadian made units feature a 1.23" diameter straight view camera head, with a 200 foot long push cable, and a 10.4" color LCD monitor. The monitor can come with an optional WIFI module to view/capture the live image on a tablet or smart phone, for easy on site documentation. The TRITON line DrainScope system is perfectly suited for quick and easy inspections of sew...Read More.
Total Tube SolutionTesTex Inc.TesTex's Total Tube Solution is our answer to the all in one gadgets on the market. our Total Tube Solution is three to four distinct systems allowing you to inspect up to four units at once. The all in one system can only do one inspection at a time. This increases your production potential up to 4X!
This includes our :
Eagle 2000 Remote Field Inspection System
TX 4400 Eddy Current Inspection System
Mag Wave Saturation Eddy Current System
Helix XT Iris System
Our Base package includes the fo...Read More.