UAVOS Unleashes Heavy-Lift Electric Drone on Inspection Market
Posted: 2018-2-18UAVOS INC. has completed the test flights of SURVEYOR-HE Unmanned Aerial System with UVH-EL drone, equipped with an electric engine unit. The unmanned helicopter has increased performance with carrying capacity, flying range, and extended temperature range.
UVH-EL UAV is a multipurpose helicopter with fully automatic take-off, flight and landing designed for a payload of 11-13.2 lbs (5-6 kg) with a maximum take-off weight of only 55 lbs (25 kg). The flight duration in this light configuration is 45 minut...Read More.
Tomsk Polytechnic Developing Thermal Detection of Concrete Degredation
Posted: 2018-2-18Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University together with specialists from NTC Tekhnika proposed thermal non-destructive testing to inspect reinforced concrete supports. It enables efficiently and quickly detecting the corrosion of steel reinforcement hidden behind the concrete shell of the supporting structure. Developers have already studied 14 reinforced concrete supports in Tomsk region. The outcomes of the study were published in Applied Sciences.
TPU Professor Vladimir Vavilov, the head of...Read More.
Agility NDE Announces Partnership with Proceq and Abbey Spares
Posted: 2018-2-15Serving the Scottish and Irish NDT markets, Agility NDE are focused on providing un-paralleled service and local support throughout these regions and are proud to kick off 2018 with a new partnership working with Proceq and Abbey Spares Ltd in Scotland.
Proceq, in collaboration with official reseller Abbey Spares in Worcestershire, have provided a first-class sales and calibration service in the UK over many years and continue be at the forefront of the hardness testing market. Founded in 1954, Proceq is...Read More.
Oceanscan Adds Eddyfi TSC PACE System to Rental Fleet
Posted: 2018-2-7Oceanscan, Inc. now offers Eddyfi TSC PACE™ Systems in Rental Fleet. ACFM® continues to gain positive recognition in the field of advanced NDT and the PACE™ System provides more flexibility and in a lightweight instrument. PACE™ embodies robust, user-centric, ergonomic features; with a high-contrast toughened screen, long battery life and supported by a new generation of software. Ensuring high levels of data integrity and assurance, PACE™ will be setting new standards for the non-destructive testing for su...Read More.
NDTMA 2018 Las Vegas Starts February 13
Posted: 2018-2-6The Nondestructive Testing Management Association (NDTMA) will be holding their Annual Conference at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, NV February 13-15, 2018.
A technical NDT session as well as sessions on management and regulatory issues are included in the conference. A four-hour business primer seminar on Infrared Thermography will be conducted on Tuesday, February 13, and a four-hour seminar on Improving Employee Retention and Productivity will be conducted on Friday.
Presentations on a variet...Read More.
Defects in High-Voltage Ceramic Capacitors Found Acoustically
Posted: 2018-2-5Acoustic imaging of high-voltage ceramic chip capacitors performs a non-destructive cross section through the capacitor—or, since the method is non-destructive, as many cross sections as desired. All of the imaging modes have the same purpose: to prevent flawed capacitors from causing field failures.
Within the body of a high-voltage multi-layer ceramic capacitor, a gap-type defect is beginning its career of destruction. The defect may be a void within the ceramic dielectric, a crack within the d...Read More.
Digitally Transforming Inspection Services
Posted: 2018-2-5Industrial inspections are typically labor-intensive and conducted on a time-based schedule. The collection of data is generally manual, time-consuming and involves humans being exposed to high-risk environments. For example, ropes teams hang from high places, inspectors enter confined spaces and workers often are exposed to severe elements. These inspections result in suboptimal data collection based on a human’s ability to work in such environments.
Data collection is subjective, inconsistent...Read More.
DroneDeploy Launches Web Portal for Structure Inspection
Posted: 2018-2-5DroneDeploy, the leading drone mapping software platform in the world, today announced the launch of a drone solution for the roofing industry that automatically generates accurate and comprehensive roof analytics. For the first time, roofing, solar, and insurance companies can easily and affordably inspect and measure roofs with industry-leading accuracy.
DroneDeploy’s roofing solution integrates an autonomous 3D Flight App with a roof-specific flight mode and an application that generates PDF roof repo...Read More.
Cosasco Partners with Sensorlink for Real-Time Corrosion Monitoring
Posted: 2018-2-5Cosasco, a global leader in corrosion and erosion monitoring, has signed an exclusive partnership with Sensorlink AS, which manufacturers and supplies high resolution, non-intrusive corrosion and erosion monitoring technologies for the oil and gas, chemical, power and water treatment industries. Under the agreement Cosasco will have unique access to market, sell and distribute Sensorlink’s PipeMonit® SWARM technology worldwide.
PipeMonit® SWARM is a fixed point, online, non-intrusive ultrasonic monitorin...Read More.
Residual stress measurement in train wheels with Innerspec PowerBox H
Posted: 2018-2-5The braking process used on railroad cars is known to create tensile stresses in the circumferential direction due to the thermal expansion and subsequent cooling of the wheel rim. The presence of tensile residual stresses can contribute to, and are often the main cause of fatigue failure and cracking.
Compressive residual stresses are generally induced by different means in the wheel material during manufacturing process as these are beneficial since they prevent origination and propagation of fatigue c...Read More.