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GE Phasor XS
Company: GE Inspection Technologies
The Phasor series ultrasonic flaw detectors comes available in four different
models with upgraded features and benefits. Phasor CV is a code-compliant
conventional ultrasonic flaw detector that can be UPGRADED to Phasor 16/16
Weld or to the 16/64 Phasor XS. Upgrading to phased array is a quick and easy
software upgrade to Phasor 16/16 Weld or Phasor XS. No changes to the base
unit hardware are required and utilizing the same simple menu-driven interface
as the Phasor CV model, training is minimal. Combined with phased array
transducers, both platforms can solve your most demanding inspection
applications in less time at an affordable price.
Phasor 16/16 Weld and Phasor XS can switch to conventional UT quickly so that
inspectors can use any standard transducer to evaluate detected flaws (locating
and sizing) to any specified standard or test instruction.
The Phasor CV/DM combines a phased array imaging device and a conventional
flaw detector into one instrument, with a phased array probe, which allows
significant increases confidence in corrosion inspection data.
Improved Inspection Productivity Weld inspection often requires two or three angle beam transducers (45, 60, and 70 degrees) to comply with industry standards. A significant amount of time is spent on locating & connecting/reconnecting transducers, calibrating, and scanning the same volume multiple times. By electronically steering the beam, the Phasor XS can inspect at angles from 0-degrees to 90-degrees eliminating the need for multiple transducers and scans. In addition, often the optimum inspection is not at one of the fixed angles. The Phasor XS automatically identifies the optimum inspection angle and allows the operator to replay the associated A-scan.
Aerospace The Phasor XS offers all sections of the aerospace industry a compact, portable and effective Phased Array UT solution. We've leveraged GE's expertise as a major player in the aerospace industry to deliver our first portable Phased Array product. This allows advanced inspections to be carried out in the field with greater speed and accuracy than ever before. Easy interpretation means rapid decisions For inspection procedures which typically require three scans, Phased Array imaging from the multiple beams of the Phasor XS provide integrated cross- sectional visualization which is very easy to interpret. Its full-color, real-time sectors display has a selectable A-Scan which allows accurate evaluation on the spot, giving you the kind of performance previously only available from a more costly computer platform. Portable Phased Array, a practical solution Because the Phasor XS weighs a mere 3.8 kg (8.2 lbs.), it is not only an extremely convenient and flexible tool, it is also ideally suited to the aerospace industry where weight is a crucial issue in on-wing inspections. In addition, the Phasor XS is a combined detector which means you get both Phased Array and a code-compliant conventional detector in one lightweight package. Power Generation The Portable Phased Array that decreases downtime The Phasor XS, GE Inspection Technologies' first portable Phased Array UT detector, is so compact and light that not only does it let your inspectors work faster, it also gives them easy access to areas that have previously been off- limits. Once on site, the angle focus and active area of the array's controlled beam allow it to cover a larger area and eliminate the need to connect and reconnect probes to achieve a full image. Higher POD rates than conventional detectors The Phasor XS allows new test procedures with far higher POD rates. With the Phasor XS you get a full-color, real time sector display with a selectable A-Scan for instant and accurate evaluation. In an industry where every second of downtime is crucial, the speed and accuracy of the Phasor XS is an invaluable asset. Light, compact and truly portable The Phasor XS is no larger than a conventional UT flaw detector and, at just 3.8 kg (8.2 lbs.), it is very easy to handle, so accessing and testing awkward or hazardous areas can be carried out with the utmost speed and efficiency. EPRI Qualified Through continuous testing and qualification, the Phasor XS has been issued a Performance Demonstration Qualification Summary (PDQS) by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). As a result, the Phasor XS is the only instrument qualified for manual Phased Array procedure for detection, and length sizing of ferritic and austentic piping, including Intergranular Stress Corrosion Cracking (IGSCC) for the nuclear power industry. Oil & Gas Inspections in the Oil & Gas and Petroleum industries seldom take place in convenient locations. The field inspector is often up on scaffolding or at a remote location next to pipelines or offshore installations. The Phasor XS is a 3.8 kg Phased Array instrument that will improve probability of defect detection in the most demanding of conditions. Better decisions come from benchmarked improvements in detecting and sizing defects, and the simplicity of the Phasor XS puts this advanced capability within the reach of the everyday operator. Greater productivity Most weld inspection operations require three different angles to comply with industry standards. The controllable beam in the Phasor XS allows the angle focus and active area to be varied electronically without the need to connect and reconnect probes. This makes most weld inspections with the Phasor XS significantly faster than with conventional flaw detectors. Advanced applications The Phasor XS has a powerful 150 volt peak-to-peak square wave pulser and is capable of using a wide variety of advanced Phased Array probes. As a result, the Phasor XS can tackle complex applications such as flange corrosion and heavy wall flaw detection that, until now, could only be tackled effectively by much more expensive Phased Array instruments. A Phasor XS image is worth a thousand A-Scans. The integrated cross-sectional image makes it far easier to determine the location and orientation of flaws detected.