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Originally Posted: Tue, Mar 26th 2019 at 1:07 PM #1044
Zetec Inc. will exhibit its latest ultrasound and eddy current technology for nondestructive testing of aircraft components and other critical aviation applications at MRO Americas in Atlanta from April 9-11 (Booth #4908).
 
Zetec, a global leader in NDT instruments, probes, software, and other solutions, will showcase two of its leading technologies for aircraft MRO:
 
- The MIZ®-21C handheld eddy current testing (ET) instrument with surface array capabilities can reduce inspection time by up to 95% compared to traditional handheld pencil probes, and the device’s ergonomic design and long battery life mean you can inspect more area without fatigue or lost productivity. The MIZ-21C is ideal for fast, efficient inspections of skins, stringers, frames, rivet holes, tubing, and other ferrous and non-ferrous components on the flight line. It is available in three models to meet a range of inspection needs and budgets.
 
- The TOPAZ®16 ultrasonic testing (UT) device delivers unmatched value for the most common aviation and aerospace inspection applications. Combined with the NDT PaintBrush® scanner, TOPAZ16 can be used to inspect metal and CFRP, where porosities, de-lamination, foreign bodies, and other indications can occur on the surface or within a particular layer of carbon fiber or in resin. TOPAZ16 sets the standard for value and versatility among portable phased array UT instruments, with a rugged casing, high-resolution multi-touch display, and fully integrated UltraVision® Touch software.
 
In addition to its product lineup, Zetec technical experts will demonstrate how to use MIZ-21C and TOPAZ16 to accurately and reliably detect cracks, corrosion, changes in thickness, and other indications in bolt holes, scarf-damage repairs, and CFRP honeycomb panels.
 
“With 31,600 commercial aircraft currently in service and a backlog of more than 17,000 aircraft on order, MRO managers face a growing challenge to keep existing planes airworthy for as long as possible,” said Wade Jenstead, Director of Sales - Americas for Zetec. “We’re excited to show the aircraft MRO community how Zetec inspection solutions can play a vital role in safety and compliance while reducing the cost of unplanned downtime.”
 
For information about Zetec’s lineup of innovative NDT solutions, visit www.zetec.com.
 
Originally Posted: Mon, Mar 25th 2019 at 10:44 AM #1043
Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Products Limited is adding to its offerings the New Sonic hardness testing equipment. A leader in sales and marketing of non-destructive testing products and services for over 30 years, NDT Products is proud to launch to the Canadian market a new line of high-quality, measuring equipment for hardness testing on metallic components and materials.
 
NewSonic is a manufacturer of the SonoDur line of mobile, ultrasonic contact impedance (UCI) method of hardness testing instruments, manual and motorized probes—all conforming to applicable DIN/ASTM standards. In addition to portable testing products, the company also offers testing equipment and custom-solutions for automated hardness measurement for production lines.
 
“We are excited to bring this new line of UCI hardness testers to the Canadian market,” according to M. Sean McKernan, President, and CEO of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Products Limited. Mr. McKernan adds, “Following the announcement of the discontinuation of GE Inspection Technologies portable hardness testers in 2017, we conducted a thorough search of an alternative product line that would meet our customers’ needs. We found that the New Sonic’s line of hardness testers and probes exceeded our requirements in terms of quality, technology, and serviceability.” NDT Products Limited is the exclusive distributor of the New Sonic hardness testing equipment in Canada.
Originally Posted: Mon, Mar 25th 2019 at 10:39 AM #1042
Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science Corporation (Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science), a Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (TSE: 8036) wholly owned subsidiary engaged in the manufacture and sales of analysis and measuring instruments, has introduced a new accessible model of the popular X-MET8000 Geo handheld XRF analyzer optimized for soil and mining grade control applications. It offers unrivalled price-performance ratio with a rapid return on investment (ROI) allowing immediate on-site decision making rather than having to send samples for laboratory analysis.
 
Easy to use and designed to withstand the harshest environments and weather conditions, the X-MET8000 Optimum Geo offers results in seconds with real time data sharing for fast decision making. The revolutionary Boost™ technology delivers low levels of detection whilst the integrated GPS enables you to combine geolocation data with analyses results for flawless site mapping.
 
Share results, photographs and GPS coordinates on-the-go with the ExTOPE Connect app, whilst with the cloud service, you have real-time access anytime, anywhere to results. Results are stored on the analyzer, and can be downloaded to the USB memory stick or PC in a CSV or PDF format. You can also manage results from multiple X-METs with a single ExTOPE Connect account.
 
Mikko Järvikivi, Head of Product Management, said: “We’re adding another model to our popular X-MET range used by thousands of businesses around the world. The X-MET Optimum Geo complements our existing X-MET8000 Expert Geo handheld XRF analyzer by providing an alternative accessible option for soil testing and mining professionals. The X-MET8000 Geo range compliments other testing methods by saving time and money when it comes to on-site screening. More interesting and promising samples can then be selected for laboratory analysis to verify results.”
 
Originally Posted: Tue, Mar 12th 2019 at 4:32 PM #1041
Applications exist where ultrasonic probes are required to be in place for long periods of time, sometimes in relatively extreme conditions. Typically, ultrasonic corrosion monitoring and ultrasonic flow metering place probes on a surface and take readings on a continuous or periodic basis. Water soluble gels eventually dry and the coupling effect is reduced and then lost. Innovation Polymers has developed a new ultrasonic couplant that permits long term probe placement without significant coupling losses. The material is a high viscosity liquid polymer with virtually no evaporation at normal working temperatures. The tacky texture makes it an effective pressure sensitive adhesive i.e. it forms a bond when pressure is applied.
 
Contact: Rick MacNeil P.Eng.
Cell 226-749-3035
Originally Posted: Wed, Dec 5th 2018 at 10:27 AM #1025
Rick MacNeil, P. Eng., CEO of Innovation Polymers, experts in acoustic-capable polymers, announces the release of a new multiple-angle TOFD wedge that eliminates testing frustrations associated with HDPE pipes. High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE) pipe has become a popular substitute for steel pipe due to its chemical and corrosion resistance. But, when it comes to TOFD inspection, the various kinds of polyethylene used in the industry can require expensive custom wedges, produce inaccurate results, and require multiple restarts.

 

Innovation Polymers has designed wedges specifically for TOFD applications on HDPE. Interchangeable plugs made from Innovation Polymers’ low velocity elastomeric polymers permits the user to select a refracted-angle option best suited for the TOFD inspection at hand. These wedges are primarily intended for the TOFD inspection of high density polyethylene butt fusion joints. The modular concept consists of a standard housing, replaceable plug inserts and a threaded plate to accommodate different sized probes up to 12.5mm (0.5 inch) diameter.
 

"The Innovation Polymer design provides TOFD resolution that equals that achieved by water and hard-plastic wedges without their inconveniences and limitations." says Rick MacNeil, CEO of Innovation Polymers, and owner of the patents for the ACETM, AqualeneTM, and AqualinkTM polymers who has worked with ultrasonic consulting expert Ed Ginzel to develop his new multiple angle wedge specifically for TOFD applications on HDPE. "Users should find Innovation Polymer’s interchangeable TOFD inserts convenient, adaptable to the various HDPE formulations and easy to change-out in the field."


The new multiple angle TOFD wedge will eliminate these 4 common TOFD inspection frustrations, including:

• Selecting an optimum fixed angle for TOFD inspections without machining custom wedges by having a wedge with inserts that allow for different refraction angles.

• Replace cross-linked polystyrene (RexoliteTM) or PMMA (LuciteTM/PerspexTM) wedges which can result in negative refraction and greatly reduce the required standoff to the fusion joint.

• Make up for lost time due to water-wedges that lose their reservoir during scanning, requiring the scan to be stopped and restarted.
 

• Adapt to multiple HDPE formulations using Innovation Polymer’s interchangeable TOFD inserts, making it easy for you to run adapt the HDPE material in the field.

To book an interview with Rick MacNeil call 226-749-3035 or email rmacneil@innovationpolymers.ca.
 

Via Innovation Polymers website

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