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Phasor Series Ultrasonic Flaw Detectors

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.

                        

Electronic focal length adjustment

Electronic beam steering

Electronic beam steering and focal length adjustment

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.

 

Phasor Phased Array Transducers

We manufactures a wide range of dedicated phased array transducers for the Phasor to cover a wide range of inspection applications.

The globalapplication centers custom design phased array probes for unique and challenging applications.

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Phasor Conventional Transducers

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Corrosion Detection, Imaging and Digital Measurement with Phasor CV/DM

Phasor CV/DM provides a simple and elegant method for reliable monitoring corrosion, identifying corrosion pits, displaying meaningful images, and providing digital measurements. It does this by using a specially developed phased array compression transducer, which provides 28 adjacent and discrete inspection probes to allow extensive linear coverage. This ensures that even the smallest corrosion pit is identified and evaluated.

The corrososion software specially developed for the Phasor CV/DM displays results in an understandable and useful way, both in terms of digital data and imagery. A positional encoder provides precise linear location information for each scan.

Ultrasonic Corrosion Detection and Sizing

 

Ease of Use

The Phasor XS uses a simple menu user interface proven so successful in the USN-50, 52, 58, and 60. A single key press selects the menu or feature; a rotary knob selects the feature value. A dedicated knob sets GAIN.

Real-time Imaging

Rapid inspections require a fast screen data refresh rate to make sure the display keeps up with the inspection scan. The Phasor XS’s best-in-class 60 Hz refresh rate ensures the image reflects the scanning position.

Inspection data can be displayed as a traditional A-Scan, sector scan, or both simultaneously.

And a series of screen and menu palettes let the inspector optimize the screen display to their preference and the lighting conditions.

The unique video reverse mode aligns transducer motion with the Phasor display for fast intuitive decision-making.

 

Portability

At 3.8 kg (8 lbs.), the Phasor XS with soft shell carrying case can be easily slung over your shoulder and carried to the inspection site. Once on-site, position the Phasor XS on convenient surfaces or simply hang it from your neck for stress free inspections.

With more than 6-hour battery life, the Phasor XS can be used for continuous shift inspections.

Portable Ultrasonic Testing

 

TOPView

TOPView allows the user view the scanned area from the top. This perspective is generated using the gated region in the Sector scan or Linear B-scan. Using TOPView, users can easily and more accurately record indications. TOPView also offers these enhanced features:

  • Gate data points simultaneously buffered for Time of Flight and Amplitude from both gates for evaluation in Freeze Analysis mode.
  • Dataset file records gate points (A-scans are not part of stored data.)
  • Selectable Interface Gate Start mode for varying delay path
  • Peak A-scan display

*TOPView is only available on the Phasor XS instrument.

Phased Array TOPView

Aerospace

A quick and flexible Phased Array solution that's totally reliable
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.

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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.

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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.

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Transportation

Portable Phased Array helps you to maintain your inspection timetable
With the relentless and often conflicting quest for both higher quality and lower costs, fast and accurate testing is essential. Flaw inspection in the railway and automotive industries has many facets. That's why the Phasor XS, GE Inspection Technologies' first truly portable Phased Array UT flaw detector was designed to be an extremely versatile and flexible tool. Its light weight makes it ideal for remote locations and its full-color real-time sector display has a selectable A-Scan for instant and accurate evaluation.

Easy operation with less training
Although the Phasor XS is an entry-level Phased Array inspection solution, it does not lack sophistication. It is built on a successful and familiar operating platform. This, as well as its menu-driven operation, means that its advanced technology is easily accessible to trained inspectors. The full-color display of its ultrasonic data makes interpretation of the scan result simpler, quicker and more accurate.

Long battery life for operation in remote locations
Rail flaw inspection is often in areas far from mains electricity supply. The Phasor XS has a long 6-hour battery life which allows inspectors to do a full day's work on one charge. And because of its rapid inspection speed, each day will be a very productive one.

Support of standards and internal specifications
Switches to conventional UT quickly so that inspectors can use any standard probe to evaluate detected flaws (locating and sizing) to any specified standard or test instruction. This is necessary until the Phased Array technique is included in the current UT standards.

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Physical

Internal Memory Set-up files
Removable Memory On 512 MB SD Card for report and set-up files
Documentation Format JPEG ~80 KB/image
Weight 3.8 kg (8.2 lbs) with battery
Dimensions 282 mm W x 171 mm H x 159 mm D (11.1 in. W x 6.8 in. H x 6.3 in. D)
Battery Custom Li Ion battery pack - 356P configuration
Battery Life 6 hrs minimum
Battery Charging External charger
External Power Supply Universal input 85 to 260 V AC / 50 to 60 Hz
Probe Connectors Conventional - 00 lemo/BNC adapters provided - Phased Array - Custom ZIF
VGA Output Yes
Dialog Languages Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish
Display Size 165 mm (6.5 in.) diagonal
Display Resolution VGA color TFT 640H x 480V pixel

Conventional / Phased Array Channel

ConventionalPhased Array
Pulser Spike Bi-Polar Square Wave
Pulse Repetition Frequency 15 to 2000 Hz 15 to 7680 Hz
Pulser Voltage 300 V max ± 25 V to ± 75 V (1 V steps)
Pulser Energy Low or High (selectable)
Pulser Rise Time < 15 nsec < 15 nsec
Damping 50 or 1000 Ohms (selectable)
Mode of operation single, dual single
Receiver Input Capacitance < 50 pF
Receiver Input Resistence 1000 Ohms in dual mode 220 Ohms
Maximum Input Voltage 40 V peak-to-peak 200 mV peak-to-peak
Bandwidth/Amplifier Bandpass 0.3 to 15 MHz @ -3dB 0.6 to 6.5 MHz @ -3dB
Filter Selection 1.0, 2.0. 2.25, 4.0, 5.0, 10 and 13 MHz + BB 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 MHz, Low Pass 4 MHz, High Pass 5 MHz and Broadband (0.6 to 6.5 MHz)
Rectification Pos HW, Neg HW, FW, and RF Pos HW, Neg HW, FW and RF
Analog Gain 0 to 110 dB 0 to 40 dB
Digital Gain 1 5.8 to 39.9 dB (depending on aperturesize)
Focal Laws User selectable - 128 max
Physical Probe 1 to 64
Virtual Probe 1 to 16
Number of Cycles 1 to 128
Pulser Width @ 1/2 Cycle 20 to 500 nsec
Pulser Delay

0 to 10.24 μ-sec
Receiver Delay
0 to 10.24 μ-sec
Acoustic Velocity 1000 to 16000 m/s
0.0393 to 0.5905 in./μ-sec
1000 to 16000 m/s
0.0393 to 0.5905 in./μ-sec
Minimum Range (steel long)
(steel shear)
0 -14 mm (0.55 inch)
0 - 7.5 mm (0.3 inch)
0 - 7.6 mm (0.3 inch)
0 - 4.2 mm (0.17 inch)
Maximum Range (steel long)
(steel shear)
0 - 14060 mm (553 inch)
0 - 7626 mm (300 inch)
0 - 1073 mm (42 inch)
0 - 1073 mm (42 inch)
Display Delay 2.5 m (98.5 inch)
1 m (39.4 inch)
Auto Timebase Calibration Yes

Reject 0 to 80%
0 to 80%
TCG 15 points @ 6 dB/μ-sec
15 points @ 6 dB/μ-sec
Gates A and B
A, B and IF
Gate Threshold 5 to 95%
5 to 95%
Gate Start 0 mm - full range
0 mm - full range
Gate Width 1 mm - full range
1 mm - full range
Gate Logic Off, Positive, and Negative
(Off, Coincidence, and Anticoincidence)
Off, Positive, and Negative
(Off, Coincidence, and Anticoincidence)
TOF Modes Flank/Peak
Flank/Peak
Scan Type
Linear and Sector
Available Views A-Scan
A-Scan, B-Scan and Sector
Displayed Readings Amplitude, Sound Path, and Trig
Beam, Amplitude, Sound Path,
Trig for displayed and for all beams
Measurement Resolution 5 nsec
5 nsec
Displayed Units of Measurements mm or inch (selectable)
mm or inch (selectable)

Environmental Tests (Per Mil-Std-810F)

Cold Storage -20°C for 72 hrs, 502.4
Procedure I
Cold Operation 0°C for 16 hrs, 502.4
Procedure II
Heat Storage +70°C for 48 hrs, 501.4
Procedure I
Heat Operation +50°C for 16 hrs, 501.4
Procedure II
Damp Heat / Humidity
(storage)
10 Cycles:
10 hrs at +65°C down to
+30°C,
10 hrs at +30°C up to +65°C,
transitions within 2 hrs, 507.4
Temperature Shock 3 Cycles:
4 hrs at –20°C up to +70°C,
4 hrs
at +70°C, transitions within 5
mins.
503.4 Procedure II
Vibration 514.5-5 Procedure I, Annex C,
Figure 6, general exposure:
1 hr each axis
Shock 6 cycles each axis, 15g, 11ms
half sine, 516.5 Procedure I
Loose Cargo 514.5 Procedure II
Transit Drop
(packaged for shipment)
516.5 Procedure IV, 26 drops
IP54 / IEC529 … dust proof / dripping water proof as per
IEC 529 specifications for IP54 classification

Phasor CV/DM Option

Pulser Bi-Polar Square Wave
Pulser Repetition Freq. 15 to 7680 Hz
Pulser Voltage 50 V to 150 Volts 2V Steps
Pulser Rise Time < 15 nsec
Mode of Operation Custom T/R operating files only
Receiver Input Resistance 220 Ohms
Max Input Voltage 200 mV peak-to-peak
Bandwidth/Amplifier
Bandpass
0.6 to 6.5 MHz @ -3 dB
Filter Selection 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 MHz, Low Pass 4 MHz, High Pass
5 MHz and Broadband (0.6 to 6.5 MHz)
Rectification Pos HW, Neg HW, FW and RF
Analog Gain 0 to 40 dB
Digital Gain 0 to 53.9 DB depending on APERTURE selection
Virtual Probe 1 to 16 elements
Pulser Width @ 1/2 Cycle 20 to 500 nsec
Pulser Delay 0 to 10.24 μsec
Receiver Delay 0 to 10.24 μsec
Acoustic Velocity 1000 to 16000 m/sec, 0.0393 to 0.5905”/μsec
Steel Min Range Long: 0-7.6 mm (0.3”), Shear: 0-4.2 mm (0.17”)
Steel Max range Long: 0-1073 mm (42”), Shear: 0-1073 mm (42”)
Display Delay 1m (39.4”)

DM T/R Option

TCG 15 points @ 6 dB/μsec
Gates A, B and IF
Gate Threshold 5 to 95%
Gate Start 0 mm - full range
Gate Width 1 mm - full range
Gate Logic Off, Positive and Negative (Off, Coincidence and
Anticoincidence)
TOF Modes Flank/Peak
Available Views ASCAN, BSCAN and TOP VIEW
Displayed Readings Beam, Amplitude, Sound Path, Trig for displayed
and for all beams
Measurement Resolution 5 nsec
Displayed Units mm or inch (selectable)

DM Option Specifications SW 2.27 Corrosion

Measuring modes Zero to GATE crossing, Flank or Peak and Gate to Gate
Calibration 2 point Manual Probe zeroing and material CAL,
probe wear compensation
Measuring V-path correction
Thin Reading Capture
modes
Per Beam minimum, Per Scan minimum, Accumulated
minimum and TOPVIEW auto cursor location to minimum
Probe compatability Compatible Probes (as of October 09)
Global PN 1314599 5Mhz 32element 1.5mm pitch
Global PN 1314699 5Mhz 32 element .75mm pitch
Temperature range –29°C (-20°F) to 57°C (135°F)
* See instrument and probe documentation for
important notes.
TOP VIEW Timed, Time Continuous, and encoded

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