SwRI will be exhibiting at the ASNT Annual Conference, booth no. 215.
Please join us for the following presentation:
Thursday, Oct. 26
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Houston Ballroom 2
“High-Resolution Defect Imaging in Plates Using Magnetostrictive Transducer Arrays,” Sergey Vinogradov
SwRI has developed a new system for imaging defects in large structures such as tank walls, aerospace fuselages, and ship hulls. The system was initially developed to inspect above-ground storage tanks from the tank skirt on the tank exterior. This presentation will delve further into these capabilities and further applications.
SwRI is an independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organization headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. SwRI has more than 3,000 employees who work in scientific and engineering applications from deep sea to deep space and everything in between. The SwRI Sensor System and Nondestructive Evaluation Section performs specialized R&D and system development. For example, SwRI-developed magnetostrictive sensor guided wave technology is used for a number of applications, including the inspection and monitoring of piping with temperatures up to 500° C; automated omnidirectional scanning of tank walls, tank bottoms, and pipe supports; and guided wave testing of buried anchor rods, steel ropes, heat exchanger tubes, and aircraft structures. The Institute also developed a remote field eddy current system for non-piggable small-diameter pipes as well as ultrasonic systems using synthetic aperture and total focusing algorithms that can handle long-distance inspection of tank floors and walls. Come talk to us about your NDE challenges.