Phased Array

 

Overview

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Sonatest offers a wide offering of phased array transducers in three different lines:

X-Series

The X-Series range offers a broader choice in transducer specifications (frequency, element size and quantity) together with the assurance of industry standard configurations. All X-Series transducers are now delivered with an integral 2.5 m cable and a quick I-PEX latch connector including an adapter bracket that is compatible with any standard I-PEX instrument. Other length and connector options are available upon request.

DAAH

Recognised for its high quality and performance for more than 10 years, the DAAH (Detachable Active Array Head) range provides a unique phased array transducer solution by splitting the array from the cable. This concept also yields advantages in cost at purchase but also for maintenance in the long run as a cable is much less expensive to repair then replacing a phased array probe.

There are two type of DAAH cable sockets, the compact D1 and the larger D5 that fit respective DAAH probe sub-family. All DAAH cables are delivered with an integral 2 m cable, a single probe socket and a quick I-PEX latch connector including an adapter bracket that is compatible with any standard I-PEX instrument. The cables can also be delivered with a dual socket option, eliminating the need for phased array splitter box. Sonatest offers a special customization service for DAAH cables, indeed other length and connector options are available upon request.

Stringer

Developed in consultation with aerospace manufacturers for scanning long stringer components where access to the stringer radius is critical. Using a solid hard-wearing rubber shoe, and moulded plastic hand grip, this transducer is also suited to scanning large curved parts. The stringer transducer range can be supplied with different frequencies, a standard 64 or larger 112 element array and is delivered with one or two high resolution encoders to ensure 100% coverage at each end of the part to inspect.

Features

X Series

X0 - Low Profile

These probes have a low profile design to fit in between pipes and the elements are mechanically focused to optimise detection of defects into the welds of small-diameter pipes. Paired with Sonatest low profile scanners, it makes the ultimate scanning solution for phased array inspection of circumferential welds in small bore pipeworks.

Frequent applications:

  • Bore pipe
  • Small diameter tube inspection
  • Fits on most low profile scanners.

X1 - Miniature

These probes are very compact, making them suitable for applications in limited access area or where a minimal footprint is required. Aerospace is a key industry for Sonatest X1 series, especially for Scribe Line inspection solution.

Frequent Applications:

  • Scribe lines
  • Automotive parts
  • Machined parts
  • White metal sheets

X2 - Compact Sectorial Scan

These probes are designed to perform sectorial scan (SScan) within a compact footprint. This makes the X2 series the perfect choice for manual or encoded weld inspection solutions and for inspection of simple to complex geometry parts using up to 32E steering and focussing capabilities.

Frequent Applications:

  • General & critical welds (butt, T and corner joints
  • Castings
  • Flanges
  • Automotive parts
  • Machined parts

X3 - Sectorial Scan or Linear Scan

With similar acoustic specifications as the X2 series but with more elements (up to 64E), the X3 serie is optimum to perform both sectorial (SScan) and linear scan (LScan or electronic scan) within the same probe. This makes the X3 series the perfect choice for thick weld inspection solutions or to perform a fairly large linear scan at 0° for applications such as composite inspections, blistering and corrosion mapping solutions.

Frequent applications:

  • Aerospace parts (composite)
  • Aluminium plates (delaminations)
  • Corrosion, blistering & thickness mapping
  • General & critical welds (butt, T and corner joints)
  • Castings.

X3-Glider - Compact Composite Linear Scan

With an acoustic array packing up to 64 elements, the X3-Glider series is optimum to perform ultrasonic linear scan (LScan or electronic scan) over a small to large area. Thanks to its soft and replaceable rubber wedge construction, it will also conform to irregular surfaces making the XGlider 3 series the perfect choice for composite inspection applications.

Frequent applications: Aerospace

  • Aerospace parts (composite)
  • Aluminium plates (delaminations)
  • Corrosion, blistering & thickness mapping

X4 - Small Integral Wedge for Sectorial Scan

With an integral wedge and acoustic design that match European standards for shear wave probes (refer to Sonatest SIRIUS range), the X4 series is a good choice to replace conventional UT inspection methods and gains benefits of the phased array technology within a very compact angle beam probe solution.

Frequent applications:

  • General manual welds (butt, T and corner joints)
  • Castings
  • Flanges
  • Automotive parts
  • Machined parts

X5 - Deep Penetration (AWS & HT)

These high energy probes are intended to provide fairly deep penetration of ultrasounds into attenuative materials or parts of large dimension like for casting and forging inspection solutions. These are also compatible with the standard Sonatest shearwave wedges including the “AWS Snail” and the high temperature versions (SW62 & SNW62 range).

Frequent applications:

  • Structural component (large pins)
  • Shaft
  • Casting, bars & billets
  • Critical large weld inspection

X6 - Large Linear Scan

With similar acoustic specifications as the X2 series but with 128 elements, these probes have the capabilities to generate very large linear scan (LScan or electronic scan), making the X6 series ideal for composite inspections, blistering and corrosion mapping solutions because it can cover a large area very quickly. Also, with a fine element pitch and aperture up to 32E, it offers a very high resolution capabilities for better defect sizing, material penetration and signal to noise ratio performances.

  • Aerospace parts (large composite)
  • Large aluminium plates (delaminations)
  • Corrosion, blistering & thickness mapping

DAAH Series

D1A - High Performance

Being compact but with a fairly large elevation design, the D1 series offers deep penetration, high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), large steering and precise focussing performances to solve the most demanding inspection challenges.

Frequent applications:

  • General & critical welds (butt, T and corner joints)
  • Castings, bars & billets
  • Structural component (large pins)
  • Shaft, castin, bars & billets
  • Flanges
  • Automotive parts
  • Machined parts

D1B - Dual Linear Array for Stainless Steel

Sharing the exact same quality design as the D1 series but packaged in a Dual Linear Array enclosure, the D1 series is particularly effective to inspect critical and attenuative components like stainless steel and dissimilar welds.

Frequent applications:

  • General & critical welds (butt, T and corner joints
  • Austenitic stainless steel alloys
  • Dissimilar welds
  • Pressure vessels
  • Very attenuative material

D1Z - High Performance Integral Wedge for S-Scan

These probes offer the high performances of the DAAH series but packaged within a compact enclosure making it the ideal choice for a manual or encoded weld inspection solutions. The other advantages of a phased array integral wedge design are zero wedge mounting procedures nor probe-couplant variation over time and a smaller footprint to get near the weld or for thinner plates.

Frequent applications:

  • General & critical welds (butt, T and corner joints)
  • Castings, bars & billets
  • Structural component (large pins)
  • Shaft, casting, bars & billets
  • Flanges
  • Automotive parts
  • Machined parts

D5A - High Performance Linear Scan

With a similar acoustic design to D1 series but with 64 elements, these probes have the capabilities to generate larger linear scan (LScan or electronic scan) to cover a fairly larger area for applications such as composite inspections, blistering and corrosion mapping solutions. The D5 series will especially stand out on material penetration and signal-to-noise ratio performances.

Frequent applications:

  • Aerospace parts (large composite)
  • Large aluminium plates (delaminations)
  • Corrosion, blistering & thickness mapping
  • Critical welds of thick material


WheelProbe Series

WheelProbe is the very first and most recognized portable immersion type inspection solution using Linear Array acoustic technology. Available in different sizes and frequencies, there are models suitable for many different markets from aerospace, marine and automotive to oil & gas and power generation.

Frequent applications for composite Inspection:

  • Delamination & bonding sizing
  • Wall-loss & corrosion monitoring (aluminium)
  • Porosity detection

Frequent applications for corrosion mapping

  • Wall-loss & corrosion monitoring
  • Wall thickness assessment
  • Hydrogen blistering

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Accessories

Phased Array Cables

 
D1 Phased Array Cables  
D1-CABLE-001 D1-CABLE-S-QX2
D1-CABLE-002 D1-CABLE-S-QX5
D1-CABLE-003 D1-CABLE-D-QX2
D1-CABLE-004 D1-CABLE-D-QX5
D1-CABLE-005 D1-CABLE-QX2-AR
D1-CABLE-006 D1-CABLE-S-QX5-AR
D1-CABLE-007 D1-CABLE-D-QX2-AR
D1-CABLE-008 D1-CABLE-D-QX5-AR
D1-CABLE-151 D1-CABLE-CUSTOM
D5 Phased Array Cables  
D5-CABLE-001 D5-CABLE-S-QX2
D5-CABLE-002 D5-CABLE-S-QX5
D5-CABLE-003 D5-CABLE-S-QX2-AR
D5-CABLE-004 D5-CABLE-S-QX5-AR
D5-CABLE-151 D5-CABLE-CUSTOM
Phased Array Extension Cables  
PA-CABLE-001 PA-CABLE-S-64E-QX5
PA-CABLE-002 PA-CABLE-S-63E-QX10
PA-CABLE-151 PA-CABLE-CUSTOM

 

Downloads

DateTitleVersionSize 
Mar 2018X0-Low Profile Probe & Wedge Specificationv1195.34KBDownload
Dec 2017X1-Miniature Probe & Wedge Speciticationsv1158.79KBDownload
Dec 2017X2-Compact Sectorial Scan Probe & Wedge Specificationsv1156.45KBDownload
Dec 2017X3-Sectorial & Linear Scan Probe & Wedge Specificationsv1187.85KBDownload
Dec 2017X4-Small Integral Wedge Probe & Wedge Specificationsv187.29KBDownload
Dec 2017X5-Deep Penetration (AWS & High Temperature) Probe & Wedge Specificationsv1155.79KBDownload
Dec 2017X6-Large Linear Scan Probe & Wedge Specificationsv1121.91KBDownload
Dec 2017DAAH 1A-High Performance Compact Wedge Probe & Wedge Specificationv1139.04KBDownload
Dec 2017DAAH 1B-Dual Linear Array Probe & Wedge Specificationv1128.35KBDownload
Dec 2017DAAH 1Z-High Performance Probe Specificationsv1123.33KBDownload
Dec 2017DAAH 5A-High Performance Large Linear Scan Probe & Wedge Specificationsv171.91KBDownload
June 2018Chart for Curved Wedges and Circumferential Weld Pipe Inspectionv2Download
June 2018Chart for Curved Wedges and Long Seam Weld Pipe Inspectionv2Download

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