Shaft Inspection Using Phased-Array Compared to Other Techniques

Technical Paper

The main purpose of this article is to suggest a new multi-orientated Phased Array (PA) inspection, which could reduce the cleaning and disassembly of shaft assembly in general.

The main idea is to replace the conventional surface technique inspection by an encoded circumferential PA inspection using the Curved Surface Correction (PA CSC) of the Veo+. This inspection, combined with a PA inspection at the extremity of a shaft would cover all the possible flaw orientation and hopefully increase the probability of detection, the interpretation capability and productivity.

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