The FlawInspecta was designed to address the requirement for a rapid, low-cost, ultrasonic phased array inspection system. The real-time data acquisition and processing technology used for B and C-scan imaging means that the full-waveform can be acquired without compromising inspection speed. The FlawInspecta system is capable of a pulse rate of 30kHz, corresponding to a scan rate of 10 in./second or 19.3 sq. ft./minute with a 128-element array. The actual inspection scan rate is only constrained by the acoustic properties of the material. FlawInspecta interfaces with a family of specially designed arrays and multiplexers.
At the heart of the system is Diagnostic Sonar’s FIRE-technology for real-time full-waveform acquisition and B-scan imaging. A position sensor attachment to the array extends this capability to C-scans for mapping of joints, welds or corrosion. The inspection results can be transferred into reports or into analysis packages such as ANDSCAN.