Automated ultrasonic inspection system for high performance forged parts

Fau, Ulrike; AREVA GmbH; Germany

Fau, U.; AREVA GmbH, AREVA Qualicon; Germany
Saunders, R.; Ellwood City Forge; USA
Schiffer, R.; AREVA GmbH, AREVA Qualicon; Germany

ID: ECNDT-0604-2018
Session: PAUT & TFM 1
Room: G2
Date: 2018-06-11
Time: 14:30 - 14:50

Forged high performance parts require efficient and exact quality assurance methods such as ultrasonic (UT) inspection. Increasing requirements on NDE from OEMs are leading to change from manual UT to automated inspection systems at the forges.

Ellwood City Forge (USA) is producing quality forged parts for different industrial use, including turbine disks and rings for various power plants. Areva GmbH delivered two (2) automated UT inspection systems equipped with SAPHIRquantum UT device as well as customized UT data collection and data analysis software.

AREVA GmbH NDE department profits from its experience in nuclear NDE services for development of high performance automated UT inspection system through combining outstanding mechanical design with customizable UT technique.
The UT software and the UT device SAPHIRquantum are in-house developments of Areva GmbH. They produce the most efficient inspection modes from which the customer can benefit greatly.

In cooperation with Ellwood City Forge, this presentation will give an overview about state of the art UT inspection system and techniques based on the delivered Areva GmbH turbine disk UT system.

Keywords: ultrasonic, automated NDT, automated NDE, inspection system