IHI Southwest Technologies has a long history in NDE services for the nuclear industry. IHI is equipped to perform an array of automated and manual NDE services for a variety of nuclear power plant components.
IHI’s inventory of encoded scanners includes the MPS manually encoded scanner, designed for rapid ultrasonic examination of various pipe weld configurations using phased array techniques. It has two encoders for bidirectional scanning and is lightweight (less than 7 lbs), it can be installed by a single operator, no tools required. The MPS has a multiple link design to make it compatible to different pipe sizes (4” and up) along with different length scan arms for different pipe configurations.