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 turbine blade UT examination experience combined with the application of state of the art Phased Array Ultrasonic (PAUT) systems can be used to provide a custom examination program by utilizing a 3-D design environment to develop optimum PAUT inspection solutions. We generate 3-D models of the turbine blade components, varying geometries, and flaw characteristics.
PAUT beams are then inserted into the 3-D program and simulations then provide the ideal solution path(s), for field applications by using state-of-the-art dedicated industrial design turbine blade scanners, combined with our custom applications, we provide the optimal PAUT probe delivery system, customized for the specific turbine configuration. As a result, inspection solutions are optimized to maximize inspection accuracy, inspection coverage, and efficiency.