Robust, customised plate inspection systems are provided by Blue Star E&E using both conventional and phased array technologies to address a wide range of inspection needs in various industries. The system has 60 to 300 channels, depending on the plate width and the area to be tested, to ensure 100% coverage of the plate width. It is a fully automatic, state-of-the art, computer-based system generating C-scan type reports. The mechanical system consists of a gantry arm, a client computer, a vertical drive system, a tracking structure, a pneumatic system, a transducer holder and motors. The probe holder is designed in such a way that a small layer of water will remain between the probe and the plate, ensuring that there is no problem of improper coupling. The system operates in a completely automated cycle once the initial settings are deliberated for a particular plate size. The inspection can then be monitored by an operator from the control room.
A few notable features are: