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Need for Speed…TFM Speed

By Frederic Reverdy, M2M Product Sales Specialist at Eddyfi Technologies   Back in 2014, M2M now Eddyfi, was the first one on the starting block to start the TFM race on a portable […]

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Matrix array with the M2M Gekko

By Frederic Reverdy, M2M Product Sales Specialist at Eddyfi Technologies Matrix arrays can inspect a full volume by steering the ultrasonic energy in various planes. The M2M Gekko can define and handle matrix […]


Analysis on M2M Gekko Capture 2.3

By Frederic Reverdy, M2M Product Sales Specialist at Eddyfi Technologies The following image is an inspection done with two phased-array probes. In the new version of M2M Capture, it is now possible to […]

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New tools to avoid missing data in M2M Capture

By Frederic Reverdy, M2M Product Sales Specialist at Eddyfi Technologies The right scanning speed depends on the PRF of the equipment, the soundpath of the ultrasound and the amount of data that the […]

M2M Capture PAUT software for NDT

Delay law calculator extended in M2M Capture V2.3

By Frederic Reverdy, M2M Product Sales Specialist at Eddyfi Technologies Another peak view at the 2.3 version of M2M Capture coming up in the next couple of days. M2M Capture can handle […]


Wizard to check the angle/height of a wedge

By Frederic Reverdy, M2M Product Sales Specialist at Eddyfi Technologies A sectorial view is based on the ultrasonic and geometrical parameters of the material, probe and wedge entered by the operator. If […]


FMC data analysis with the Gekko and CIVA Analysis

By Frederic Reverdy, M2M Product Sales Specialist at Eddyfi Technologies FMC data analysis with the Gekko and CIVA Analysis The Gekko and the Mantis are portable phased-array units that offer real-time TFM […]

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Pitting detection with TFM and MANTIS

Here is a comparison of a linear scanning using 8 elements focused close to the backwall and a TFM using 64 elements with 5L64 probe. The gain is set to […]


Offshore Wind Power T-joint construction weld

Application of TFM for defect sizing in welded joints. These below pictures show T-joints at the offshore windmill construction. The material thickness to inspect is 40 mm to 60 mm. Here […]


Austenitic welds

Ultrasonic inspection of austenitic welds is qualified for in-service inspection since beginning of 2000’s. Implementation of the solution based on the GEKKO associated to DMA probe makes work easier and […]


PAUT T-joint inspection

  Crack detection in a T-joint using GEKKO. We are looking at a 5-mm under-bead crack in one of the fillets. The probe is positioned along the branch on the […]


Inconel weld-inspection

Using Total Focusing Method (TFM) for the inspection of inconel weld, a extended vizualisation area is obtained. Defects are detected close to the top and bottom surfaces. ©Karl Deutsch


PMMA inspection

This video shows an electronic scanning of a PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate also called acrylic glass) plate using the flaw detector GEKKO, a 5 Mhz probe by Imasonic and the Bras […]


Small diameter pipe inspection

In this case, a cylindrical reconstruction is being done for small diameter pipe inspection using sizing with corner effect mode (TTT) for better defect sizing. Both TFM technique and sectorial […]


Weld inspection

This article shows a video of a multi-group weld inspection, using 2 phased-array and a pair of TOFD probes. With a PRF up to 20 kHZ and the streamlined CAPTURE […]


Solid Railway Axle inspection

With an aperture of 64 elements and a customized wedge, GEKKO can focus the energy farther in the component and detect smaller defects along the axle compared to 16 or […]


Cladded samples

GEKKO can inspect cladded materials using dual matrix arrays and/or TFM with the full 64-element aperture.


High temperature hydrogen attack (HTHA)

HTHA damage is detected using AUBT method (Advanced Ultrasonic Backscattering Technique) that evaluates the frequency and velocity dependence to a non-damaged area This technique requires skillful operators to recognize backscatter […]

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GEKKO recognized in Shell Tiger Times

February 2018 The Shell Geismar Tiger AO4 project has been saving time using the phased-array flaw detector GEKKO to inspect heavy welds. M2M team is proud to have been mentionned […]

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Nozzle-to-pipe inspection from the nozzle side

By Frederic Reverdy, M2M Product Sales Specialist at Eddyfi Technologies A while back we posted an article showing the application developed for Capture (GEKKO and MANTIS software) for the inspection of nozzle-to-pipe […]


Inspection of a small nozzle with GEKKO

By Frédéric REVERDY, Business Development Manager in M2M We looked at a small nozzle (1″ diameter) with a 5L16 small foot print phased-array probe. The nozzle was too small to […]


Multi-group weld inspection using MANTIS

This article shows a video of a multi-group weld inspection, using 2 phased-array and a pair of TOFD probes. With a PRF up to 20 kHZ and the streamlined CAPTURE […]


Time Corrected Gain (TCG) for TFM in GEKKO

By Frédéric REVERDY, Business Development Manager in M2M We use a 5L64 linear phased-array probe with a L0 wedge over 4 side-drilled holes (SDH). We define a 35 x 50 […]


Y-joint inspection

By Frédéric REVERDY, Business Development Manager in M2M A while back we had a post about a T-joint inspection with GEKKO. We just received a nice carbon steel Y-joint from Sonaspection […]


Surface breaking crack characterization with TFM

By Frédéric REVERDY, Business Development Manager in M2M A while back I had a post about surface breaking crack characterization using TFM on calibrated notches (read here). This post showed […]

Surface breaking crack characterization with TFM

TCG for TFM using an angled wedge in GEKKO

By Frédéric REVERDY, Business Development Manager in M2M Following a question that has been asked in a previous post, about the use of TCG for TFM using an angled wedge, here […]


Why 800% screen height?

By Frédéric REVERDY, Business Development Manager in M2M     We are looking to detect a notch along a hole of a titanium β component. We use a 2D CAD […]


Nozzle inspection on GEKKO

By Frédéric REVERDY, Business Development Manager in M2M Ultrasonic Inspection of nozzles has always been a challenge due to the geometrical complexity of the component, the changing surface curvature and […]


Composites inspection

 GEKKO is the only portable unit compatible with 3-axis scanners making it possible to use with mouse type scanner for very fast scanning of large plates.This video shows how to […]

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Nozzle inspection

M2M has developed a unique nozzle inspection application that allows: – to define a nozzle geometry on board – to display in real-time a cross-section of the nozzle superimposed to sectorial or […]


Thick boiler tube inspection

 Thick boiler tube application (150 mm), sizing of small defects (1.5 mm).64-element aperture allows to focus the beam and see the tip diffraction.  


Welds

Welds are often critical parts to inspect. They are subject to huge constrains and have to be inspected with NDT techniques. Phased-array technologies provide a wide range of solutions for […]

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Field inspection of a nozzle using GEKKO

By Frédéric REVERDY, Business Development Manager in M2M   Even without scanner it is possible to have a cross-section by simply entering the position of the probe making it possible […]


Delay law Focalization in M2M Gekko

Delay laws are in essence what phased-array technique is all about. We can electronically scan, steer and focus the energy by adapting the time delay to each element. Let’s focus […]


Corrosion mapping improvement

(Portuguese version only) Avanço da monitoração da corrosão pela técnica ultrassônica phased array FMC/TFM   SINOPSE A contínua monitoração do estado da corrosão presente em equipamentos do setor óleo e […]


GEKKO recognised CSWIP and PCN

13/04/2016 Flaw detector GEKKO recognised CSWIP and PCN by TWI training and examination services Flaw detector GEKKO is now certified by CSWIP and PCN Awarding Body, for both Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) […]


Why 64 elements?

By Guillaume Neau, VP M2M business development at Eddyfi Technologies Here is an example of the importance of the probe aperture for defect characterization. The same cluster of 0.5mm SDH viewed […]

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