Faster, More Reliable Data Analysis
Massive amounts of encoded phased array data can be collected very rapidly. Often, the bottleneck of the phased array inspection workflow is the analysis step. Automated Detection Technology® (ADT) is a powerful software solution created to speed up and improve the quality of phased array encoded weld data analysis. ADT rapidly processes phased array weld data for final analysis in Olympus® OmniPC™.
Focused Analysis, Quick Disposition
Automated Detection Technology Software sends results directly to the indication table in OmniPC™ along with all associated readings. Several intelligent auto-commands of the OmniPC™ environment are added for quickly moving through multiple groups and down the weld.
Quality and Compliance
Data analysis starts with good data. ADT identifies and reports data issues like data dropout and loss of Couplant, helping ensure that you have quality data. ADT also makes it easier to confirm compliance to scan plans and procedures without opening files.
Immediately after processing a detailed report is available. Suitable for both primary and secondary review, the report highlights quality issues, provides valuable S-Scan and C-Scan plots, and individual tables of results. Reporting forms a connection from the raw data to the final report.
Automated Detection Technology
- How do I get started with ADT?
You will require a username and password to download ADT and Login
- What is the purpose of ADT?
ADT was created to make the analysis of Phased array weld data easier on the operator
ADT improves the analysis process.
ADT detects data issues (loss of couplant, data dropout etc.) that may make data code non-complaint.
ADT adds tools to the OmniPC experience making analysis easier, especially with large files and multiple groups.
"The ADT software has been critical in all apsects
of this work."
"The software has allowed for quick auditing of a
backlog of many Gigabytes of data."
"The time savings during the inspection process
has been amazing."
"We are now achieving faster data review, turnaround time
for reports, and quality repetitive reporting."
Phased Array Boiler Tube Weld Inspection with ADT Priority MultiWeld
For Dreifeld, Automated Detection Technology® sets the Standard for Boiler Tube Inspections
Phased Array Ultrasound (PAUT) and Radiography (RT) are often considered when choosing an auditable volumetric inspection technique for welds.
Both have unique advantages under different circumstances. One possible deterrent for using Phased Array for inspections is the time it takes to analyze the data for final disposition.
With Automated Detection Technology® (ADT) software, analysis time can be dramatically reduced.
- Over 1600 welds
- Completed in 8 days
- 1 Inspector
- Averaged 200 welds a day
A client in southwest Germany had a need for over 1500 boiler tube welds to be volumetrically inspected.
Initially, the client requested that radiography be performed. Dreifeld reviewed the client’s request and estimated it would take a minimum of 50 days to complete the radiographic examinations with a 2-man RT crew.
The required timeframe for radiography would not meet the client’s needs. An alternative method could be to perform encoded Phased Array inspection with routine manual analysis,
but this would still take considerable time. Instead, Dreifeld proposed performing encoded Phased Array utilizing a new software technology to reduce inspection time and stay on schedule.
Meeting the challenge with ADT Priority MultiWeld
With just one operator, the inspection project was sure to be a challenge to stay on schedule.
In general, small diameter pipes can be difficult to analyze due to the thin wall thickness, extreme curvature and the prominent ultrasonic response and mode conversions from geometric reflectors.
With ADT Priority MultiWeld, Dreifeld was able to complete 1604 boiler tube weld inspections in just 8 days. This was a tremendous accomplishment over the estimated 50 days it would take to RT the welds.
By utilizing ADT Priority MultiWeld, multiple weld data sets could be processed simultaneously. On average, Dreifeld was able to scan and analyze 200 welds per 10-hour workday.
On their most productive day, the operator was able to scan and analyze 320 welds utilizing ADT. One benefit of ADT Priority MultiWeld is that the results are sorted from most severe to least severe, allowing the operator to prioritize analysis and reporting.
Project Data: Auto -6 dB height and length sizing after clicking on the ADT populated indication (Lack of fusion)
With Automated Detection Technology® software from VeriPhase®, one operator was able to inspect 1604 welds in just 8 days.
The project was completed on schedule while performing 6 times faster and at a fraction of the cost of alternate methods.
This has been a breakthrough in the inspection industry setting a very important milestone.
Congratulations to Dreifeld on this accomplishment!
Credits: Dreifeld Materialprüftechnik GmbH
VeriPhase is proud to announce the release of Automated Detection Technology® Version 2.0, now ADT PRO. ADT has quickly evolved to be the most advanced assisted analysis software for advanced ultrasonics. ADT continues to evolve with more sophistication and improved intelligence, while remaining easy to use.
Along with improved detection and sizing algorithms, a completely new suite of Workflow Enhancement Components has been added to ADT to improve your entire inspection process.
Some of these new Workflow Enhancement Components include:
- ScanCheck™: Data Integrity and Compliance Tool
- DataViewer: Interactive Data Visualization Tool
- ReportUpdater: Final Reporting Tool
- And more...
ScanCheck™ was created with the client in mind. A user can now process a contractor’s phased array data without intimate knowledge of advanced ultrasonics and produce a detailed report. Common quality and compliance issues like data dropout and loss of couplant are detected and recorded without opening files. Essential Variables used during the scan are automatically extracted for efficiently, while allowing the user to quickly review any parameters. Users can even set up their own personalized ScanCheck Dashboard to highlight specific items of interest for a given project. ScanCheck can be utilized to validate individual weld inspections, an entire day of work or even an entire projects worth of weld scans using the batch processing feature.
DataViewer is a new visualization tool that allows interactive control over the populated indications. The user can now see the full weld profile and can quickly sort through the indications, either by individual groups or in merged views of groups. Along with the benefit of viewing volumetrically merged data, users can quickly characterize indications based on indication location and amplitude. Data can be played back down the weld to see indications as they appeared during scanning. DataViewer is also a great tool for communicating weld repairs or discussing indications real time, since the indication view can be changed dynamically. A new cloud view allows viewing indications as they appear on the OmniScan or OmniPC but are shown directly on the weld for easy interpretation. DataViewer files were designed with data transfer in mind, their small file size allows easy transfer via email for colleagues to review.
ReportUpdater was developed in response to customer requests to update the Excel Report after their final analysis. An Inspector can now process their modified ADT data file through ReportUpdater after analysis to generate a new updated report. This report includes any indications the inspector added, updated or modified, and omits the indications removed during data analysis. Indication tables, weld images, and any inspector input comments about the flaw are included. ReportUpdater was developed in direct response to ADT customer requests to update the Excel Report after their final analysis. An Inspector can now process their modified ADT data file through ReportUpdater after analysis to generate a new updated report. The updated report includes any indications the inspector added, updated or modified, and omits the indications removed during the post data analysis process. Indication tables, weld images and any added comments about the flaw during analysis are included.
In addition to adding the Workflow Enhancement Components, several other improvements have been added. Users now have more access to control processing options and reporting features to tailor the ADT software to their specific needs. The overall ADT reporting itself has been significantly improved. ADT now auto-populates several Essential Variables from the data file, ensuring accurate and rapid reporting. New imaging views (B/C/S Scan) offer improved and more efficient insight into overall weld condition. Additional indication information is now extracted that allows the data reviewer to quickly assess an indication’s severity. In addition, tools to allow customization of the inspection report have also been added.
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