power utilities, chemical and petrochemical plants, the aviation
and aerospace industry, railroad owners, and many others have to
arrange for reliable and reproducible nondestructive inspections
of safety-related components, to document and justify continued
operation within and beyond the designed lifetime of the
components at required quality levels. This effort demands
inspection systems capable of performing automated examinations
at reasonable costs.
The modular manipulation and scanning systems
developed by the Fraunhofer Institute Nondestructive Testing
(IZFP) are primarily designed for automated weld inspections
and for mobile in situ inspections in aviation and
aerospace, railroad, and other relevant technical industries.
Swift and effortless
handling of the systems in conjunction with exact maneuvering
capabilities make it easy to accurately collect the data
required to precisely analyze the condition of the inspected
data analysis software provides features that contribute to
the technical safety assessment and help to improve safety
standards through suitable measures (e.g., repair or
replacements) of industrial plants and components.
examples of our most popular scanning systems
are listed below.
The ISCAN-6 is a unique all-in-one XY scanner for both manual and
motorized inspections for ultrasonic and eddy current applications. The ISCAN-6 is a
portable, light-weight scanner useful in a large range of applications for aviation and
aerospace, piping, tank shell, vessel and other field or laboratory applications.
Our pipe scanner systems are designed
for automated inspections of piping and vessels in chemical plants, power plants, and
other industrial facilities. Swift setup and effortless handling of the scanners,
combined with high-precision sensor guidance, ensures acquisition of ultrasonic and/or
eddy current data with high positioning accuracy.
Special application scanners permit
ultrasonic and/or eddy current data acquisition on complex geometries such as nozzles and
pipe elbows. These custom-designed scanners are used for automated
examinations of piping and vessel components in chemical plants, power plants, and other