ISONIC 2010

Very Powerful Superior Performance Extremely Portable Smart Phased Array Ultrasonic Flaw Detector and Recorder with 1 / 2 Additional Channels for Conventional UT and TOFD

Designed and built under the drive for improved detection, productivity, and reducing of inspection cost ISONIC 2010 uniquelly resolves the well-known nowadays challenges faced by NDT and QA management such as increasing of nomenclature and complexity of inspections combined with more demanding codes, standards, and norms along with significant loss of domain expertise



ISONIC 2010 carries the application based smart platform for the regular and advanced ultrasonic testing delivering

  • 5 inspection modalities – PA, TOFD, CHIME, SRUT GW, conventional UT and a combination of them
  • built-in image guided scan plan creator (ray tracer) for the numerous types of simple and complex geometry welds, shafts, bolts, spindles, composite profiles, and the like
  • outstanding ultrasonic performance and probability of detection
  • simplicity and intuitiveness of operation and data interpretation
  • rapidness in the creation of the new inspection solutions and procedures
  • easily expandable on-board solutions base
  • reduced training time and cost
  • comprehensiveness of automatically created inspection reports

  • The optimal suitability of ISONIC 2010 for resolving of the huge variety of inspection tasks for all industries and processes involving ultrasonic NDT are strongly backed by the above listed features and technical particulars and specs below

    • Flaw Detection and Thickness / Corrosion Mapping
    • True-To-Geometry Volume Overlay and 3D Coverage and Imaging for:
      • Butt Welds (Planar and CIrcumferential) with
        • Symmetrycal or Asymmetrical Bevel or Unbeveled
        • Equivalent or Different Thickness of Jointed Parts
      • Longitudinal Welds
      • Fillet, Tee-, and TKY- Welds - Flat and Curved Parts
      • Corner and Nozzle Welds
      • Open Corner and Edge Welds
      • Lap Joints
      • Elbow and Transit Welds
      • Simple and Complex Geometry Solid and Hollow Shafts and Axles
      • Drill Rods, Bridge Hanger Pins, Bolts
      • Turbine Blades
      • Flat and Curved Carbon Fiber, Glass Fiber, Honeycombs Parts Including Corners and Radius Areas
      • etc
    • TOFD
    • CHIME (Creeping & Head Wave Inspection Technique)
    • SRUT GW (Short Range Guided Wave)
    • Operating 1 or 2 PA Probes Simultaneously: No External Splitter Required
    • Versatile Fully Parallel PA Functionality Out of the Same Unit:*
      • 1 X 16:16
      • 2 X 16:16
      • 1 X 32:32
      • 2 X 32:32
      • 1 X 64:64
      • 2 X 64:64
      • 1 X 128:128
    • Freely Adjustable Emitting and Receiving Aperture
    • Testing Integrity:
      • 100% Raw Data Capturing
      • EquPAS – Equalized (Homogenized) Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing Sensitivity Over Entire Scan Plan
      • Scanning Performance Monitoring, On-Line Displaying, and Recording
      • Quantitative Scanning Integrity Report
    • Live FMC/TFM
    • FD B-Scan (Frequency Domain B-Scan) - Ultrasonic Spectroscopy
    • Automatic Finding, Sizing, Alarming, and Reporting of the Defects
    • Intuitive User Interface
    • UT over IP: Remote Control, Observation of the Indications, Data Acquisition through LAN, Internet, Intranet, 3,4,5G
    • and much more...
    • * - may vary depending on the instrument model


    ISONIC 2010 Brochure
    latest update 2020-10-27

    Phased Array (PA) Modality:
    • Fully parallel 32:32 PA electronics expandable to 64:64* or 128:128**
    • 2 PA probe terminals* - there is no external splitter required for operating 2 PA probes simultaneously
    • Ability of work with PA probes carrying up to 64* or 128** elements
    • Built-In PA Probe / Wedge / Delay Line Editor
    • Semiautomatic Routine for Quick Verification of Geometry (Dimensions and Angle), Velocity and Array Placement for wedges with flat and contoured contact face
    • Independently adjustable emitting and receiving aperture with parallel firing, A/D conversion, and on-the-fly real time digital phasing
    • Phased array pulser receiver with image guided ray tracing / scan plan designer for the numerous types of simple and complex geometry welds, shafts, bolts, spindles, composite profiles, and the like
    • 8192 independently adjustable focal laws
    • On-the-fly focal law editing ability
    • Bi-polar square wave initial pulse: up to 300 Vpp / 100 dB analogue gain / 0.2...25 MHz bandpass / 16 bit 100 MHz ADC / 32 taps smoothly tunable digital filter
    • Regular and volume overlay true-to-geometry (true-to-shape) B-Scan / Sector Scan (S-Scan) / Horizontal Plane S-Scan (CB-Scan) coverage accompanied with all-codes-compliant A-Scan based evaluation
    • Multigroup coverage composed of several cross-sectional B- and S-Scans (scan plans) out of the same probe simultaneously
    • Interface Echo start
    • Strip Chart
    • Single group and multigroup Top (C-Scan), Side, End View imaging formed through encoded / time-based line scanning, 3D-Viewer
    • Single side / both sides weld coverage with use of one PA probe / pair of PA probes
    • TOFD Map out of a pair of PA probes
    • Top (C-Scan), Side, End View imaging formed through encoded XY- scanning, 3D-Viewer
    • Scanning performance monitoring and recording along with inspection data: scanning speed, coupling monitor, and lamination checker under the wedged probe
    • Equalized (homogenized) cross sectional coverage sensitivity: TCG-independent gain per focal law adjustment providing pure angle gain compensation (AGC) for S-Scan, etc
    • DAC, TCG applied to defects imaging and evaluation in real time or at the postprocessing stage (DAC / TCG image normalization)
    • Dynamic Focusing
    • FMC, TFM, Back Diffraction Technique with / without and Mode Conversion
    • Distinguishing and evaluation of diffracted and mode converted signals for defects sizing and pattern recognition
    • Operating Linear Array (LA), Ring Array (RA), Daisy Array (DA), Matrix Array (MA), Dual Matrix Array (DMA), Dual Linear Array (DLA), and other PA probes
    • FFT signal analysis - Ultrasonic Spectroscopy – for defect pattern analysis and materials structure characterization
    • FD B-Scan (Frequency Domain B-Scan) for rapid material structure screening, other special tasks
    • 100% raw data capturing
    • Automatic finding and alarming defects / generating of editable defects list immediately upon scanning completed or at the postprocessing stage
    • Advanced defects sizing and pattern recognition utilities
    Conventional UT and TOFD:
    • 1 or 2 channels***
    • Single / dual modes of pulsing/receiving for every channel
    • Bi-polar square wave initial pulse: up to 300 Vpp / 100 dB analogue gain / 0.2...25 MHz bandpass / 16 bit 100 MHz ADC / 32 taps smoothly tunable digital filter
    • Regular A-Scan
    • Thickness B-Scan
    • True-to-Geometry flaw detection B-Scan – straight / angle beam probes
    • CB-Scan
    • TOFD
    • Strip Chart and Stripped C-Scan
    • Parallel or sequential pulsing/receiving and A/D conversion
    • DAC, DGS, TCG
    • FFT signal analysis - Ultrasonic Spectroscopy
    • 100% raw data capturing
    General:
    • Dual Core 1.6 GHz clock 2 GB RAM 128 GB SSD W'7PROEmb on-board control computer
    • Intuitive User Interface
    • Single and multi-axis encoder connection
    • Comprehensive postprocessing and data reporting toolkit
    • Remote control and data capturing with use of a regualr PC with no need in special software
    • No intake air / no cooling IP 65 light rugged case
    • Sealed all-functional keyboard and mouse
    • 6.5” bright touch screen
    • Ethernet, USB, sVGA terminals

    ISONIC 2010 uniquely combines PA, single- and multi-channel conventional UT, and TOFD modalities providing 100% raw data recording and imaging. Along with the intuitive user interface, portability, lightweight, and battery operation this makes it suitable for all kinds of every-day ultrasonic inspections

    PA modality is carried by the fully parallel non-multiplexed 32:32 electronics with independently adjustable emitting and receiving aperture, each may consist of 1...32 elements when operating one PA probe or 1...16 elements per probe in case of operating two PA probes simultaneously. 2 PA probes terminals allow operating of a pair of PA probes simultaneously with no need in an external splitter. 64- and 128-elements PA probes may be used with ISONIC 3510 when connected to instrument’s terminals through miniature active extenders, which expand the functionality to fully parallel 1 X 64:64, 2 X 32:32, 1 X 128:128, and 2 X 64:64 (no multiplexing involved). The groups of PA probe elements forming emitting / receiving aperture may be fully or partially matching or totally separated allowing maximal flexibility whilst managing the incidence angles, focal distances, types of radiated and received waves including directly reflected and diffracted signals either mode converted or not

    Each channel is equipped with own pulser-receiver and A/D converter. Parallel firing, A/D conversion, and ”on-the-fly” digital phasing are performed for every possible composition and size of the emitting and receiving aperture so the implementing of each focal law is completed within a single pulsing/receiving cycle providing the maximal possible speed of material coverage

    ISONIC 2010 allows using of various types PA probes: linear, rings, and daisy arrays (LA, RA, and DA), dual linear arrays (LA), matrix arrays (MA), dual matrix arrays (DMA), etc

    In addition to the PA electronics ISONIC 2010 carries 1 or 2 independent conventional channels for regular UT, TOFD, SRUT GW and other types of advanced inspection, imaging, and recording; each channel is capable for both single and dual modes of use

    The top level ultrasonic performance is achieved through firing PA, TOFD, and conventional probes with bipolar square wave initial pulse with wide-range-tunable duration and amplitude (up to 300 Vpp). The high stability of the initial pulse amplitude within entire duration of the positive and negative half-waves, the extremely short boosted rising and falling edges and the automatic adaptive damping improve the signal to noise ratio and resolution allowing controlling of the analogue gain over the 0…100 dB range for each modality

    ISONIC 2010 is a very powerful platform for huge number of the practical PA UT software applications available for the activation at any moment. Thanks to unique True-To-Geometry Volume Overlap Coverage and Real Time Imaging ISONIC 2010 is suitable for high performance inspection of simple and complex geometry welds (butt, longitudinal, fillet, lap, corner, elbow, etc) with scanning from one or both sides simultaneously (when applicable), bolts, bridge hanger pins, wind turbine and other shafts, annular rings, flanges, rails and railway axles and wheels, CRFP and GRFP composite panels and profiled stuff, and the like. Precise and easy reproducible automatic Equalizing (Homogenizing) of the Sensitivity within Entire Cross-Section / Volume of the Material is provided thanks to the unique TCG-independent angle gain / gain per focal law compensation solution combined with DAC / TCG image normalization. Along with 100% raw data capturing and scanning performance monitoring, on-line displaying, and recording this provides the Highest Degree of Testing Integrity

    Thanks to True-To-Geometry Volume Overlap Coverage and Imaging and Equalizing (Homogenizing) of the Sensitivity within Entire Cross-Section / Volume of the Material the inspection results produced by ISONIC 2010 are quickly and easy interpretable and well acceptable by the UT Pros and non-Pros as well

    ISONIC 2010 is packed into the IP 65 rugged aluminum case with no intake air or any other cooling means. The medium size 640X480 6.5” bright screen provides fine resolution and visibility for all types of inspection data presentation at strong ambient light along with the optimized power consumption rate for the outdoor operation

    ISONIC 2010 is fully compliant with the following codes
    • ASME Code Case 2541 – Use of Manual Phased Array Ultrasonic Examination Section V
    • ASME Code Case 2557 – Use of Manual Phased Array S-Scan Ultrasonic Examination Section V per Article 4 Section V
    • ASME Code Case 2558 – Use of Manual Phased Array E-Scan Ultrasonic Examination Section V per Article 4 Section V
    • ASTM 1961– 06 – Standard Practice for Mechanized Ultrasonic Testing of Girth Welds Using Zonal Discrimination with Focused Search Units
    • ASME Section I – Rules for Construction of Power Boilers
    • ASME Section VIII, Division 1 – Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels
    • ASME Section VIII, Division 2 – Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels. Alternative Rules
    • ASME Section VIII Article KE-3 – Examination of Welds and Acceptance Criteria
    • ASME Code Case 2235 – Use of Ultrasonic Examination in Lieu of Radiography
    • Non-destructive testing of welds – Ultrasonic testing – Use of automated phased array technology. - International Standard EN ISO 13588:2019
    • Non-destructive testing of welds — Ultrasonic testing — Use of automated phased array technology for thin-walled steel components. - International Standard EN ISO 20601:2018
    • Non-Destructive Examination of Welded Joints – Ultrasonic Examination of Welded Joints. – British and European Standard BS EN 1714:1998
    • Non-Destructive Examination of Welds – Ultrasonic Examination – Characterization of Indications in Welds. – British and European Standard BS EN 1713:1998
    • Calibration and Setting-Up of the Ultrasonic Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) Technique for the Detection, Location and Sizing of Flaws. – British Standard BS 7706:1993
    • WI 00121377, Welding – Use Of Time-Of-Flight Diffraction Technique (TOFD) For Testing Of Welds. – European Committee for Standardization – Document # CEN/TC 121/SC 5/WG 2 N 146, issued Feb, 12, 2003
    • ASTM E 2373 – 04 – Standard Practice for Use of the Ultrasonic Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) Technique
    • Non-destructive testing of welds - Ultrasonic testing - Use of time-of-flight diffraction technique (TOFD). - International Standard EN ISO 10863:2011
    • Non-Destructive Testing – Ultrasonic Examination – Part 5: Characterization and Sizing of Discontinuities. – British and European Standard BS EN 583-5:2001
    • Non-Destructive Testing – Ultrasonic Examination – Part 2: Sensitivity and Range Setting. – British and European Standard BS EN 583-2:2001
    • AD 2000-Merkblatt HP 5/3 Anlage 1:2015-04: Zerstörungsfreie Prüfung der Schweißverbindungen - Verfahrenstechnische Mindestanforderungen für die zerstörungsfreien Prüfverfahren - Non-destructive testing of welded joints – Minimum technical procedure requirements for non-destructive testing methods (Germany)
    The zero point test and annual verification procedures of ISONIC 2010 are fully compliant with the international standards below and the corresponding national norms

    PA channels
  • ISO 18563-1. Non-destructive testing — Characterization and verification of ultrasonic phased array equipment. Part 1: Instruments
  • ISO 18563-3. Non-destructive testing — Characterization and verification of ultrasonic phased array equipment. Part 3: Combined systems
  • Conventional channels
  • EN 12668-1. Non-destructive testing – Characterization a verification of ultrasonic examination equipment. Part 1: Instruments
  • EN 12668-3. Non-destructive testing – Characterization a verification of ultrasonic examination equipment. Part 3: Combined Equipment



  • ISONIC 2010 Brochure
    latest update 2020-10-27

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    * - ISONIC 2010 instruments with one PA probe terminal (part ##s SA 804908, SA 804908 EL, SA 804909)
    ** - ISONIC 2010 instruments with two PA probe terminals (part ##s SA 804910, SA 804911)
    *** - ISONIC 2010 instruments may carry either one (part ##s SA 804908, SA 804908 EL, SA 804910) or two (part ##s SA 804909, SA 804911) conventional channels