Inspection modelling.

Inspection Modeling

Ultrasonic inspection is widely used in the oil and gas, nuclear and energy sectors to determine the condition of the equipment.

In general, the objective is to identify and, if possible, quantify any degradation or defects that have the potential to threaten the integrity of the equipment.

There is also an increasing emphasis on determining the performance of an inspection campaign.

In the past, this has typically been addressed by validation trials on test pieces with built-in defects. However, the costs of such an approach are normally high and lengthy timescales can be involved.

Ultrasonic modelling is an attractive alternative to validation trails that allows rapid and accurate assessment of the performance of an inspection. It also facilitates optimization of the approach to inspection through the evaluation of different parameters.

CIVA NDE Software

Sonomatic use CIVA NDE ultrasonic modelling software, originally developed in the French nuclear industry and is now used extensively in a range of major industries including power generation, aerospace, and oil and gas.

CIVA is widely viewed as setting the standard for ultrasonic modelling and has been extensively validated.

The software allows the evaluation of ultrasonic beam properties and interactions with a range of defect.

The output from CIVA is available in a variety of forms including the typical a, b, c and d scans that would be obtained from an ultrasonic inspection.

CIVA NDE Software Inspection Modelling.
Inspection situations can be simulated by:
  • Specification of the Component’s Geometry and Material Properties
  • Probe Characteristics
  • Inspection Approach
  • Defect Type & Location

Application

Inspection modelling nozzel application.
Sonomatic's application of the CIVA NDE software covers the following areas: