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EMATEST-PL

Systems for Automatic Ultrasonic In-line Examination of Plates

The EMATEST-PL is an innovative, fully automated, and in-line, nondestructive testing system.

EMATEST-PL performs material condition assessments in metallic plates, coils, welds, skelp, etc., using Ultrasonic, EMAT and/or Eddy current methods.  100% of production is inspected, providing valuable information for grading, quality inspection requirements, and process control data nearer to the process to reduce scrap rate caused by process related errors.

EMATEST-PL utilizes our advanced, intuitive, and operator friendly software for generating test results, displayed in the form of a defect map, in real time mode, and simultaneously saves the results on a local or external drive for further evaluation and analysis.

The EMATEST-PL is an innovative, fully automated, and in-line, nondestructive testing system.

EMATEST-PL performs material condition assessments in metallic plates, coils, welds, skelp, etc., using Ultrasonic, EMAT and/or Eddy current methods.  100% of production is inspected, providing valuable information for grading, quality inspection requirements, and process control data nearer to the process to reduce scrap rate caused by process related errors.

EMATEST-PL utilizes our advanced, intuitive, and operator friendly software for generating test results, displayed in the form of a defect map, in real time mode, and simultaneously saves the results on a local or external drive for further evaluation and analysis.

The EMATEST-PL series achieves multiple
inspection tasks:

  • Detection of internal imperfections in rolled plates, ingots, and slabs such as: laminations, non-metallic inclusions, porosity, shell, sponge, etc.;
  • Detection of surface and sub-surface defects;
  • Detection of zones of mechanical properties uniformity (Hard Sports);
  • Precise wall thickness measurement;
  • Plate Geometry Monitoring.

Typical Specification of Plates to be Tested: 

  • Width: 100 mm – 6000 mm;
  • Length: from 3000 mm;
  • Thickness Range: 3 mm – 350 mm; 
  • Material: carbon steel;
  • Surface Temperature: up to 600 deg. C.

Main Ultrasonic Testing Parameters

  • Test Sensitivity:
    • For internal imperfections: equal to FBH 2*;
    • For surface imperfections: equal to notches 0.2 mm x 10 mm (D x W);
  • Wall thickness measurement accuracy: +/- 0.05 mm;
  • Testing Speed: up to 2 m/s.

*Depending of material to be tested 

Ultrasonic Testing Standards: 

Density of Ultrasonic examination, test procedures, acceptance criteria, data processing and representation adhere to multiple international and local standards such as: GOST 22727, SEL 072, ISO 12094, API 5L, ASTM 435, ASTM 578, DNV-OS-F101, EN10160, JIS0901, JIS0801, ISO10893, ISO3183

Testing and acceptance criteria can be customized based on client specific needs and new standards.

Type of Applied Multichannel Ultrasonic or Eddy Current probes

  • Non-contact array probes, based on the EMAT;
  • UT phase array probes;
  • UT probes with the array of piezo-crystals;
  • Eddy Current probes.
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