Olympus OmniScan SX Ultrasonic Phased Array Detector
Olympus is proud to introduce the OmniScan SX, a flaw detector that benefits from more than 20 years of phased array experience and shares the OmniScan DNA. For improved ease of use, the OmniScan SX features a new streamlined software interface displayed on an 8.4 in. (21.3 cm) touch screen. A single-group and non-modular instrument, the OmniScan SX is easy to operate and cost-effective for less demanding applications.The OmniScan SX comes in two models: the SX PA and SX UT. The SX PA is a 16:64PR phased array unit, which, like the UT-only SX UT, is equipped with a conventional UT channel for pulse-echo, pitch-catch or TOFD inspection. Compared to the OmniScan MX2, the SX is 33% lighter and 50% smaller, offering an unprecedented level of portability for an OmniScan.
The OmniScan SX touch screen offers a full-screen mode option that maximizes visibility, essentially converting many menu functions into easy touch-screen operations. The intuitive interface provides smooth menu selection, zooming, gate adjustments, cursor movements, and text and value input. These, along with other premium integrated features, including easy-to-follow setup and calibration Wizards, a rapid refresh rate for both the S-scan and A-scan displays, and a fast pulse repetition frequency (PRF), make the OmniScan SX a highly efficient inspection tool.
The OmniScan SX is fully compatible with the extensive portfolio of Olympus scanners, probes and accessories, as well as with its dedicated software companions, NDT SetupBuilder and OmniPC. Combined, the complete family of software and hardware contributes to a streamlined and efficient inspection workflow, from design and setup to acquisition and analysis.
The new OmniScan software features enhancements for greater functionality in weld and corrosion markets.
In the effort for continuous improvement, the software interface was simplified and the response time optimized in order to provide the best experience possible for customers.
Olympus OmniScan SX Ultrasonic Phased Array Detector features include:
New End-View with group merge
Analysis attenuation gain
Scrolling layouts for easy interpretation
Improved accessibility with more interactive menus
Optimised main menus and wizards
Onboard compound scan
Curved geometry ray-tracing for longitudinal welds
The OmniScan Family
NDT SetupBuilder design software is an integral part of the Olympus line of automated and semiautomated ultrasonic testing products. NDT supervisors can use NDT SetupBuilder software to simulate the inspection strategy in order to determine the appropriate number of beams and angles. This configuration can be imported into the OmniScan, thereby reducing configuration time and manipulation errors.
Olympus OmniScan SX Ultrasonic Phased Array Detector
Over the last few years Olympus has devoted considerable effort to innovating and deploying a wide range of complete market solutions aimed at meeting customers’ needs.
The OmniScan flaw detectors provide powerful inspection capabilities for manual and automated applications. They can be used with a full range of probes, scanners, and accessories, making Olympus the provider of choice for petrochemical, aerospace, and other industrial markets.
Analysis and Reporting
OmniPC software is the most efficient and affordable option for PC-based OmniScan data analysis, and features the same analysis and reporting tools provided in the OmniScan onboard software.
TomoView 2.10 features advanced data processing, analysis and reporting tools that will allow you to get more out of your inspection data.
TomoView high-end features include:
Volumetric merging for multigroup data visualization.
C-Scan merging for combined data representation.
Signal-to-noise (SNR) analysis and optimization tools.
Advanced offline data generation tools.
Design with NDT SetupBuilder
NDT SetupBuilder is a new PC-based software allowing to create inspection setup and visualize beam simulations.
This software presents multiple features for easy, fast, and comprehensive inspection strategy elaboration that can directly be imported in the OmniScan SX.
Wedge and probe selection can be carried out within the Olympus part database
Instantaneously simulate beams trajectory in the material
Visualize and adjust the part, probe, weld, and beams in different views, such as: side, end, top, or 3D
Represent most commonly inspected materials and parts such as plates, and circumferential or axial welded pipes
Copy and flip existing groups for quick multiple probe configurations
Setup with OmniScan SX
The most efficient way to create a setup is to perform the simulation in NDT SetupBuilder, and imported directly, via SD card or USB key, to the OmniScan. Then, only a few basic operations are required in the instrument, such as setting the gate and range, before acquisition can begin. It is also very easy to create a setup right in the OmniScan, thanks to the following features:
Automatic probe recognition.
Intuitive wizards to guide the user through every step of the setup creation using the interactive help menu.
Weld Overlay and RayTracing simulation.
Group copy option for fast multiple-group configuration
Acquire with OmniScan SX
Thanks to NDT SetupBuilder and OmniPC campanion software, the OmniScan SX can be dedicated exclusively to calibration and acquisition tasks or, if preferred, can perform all the steps of an inspection, right on its large, user-friendly touch screen.
To achieve a code-compliant inspection, the Calibration Wizard ensures that every focal law in every group is the direct equivalent of a single-channel conventional flaw detector. The user is guided step-by-step through the required calibrations like: Velocity, Wedge Delay, Sensitivity, TCG, DAC, AWS, and encoder calibrations. Now, TOFD PCS calibration and lateral wave straightening can be performed automatically.
The OmniScan SX enables easy configuration of inspection parameters for either manual, one-line, or raster encoded scans. The acquisition is displayed in real time through different views and offers the ability to store data on a hot-swappable SD card or USB 2.0 device.
Intelligent layouts for configuring up to 8 groups.
Full-screen mode for better visualization of defects.
Synchronisation and measurements can be processed using different gate combinations.
Data Analysis with OmniPC
OmniPC is a new software program that benefits form the same user interface and analysis and reporting features as the OmniScan with the added flexibility to be run on a personal computer.
With OmniPC, the OmniScan unit can now be used strictly for scanning while analysis is performed simultaneously on a personal computer. This software can also be used in conjunction with extra large screens for increased visibility, and with keyboard shortcuts for faster operations.
Data Analysis with OmniScan SX
Data, reference, and measurement cursors for defect sizing.
Extensive readings database and predefined lists for trigonometry, flaw statistics on axes, volumetric position information, code-based acceptance criteria, corrosion mapping statistics, etc.
Views are linked for interactive analysis and are automatically updated when performing off-line gate repositioning.
Optimized preconfigured layouts for quick and simple length, depth, and height sizing of flaws.
The OmniScan SX and OmniPC can both be used to generate reports with an indication table listing up to eight readings, such as amplitude, position, and size of the defects. The report can also be customized with additional readings and comments specific to each indication, and can be saved as an HTML document. RayTracing tools allow the indication positions to be represented on the weld profile. High-resolution images can be inserted along with all relevant inspection parameters.