Etek Aero, Prestwick Aerospace Centre

X-ray Inspection of Welds

Assuring weld quality is critical in many applications and industries such as aerospace, power plants, ship building and boiler connections. YXLON offers a wide range of non-destructive testing solutions with portable X-ray systems, stationary X-ray systems as well as X-ray and CT inspection systems.

Assuring weld quality is critical in many applications and industries such as aerospace, power plants, ship building and boiler connections. YXLON offers a wide range of non-destructive testing solutions with portable X-ray systems, stationary X-ray systems as well as X-ray and CT inspection systems.

Inspection of Pipe Segments with Longitudinal and Spiral Welds

Although X-ray inspection competes with other technologies at pipe mills, (i.e. ultrasonics), radiography offers decisive advantages as an imaging technology.

  • Replacement for film when inspecting pipe ends
  • Rapid inspection of longitudinal and spiral welds
  • Post-inspection of ultrasonic indications

Despite advances in automated welding processes, weld irregularities can still occur. YXLON Pipe Kits, in compliance with DIN EN ISO 6520, can be used to detect defects that include:

  • Pore cells
  • Bonding flaws
  • Insufficient full-penetration welds

In contrast to other technologies, difficult areas like pipe ends can also be inspected with confidence using X-ray. Moreover, for certain regions of the weld an inspection involving X-ray is frequently stipulated for safety reasons – for instance in the case of conjoined spiral-weld sections. Using film, image intensifiers, or digital flat-panel detectors – X-ray systems have been deployed successfully in quality assurance processes during pipe production for both spot-check welding samples and for full inspection.

X-ray imaging technology has the distinct advantage of being able to document well the quality of weld connections during manufacturing – for example, through video recordings of the inspection in a moving image. Defects can be detected better and faster using our YXLON HDR-Inspect.

We offer you a wide range of X-ray techniques at our application centers. We design solutions that replace X-ray films, provide radioscopy, and fully automatic defect recognition in X-ray images. We also offer computed tomography services ranging from micro-CT to CT using a linear accelerator to scan inspection items.

NON DESTRUCTIVE TESTING

Inspection Systems

Our world class Imaging Division offers a range of innovative and cost effective equipment for industrial X-ray and CT for non-destructive parts inspection.

SUPPORT & TRAINING

Service & Maintenance

We have a team of equipment and process specialists capable of providing 24/7 rapid-response, ‘frontline’ support and training to compliment your own technical personnel.

Etek Aero, Prestwick Aerospace Centre

Featured Products

We offer a broad range of cutting-edge X-ray and CT products designed to support all your industrial inspection needs. Whether your component is measured in micrometers or meters, we have a system that fits.

YXLON CT Compact x-ray inspection system for the aerospace industry

YXLON FF35 CT

High Resolution Industrial CT System for Small/Medium-Sized Parts Inspection

YXLON MU2000-D x-ray inspection system for the aerospace industry

YXLON MU2000-D

Industrial X-ray System for Cast Parts Inspection

Why choose Etek Aero

With our team of experienced and factory trained service engineers, Etek Aero provide a world class service that focuses on quick response times and putting customers first.

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