12 May 1995 Nondestructive evaluation workstation and its benefits to the power industry
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Aging power plants are requiring more nondestructive evaluation (NDE) and more cost effective NDE. A nondestructive evaluation workstation (NEW) can provide the means of achieving cost-effective NDE. It consists of a multipurpose NDE computer for any or all of the following: (1) examination planning and development, (2) data acquisition, (3) data processing and analysis, (4) forms and report generation and (5) data exchange. For example, if a power plant wants to contract out a computer-assisted ultrasonic examination, they can require that the data be delivered in a standard Intermediate File Format (IFF). They can then review the data on their own NEW. Enterprising contractors also have the opportunity to compete on follow-up evaluations and examinations by offering a compatible NEW. The author discusses a PC-based ultrasonic NEW developed and used extensively at Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E).
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Dan Kerr, Dan Kerr, "Nondestructive evaluation workstation and its benefits to the power industry", Proc. SPIE 2454, Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Utilities, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209353; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.209353
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