News | August 18, 2008

GE Ultrasonic Flaw Detectors Provide Flexible Solution Platform

BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies introduces a new family of ultrasonic flaw detectors, providing inspectors with a flexible platform, as inspection needs change. The Phasor family incorporates conventional and phased array ultrasound technology in three upgradeable models: Phasor CV, Phasor 16/16 Weld and Phasor XS. The tiered platform offers inspectors the opportunity to select the model that best suits their specific application in oil & gas, power generation, aerospace or transportation.

"The development of the Phasor platform demonstrates GE's total commitment to developing solutions that will grow with our customers," says Patrik Rooman, General Manager – Ultrasound, GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies. "The Phasor platform allows users to chose a technology that meets their current needs and provides them with an easy and cost effective upgrade path for the future."

The Phasor XS, the first product in the Phasor family, is a portable ultrasonic phased array flaw detector that provides the highest resolution and probability of inspection. It also offers timed or encoded TOPView software for corrosion mapping. The Phasor 16/16 Weld is the mid-level solution, which offers phased array and conventional capability within a portable ultrasonic flaw detector. It produces full color image scans that can be stored as a jpg for remote analysis and archiving. The Phasor 16/16 Weld is supplied with a weld probe and package, making it ideal for detecting cracking, lack of fusion, inclusions or porosity in welds, both during fabrication and in service. Lastly, the Phasor CV rounds out the portfolio and is a conventional single channel ultrasonic flaw detector. Users are able to start with the top-of-the line the Phasor XS and have access to all capabilities or begin with the Phasor CV and expand the solution as inspection needs change.

Each solution within the Phasor platform is compliant with all major inspection codes and is suitable for a wide range of tasks from simple echo amplitude comparison to complex DGS evaluation. The Phasor is used for applications ranging from corrosion monitoring to defect detection and sizing. The easy-to-use interfaces, durability and accuracy of equipment make it easy for inspectors to operate and increase productivity. The Phasor platform is a cost effective way for organizations to achieve the benefits of phased array ultrasonic inspection and provides the ability to choose what solution best fits current inspection needs.

About GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies
GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies is part of GE Enterprise Solutions, a $5 billion business helping customers compete and win in a changing global environment by combining the power of GE's unique expertise and intelligent technology to drive customers' productivity and profitability. GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies is a leading innovator in advanced measurement, sensor-based and inspection solutions that deliver accuracy, productivity and safety to its customers. The company designs and manufactures sensing instruments that measure temperature, pressure, moisture, gas and flow rate for demanding customer applications. It also designs, manufactures and services inspection equipment, including radiographic, ultrasonic, remote visual and eddy current, that monitors and tests materials without disassembly, deforming or damaging them. GE Sensing & Inspection's products are used in a wide range of industries, including oil & gas, power generation, aerospace, transportation and healthcare. The company has 4,700 employees at more than 40 facilities in 25 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.gesensinginspection.com.

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