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DISTANCE AMPLITUDE CORRECTION CURVE(DAC

)
Initially cut out a transparent plastic with the same size as of the CRT screen and put or stick it on the
CRT screen .
1.Position the probe targeting the side drilled hole(SDH) as shown below. Maximize the echo , then
bring the echo to 80%FSH(Full Screen Height) by turning the dB control. Mark the peak of the echo on
the screen. Note your dB gain ,ex. 66dB.
Reminder: Use the formula BPL=D÷ cos Ø to estimate where the echo should fall on the screen.
1ST position

2.4mmØ SDH

D

80% FSH

T

Ex. of ASME DAC Block use for material Thk. 25mm and below

2.Bring the echo further down using the dB control to 40% FSH.You can do this by subtracting a 6db
from your previous dB gain,ie 66db-6db=60 dB.Mark the peak of the echo on the screen.

80% FSH

40% FSH

3.Again using the dB control bring down the echo to 20%FSH.Subtract another 6dB from your last dB
setting.ex60-6=54 db. You have now 3 point marks for the first probe position.

20% FSH

4.Position the probe as in fig below. Do the same procedure as above. Result will be another 3 point mark
for the 2nd probe position. To estimate the echo location on the screen,BPL= T÷cosØ + d ÷ cos Ø
1st pos.

d
2nd pos.

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(Ex ASME VIII Appendix 12 Ultrasonic Examination of Welds).Provide DAC curve for each probe that you are going to use. so to compensate for this . During scanning add another 6dB. To complete the DAC Curve join all the point mark as below. Use for T=25mm and above Page 2 of 2 .consider also the Transfer Correction Factor.Scanning dB now is “66+transfer correction+ 6dB”. hole 30mm .5.When you get any indication . 4dB. This is now your Primary Reference Level(PRE) or the Sensitivity gain setting.70°.60°.( depends on the roughness of the test material) you are going to get. To estimate the echo location on the screen.45°.Position the probe in 3rd position.Do the same procedure as above. ex. 7. Result will be another 3 point mark for the 3rd probe position. 80% FSH 40% FSH 20% FSH 7. remove the 6dB and evaluate the result according to acceptance criteria.2mm diam. 80% FSH D 40% FSH 20% FSH 6.( do this separately) Whatever dB result ex. BPL= T÷cosØ + D ÷ cos Ø 3rd pos. Types of DAC Block 3. Reminder also that the DAC block has a more smooth and shiny surface than a material that you are going to test. 66+4=70 dB. add this to the dB gain.Now DAC curve is ready.