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User’s Manual Mentor UT Portable Equipment

Mentor UT
Portable Equipment
User’s Manual

104M06211 Rev. -

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Published by GE Oil & Gas, Digital Solutions

Date: 02/23/2016 File: Mentor UT User_Rev A_022316.indd

Printed in 2016

In order to further develop our products, we reserve the right to change data and designs without prior notice. All
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................1-1


Important Notice .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................1-2
Limited Service Warranty ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................1-6
Safety Information .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................1-7
Compliance Information .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................1-10
Maintenance ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................)1-16

Chapter 2: Features ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................2-1


Mentor UT Instrument Overview .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................2-2
Using this Manual ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................2-2
Powering On and Connecting to the Instrument ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................2-3
Desktop Features ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................2-4

Chapter 3: Operation ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-1


Launching Applications ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-2
Installing New Applications ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-2
Navigating within an Application ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-3
Application Features ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-4
Types of Panels ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-5
Touchscreen Shortcuts .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-6
Correcting Incompatible Parameter Setting ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-7
Single Element UT Setup Menu and Changing Parameter Values .............................................................................................................................................................................3-8
Single Element Data Display Screens ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-9
Gate Setup for Single Element Probes ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-10
Two Point Calibration (Single Element Probe) ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................3-11
Phased Array UT Setup and Other Menus .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-12
Phased Array Data Display Screens ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-13
Working with Phased Array Gates and Beam Cursors ...............................................................................................................................................................................................3-14
Interpreting and Controlling Phased Array Data Views .............................................................................................................................................................................................3-15
Selecting the Scan Pattern ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-16
Overview and Active C-Scans..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-17
Dead Element Check .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-18
Velocity Calibration (Multi-Step) .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-19
Velocity Calibration (Multi-Backwall) .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-20
Probe Delay / Zero Point Calibration .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-21
TCG Calibration (Multiple Step) .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-22
TCG Calibration (Multiple Blackwall) ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-23

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TCG Calibration (FBH—Flat Bottom Hole) ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-24


Auto 80 Calibration ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-25
Scanner / Encoder Check .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-26
Clearing Calibration Data ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-27
Recording and Saving Data .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-28
Interpreting the LED Indicator Light .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-29
Accessing the Menu View .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-30
Working with Stored Files ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-31
Generating and Viewing a Report ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-33
Changing the System Settings .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-34
Wifi Connections................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-35
Remote Access with a VNC Desktop ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-36
Updating the Mentor UT Software .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-37
InspectionWorks Connect (IWC) .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-38

Appendix A – UT Parameter Listing with Definitions ............................................................................................................................................................................ AP A-1

Appendix B – Specifications ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................AP B-1

IT Technical Support Access Information ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................AP B-4

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Chapter 1:
Introduction

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Important Notice
The following information must be read and understood by any user of GE Oil
& Gas, Digital Solutions equipment. Failure to follow these instructions can lead
to errors in measurements or other test results. Decisions based on erroneous
results can, in turn, lead to property damage, personal injury or death.
General Warnings
Proper use of test equipment requires three essential elements:

• Selection of the correct test equipment.


• Knowledge of the specific “test application requirements.”
• Operator training.
The user’s manual provides instruction in the basic set up and operation of the
testing equipment.

Operator Training
Operators must receive adequate training before using test equipment.
Operators must be trained in general testing procedures and in the set up and
performance demands of a particular test.
More specific information about operator training, qualification, certification,
and test specifications is available from various technical societies, industry
groups, and government agencies.

Safety Information
ATTENTION! This instrument is intended for materials testing. Any use for
medical applications or other purposes is not allowed.
The instrument may only be used in industrial environments.

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Software
According to the current state of the art, software is never completely free from
errors.

Before using any software-controlled test equipment, make sure that the
required functions operate perfectly in the intended combination.

Defects/Errors and Exceptional Stresses

If you have reason to believe that it is no longer safe to operate your


instrument, you must disconnect the instrument from its AC Power Adapter/
Battery Charger, shut it down, and secure it against unintentional reconnection.
Safe operation is no longer possible if the instrument:

• shows visible signs of damage.


• no longer operates perfectly.
• is subjected to heavy stresses during transportation
• is subjected to prolonged storage under adverse conditions like exceptional
temperatures and/or especially high air humidity, or corrosive environmental
conditions.

Service

Every effort has been made to provide you with a reliable product. However,
should service become necessary, GE Oil & Gas, Digital Solutions has established
a number of Factory Trained Service Centers. For the location of the nearest
facility, refer to the end of this user’s manual.

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Batteries
Only batteries (Lithium-ion) recommended and supplied by GE Oil & Gas, Digital
Solutions may be used for instrument operation.

NOTE:

Internal batteries may only be replaced by a factory trained service center.


Opening the instrument case in an attempt to access the batteries will void the
instrument’s warranty. An externally connected battery pack is available from
suppliers as described in this manual.

NOTE:

When the instrument reaches the end of its life, the Lithium-ion battery must
be removed. Then properly dispose of the instrument and of the Lithium-ion
battery.
Display

The display on your Mentor UT is large and bright and of very high quality.
However, industry standards for display (shown below) allow a small number of
electronically defective pixels, five or fewer per display. Defects may fall under
the following categories:
1. A dark pixel that is black against a white background and is essentially not
electrically connected.
2. A bright pixel that may be red, green, blue, or white but brighter than
background.

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Under most conditions, these defects have no impact on use. However, there
may be cases when a display that is acceptable under the industry guidelines is
unacceptable for your use case. In these cases we will replace the device.
Reference standard: ISO 9241-302:2008 Class 1

Power plug
Class 1: For AC line powered equipment the power plug may only be inserted
into a grounding-type receptacle. Any disconnection or interruption of the
protective conductor may make the instrument unsafe. When connecting
equipment with other devices, the protective conductors shall be made
equipotential.
Class 2: Use only the power cord and AC Power Adapter/Battery Charger
supplied by GE Oil & Gas, Digital Solutions for this instrument. Serious harm to
the instrument is highly likely if the incorrect power supply is used.

Charger Specifications

AC input to charger specification: 100–240 VAC, 47–63 Hz


DC charge input specification: 12 VDC ± 5%, 72 W

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Limited Service Warranty


If, through our negligence, GE Oil & Gas, Digital Solutions directly caused
damage to your equipment while the equipment is in the sole custody and
control of GE Oil & Gas, Digital Solutions, we shall choose at our opinion either to
repair the damage or replace the damaged portion of the equipment at our own
expense, or to indemnify and hold you harmless for such physical damage to
the Equipment. The equipment shall be free of any claim of ownership by third
parties and when new, be free from defects in material and workmanship and
perform in accordance with the Product’s specifications under normal use and
service.
EXCEPT FOR THE WARRANTY SET IN THIS PARAGRAPH, GE OIL & GAS, DIGITAL
SOLUTIONS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTAION OF
ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO OUR SERVICES OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED
IN ANY REPORTS THAT WE ISSUE TO YOU, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE AND WARRANTIES ARISING
FROM COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, COURSE OF DEALING OR TRADE USAGE.

This limited warranty shall not apply to any problems arising from (i) failure to
follow the product instructions or failure to perform preventive maintenance,
(ii) service, repair or modification by someone other than GE Oil & Gas, Digital
Solutions or one of our authorized service representatives; or (iii) external
causes, such as accident, abuse, misuse, or problems with electrical power.

The use of unauthorized spare parts shall render the manufacturer’s warranty
null and void.

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Safety Information
Follow the safety instructions and exercise caution at all times to reduce the risk
of accidents, personal injury, and material damage.

Types of Safety Messages in this Manual

NOTE:

This message indicates additional information.

DANGER!

Immediate danger: situation will cause death or serious injury if not averted.

WARNING!

This term indicates danger and the possibility of personal injury.

CAUTION

This term indicates that damage could occur to equipment.

Safety Messages

WARNING!

Danger resulting from misuse!

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WARNING!
Equipment to be operated by authorized personnel only.

Wear Personal Protective Equipment when there are risks of injury!

ELECTRICITY!

Potential death or serious injury may result from contact with electrically
charged components. An electric charge can build up in electronic components
and remain even after switching off and disconnecting the equipment from the
power supply.

WARNING!
Instruments containing wireless devices are designed for use in specific
countries. Instrument user is responsible for ensuring that the instrument’s
wireless devices are only used in countries for which they are intended.

WARNING!
Operation of some wireless devices on airlines is prohibited because their
signals could interfere with critical aircraft instruments.

WARNING!
The instrument contains a Lithium Ion battery and magnesium in its case.
Should the instrument be involved in a fire, use an extinguisher approved for use
on electrical and flammable metal fires. Water must not be used.

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WARNING!

Instrument must be charged indoors at a temperature that does not exceed


40 degrees C.

CAUTION

There are no serviceable parts inside the instrument. Do not open the
instrument housing.

WARNING!

Surfaces on the rear of the instrument can become hot under normal operating
conditions.

WARNING!

Support stand can cause injury if allowed to close on fingers.

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Compliance Information
European Commission
GE Inspection Technologies LP hereby declares that this product is in
compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions
of the R&TTE Directive 199/5/EC.

Declaration of Conformity is held by:


GE Inspection Technologies, LP
50 Industrial Park Road
Lewistown, PA 17044

Tel: 1-866-243-2638
Email: ITTechsupport@ge.com
Website: http://www.gemeasurement.com/contact-us

Federal Communications Commission


FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Class A

Wireless Module Approvals:


IEEE 802.11b/g/n
FCC Part 15, FCC ID: XF6-RS9110N1102
IC ID: 8407A-91101102
Bluetooth (BT) 2.1 + EDR
FCC Part 15, FCC ID: QOQWT32AE
IC ID: 5123A-BGTWT32AE

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Notifications for Wireless Modules:


• The wireless modules utilize the 2.4 GHz band.
• The modules are designed to be embedded into general electric devices, and
are not designed for aircraft instruments, atom control, artificial life support
and any other devices requiring extremely high reliability and quality.
• As the modules communicate via radio waves, it is strongly recommended
that configuration be performed regarding security, to prevent information
leakage to a third person.
• The modules may effect or be affected by any surrounding devices utilizing
the same bandwidth. Please investigate the environment in which the modu-
les will be operated before installing it.
• Disassembling or modifying the modules may lead to penalties based on
radio wave law.

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FCC Notice for Wireless:


This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equip-
ment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in ac-
cordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the
interference at his own expense.
IMPORTANT: Under FCC rules, modifications not expressly approved by the
manufacturer could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Canadian Notice for Wireless:
This equipment does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emissions as
described in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of
Communications.
Le present appareil numerique n’emet pas de bruits radioelectriques depassant
les limites applicables aux appareils
numeriques de la classe A prescrites dans le Reglement sur le brouillage radio-
electrique edicte par le ministere des
Communications du Canada.

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Disposal of packaging materials


Dispose of packaging material in accordance with legal requirements and local
regulations.
Environmental Compliance
GE Oil & Gas, Digital Solutions is an active participant in Europe’s Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (WEEE) take-back initiative, directive 2002/96/EC.

The equipment that you bought has required the extraction and use of
natural resources for its production. It may contain hazardous
substances that could impact health and the environment. In order to
avoid the dissemination of those substances in our environment and to
diminish the pressure on the natural resources, we encourage you to use
the appropriate take-back systems. Those systems will reuse or recycle
most of the materials of your end life equipment in a sound way.
The crossed-out wheeled bin symbol invites you to use those systems. If you need
more information on the collection, reuse and recycling systems, please contact your
local or regional waste administration.
Visit www.gemeasurement.com/environmental-health-safety-ehs for take-back
instructions and more information about this initiative.
Battery Disposal
This product contains a battery that cannot be disposed of as unsorted
municipal waste in the European Union. See the product documentation
for specific battery information. The battery is with this symbol, which
may include lettering to indicate cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), or mercury (Hg).
For proper recycling return the battery to your supplier or to a designated
collection marked with this symbol, which may include lettering to indicate cadmium (Cd),
lead (Pb), or mercury (Hg). For proper recycling return the battery to our supplier or to a
designated collection point.

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Maintenance
Inspecting and Cleaning the System
Inspect and clean the Mentor UT system before and after each use with the a
soft cloth and a 70% alcohol-to-water solution. If using the system in a dirty
environment, clean the components more frequently, as needed.
If damage is found, contact GE Oil & Gas, Digital Solutions for return instructions
and an RMA (return material authorization) number.
Early detection of minor conditions can prevent costly repair.

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Chapter 2:
Features

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a high-resolution screen that’s visible in any light,


a touchscreen that works when wearing many
common glove types, and a customizable interface
through which all members of your team can
communicate. Additional features include:
• Large 10.4 inch color, touch display
• Simplified UI, allowing custom inspection
“Apps"
• LED for alarms, warnings, and charge
• IP65
• Drop protection
• “Dialog” functionality ensures the correct
probe is connected at all times
• Simplified calibration procedures

Using this Manual


This manual explains how to navigate between
the Mentor UT’s various on-screen features and
utilize its various parameter-adjusting tools.
The user needs to apply these instructions to
various different on-screen configurations since
an application's architect determines its specific
contents, the parameters and data types displayed,
and various other features.
Mentor UT Instrument When working with an electronic version of this
manual, you select any topic listed in the Table of
Overview Contents or other links to jump to a description
of the indicated feature. This manual includes an
The Mentor UT instrument allows you to run applications, generated by Mentor Appendix that describes each of the parameters
Create development software, which are adapted to your needs and reflect your available to application architects.
best practices. This highly portable ultrasonic inspection device incorporates

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Powering On and
Connecting to the
Instrument
1 - Press and momentarily hold to power on the
instrument.
2 - Connect the AC power adapter here.
3 - UT probe connectors are inserted here (optional,
varies by probe type).
4 - Connectivity module includes various data ports
(optional)
5 – USB
6 – Encoder Z, Alarm and Inhibit signals
7 – Encoder XY and Encoder Index
8 – Single-Element Probe
9 – Phased-Array Probe

CAUTION

The instrument must be powered OFF before


attaching or removing these or other modules. To
avoid equipment damage, only attach modules in
the correct orientation and to the proper port.

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2 – Swipe the desktop page all the way left or right


to access additional pages. Number of circles at
bottom center of a display indicate how many
additional pages are viewable. Open circle indicates
the position of the current view in relation to all
available pages (in the case shown here, the user
is currently viewing the second of three available
pages).

3 – Press to access and load additional application


files (including those on certain external devices
such as a USB thumbdrive).

4 – Press at any time to return to the Desktop.


5 – Press to access System Settings, (User
Preferences, etc.), File Manager, Remote Access
setup, and to Shut Down the instrument.

6 – Select to open the Application Information


box that, along with providing a description of the
application, allows the application to be deleted.

7 – Date and time format are selected via the


Regional setting.
Desktop Features 8 – Battery life indicator displays the percent of
This is the Desktop. It is displayed when the instrument powers on (if so full charge when the charger is attached or time
configured by the Startup setting) and whenever the HOME KEY is pressed. remaining when not connected to the charger.

1 – Use touch screen to select any application loaded into the instrument’s
active desktop.

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Chapter 3:
Operation

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Launching Applications
1 – Use touch screen to select any application installed
on the instrument.
2 – Select the application’s starting point from a list
of options determined by the application architect.
Selecting Resume begins the application at the panel
and settings last active.

Installing New Apps


3 – Press to access application files stored on
connected external devices. Files must first be added
into the active application list (those that appear on the
desktop) before they can be launched.
4 – Choose an application from the USB list (if one is
installed).
5 – After selecting a file (it will turn blue), select Add to
install the application in the instrument or to replace an
existing application with an updated version. The newly
installed application joins others on the instrument’s
desktop.
Note: Application files have an iwp file extension.

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Navigating within an
Application
Applications contain a variety of UT data display
capabilities, video and still-image visual guides, and
illustration/text references. An application’s architect
determines its specific contents, the inspection parameters
displayed, which parameters are adjustable by the user,
and to within what range of values a particular parameter
can be set. Applications include one or more panels.

1 – Identifies which panel of the active application is


currently displayed.
2 – Press this key to access and navigate the list of all
panels in the active application, identify the position
of the currently active panel, and jump to any other
available panel.
3 – Name of the currently displayed panel.
4 – Press the forward arrow to sequentially navigate
through all available panels. Press the back arrow to view
the previously displayed panel.
5 – Generates (as a .pdf file) a report of settings and a
capture of the current display.
6 – Captures the current display and saves as an image
file (.jpg format).
7 – Locks or enables touch operation. When locked, touch
this area of the touchscreen to unlock.

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Static Controls – Instructional purposes


1 – Goto – Jumps to another panel in the application
2 – Image – photo or other image
3 – V ideo Player – opens a video player frame
PDF viewer – tool for viewing pdf documents
Rich Text – tool for viewing text

Parameter Controls – system wide settings effect instrument opera-


tion. Note that channel based parameter controls are accessed via
View Controls (see below)
4 – Numeric – set by sliders or number pad
5 – List – select from a drop down list
6 – Check Box – Boolean type parameters
7 – Command Buttons – perform a task (such as freezing the display)
or open a menu
View Controls – manage display of UT data. Tap any display screen to
access menus buttons, then select the Display menu. Double tap any
display to expand for full-screen viewing or return to original size.

8 – C-Scan displays are found in phased array probe applications.


Overview C-Scans represent all test-piece geometry defined by the
application’s scan path.
9 – A-Scan displays are found in both single element and phased
array probe applications. Reflector amplitude is plotted against time/
distance. Note that gate settings are accessed through the A-Scan
Application Features Gates menu button.
Applications contain a variety of UT data display capabilities, video and 10 – E-Scan displays are found in phased array probe applications.
still-image visual guides, and illustration/text references. An application’s Reflector depth is plotted against probe width or element position. Color
architect determines its specific contents, the inspection parameters palette represents reflector amplitude while beam cursor allows user to
displayed, and which parameters are adjustable by the user. select for display an A-Scan from a specific probe element.
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Types of Panels
An application is made up of one or more panels. The purpose, appearance, and sequence of panels is determined by the application’s
architect. Panel functions and features can, however, be categorized as one of four general types.

1 – Information-only panels include instructions,


illustrations, or other app-specific information.
They do not allow for ultrasonic measurement.

2 – Setup panels include ultrasonic measurement


output displays (A, E, and C-scans), a freeze
button that freezes output display, parameter
readouts, and menu access buttons.

3 – Calibration panels guide the user through


various calibration processes. Most calibration
processes begin automatically when the panel
is opened and a series of instructional banners
appear at the top of the display. These panels
include the features of a setup panel as well as
buttons that store and clear calibration data. Note
that a caliper icon appears at the top of the panel
after the panel’s specific calibration procedure
has been successfully completed.

4 – Scan panels display live results of phased


array scans while offering the other functionality
of the setup panel. Scan panels include buttons
controlling the recording of live phased array scan
data. Scans must be recorded in order to later
save their resulting data.

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Touchscreen Shortcuts
1 – Touch to select the E-Scan Beam Cursor then drag it to display the A-Scan
signal from a specific probe element. In this case, the A-Scan associated with probe
element 19 is displayed.
2 – Touch within the gate so that its entire outline is highlighted. Then drag to
reposition the entire gate.
3 – Touch either side of the gate to select that side, which will become highlighted,
then drag that side to change the Gate Width setting.
4 – Touch the Gate Threshold, which will become highlighted, then drag the
threshold up or down to change its height.
5 – Touch and drag Overview C-Scan Crosshairs to a point of interest. Values related
to the point under the crosshairs appear across the top of the display.
6 – Touch and drag the Overview C-Scan to create a Selector Box. The Active C-Scan
display shows a zoomed view of the contents of this user-defined box.
7 – Double tapping on any data display panel enlarges it to full-display and returns
an enlarged panel to normal size.
8 – Touch and drag the Active C-Scan Crosshairs to a point of interest. Values related
to the point under the crosshairs appear along the top of the Active C-Scan display.
9 – Touch and drag the Active C-Scan to create a Selector Box. This data-box displays
statistical data related to the C-Scan contents defined by the Selector Box. Note that
the Active C-Scan Crosshairs automatically relocate to the center of the Selector Box.
10 – Place two fingers on any color palette then slide them apart or move them
together to expand or compress the range of values represented by the palette.
Alternatively, touch and drag either end of the palette to move just that end.
11 – Single tap this button in this position to lock and unlock the touch scr
een. Note
that when turned off, this display location is the only place where touch-screen
actions are recognized.
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Correcting Incompatible
Parameter Settings
When the user-inputted values for two or more related
parameters create an incompatibility, the instrument
indicates the incompatible values and allows the user
to adjust any or all of the related parameters. This
incompatibility can occur, for instance, between the
PRF setting and A-scan acquisition (or gate) start and
end points. If the PRF is too high and the acquisition
or gate is too far out in time, it may be time to start
the next cycle before the gate or acquisition could
complete. The instrument indicates an incompatible
combination of parameters by coloring the conflicting
parameters red and stopping acquisition until the
conflict is resolved.

1 – When parameter values are set to create a


physically impossible configuration, the instrument
display is frozen and the involved parameters are
shown in red. To unfreeze the display, adjust one or
more of the indicated parameter values.

2 – When the values assigned to interrelated


parameters are determined to be incompatible, icons
for all menus containing the parameters involved
are also displayed in red. Select any of these icons to
access and adjust the parameters involved.

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1 – The UT Setup Icon opens and closes the menu. These


menu icons remain hidden until the user touches somewhere
on the Data View or unless a menu is currently open.
2 – Swipe vertically to scroll through menu parameters that
may be off the bottom of the screen.
3 – Touch the desired parameter control to activate it and
(if enabled) set its value.
4 – Press either button to change the parameter value
(if adjustable). A brief tap makes small changes in value
while pressing and holding makes a larger change. Touch
and drag the bar for coarse adjustment.
5 – Link icon indicates two parameters will be adjusted in
equal increments. Touch icon to unlink or re-establish this
connection.
6 – When icon is unlinked, you can adjust each parameter
independently. Hold icon for two seconds to equalize values.
7 – Use keypad to input desired parameter value.
8 – Individual parameter controls may also appear
anywhere on an application panel.
Single Element UT Setup Menu 9 – Press header area to deactivate the parameter.
10 – Indicates that the parameter value is Locked.
and Changing Parameter Values Parameters are locked because the application’s architect
intended the value to be observed but not altered, or
The UT Setup menu provides access to those parameters that impact test the display is frozen. When frozen, all parameters whose
conditions when using a single-element probe. A description of each parameter is value affects only live data are locked.
found in the Appendix. Each application's architect determines which parameters 11 – When panel design includes this button, select to
are viewable and adjustable. Refer to the next several pages of this manual to alternate between single-element and phased-array
access the Display and Gates menus and work with phased-array probes. probe operation. Note that available menus, parameters,
Note: The terms Conventional, CV, Single Element Channel, or Single Element and settings differ between single-element and phased
Mode are used interchangeably to describe ultrasonic inspections carried outarray operation.
with a single element probe.
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1 – When panel design includes this button, select


to alternate between single-element and phased-
array probe operation. Note that available menus,
parameters, and data display options, differ between
single-element and phased array operation.

2 – Select the Display Icon to access parameters related


to the A-Scan display. These menu icons remain hidden
until the user touches somewhere on the Data View or
unless a menu is currently open.
3 – Double tapping on a data display panel enlarges it
to full-display and returns it to original size.
4 – Display parameters available for viewing or (if
enabled) modification. Touch to activate.
5 – Freezes and unfreezes the active data display.
6 – Clears the active display of data.
7 – Select to Save currently acquired data (display must
first be frozen) or to Load previously saved data. Also
allows saving or loading of settings.

Single Element Data Display 8 – Capture the display screen or generate a report.
Note: When a panel includes both Single Element
Screens and Phased Array readouts and data views (such
as C-Scans, E-Scans and Amplitude Displays), while
Single-element probe data is displayed on an A-Scan. Display menus control working with a conventional probe the Phased Array
the appearance of each screen (provided the application's architect made these views and Readouts remain static.
parameters viewable and adjustable). A description of each parameter is found
in the Appendix.

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2 – Gates (change color and illuminate LED when


triggered by an alarm condition)
3 – Drag up or down to access all gate-configuring
parameters available for viewing or (if enabled)
modification. These include: the number of gates
enabled, the triggering logic of each gate, and each
gate’s size and position.
4 – Touch the desired parameter control to activate
it and (if enabled) set its value.

5 – Displays the active parameter’s current value.


6 – Select the desired value for the active
parameter.
7 – Press to deactivate the parameter.
8 – Touch any side of the gate to select it, then
drag to reposition that side.
9 – Touch within the gate, then drag to reposition
Gate Setup for Single Element Probes the entire gate.
The Gates menu provides access to those parameters that impact gate position,
shape, and functioning characteristics. A description of each parameter is found
in the Appendix. Each applications's architect determines which gate-controlling
parameters are viewable and adjustable. Refer to the previous pages of this
manual to access the UT Setup and Display menus.
1 – Select the Gate Icon to open the Gates menu. These menu icons remain hidden
until the user touches somewhere on the Data View or unless a menu is currently
open.

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Two Point Calibration


(Single Element Probe)
When included by an application’s architect, the Single Element Probe
Two Point Calibration compares the A-Scan triggers for two different
known-thickness calibration blocks. The resulting TOF values are
used to calculate the velocity of sound through the test material and
establishes the time-of-flight zero point that represents the single
element probe/test part interface.

1 –The calibration process begins automatically when this banner


appears at the top of the display. Calibration evaluates time-of-flight
through a sample of two known thicknesses to determine the velocity
of sound through the material. Two A-Scan gates are used, one
positioned to capture the echo from each known thickness. Note: Be
sure the single element probe icon is selected before beginning the
process.

2 –Follow on-screen instructions to couple the attached phased array


probe to a calibration block. First capture the thinner material sample in
Gate A. Press the Calibration button to continue.

3 –Follow on-screen instructions and capture the second known


thickness in Gate B. Again, press the Calibration button to continue.

4 –This message will display after successful completion of the Two


Point Calibration. The caliper icon appears after any successful
calibration procedure.

5 –To view the calculated values for the Probe Delay and Part Velocity
parameters, select this button and open the UT Setup Menu.
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2 – Swipe vertically to scroll through menu


parameters that may be off the bottom of the screen.
3 – Touch the desired parameter control to activate
it and (if enabled) set its value.
4 – Press to change parameter value (if adjustable)
or touch and drag for coarse adjustment.
5 – Link icon indicates two parameters will be
adjusted in equal increments. Touch icon to unlink
or re-establish this connection.
6 – When icon is unlinked, you can adjust each
parameter independently. Hold icon for two
seconds to equalize values.
7 – Use keypad to input desired parameter value.
8 – Individual parameter controls may also appear
anywhere on an application panel.
9 – Press anywhere in this header area to
deactivate the parameter.
10 – Indicates that the parameter value is Locked.
Phased Array UT Setup and Other Parameters are locked because the application’s
architect intended the value to be observed but not
Menus altered, or when displaying recorded data. In this
case, all parameters whose value affects only live
The UT Setup and other menus provide access to those parameters that impact
data are locked until the display is cleared.
test conditions. A description of each parameter is found in the Appendix.
Each application's architect determines which parameters are viewable and 11 – When panel design includes this button, select
adjustable. to alternate between single-element and phased-
array probe operation. Note that available menus,
1 – Each icon opens and closes a menu. These menu icons remain hidden until the
parameters, and settings differ between single-
user touches somewhere on the Data View or unless a menu is currently open.
element and phased array operation.
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4 – Active C-Scan display shows a user-defined zoomed


view during data evaluation and a portion of the C-Scan
during the scanning process.

5 – Amplitude Display indicates each probe element’s


gate triggering amplitude with the constantly updated
green line. The red line shows the maximum A-Scan
amplitude observed by each beam since the A-Scan
was last cleared (by changing Gain or certain other
parameters, or hitting the CLR button). The purple band
defines the target amplitude and tolerance band for the
TCG and Auto80 calibration procedures.

6 – Select the Display Icon to access parameters related


to the E-Scan display. Menu icons remain hidden until
the user touches somewhere on the Data View or a
menu is currently open.
7 – Display parameters available for viewing or (if
Phased Array Data Display Screens enabled) modification. Touch to activate.
Phased array probe data can be displayed in one or more of five screen types. 8 – Clears the active display of data.
Display menus control the appearance of each screen (provided the application's 9 – Select to begin recording scan data. Scans must first
architect made these parameters viewable and adjustable). A description of be recorded before saving data.
each parameter is found in Appendix A. Note: Double tapping on a data display
screen enlarges it to full-display and returns it to original size. 10 – Select to Save currently acquired data (display
must first be frozen) or to Load previously saved data.
1 – A-Scan display screen. Also allows saving or loading of settings.
2 – E-Scan display screen. 11 – Readout screens provide measured data values as
selected by the application architect.
3 – Overview C-Scan display shows all data to be collected during the architect-
defined scan process. 12 – Various color palettes are available for both
Amplitude and Time of Flight data view screens.
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is found in the Appendix. Each application's architect


determines which gate-controlling parameters are viewable
and adjustable. Note that the phased array Gate Setup
menu is only accessible through an A-Scan display.

1 – Select the center or a component of a gate on the


A-Scan. All (as shown here) or the selected component of the
gate will highlight. Once selected, drag the gate component
to change gate position or dimensions. This change will
automatically occur to the gate position in the E-Scan (right).
2 – When a gate is visible in the E-Scan display, selecting
and moving some portion of the gate will also effect its
position in the A-Scan display.
3 – Select the Gate Icon to open the Gate Setup menu.
These menu icons remain hidden until the user touches
somewhere on the data display or unless a menu is currently
open. Note: Double tapping on a data display screen
enlarges it to full-display and returns it to original size.
4 – Drag up or down to access all gate-configuring parameters
Working with Phased Array Gates available for viewing or (if enabled) modification. These include:
the number of gates enabled, the triggering logic of each gate,

and Beam Cursors and each gate’s size and position. Touch the desired parameter
control to activate it and (if enabled) set its value.
During phased array operation, an application may incorporate as many as
5 – E-Scan Beam Cursor
three A-Scan gates (IF, A, and B). In addition to displaying the selected A-Scan
gates, the E-Scan also includes a Beam Cursor, which allows the user to select 6 – Select the E-Scan Beam Cursor and drag it to display
for display the A-Scan signal generated by a specific probe element. the A-Scan signal from a specific probe element. In this case,
the A-Scan associated with probe element 13 is displayed.
The Gate Setup menu provides access to those parameters that impact gate In the view below, the Beam Cursor has been dragged to
position, size, and functioning characteristics. A description of each parameter display the A-Scan from element 27.

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4 – C-scan Scan Axis (X direction)


5 – C-scan Index Axis (Y direction)
6 – Default menu icons and menus
available with each type of data view
are shown here. Each application’s
architect may alter the available menus
and their icons.
Note: See Appendix A for a listing of
default menu structures including
parameter controls and their
descriptions. Menus and parameters
available are defined by the
application architect.
7 – Gates menu
8 – Probe menu
9 – Wedge menu
10 – Focal Law menu
11 – Pulser Receiver menu
Interpreting and Controlling Phased Array 12 – Part menu
Data Views 13 – UT Setup menu
14 – Display menu
1 – C-scan (Top View). Touch and drag anywhere on this Overview C-scan to create this Selector
Box, which defines the contents of the Active C-scan. 15 – Scan Setup menu
2 – E-scan (Frame View) with Beam Cursor, which selects a specific beam element’s A-scan for display. 16 – Analysis menu
3 – A-scan from selected beam element
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recognizable visual relationship between the C-scan and


the part, it is important to move the probe in one direction
and at a consistent speed across the part. Without the use
of a mechanical encoder, the instrument is unaware of the
operator reversing the probe’s direction of motion.
A Line Scan provides mechanical encoding only along the
Scan (X) Axis, while the Index (Y) Axis is defined only by
the electronically controlled sequential firing of the probe’s
elements.
Raster Scan provides two axes of mechanical position, so
the Index Axis is a combination of the sequential firing of
the probe’s elements and a mechanically encoded Index
O set. The Scan Axis behaves the same on both Linear
and Raster Scans.

1 – Touch the C-scan display to activate the menu buttons,


then select this button to open the Scan Setup menu.
Access the Scan Pattern parameter to choose between
Line and Raster Scan.
2 – Line Scan
Selecting the Scan Pattern 3 – The Scan (X) Axis, in both a Line and Raster Scan, is
Provided an application’s architect has enabled the Scan Pattern parameter, monitored by a mechanical encoder.
the type of C-scan pattern is a user- selected feature. Options include Line 4 – A Line Scan’s Index (Y) Axis represents only the probe’s
Scan, Raster Scan, and Hand Scan. First, it’s important to recognize the elements
terminology applied to C-scan axes: the X axis is known as the Scan Axis
while the Y axis is identified as the Index Axis. 5 – Raster Scan
Line and Raster Scans rely on an encoder to track movement along the 6 – A Raster Scan’s Index Axis represents a combination
Scan Axis while in a Hand Scan procedure the operator controls the probe’s of the probe’s elements and a mechanically encoded Index
movement with no positional feedback to the instrument. To produce a O set (7).
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Overview and Active C-Scan Displays


The Overview C-Scan display allows the user to identify a point or area of interest,
a zoomed view of which can then be observed in the Active C-Scan display. Note
that the statistical data provided for a selected C-Scan portion is defined by the
applications’ architect and may vary from one application panel to another.

1 – Overview C-Scan display shows all data to be collected during the architect-
defined scan process.

2 – Touch and drag Overview C-Scan crosshairs to a point of interest. Values


related to the point under the crosshairs appear across the top of the screen.

3 – Touch and drag the Overview C-Scan to create a Selector Box. The Active
C-Scan display shows a zoomed view of the contents of this user-defined box.

4 – Double tap the Active C-Scan, enlarging it to full-display. Then touch and drag
the Active C-Scan crosshairs to a point of interest. Specific values selected by the
application's architect and related to the point under the crosshairs appear along
the top of the Active C-Scan screen.
5 – Touch and drag the Active C-Scan to create a Selector Box. This data-box
displays statistical data related to the C-Scan contents defined by the Selector
Box. Note that the Active C-Scan crosshairs automatically relocate to the center
of the Selector Box.

6 – Double tap the Active C-Scan to return it to normal size. Note that the E-Scan
and A-Scan display views now show the data associated with the point under
the Active C-Scan crosshair. The A-Scan shown actually represents the exact
point under the C-Scan crosshair, while the E-Scan displays the entire phased
array probe frame that included the A-Scan. The E-Scan’s beam cursor position
corresponds with the displayed A-Scan.

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Dead Element Check


When included by an application’s architect, the Dead Element
Check compares the A-Scan amplitude achieved by each
phased array probe element to identify any inoperative probe
elements.
1 – The Dead Element Check evaluates signals from each of
the elements in a phased array probe. When non-functioning
or “dead” elements are detected, the specific element(s) is
identified.
2 – The process will begin automatically when this banner
appears at the top of the display.
3 – Follow on-screen instructions to couple the attached
phased array probe to a calibration block. In this case the
upper E-Scan display indicates the A-Scan response of each
of the 30 probe elements. The lower data view, the Amplitude
Display, uses the constantly updated thin green line to
indicate each element’s gate triggering amplitude. The thin
red line represents the maximum A-Scan amplitude observed
by each beam since the A-Scan was last cleared. This red
maximum-amplitude line is cleared by changing Gain or other
parameters that directly impact amplitude, or by hitting the
CLR button.
4 – Continue by pressing the Calibration button.
5 – This message will display after successful completion of
the Dead Element Check. The caliper icon appears after any
successful calibration procedure. If non-functioning elements
were detected, they would be identified on the display screen.

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Velocity Calibration (Multi-Step)


When included by an application’s architect, the Velocity
Calibration compares the A-Scan triggers for two different known-
thickness calibration blocks. The resulting TOF values are used to
calculate the velocity of sound through the test material.
Note: The velocity of sound in the calibration material is
calculated using data from a single beam selected by the E-Scan
cursor and shown in the A-Scan display. An alternative velocity
calibration method, Multi-Backwall, may be selected by the
application’s architect.
1 – The velocity calibration evaluates time-of-flight through a
calibration sample of two known thicknesses to determine the
velocity of sound through the material. Two A-Scan gates are used,
one positioned to capture the echo from each known thickness.
2 – The process begins automatically when this banner appears at
the top of the display.
3 – Follow on-screen instructions to couple the attached phased
array probe to a calibration block. Capture the first known
thickness in Gate A. Note that the color in the E-Scan indicates an
A-Scan echo of nearly full screen height. Press the Calibration
button to continue.
4 – Follow on-screen instructions and capture the second known
thickness in Gate B. Note that the color in the E-Scan indicates
the height of the A-Scan echo. Press the Calibration button to
continue.
5 – This message will display after successful completion of the
Velocity Calibration. The caliper icon appears after any successful
calibration procedure.
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Note: The velocity of sound in the calibration material is


calculated using data from the single beam selected by the
E-Scan cursor and shown in the A-Scan display. An alternative
velocity calibration method, Multi-Echo, may be selected by the
application’s architect.
1 – The velocity calibration evaluates time-of-flight through a
calibration sample of one known thickness to determine the
velocity of sound through the material. Two A-Scan gates are
used, automatically positioned to capture consecutive echoes
from the known thickness.
2 – To select the velocity calibration process, touch the E-Scan
display to display menu selection buttons, then press this button
to access the Part Setup Menu. Set the Velocity Cal Type to Multi
Backwall (or Multi Step as described on the previous page of this
manual) and specify the S-Ref 1 thickness. Gates A and B will be
automatically positioned based on this thickness setting.
Note: The Multi Backwall Velocity Calibration process should
not be used for DM type probes.
3 – The process will begin automatically when this banner appears
at the top of the display.
4 – Follow on-screen instructions to couple the attached phased
Velocity Calibration (Multi-Backwall) array probe to a calibration block. Capture the known thickness
in Gate A. Note that the color in the E-Scan indicates an A-Scan
When included by an application’s architect, the Multi-Backwall Velocity echo of nearly full screen height. Press the Calibration button
Calibration compares A-Scan gate triggers from two consecutive backwallto continue.
echoes. This process requires only one known-thickness calibration block.5 – This message will display after successful completion of the
The resulting TOF values are used to calculate the velocity of sound through Velocity Calibration. The caliper icon appears after any successful
the test material. calibration procedure.

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Probe Delay / Zero Point Cal


When included by an application’s architect, the Probe Delay
Calibration procedure establishes the time-of-flight zero point
that represents the probe/test part interface.
1 – The Probe Delay Calibration evaluates time-of-flight through
a calibration sample of known thickness to determine the time
delay of the attached probe. An A-Scan gate is positioned to
capture the echo from the known thickness.
2 – The process will begin automatically when this banner
appears at the top of the display.
3 – Follow on-screen instructions to couple the attached phased
array probe to a calibration block. Capture the known thickness
in the gate as shown. Note that the color in the E-Scan indicates
an A-Scan echo of approximately 60% full screen height. Press
the Calibration button to continue.
4 – This message will display after successful completion of
the Probe Delay Calibration. The caliper icon appears after any
successful calibration procedure.
Note: The probe delay is calculated uniquely for each element,
compensating for any dimensional variation in the probe’s
construction.
5 – The displayed Probe Delay value represents the maximum
delay applied to an individual phased array element.

6 – Number in top corner of readout box indicates that the


beam from phased array element 13 demonstrates the highest
amplitude captured by Gate A.

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TCG Calibration (Multiple Step)


When included by an application’s architect, the TCG (Time Corrected Gain) Calibration
compares the A-Scan indications from multiple echoes taken from different known-
thickness calibration blocks. Two alternative TCG calibration procedures are described
in the next two pages.
In practice, the TCG function displays reflectors of equal size at equal A-Scan amplitudes,
regardless of the reflector’s depth in the test material. This is accomplished by adjusting
the gain at different locations in the A-scan display, corresponding to different material
depths, to compensate for signal loss (or variation) due to attenuation, beam spread, or
other factors.
Note: A purple band appears on the Amplitude Display during the TCG calibration
procedure. The band is centered on the TCG Target Amp setting, with a width defined by
the Amplitude Tol setting. During the TCG calibration process, gain is added to increase
the amplitude of each echo until it falls within this band.
1 – Begin the process by pressing the Calibration button.
2 – The TCG Calibration (multiple step option) evaluates backwall echo A-Scan amplitudes
from samples of multiple different known thicknesses. The procedure can involve up to 16
different thickness readings. The application shown here requires five different thickness
readings.
3 – Continue to follow on-screen instructions to couple the attached phased array probe
to the correct calibration block until all five thicknesses are recorded. Make sure the gate
captures the correct A-Scan echo for each of the TCG points, then press the Calibration
button to record that point and continue.
4 – After following the on-screen instructions to capture the last known thickness, press the
Calibration button to complete the TCG Calibration process.
5 – This message will display after successful completion of the TCG Calibration. The
caliper icon appears after any successful calibration procedure. Reflectors of equal size
will now appear on the A-Scan display as echoes of equal amplitude, regardless of
di erences in material depth.
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In practice, the TCG function displays reflectors of equal size at equal A-Scan
amplitudes, regardless of the reflector’s depth in the test material. This is
accomplished by adjusting the gain at different locations in the A-scan
display, corresponding to different material depths, to compensate for signal
loss (or variation) due to attenuation, beam spread, or other factors.
Note: A purple band appears on the Amplitude Display during the TCG
calibration procedure. The band is centered on the TCG Target Amp
setting, with a width defined by the Amplitude Tol setting. During the TCG
calibration process, gain is added to increase the amplitude of each echo
until it falls within this band.
1 – Select this button to open the TCG Setup menu, then confirm that TCG
Type is set to Multi BW. If allowed by the application’s architect, Reflector
Type and Number of TCG Points may also be input. Note: FBH (flat bottom
hole) reflectors may not be chosen when performing a multiple backwall
TCG calibration.
2 – Select this button to open the Part Setup menu, then input the thickness
of the calibration standard. Remember, the Multiple Backwall TCG
calibration process relies on recurring backwall echoes from a single
known thickness.
3 – Begin the process by pressing the Calibration button.
4 – Continue to follow on-screen instructions to couple the attached phased
array probe to the calibration block. The calibration process automatically
steps the A-Gate from one recurring backwall echo to the next until the
TCG Calibration (Multiple Backwall) number of specified echoes (in this case, three) are recorded.
When included by an application’s architect, the TCG (Time 5 – This message will display after successful completion of the TCG
Corrected Gain) Calibration Multiple Backwall option comparesCalibration. The caliper icon appears after any successful calibration
recurring A-Scan backwall echoes from a calibration standard of procedure. Reflectors of equal size will now appear on the A-Scan display
one known thickness. Note that two alternative TCG calibration as echoes of equal amplitude, regardless of di erences in material depth.
procedures are also described in this manual.
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TCG Calibration (FBH—Flat Bottom Hole)


When included by an application’s architect, the TCG (Time Corrected Gain) Calibration compares
the A-Scan indications from multiple echoes taken from different known reflectors. In this case, the
reflectors are flat bottom holes (FBH) drilled into a calibration block at different known depths. Two
alternative TCG calibration procedures are described on the previous pages.
In practice, the TCG function displays reflectors of equal size at equal A-Scan amplitudes, regardless
of the reflector’s depth in the test material. This is accomplished by adjusting the gain at different
locations in the A-scan display, corresponding to different material depths, to compensate for signal
loss (or variation) due to attenuation, beam spread, or other factors.
Note: A purple band appears on the Amplitude Display during the TCG calibration procedure.
The band is centered on the TCG Target Amp setting, with a width defined by the Amplitude Tol
setting. During the TCG calibration process, gain is added to increase the amplitude of each
echo until it falls within this band.
1 – The TCG Calibration (Multiple Step type with a FBH reflector) evaluates the amplitude of an
A-scan echo recorded by measuring flat bottom holes drilled into a calibration block at multiple
different known depths. Tap the Amplitude Display screen, then choose the indicated menu
button to open the TCG Setup Menu. Specify the TCG Type, TCG Reflector, and TCG Count values.
The procedure can involve up to 16 different points. The application shown here requires two
different TCG readings.
2 – Begin the process by pressing the Calibration button.
3 – Continue to follow on-screen instructions to couple the attached phased array probe to the
correct calibration block until reflectors from holes at all depths are recorded. Note that the operator
must identify which TCG Point they next wish to capture by changing the value of the TCG Point
parameter (4). Make sure the gate captures the correct A-Scan echo for each of the TCG points, then
press the Calibration button to record that point and continue.
5 – After following the on-screen instructions to capture the last known reflector, press the
Calibration button to complete the TCG Calibration process.
6 – This message will display after successful completion of the TCG Calibration. The caliper icon
appears after any successful calibration procedure. Reflectors of equal size will now appear on
the A-Scan display as echoes of equal amplitude, regardless of di erences in material depth.
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Auto 80 Calibration
When included by an application’s architect, the Auto 80
Calibration adjusts the gain so that the A-Scan echo from
a known reflector appears at 80% of full-screen-height.
Note: A purple band appears on the Amplitude Display
during the Auto 80 calibration procedure. The band’s
width is defined by the Amplitude Tol setting. During
the Auto 80 calibration process, gain is added to
increase the amplitude of the target A-Scan echo until
it falls within this band.

1 – The Auto 80 Calibration evaluates the echo detected


from a known reflector with a calibration sample and
adjusts display gain so that the echo’s maximum
amplitude appears at 80% of full-screen-height.

2 – The process will begin automatically when this


banner appears at the top of the display.

3 – Follow on-screen instructions to couple the attached


phased array probe to a calibration block. Capture
the known reflector in the gate as shown. Press the
Calibration button to continue.

4 – This message will display after successful completion


of the Auto 80 Calibration. The caliper icon appears after
any successful calibration procedure. Reflectors of sizes
equal to the known reflector will now appear on the
A-Scan display as echoes with maximum amplitude
equal to approximately 80% of full-screen-height.

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Scanner / Encoder Check


When included by an application’s architect, the Scanner Check
compares the encoder signal received from the scanning fixture and
compares it to the application’s as-designed values. The procedure
requires movement of the scanner from an origin point, which is
identified on its base, to a point near its extreme limit of motion and
back to the origin. The check evaluates encoder accuracy as well as
system hysteresis.

1 – The scanner’s range of motion and allowable variance is input


by the application’s architect. The process will begin automatically
when this banner appears at the top of the display.

2 – Follow on-screen instructions by moving the scanner to one of


the marked origin points, then press the Calibration button.

3 – Move the scanner to the extreme range of motion (in both X and Y
directions) away from the origin. Again, press the Calibration button.

4 – Return the scanner to the same origin point used in item 2, then
press the Calibration button.

5 – This message will display after successful completion of the


Scanner Check. The small display boxes at the bottom of the display
screen show the actual measured values of scanner motion.

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Clearing Calibration
Data
Anytime after a calibration has been performed,
stored calibration data can be cleared by following this
procedure.
Note: All data resulting from the Velocity, TCG, and
Probe Delay calibrations is cleared at the same time.

1 – The caliper icon appears after any successful


calibration procedure. Each time you navigate to a screen
where a different calibration procedure is launched, the
icon will disappear. However, the previously generated
calibration data is retained until cleared.

2 – Press and hold to clear all stored calibration data


resulting from Velocity, TCG, and Probe Delay calibrations.

3 – Select to confirm and continue the data-clearing


process.

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Recording/Saving Phased Array Data 1 – Select to begin Recording.


2 – During the record process, select to Pause
Follow these instructions to Save any acquired UT data. To save the results from recording, which allows recoding to continue with a
a phased array scan, the record feature must be activated before beginning the press of the Record button.
scanning process. To save single-element probe data, freeze the display.
3 – During the record process, select to Stop recording,
which ends data collection.
4 – During the record process, select to Clear the
already-acquired data while continuing recording.
5 – Select Save to save recorded data or Load to
retrieve previously saved data.
6 – Select only to change the default file name.
7 – Files may be saved to the instrument or an external
USB storage device.

8 – Select Save, then wait while the file-saving process


proceeds.
9 – Saves parameter settings for the currently active
application. Settings can later be reloaded, but only in
the same application.
10 – Select to export a CSV (Comma Separated
Value) file. This numerical representation of on-screen
graphical data can be downloaded to a connected USB
memory device. The CSV grid file’s spatial resolution
is determined by the Grid settings in the C-Scan
Analysis menu.
11 – Note that grayed-out controls are not available
during the recording process.

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Interpreting the LED


Indicator Light
1 – This LED light changes color and/or flashes to
indicate instrument status, gate-triggered alarms,
or other conditions.
During Normal Operation:
Red LED – Gate Alarm
Green LED – normal run, no external power
Cyan LED – normal run, with external power
Blinking Magenta LED – Microcontroller is currently
being updated or microcontroller firmware is
damaged and needs to be updated
When the Instrument is Powered Off:
No LED – Instrument is off and the external charger
is not connected
Blinking Blue LED – battery is being charged
Steady Blue LED – batter is fully charged and the
charger is connected
While the Instrument is Powering On:
Blinking Yellow LED – Instrument is powering up,
FPGA is being configured (Operator can release
power button)
Blinking Magenta LED - Instrument is powering up,
but there’s an internal power supply failure

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Accessing the Menu


View
1 – Press to open this Menu View and access the
following four selections:

2 – Settings Button – Press to adjust display screen


appearance and instrument connectivity settings.

3 – File Manager – Press to access reports and


other files. Also allows access to attached USB
storage device.

4 – InspectionWorks Connect – Select to launch


the optional internet-based system allowing
collaboration between an inspector and a remote
expert.

5 – Shut Down – Press to turn off the Mentor UT.


6 – Press to return to the previously active display
screen.

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Working with Stored


Files
1 – Press to access and select the File Manager
button, which opens the Application List Display.

2 – From this Application List Display, you can


perform one of three actions (items 3 through 5).
Note that you can slide the view to the left or right to
access additional pages. Number of circles at bottom
center of a display indicates how many additional
pages are viewable. Open circle indicates the position
of the current view in relation to all available pages.

3 – Choose to display all Application, Report, Data,


Setting, or Image files stored in the instrument or from
another Location (such as a connected USB storage
device). Choose Sort to control the arrangement of
the displayed files.

4 – Select to open this Application Information


box that, along with providing a description of the
application, allows the application to be deleted.

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5 – First choose an application whose files you


wish to access by selecting it with a finger tap. The
application's name appears across the top of the File
Manager display. Now, choose Filter by to display
only the Report, Data, Setting, Image or All files
associated with the selected application. Choose
Sort to control the arrangement of the displayed files.

6 – Selecting either of these buttons at any time


returns to the Application List Display.

7 – Choosing any item in a displayed list changes its


displayed text to blue and allows it to be Uploaded
(from the instrument to a connected external device)
or Downloaded (from the connected device to the
instrument). Choose Select Location to access the
connected USB storage device and, after selecting

the file(s) to be moved, click either to Upload

the file to the USB device or to Download the


file to the instrument.

8 – Deletes or Renames the selected file(s).


9 – Allows you to create and name a folder (directory)
on the connected external device.

10 – Select to delete application.


11 – Touch and hold to preview the file. PDF (or other)
preview window opens as shown here.

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Generating and
Viewing a Report
1 – Select at any time generate a report, which
contains a record of parameter settings as well as
a capture of the active display screen. The report
will be automatically stored (as a .pdf file type) in
memory and its name will temporarily appear in a
banner across the top of the display screen.

2 – Select at any time to capture a copy of the


active display screen. The screen capture will be
automatically stored (as a .jpg file type) in memory
and its name will temporarily appear in a banner
across the top of the display screen.

3 – Select this button to access the menu display,


then open the File Manager.

4 – All stored files related to a specific application are


found in a folder labeled with the application’s name.
When the File Manager opens, select the folder to
view and access files.

5 – First page of a typical report

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Changing System Settings


1 – Press to open the Menu View then select the System
Settings button.
2 – Adjust screen appearance including choosing color
scheme for indoor or outdoor viewing.
3 – Regional Settings allows the user to select Units of
Measure, Date and Time Format, and the type of decimal
point displayed.
4 – Set the time and date formats. Time servers
automatically set time and date each time the instrument
connects to the internet.
5 – Input server settings and run a network test for this
optional internet-based collaboration feature.
6 – Turn WiFi access on or off.
7 – Configure for remote access through a VNC desktop.
8 – Install an application or upgrade the instrument’s
software using a GE-supplied file.
9 – Determine the software version installed in your
instrument.
10 – Provides information on the health of various critical
hardware parameters. This information is primarily used
when seeking service help from GE Tech Support.
11 – Access the IP address of the instrument's Ethernet
connection, typically used in factory automated testing.
12 – Returns to previously active display screen.

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Wifi Connections
1 – Press to access the Menu View. Then choose
the Settings button, followed by Wi-Fi.
2 – Select to enable instrument’s Wifi connection
and to detect and display available Wifi
connections.
3 – List of all detected Wifi connections. Touch
any of the of the listed networks to connect. The
connected network will appear in blue. Touching
another network will cause the instrument to end
the current network connection.
4 – Displays whenever the instrument’s Wifi
connection is enabled.

5 – Select to view details of connected Wifi


network.
6 – Select to disconnect from the currently active
network and forget that network in the future. In
this case, the network will continue to be listed,
when in range, but the instrument will not attempt
to connect to it unless manually prompted.
7 – Select to return to previously active display
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Remote Access with a


VNC Desktop
1 – Prior to accessing through a VNC desktop, both the
Mentor UT and the device with which you wish to connect
(phone, laptop, etc.) must be connected to the same wired
network. Part of the VNC connection process will require
inputting the Mentor UT’s listed IP address into the VNC
client program.
Note: The device you wish to connect to the Mentor UT
must also be equipped with a VNC client program. VNC
client programs can be downloaded from various online
sources (for PCs) or via the Apple App Store.
2 – Press to access the Menu View. Then choose the
Settings button followed by Remote Desktop Connection.
3 – Select to deny access by VNC connection.
4 – Select to allow the VNC desktop to display but not
control the Mentor UT’s display screen.
5 – Select to allow the VNC desktop to display and control
the Mentor UT.
6 – Input a password that must be entered in the
connecting device before it can complete the VNC
connection (optional).
You are now ready to complete the connection by
launching the VNC client program on the device you wish
to connect.

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Updating the Software


1 – From the Settings menu, choose Upgrade.
2 – Turn switch to ON to automatically check for software
updates and/or select to immediately check for updates.
The Mentor UT searches the root directory of a connected
USB memory device for available updates.
3 – Select to Install any available update from a USB
memory device.
4 – Follow on-screen instructions to complete the process.
Note: The Mentor UT requires a battery charge level of at
least 10% before allowing a software update to begin. The
user is strongly encouraged to connect to an AC power
source before beginning the software update process.

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InspectionWorks Connect (IWC)


GE's InspectionWorks Connect (IWC) is a service that enables cloud-based video collaboration sessions between Inspectors and Experts accessing the
IWC Web portal and infrastructure.
An Inspector can use his Mentor UT device to monitor and diagnose component while simultaneously connecting through the InspectionWorks Connect
cloud infrastructure to a remote Expert connected through the IWC web portal running in their browser. This allows the Inspector to share the Mentor UT
device screen and collaborate with the Expert in real-time.
The remote collaboration helps customers make asset and system integrity decisions faster and with more confidence by delivering expertise where and

how it's needed.


Equipping Your Mentor UT with InspectionWorks Connect
InspectionWorks Connect is an optional feature enabled at the time your device
is purchased or acquired after device delivery. To purchase the IWC capability,
contact your local GE salesperson or call Customer Care at 1-866-243-2638. You can
also contact us using our online contact form, http://inspectionworks.com/support
All Mentor EM devices are provided a free 30 day pass to IWC. To activate your trial
use the “Trial License” control located in the InspectionWorks Connect global menu.
Note: IWC requires a wired or wireless (Wi-Fi) internet connection.
1 – Press to access the Menu View. Then select InspectionWorks Connect.
Note: If your device has already been equipped with IWC capability, the Start
Session screen will display and you can begin an IWC session.
2 – Select and enter the required information to begin a 30-day trial session or
contact GE to purchase the IWC capability.
3 – Select to run network test, change server, activate a license or view its
information.
4 – Select Activate to enter your product key. Other selections allow you to
specify the Server through which the IWC session occurs or run a Network Test to
determine if the network connection is sufficient to support IWC communication.
5 – Touch to enter the Product Key. The Virtual Keyboard will display. Select Done
after entering the key, then Activate to complete the IWC-enable process.

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Starting and Stopping an IWC Session


6 – Press to access the Menu View. Then select InspectionWorks Connect. IWC requires
an Internet connection.
Note: If your device has already been equipped with IWC capability, the Start Session
screen will display and you can begin an IWC session. If it does not, see the previous
section of this manual.
7 – Set Video Quality to AUTO or LOW (a LOW setting allows for streaming video over a
network with limited bandwidth), Select Settings to specify the Server through which the
IWC session occurs (not a task you will normally perform) or conduct a Network Test to
determine if the network connection is sufficient to support IWC communication.
8 – Select to Start the session then, after reading the Terms of Use, select OK to continue.
9 – This icon appears when an IWC session is started.
10 – This session URL, identification, and password are required by anyone joining
the session as a remote Expert. Only one Expert at a time can participate in a session.
Automatically deliver this log-in information to any email address by selecting Invite
(11). Alternatively, navigate away from the IWC page to begin your session without
automatically inviting an Expert.
Note: A session URL, ID, and password can be shared with an Expert who can then log int
the Expert portal and connect to your session. This can be accomplished automatically by
selecting the Invite button. To manually log into an IWC session, anyone with a supported
web browser can simply go to https://inspectionworks.com/connect/ or click on the Join a
Live Connect Session button on the InspectionWorks home page. They need only input th
inspector-provided ID and Password to complete the process.
12 – Select at any time during an IWC session to Pause the session, Chat with the Expert,
or End the session.
13 – Select to End a session.
Note: IWC functionality is common to all GE Mentor products. As shown here, the
InspectionWorks operator and expert interfaces are virtually identical for Mentor EM
and Mentor UT instruments.

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Email an Invitation to Join an IWC Session & Expert Login


14 – Select Invite to email an Expert then input the Expert’s email
address and select Send. All required login information and a link to the
IWC website are automatically included in the email.
15 – After receiving this invitation email, the Expert needs only to click on
the included link, input an on-screen name, and select Join Session.
Experts access IWC with any device capable of an Internet connection
and running a supported browser (Visit FAQs at http://inspectionworks.
com/support for a list of supported browsers.)
16 – Expert selects to capture the Mentor UT screen, saving it to his or
her computer.
17 – This icon on the Mentor UT display indicates an Expert has joined
the session. Whether or not the displayed image is shared, the icon
remains as long as the Expert is logged into the session.
18 – Expert and Inspector can send and receive Chat messages
throughout the session, whether or not the display screen is currently
shared. Icon indicates Chat messages are available to be viewed.
19 – Inspector can Pause the session to stop sharing the displayed
image with the logged-in Expert. Note that stopping display sharing
does not end the IWC session. Toggle between Pause and Resume
Session to turn screen sharing On and O .
20 – Indicates session is underway and the screen can be viewed by
the logged-in Expert.
21 – Indicates session is Paused and the displayed image can not be
viewed by the logged-in Expert.
Note: Only the Mentor UT Operator can control whether or not the
instrument’s display can be viewed by the remotely located Expert.

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Appendix A – UT Parameter Listing with Definitions


Note: Any of these parameters may be hidden by an application's architect.

Conventional Parameters
Conventional UT Setup Parameters Pulser Width Sets the width of square pulse
Gain Sets the gain value applied to the signals Damping Adjusts the damping resistance of the receiver input.
Damping is currently fixed at 50Ω, but future releases will
Probe Frequency Frequency of the attached probe
include additional choices.
Filter Selects the frequency filter of the instrument
Rectification Selects the rectification mode, which effects how the
Mode Identifies whether a single-element probe or dual-element A-scan appears on the display
probe is installed
Probe Delay Represents the time delay caused by sound-wave travel
Range Start Start of the sound path range in A-scan & E-scan through probe wear plate, membrane, delayline, or wedge
Range End End of the soundpath range in A-scan and E-scan S-Ref 1 Reference thickness 1 used to calibrate the Velocity
PRF Displays and allows adjustment of Pulser Repetition S-Ref 2 Reference thickness 2 used to calibrate the Velocity
Frequency
A-scan Samples Number of sampling points used to plot A-scan signal
Pulser Voltage During bipolar operation, this value represents the peak-
Probe Part Number Part number of the connected CV probe
to-peak voltage of the pulser power supply rails. In
Negative or Positive Square conventional modes, pulser Conventional UT Gate Parameters
voltage equals half of the stated value and is measured Gate A Logic Determines whether the Gate A alarm is triggered when s
from ground to one rail or the other. The actual pulser signal corsses the Gate A or does not cross the Gate A
voltage depends on the load of the transducer due to
Gate A TOF Mode Indicates whether the Gate A triggering echo’s flank or
series impedance of the pulser, which is approximately
peak is used when making soundpath measurements
10Ω for the conventional channel, in combination with
the Damping setting and external load. Verify the pulser Gate A Start Sets the beginning position of Gate A
settings by direct examination of resulting signals. Gate A End Sets the width of Gate A by defining its end point
Pulser Width Mode Pulser width automatically calculated from the probe Gate A Threshold Sets height of Gate A as a % of full-screen A-scan height
frequency. This value represents the total pulse width Gate B Logic Determines whether the Gate B alarm is triggered when a
assuming a unipolar pulser, and equals the width of each signal corsses the Gate B or does not cross the Gate B
polarity of the bipolar square wave. With Pulser Type set to
Negative or Positive Square, the pulse time width equals Gate B TOF Mode Indicates whether the Gate B triggering echo’s flank or
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Gate B Start Sets the beginning position of Gate B Max Adj Dead El. Indicates whether or not two adjacent dead elements
Gate B End Sets the width of Gate B by defining its end point automatically identifies the probe as bad for
inspection
Gate B Threshold Sets height of Gate B as a % of full-screen A-scan height
Probe Check Whether or not to check if the attached probe is
Conventional A-scan Display correct or wrong based on the comparison with Probe
Amplitude Ruler Shows or hides the amplitude ruler in A-scan ID chip and probe defined in application
Range Ruler Shows or hides the range ruler in A-scan Wedge Menu
Color Palette Shows or hides the color palette in A-scan Wedge Part Number Attached probe wedge’s part number
A-scan Color Sets the color of the A-scan Wedge Angle Angle of probe wedge
Grid Selection Sets the A-scan grid display as Coarse or Fine Wedge Velocity Velocity of sound in wedge material
Grid Color Sets the color of grid on A-scan Z-O set Distance from probe’s center to the bottom of the
Grid Shows or hides the grid on A-scan wedge
Wedge Front Distance from wedge front to probe’s centerline
Phased Array Parameters Part Menu
Part Thickness Thickness of the part under test
Probe Menu
Part Velocity Velocity of sound in the part under test
Probe Type Select the probe type of 1D Linear Flat or DM probe
Velocity Cal Type Sets the type of velocity calibration as “Multi
Probe Part Number Attached probe’s part number Backwall” or “Multi Step”
Probe Frequency Frequency of the attached probe Cal Block Thickness Thickness of calibration block used for Dead Element,
Elements Total number of elements in the attached probe Probe Delay, TCG and Auto 80 calibrations
Pitch Distance between the centers of adjacent elements S-Ref 1 Reference thickness 1 used to calibrate the Velocity
Elevation Width of element (s) S-Ref 2 Reference thickness 2 used to calibrate the Velocity
Probe Delay Adjusted during the calibration process to exactly Focal Laws Menu
set the time delay required to calibrate the time of Scan Type Sets the electronic pattern of scan as Linear or Sector
flight measurements and correctly indicate reflector
location in the image First Element Number of physical element that begins the E-scan
Max Dead El. % of dead elements allowed as a criteria to qualify Active Aperture Number of elements to be fired in scan step (including
good or bad probe for inspection the first element)
Aperture Step Number of elements to step per cycle during the
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Last Element Number of the physical element at which the E-scan Display Start Mode Sets the display’s starting position to match the initial
ends pulse or IF gate trigger (for E-scan) or the point at
Beam Angle Angle of beam enters into the part under test which sound enters the test material’s surface (all
beams)
Focal Distance Depth into the test piece at which the beam focuses
LED Alarm Identifies in which gate an event triggers and
Pulser Receiver Menu illuminates the LED light
Filter Selects the frequency filter of the instrument Tone Alarm Ability to set the tone alarm output based on the
PRF Displays and allows adjustment of Pulser Repetition signal triggering a gate threshold
Frequency A-scan Samples Number of sampling points used to plot A-scan signal
Pulser Voltage During bipolar operation, this value represents the Gates Menu
peak-to-peak voltage of the pulser power supply rails.
The actual pulser voltage depends on the load of the Gate A Logic Determines whether the Gate A alarm is triggered
transducer due to series impedance of the pulser, when a signal crosses the Gate A or does not cross
which is approximately 50Ω for array channels, in the Gate A
combination with external load. Verify the pulser Gate A TOF Mode Indicates whether the gate A triggering echo’s
settings by direct examination of resulting signals. flank or peak is used when making soundpath
Pulser Width Mode Pulser width automatically calculated from the probe measurements
frequency. This value represents the total pulse width Gate A Start Sets the beginning position of the Gate A
assuming a unipolar pulser, and equals the width of Gate A End Sets the width of Gate A by defining where it ends
each polarity of the bipolar square wave. Phased
Gate A Threshold Sets the height of the Gate A as a % of full-screen
Array channel Pulser Type is always set to Bipolar
A-scan height
Square, producing a total pulse width that is twice the
stated value. Gate B Logic Determines whether the Gate B alarm is triggered
Pulser Width Sets the width of square pulse
when a signal crosses the gate B or does not cross
the Gate B
Rectification Selects the rectification mode, which effects how the
Gate B TOF Mode Indicates whether the Gate B triggering echo’s
A-scan appears on the display
flank or peak is used when making soundpath
UT Setup Menu measurements
Gain Sets the gain value applied to the signals Gate B Start Sets the beginning position of the Gate B
Range Start Start of the sound path range in A-scan & E-scan Gate B End Sets the width of Gate B by defining where it ends
Range End End of the soundpath range in A-scan and E-scan

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Gate B Threshold Sets the height of the Gate B as a % of full-screen Active Scan Time Window size to be displayed when C-scan data
A-scan height acquisition is in progress in timed mode
IF Gate Logic Determines whether the IF Gate alarm is triggered Index Overlap % of minimum overlap needed along index axis for
when a signal crosses the IF gate or does not cross raster scan data acquisition
the IF gate Encoder Type Defining the connected encoder as positional or
IF Gate TOF Mode Indicates whether the IF gate triggering echo’s quadrature type
flank or peak is used when making soundpath Encoder Axis Axis used to calibrate the attached encoder
measurements
Encoder Dir. X Direction of encoder counts in scan axis (X)
IF Gate Start Sets the beginning position of the IF Gate
Encoder Dir. Y Direction of encoder counts in index axis (Y)
IF Gate End Sets the width of IF Gate by defining where it ends
Encoder Res. X Resolution of attached encoder on scan axis (X)
IF Gate Threshold Sets the height of the IF gate as a % of full-screen
Encoder Res. Y Resolution of attached encoder on index axis (Y)
A-scan height
Scan Tolerance Tolerance of encoder ticks which can be allowed as
Scan Setup Menu backlash along scan axis (X)
Scan Pattern Sets the pattern of C-scan to be acquired as “Line” or Index Tolerance Tolerance of encoder ticks which can be allowed as
“Raster” or “Free Hand” form backlash along index axis (Y)
Position Mode Sets the C-scan to operate in Timed or Encoded mode
TCG UT Setup Menu
for data acquisition
TCG Type Sets the type of TCG calibration as “Multi Backwall” or
Scan Size Amount of C-scan data that can be acquired. Shown
“Multi Step”
on the scan axis as distance measurement
TCG Reflector Sets the type of reflector used to plot the TCG curve
Index Size Amount of C-scan data that can be acquired. Shown
as “Thickness” or “FBH”
on the index axis as distance measurement
TCG Count Total number of points needed to plot TCG
Scan Resoln. (Dist) Spacing between the data acquisition points along
scan axis, as shown on the C-scan TCG Target Amp Sets the reference target amplitude (as % of FSH) for
the TCG calibration
Scan Time Amount of C-scan data that can be acquired. Shown
on the scan axis as time measurement Amplitude Tol Tolerance of amplitude (as % of FSH) which can be
used for TCG verification
Scan Resoln. (Time) The speed at which display scrolls during timed mode
of C-scan TCG Point Sets the TCG point number to plot TCG

Active Scan Size Window size to be displayed when C-scan data TCG Point Dist Sets the distance of selected TCG point to plot TCG
acquisition is in progress in encoded mode

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Analysis Menu E-scan Display Menu


O ine Gain Change the offline gain during data analysis Beam Fill Color mapping of beam fill between 2 adjacent
Displays the position of time in seconds along scan beams
Time Position axis during data acquisition Amp Palette Adjusts the range of colors used to depict the
Displays the position of encoder (X) along scan axis measured amplitude
Scan Position during data acquisition Amp Color Range Sets the compression of amplitude color palette in %
Displays the position of encoder (Y) along index axis Depth Ruler Shows or hides the depth ruler in E-scan
Index Position during data acquisition Index Ruler Shows or hides the index ruler in E-scan
Grid View Enable or disable the grid settings on C-scan Color Palette Shows or hides the color palette in E-scan
Grid Scan Size of the grid along scan axis of C-scan to be C-scan Display Menu
displayed for analysis and CSV export
Data Source Select amplitude or depth C-scan data view based on
Grid Index Size of the grid along index axis of C-scan to be the contents of the A-Scan's gate A and B
displayed for analysis and CSV export
Beam Fill Color mapping of beam fill between 2 adjacent
Stat Box Shows or hides statistical measurement box on Active beams as interpolated or constant beam fill
view of C-scan during analysis
Amp Palette Adjusts the range of colors used to depict the
Export Grid Saving the C-scan data in CSV format as thickness or measured amplitude (as % of full screen height)
amplitude based on the displayed data source
TOF Palette Shows or hides the TOF palette to display in C-scan
A-scan Display Menu (as % of thickness)
Beam Select Sets the beam cursor position on E-scan Amp Color Range Sets the compression of amplitude color palette (as %
Amplitude Ruler Shows or hides the amplitude ruler option in A-scan of full screen height)
Range Ruler Shows or hides the range ruler in A-scan TOF Color Range Sets the compression of depth color palette (as % of
thickness)
Color Palette Shows or hides the color palette in A-scan
Index Ruler Shows or hides the index ruler on C-scan
A-scan Color Sets the color of the A-scan
Grid Selection Sets the grid display as Coarse or Fine grid to display Min Depth Color Minimum depth to map with lower-most color in the
palette for A-IF, B-IF, A-B data source
on A-scan
Grid Color Sets the color of grid on A-scan Max Depth Color Maximum depth to map with higher-most color in the
palette for A-IF, B-IF, A-B data source
Grid Shows or hides the grid on A-scan
Scan Position Ruler Shows or hides the scan position ruler on C-scan

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Cross Hair Shows or hides cross hairs cursor on the C-scan P%B Peak amplitude captured by Gate B associated with the
Active Box Show or hides the box drawn on Overview C-scan to beam generating highest amplitude of the E-scan (as a % of
display the Active C-scan FSH)

Active Scan Start Start point of the Active C-scan along scan axis TA Thickness in selected beam in Gate A
during analysis TB Thickness in selected beam in Gate B
Active Scan End End point of the Active C-scan along scan axis during TmA Minimum thickness in Gate A in the current displayed E-scan
analysis TmB Minimum thickness in Gate B in the current displayed E-scan
Active Index Start Start point of the Active C-scan along index axis TmBA Minimum thickness difference between Gate B and Gate A in
during analysis the current displayed E-scan
Active Index End End point of the Active C-scan along index axis during TSmA The minimum thickness seen in Gate A since last reset of the
analysis MIN automatically clears after decoupling for 20 seconds
Active Time Start Start point of the Active C-scan along scan axis in TSmB The minimum thickness seen in Gate B since last reset of the
timed mode during analysis MIN automatically clears after decoupling for 20 seconds
Active Time End End point of the Active C-scan along scan axis in TSmBA The minimum thickness seen Gate B to A since last reset of
timed mode during analysis the MIN automatically clears after decoupling for 20 seconds
Amplitude Display Menu Adj Dead El. Number of instances of 2 adjacent dead elements that can
Amplitude Ruler Shows or hides the amplitude ruler in Amplitude view be allowed as a result of dead element calibration
Beam Index Ruler Shows or hides the index ruler in Amplitude view Dead El. Displays the % of dead elements identified during dead
Grid Shows or hides the grid on Amplitude view element check
Dead Elements Displays the physical number of element which are dead
General Parameters Elem. Sensitivity Sensitivity of the dead element in relation to average
amplitude of all the live element versus physical dead
Readout Parameters element
A%A Amplitude (as % of Full Screen Height) of the highest echo to Ref. Position X Displays the position of encoder (X) along scan axis during
cross A-Gate in the beam selected by the beam cursor and before calibration
Ref. Position Y Displays the position of encoder (Y) along index axis during
A%B Amplitude (as % of Full Screen Height) of the highest echo to
cross B-Gate in the beam selected by the beam cursor and before calibration
P%A Peak amplitude captured by Gate A associated with the Scan Position Displays the position of encoder (X) along scan axis during
beam generating highest amplitude of the E-scan (as a % of data acquisition
FSH) Index Position Displays the position of encoder (Y) along index axis during
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Time Position Displays the position of time in seconds along scan axis
during data acquisition
Stop Position X Displays the position of encoder (X) only after starting the
encoder calibration along scan axis
Stop Position Y Displays the position of encoder (Y) only after starting the
encoder calibration along index axis
Error Rate % of missing lines in acquired scan area
Max Scan Speed Display of maximum possible scan speed for the data
acquisition based on the setup

Saturation Use to capture amplitude readings beyond 100% of ASCAN


Amplitude screen height. Setting of 2X gives up to 200%FSH, etc. Takes
advantage of instrument’s deep dynamic range for offline
data analysis.

Measurement Parameters
Tmin Minimum thickness within the defined statistical area
Tmax Maximum thickness within the defined statistical area
Tmean Mean or Average thickness within the defined statistical area
Tloss% Wall thickness loss in % from scanning surface
BWR Ratio of Amplitude between Max to Minimum Thickness
within the defined statistical area
X Displays the position of data cursor along scan axis
Y Displays the position of data cursor along index axis
T% % of thickness loss for the cross hair position of data cursor
T Thickness of the cross hair position of data cursor
A Amplitude (as of % FSH) for the cross hair position of data
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Appendix B – Specifications
Physical
Dimensions (W x H x D) 295 mm x 230 mm x 60 mm (12” x 9.4” x 2.4”)
Weight, instrument w internal battery 2.9 kg (6.5 lbs)
Display
Size 264 mm (10.4”) diagonal
Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels
Mode Indoor and Outdoor specific color modes
Viewing Angle ± 85˚ all directions
Touch Screen
Technology PCAP - Projected Capacitance, multi-touch
Gloved Operation Yes
Surface Chemically strengthened glass, scratch resistant, chemical resistant, optically bonded to display
Storage
Solid State Hard Drive 16 GB
USB Storage USB 2.0 with included module
Data Capture
Data Files Full ASCAN capture for every CSCAN point, all settings. Recall on instrument with full analysis capability.
Settings Files All instrument settings plus position in workflow.
Screen Capture JPG Format
Report PDF Format

Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes… 802.11 b, g, n
InspectionWorks Enabled Yes
Updates Wireless via InspectionWorks
Remote Collaboration Local Network and Internet-Enabled via InspectionWorks Connect

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I/O via included module


Encoder Axes 2 digital quadrature encoders for X-Y axes
Encoder Power Output 5 VDC, 0.5 A max
Alarm TTL
Audible Tone, 2.7 kHz

Power
Internal Battery 63 WH Lithium Ion
External Battery (included) 84 WH Lithium Ion
AC Supply Supply and charge
Input 100 to 240 VAC, 47 - 63 Hz, 1.9 A
Battery Life 3 hrs internal, 6 hrs with included external battery under typical operating conditions
Transport Compliance Meets IATA air transport regulations with one contained in battery and one packed with (Not Installed) external battery
Environmental
Operating Temperature -20C to +55C
Storage Temperature -20 C to + 70 C
Humidity 95%, non-condensing
Ingress Protection IP65
Shock 4’ drop, Shock, Transit Drop, Vibration per Mil STD 810G
Altitude 2000 M max
Data Visualization
User Interface Customizable with Mentor Create software
Zoom Any data view may be expanded to full screen with gesture
Instructional Material Rich Text, JPG, PNG, BMP, PDF or Video (MP4)
Views ASCAN, ESCAN, CSCAN, CSCAN OVERVIEW

Probe Selection Swap between conventional and phased array on same screen
Measurements Amplitudes, Depth, Distance, % Wall Loss, Thinnest point, X&Y Positions
Phased Array: TCG, Material Velocity, Probe Delay, Auto80, Encoder Cal, Dead Element Check
Calibrations
Conventional: 2 Point (Material Velocity & Probe Delay)

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Ultrasonic
Array Conventional
Scanning
Aperture 1-32 elements
Max Elements 32
Focal Laws 1024
Scanning Linear, focused
Pulser
Pulse Shape Bipolar square wave Pos Unipolar, Neg Unipolar or Bipolar Square wave
Voltage 20 - 150 in 5 V steps 20 - 150 in 5 V steps Bi, 10-75 Uni
Width (auto or manual) 50 - 3000 nS 32-512 nS
Output impedence 40Ω 20Ω
Delay Step Increment 10 nS N/A
Receiver & Digitizer
Gain 0 - 78 dB in 0.2 dB steps 0 to 95dB in 0.2dB steps
TCG
Number of points Up to 16 Up to 16
Slope 50 dB/µS 50 dB/µS
Rectification Pos HW, Neg HW, Full, RF Pos HW, Neg HW, Full, RF
System Bandwidth 0.5 MHz to 15 MHz 0.5 MHz to 15 MHz
Input Impedence 50Ω 150 Ω or 50 Ω, selectable
PRF 10 Hz to 18 kHz
Digitizing Rate 62.5 MHz, upsampled to 500 MHz 62.5 MHz, upsampled to 500 MHz
Delay Step Increment 2.5 nS N/A
Acquisition Range 50 nS to 150 µS
ASCAN Compression Points 512, 1024, 2048, 4096
Filters 1, 2, 4, 5, 7.5, 10 MHz and Broad Band
Gates A, B and IF, controlled by gesture or menu parameters
TOF Modes J-Flank, Zero Before, Zero After, Peak
Amplitude Modes Readings up to 800% FSH - deep dynamic range
Start Modes Initial Pulse, IF
Thickness Resolution 0.05 mm (0.002”)

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IT Technical Support Access Information


Email: ITTechsupport@ge.com
Website: http://www.gemeasurement.com/contact-us
Global Phone: 1-866-243-2638

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