MultiView tube inspection acquisitions and analysis software provides voltage plane analysis, voltage plane theoretical curve, circumferential sizing overlay, calibration of three depth curves with only one reference point, voltage plane calibration without a support-plate signal and dual-driver software control. In addition, it offers offline cylindrical view, pit-depth measurement cursors, display of wall loss (%) and remaining wall, and real-time C-scan acquisition.
MultiView is a PC-based software application used for data acquisition and data analysis of eddy current, remote field, near field, magnetic flux leakage, and ultrasound IRIS signals. Used in conjunction with the MultiScan MS5800 acquisition unit and TubePro tubesheet mapping-reporting software, it offers a remarkably complete solution package for heat exchanger tubing inspection applications.
MultiView has been drastically improved over recent years. Feedback from customers, continuous enhancement, attention to detail, and dedication to customer satisfaction have contributed to the version currently available on the market.
By distributing the TubePro software application, which supports easy data exchange with MultiView and has several ground-breaking, advanced 2-D and 3-D reporting capabilities, Olympus has redefined reporting for heat exchanger tubing inspection.
Both the MultiView and TubePro software applications are compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, and work equally as well on laptops (for field usage) as they do on desktop computers (for advanced data analysis and reporting).
No other system offers as many capabilities as MultiView, TubePro, and the MultiScan MS5800 system used in conjunction with one another!
The latest improvements to MultiView bring data analysis to a whole new level. MultiView's newly redesigned mouse and keyboard controls make data manipulation possible at tremendous speeds. Simplification was adopted for maximum ease-of-use in navigating the multiple technology interface, which boasts a minimal amount of changes and operations for reduced training requirements.
In addition, recently added new features such as Landmark capability and paper-style strip charts, in addition to reporting improvements, will definitely make MultiView your favorite analysis and reporting software!
Evaluate and record indication distance with this powerful and newly introduced feature.
|Toolbars and Layouts
Quickly access the most commonly used functions, or customize the screen at your convenience.
Gain unprecedented speed and efficiency during analysis with the completely redesigned mouse controls and keyboard shortcuts.
Switch between Setup mode (calibration), Inspection mode (data acquisition), and Analysis mode (data readback).
Perform data acquisition on the fly, or from a loaded tube list. The list can also be easily generated using TubePro. Use Analysis mode to read back all recorded tubes.
Newly introduced, real paper-style strip charts will please the most experienced of analysts. In addition, Strip Chart mode can be switched to the previous style.
Log all analysis results (defects) in a database. The latest improvements include accurate recording of indication distance and indication recall directly from the Report window.
The reporting feature is common for all supported technologies.
MultiView performs data acquisition exclusively with the MultiScan MS5800 unit, and can read back data previously recorded with the TC5700 legacy instrument.
Setting up the MS5800 instrument has never been easier than with the latest updated and newly added Setup Wizard menus.
Use the step-by-step guide to enter the appropriate variables for high-quality signals in record time!
As with all other features in MultiView, the Setup Wizard supports the ECT, RFT, NFT, MFL, and IRIS technologies.
Simultaneous Signal Calibration
With ECT, RFT, NFT, and MFL signals, all defects can be recorded instantly with a tap of the Calibrate button.
Pressing the Calibrate button automatically adjusts (calibrates) all the channels and their depth curves as per the default or recommended settings. Mix-type channels are also automatically adjusted.
References can be added and associated with the different depth curves in order to maximize the results and gain precision over flaw sizing.
|Select and measure each indication with a single click…||…to calibrate all channels and depth curves!|
Frequency Mixing and Signal Filters
MultiView allows for a virtually unlimited quantity of Mix-type or Filter-type channels. Mix-type channels are used to suppress undesirable signals such as Support Plate signals with ECT and RFT data, Dents, or internal diameter variation with ECT data.
Although the Setup Wizard presets the Mix channels for the most common usages, channels can be edited or added upon data readback in accordance with your data analysis needs.
|Unmixed ECT (top) and RFT data (bottom).||
Dual frequency mixes (support plate removed).
|Unfiltered (top) and filtered data (bottom).|
RFT Voltage Plane
MultiView includes the Voltage Plane view for remote field signals. This view is extremely useful to analysts who must interpret complex signal shapes. The Voltage Plane view enables:
|The operating point often shifts due to normal permeability changes between tubes.||MultiView allows for quick normalization of the operating point on the Voltage Plane Overlay using mouse/keyboard shortcuts.||Choose between three curves to correctly estimate depth of Short, Long or Taper defects.|
MultiView is a unique, powerful tool for IRIS inspection. The MultiView Setup Wizard has been consistently improved for instant, accurate results. The real-time B-scan and C-scan displays are powerful tools that allow for quick identification of defects during inspection. Real-time controls make fine adjustments very easy, while the video A-scan view provides a clear representation of the ultrasound signals for maximum comprehension. Other powerful analysis tools, such as the cylindrical-view, ID, OD, and WT C-scan displays, automatic and manual wall-thickness measurement, and improved mouse controls, make analysis of IRIS data much easier. In addition, the ability to support encoded scanning enables precise reporting of indication distance.
|Double-click on the indication to update the B-scan view.|
|The real-time C-scan window displays the ID, OD, and WT views.||The B-scan view shows the tube cross-section enabling interpretation and measurement of indications, while the cylindrical B-scan view adds clarity.|
|The Statistics box containing measurement results helps the analyst accurately estimate flaw depth.|
Real-time settings allow for easy fine-tuning of signals and enabling of encoded scans at the tap of a button.
The video A-scan display provides full details about source ultrasound signals. All parameters can be adjusted within this menu for optimal results.
NFT and MFL for Air-Finned Coolers
Near field testing (NFT) and magnetic flux leakage (MFL) are the perfect screening technologies for air-finned cooler tubing. MultiView fully supports both technologies with its improved Setup Wizard, which automatically sets all the parameters for instant access to the best possible results. Additionally, the latest preset layouts and automatic measurement options make data analysis easier than ever.
MFL custom layout displaying three different channels. Note that the default setting for amplitude is "vertical" mode.
|NFT screen with its Depth measurement.|
C-scans and Customizable Layouts
Array probes enable better coverage (probability of flaw detection) and imagery for improved signal analysis. MultiView, in conjunction with the MultiScan MS5800, supports C-scan 2-D and 3-D (isometric) views for ECT, RFT, NFT, and MFL array data using encoded scan, or free-running (clock-based) configuration. Rotary surface detectors and raster scanning are also supported for high-quality C-scan display generation.
Layouts can be created in MultiView with near-endless possibilities for combinations, including impedance planes, 2-D and 3-D C-scans, and strip charts. Just press Create Layout and start editing!
The improved controls in C-scan view enable you to instantly select any indication.
Set up attractive 3-D views and modify their parameters or color palettes.
Right-click to instantly add processing to your C-scan data. The processes feature includes:
Create custom layouts featuring XY planes, strip charts, C-scans, or 3-D views using the Layout toolbar.
Report Indication Distance using Landmarks
In today's competitive environment with increasing requirements for higher quality inspection results, inspection and service companies are often asked to provide information on a flaw's exact location or distance within the inspected heat exchanger. While position recording devices (encoders) are always an option, use of manual scanning (probe pulling) is still common practice in the petrochemical industry.
MultiView offers a newly added Landmarks feature that can be used to report an indication's distance. In heat exchangers, landmarks are the tubesheets and supports. Because most landmarks are clearly visible in ECT, RFT, NFT, and MFL data, they can be identified in the strip charts. MultiView uses the distances logged in the Landmark Table to provide an accurate distance estimation for the selected indication using interpolation to compensate for inevitable changes in the pulling speed.
1 Build a Landmark Table in MultiView, or use TubePro to automatically generate it from a 3-D model.
The table should include the Heat Exchanger start and finish distance. Add supports for greater distance accuracy when reporting an indication.
Indication Entry in Report Database
2 Quickly identify the necessary landmarks using one of the following three methods:
Entering landmarks is quick and easy with mouse and keyboard shortcuts.
3 Select the indication, analyze it, and then, with a single click, enter it into the Report database. The indication's distance will also be logged into the Report database.
Note that the indication's position is interpolated from adjacent landmarks.
With a single click, report the indication in the XY plane window.
Instantly Recall Reported Indications
Reported indications can be quickly recalled from the Report window. The signal and analysis vector are displayed exactly as they appeared at the time the indication was recorded.
This very unique and useful feature can be used by senior analysts to review preliminary analyses. All reported indications are saved into each data file and displayed upon readback.
Double-click on the report entry to instantly recall reported indications exactly as they were recorded.
|Report entry 11||Report entry 12||Report entry 13|
Report output is available in several formats. MultiView includes a basic analysis report template that can be either printed or exported into several common file formats. All inspection results can be easily sent to the TubePro tubesheet mapping software, which displays the results in 2-D and 3-D, in addition to showing the heat exchanger and a whole lot more!
Print the report directly from MultiView
Or, export it in any of the following formats:
|• .txt||• .csv|
|• .rpt||• .rtf|
|• .xml||• .htm|
Or, send it to TubePro for a world-class, customizable report!
Tube testing, conventional probes: ECT, RFT, NFT, MFL, and IRIS.
Tube testing, array, and specialty probes: ECT arrays, ECT rotating surface pancake probes, RFT arrays, NFT arrays, MFL arrays, and hybrid probes.
Surface and raster scanning also supported.
Setup creation: Improved step-by-step Setup Wizard menus for tube testing: ECT, RFT, NFT, MFL, and IRIS.
Simultaneous calibration: Calibrate channels (voltage and phase), depth curves, and Mix-type channels all at once, or separately with ECT, RFT, NFT, MFL, or arrays; IRIS A-scan view for optimal signal comprehension.
Instrument compatibility: MultiScan MS5800 only.
Recording possibilities: Manual mode with space bar operation to start and stop acquisition.
External footswitch (TA-FSW-001) for configurable functions.
MPP04-01 "airgun" special ECT scanner device that synchronizes the acquisition with MultiView, and records the actual probe position.
Recording list: List of tubes that are editable in MultiView, or which can be imported from TubePro.
Interface: Drastically improved mouse and keyboard interface with shortcut operation for maximum efficiency.
Data compatibility: RD Tech TC4700 and TC5700 data, MultiScan MS5800.
Vector analysis: Instant automatic vector analysis in XY planes with manual angle measurement.
Depth sizing: Automatic phase and voltage curves (ECT, RFT, NFT, and MFL) with a virtually unlimited quantity of curves; RFT voltage plane display with the option of short, tapered, and long flaws; IRIS actual measurement of wall thickness with a resolution of 0.03 mm (0.001").
Indication position recording: Advanced landmark-based feature that interpolates position between a minimum of two known locations (ECT, RFT, NFT, and MFL); clock-based or encoder-based for IRIS and arrays.
Layouts (data display): Impedance planes, voltage planes (RFT), strip charts with actual paper-style displays, landmark (code) window, 2-D and 3-D C-scan views (with configurable color palette); all above window-types are available in useful preset layout arrangements, or can be configured in a virtually unlimited number of ways. IRIS layouts are managed separately, and include real-time B-scan and C-scan displays (one or two C-scans).
Data processing: Real-time tube testing processes include: mixes (virtually unlimited quantity), filters (high-pass, low-pass, average); C-scan (array) processes include all of the above, plus normalization, derivative, median filter, subtraction, and interpolation.
Data readback: Reported indications are saved in data files in real time, which is useful for future readback.
Report database (analysis report): Logs all analysis calls; supports all previously mentioned technologies. Features tube ID (zone/row/column), vector analysis results (volts/phase), % wall loss, side (ID/OD), editable report code, channel, extent tested, comments, and accurate indication location and length recording.
Compatibility: The report can be exported to TubePro, or exported into several common formats, including: .pdf, .txt., .xls., .doc.
Screen capture: The included screen capture tool can be used to capture any subwindow or adjustable range.
Indication recall: Instant access to any recorded indication from the report window.