ECA probes for the inspection of friction stir welds are designed for near-surface defect detection with a preferred sensitivity to axial defect orientation. These probes are designed to monitor typical weld processes such as lack of penetration in friction stir weld applications.
Near-surface defect detection with a preferred sensitivity to axial defect orientation. This probe is designed to monitor typical weld processes such as lack of penetration in friction stir weld applications.
Probe coverage: 51 mm (2 in.)
Probe resolution: 1.6 mm (0.063 in.)
Frequency range: 20 kHz to 500 kHz
Number of elements: 32
Cable length: 3 m (10 ft)
Operation mode: Transmit-receive. Orientation at about 15°.
Penetration in aluminum: About 0.25 mm
Detection capability: Axial surface cracks
To monitor friction stir weld processes, which typically lead to defective conditions such as kissing bonds or cracking, the SAAR-051-100-032 probe is an ideal choice.
For detection of small surface-breaking defects, where high resolution is required, choose the SBBR-022-300-032 probe.
For typical maintenance applications, where direct detection of subsurface defects is required, choose the SAB-067-005-032 probe.