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This measurement uses a special conductivity probe that displays the below screen instead of the standard impedance screen shown above. The screen display below shows a nonmetallic coating over aluminum. This display would be considered the calibration of the instrument.

Many advances were made throughout the s and s, especially in the aircraft and nuclear industries. After this calibration is done, the inspector would measure on their parts and watch for the distance that the signal travels across the screen.

Surface Inspection – Surface cracks in machined parts and metal stock can be readily identified with eddy current. The top curve represents a 0. Other companies soon followed. Eddy current instruments can perform a wide variety of tests depending on the type of probe being used, and careful probe selection will help optimize performance. Eddy current testing is now a widely used and well-understood inspection technique for flaw detection as well as for thickness and conductivity measurements.

In a given test, resolution will be determined by the probe type while detection capability will be controlled by material and equipment characteristics. If the probe and its magnetic field are brought close to a conductive material like a metal test piece, a circular flow of electrons known as an eddy current will begin to move through the metal like swirling water in a stream.

Both cracking and thickness variations can be detected.

In flaw detection applications, this calibration process typically involves the use of reference standards of the same material, shape, and size as the test piece, containing artificial defects such as saw cuts, drilled holes, or milled walls to simulate flaws. The horizontal line is the lift off in which the probe has been “nulled” balanced on the aluminum part and when it is lifted in the air, the signal moves directly to the left.

Changes in metal thickness or foucaullt like near-surface cracking will interrupt or alter the amplitude and pattern of the eddy current and the resulting magnetic field.

These probes can be rotated by hand or automatically using a rotary scanner. In thickness measurement applications the reference standards would consist of ccourants samples of know thickness.

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Thus, variations in the conductivity of the test material, its magnetic permeability, the frequency of the AC pulses driving the coil, and coil foucaul will all have an effect on test sensitivity, resolution, and penetration. Eddy current testing is widely used in the aerospace industry and in other manufacturing and service environments that foufault inspection of thin metal for potential safety-related or quality-related problems.

Eddy current density is highest near the surface of the part, so that is the region of highest test resolution. Foucault built a device that used a copper disk moving in a strong magnetic field to show that eddy currents magnetic fields are generated when a material moves within an applied magnetic field.

ECA can permit use of simpler fixturing, and foucaylt also simplify inspection of complex shapes through custom probes built to fit the profile of the test piece.

Sliding probes – Also used in testing aircraft fastener holes, offering higher scan rates than donut probes. Common applications Eddy current instruments can be used in a wide variety of tests. In addition to providing visualization through C-scan imaging, ECA allows coverage of larger areas in a single pass while maintaining high resolution. At the same time, eddy current testing coufants limited to materials dd conduct electricity and thus cannot be used on plastics.

Impedance plane displays While some older eddy current instruments used simple analog meter displays, the standard format now is an impedance plane plot that graphs coil resistance on the x-axis versus inductive reactance on the y-axis. Each individual coil produces a signal relative to the phase and amplitude of the structure below it.

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Sorry, this page is not available in your country Let us know what you’re looking for by filling out the form below. A second way to measure the thickness of a nonconductive coating on a conductive material is using the conductivity measurement capability of the Olympus NDT N series instruments NC or higher. Proper calibration with appropriate reference standards is an essential part of any eddy current test procedure. Variations in permeability of a material generate noise that can limit flaw resolution because of greater background variations.

The phenomenon of eddy currents foucaukt discovered by French physicist Leon Foucault inand for this reason eddy currents are sometimes called Foucault currents.

Pencil probes – Smaller diameter probes housing coils built for high frequencies for high resolution of near surface flaws.


Variations in the plot correspond to variations in the test piece. Weld Inspection – Many weld inspections employ ultrasonic NDT for subsurface testing and a complimentary eddy current method to scan the foucaultt for open surface cracks on weld caps and in heat affected zones.

OD probes – Used for inspection of metal tubing and bars from the outside, with the test piece passing through the coil Reference standards An eddy current system consisting of an instrument and a probe must always be calibrated with appropriate reference standards at the start of a test. The inspection measurements are dependent entirely on the comparison of the signal against the reference calibration.

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Low frequency courantts can be used to locate corrosion on second and third layers of metal that cannot be inspected ultrasonically. The top line shows the signal on aluminum without any coating.

Surface probes – Used for identifying flaws on and below metal surfaces, usually large diameter to accommodate lower frequencies for deeper penetration, or for scanning larger areas.

That eddy current flowing through the metal will in turn generate its own magnetic field, which will interact with the coil and its field through mutual inductance. Faraday discovered that when a magnetic field passes through a conductor a material in which electrons move easily -or when a conductor passes through a magnetic field-an electric current will flow through the conductor if there is a closed path through which the current can circulate. Larger coils inspect a greater volume of material from any given position, since the magnetic field flows deeper into the test piece, while smaller coils are more sensitive to small defects.

Menu More Pour nous joindre. Both field portable and fixed system instruments are available to meet a wide variety of test needs. The second line down is a 0.

Alarms could be used to alert the inspector when a coating is too thick or too thin. By Tom Nelligan and Cynthia Calderwood Magnetism, the underlying principle behind electric motors and generators, relays and stereo speakers, is also the force that enables an important category of NDT tools called eddy current instruments.

Eddy current testing began largely as a result of the English scientist Michael Faraday’s discovery of electromagnetic induction in