latest range of KANDE high temperature probes is designed for long term
operation, including exposure to thermal cycling, at temperatures of up
The probes are
designed to be attached directly onto the
surface of the components being monitored, either by
welding or by clamping, and because they are able to withstand direct
exposure to such high temperatures they can be installed
USBox monitoring software turns inexpensive
hardware such as Lecoeur Electronique’s USBox/USKey or OPTEL’s Opbox into highly capable measurement
long-term ultrasonic monitoring applications, with capabilities
including: recording and
logging of A-scan, B-scan and
temperature data at
intervals, or at user defined temperature set-points, for periods of
anything up to
months or even years.
KANDE high temperature probes have been used to demonstrate the use of
a two probe TOFD
type technique to monitor high temperature fatigue crack growth in 70mm
thick steel pipe sections (Baltica presentation),
and on-site trials at two UK power
stations have enabled us to develop and test ultrasonic monitoring
techniques on operational plant. Our in-house software
development capability and
our extensive practical experience in this area enable KANDE to offer
solutions for customers' unique monitoring requirements.
continues to be at the forefront of practical developments in high
temperature ultrasonic probes and measurement.
- Prototype single
element probes have been tested to 956°C in the laboratory.
- A 16 element
linear array was recently built to
demonstrate the feasibility of using permanently installed phased
array probes to perform monitoring at high
matrix array and instrumentation for FMC data acquisition and analysis
were built as part of a TSB funded collaborative study into
long term monitoring.
- Innovative new
designs of single and multiple element probes are undergoing
tests in our on-going R&D programme.