SHIPYARDS

SHIPYARDS

Welding is an essential part of most tasks in a shipyard, during the construction of ships, tanks, miscellaneous vessels, off-shore installations and other large structures. In all of these jobs the quality of each weld is critical. 

The welds must be flawless, otherwise it will directly impact the overall strength of the entire construction. If faulty welds are not detected the outcome can be catastrophic and can result in the breakdown of products, financial losses and environmental damage.
 
Applications:
  • Identification of flaws in welds in
    • Tanks
    • Vessels
  • Maintenance of pipes and valves
 
Shipyards and similar construction sites poses challenges for efficient quality inspection. There is often an unstable power supply, but the built-in Power Factor Corrector (PFC) in the CONTROL EVO ensures stable operation during these conditions.

The inspected elements also vary in density, ranging from low-density aluminum structures on high speed vessels, to high-density steel constructions on off-shore installations and circumferential welds on tanks and pipes.

Weld seam inspection is the primary application for non-destructive testing with X-ray equipment and it is by far the most accurate way to ensure flawless weld seems. X-ray produces clear images of the weld seem in its entirety and YXLON Copenhagen manufactures the best portable X-ray inspection equipment on the market.

The environment is often cramped and the placement of weld seems are often hard to reach in narrow niches and on many deck levels. To meet these challenges it requires a compact, light-weight and robust type of portable X-ray equipment – and that is exactly what the SMART EVO series is.

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