X-ray Inspection of Welds

Quality Assurance for Weld Inspection with Digital X-ray Systems and Portable X-ray Systems

Assuring weld quality is critical in many applications and industries such as aerospace, power plants, ship building and boiler connections. YXLON offers a wide range of non-destructive testing solutions with portable X-ray systems, stationary X-ray systems as well as X-ray and CT inspection systems.
Inspection of Pipe Segments with Longitudinal and Spiral Welds

Although X-ray inspection competes with other technologies at pipe mills, (i.e. ultrasonics), radiography offers decisive advantages as an imaging technology.

  • Replacement for film when inspecting pipe ends
  • Rapid inspection of longitudinal and spiral welds
  • Post-inspection of ultrasonic indications

In contrast to other technologies, difficult areas like pipe ends can also be inspected with confidence using X-ray. Moreover, for certain regions of the weld an inspection involving X-ray is frequently stipulated for safety reasons – for instance in the case of conjoined spiral-weld sections. Using film, image intensifiers, or digital flat-panel detectors – X-ray systems have been deployed successfully in quality assurance processes during pipe production for both spot-check welding samples and for full inspection.

X-ray imaging technology has the distinct advantage of being able to document well the quality of weld connections during manufacturing – for example, through video recordings of the inspection in a moving image. Defects can be detected better and faster using our YXLON HDR-Inspect.

We offer you a wide range of X-ray techniques at our application centers. We design solutions that replace X-ray films, provide radioscopy, and fully automatic defect recognition in X-ray images. We also offer computed tomography services ranging from micro-CT to CT using a linear accelerator to scan inspection items.