Zetec’s New High Stability Bobbin Probe Can Deliver Increase of 30% or More in Probe Life

Share Article

Improve Data Quality and Lower Inspection Costs

Zetec High Stability Bobbin Probe

Field trials conducted at Palisades and Diablo Canyon confirmed improved data quality and average probe life increases exceeding 30%

Zetec, Inc. introduces the new High Stability Bobbin Probe for steam generator tubing inspections. This innovative advancement in technology provides better quality data and probes that last considerably longer.

The High Stability Bobbin Probe introduces innovative features that deliver significant benefits. A new centering foot design features spring supported centering feet and proprietary abrasion resistant material enabling the probe to center more accurately for a longer period of time. The improved data cable provides less data drift than other available options, increasing the probability of flaw detection. The cable was carefully designed to allow the probe to meet the EPRI equivalency for the peak center frequency so it’s inspection ready. Equivalency reports can be provided to allow the probe to immediately be used as an inspection of record.

Field trials conducted at Palisades and Diablo Canyon confirmed improved data quality and average probe life increases exceeding 30%. The longer probe life leads to numerous improvements in inspection economics. Not only is the time for an inspection significantly reduced, but savings are also realized for less rad waste and lower dose because of the fewer probe changes.

“As the largest supplier of probes worldwide to the steam generator market, we understand the challenges our customers face and develop solutions that deliver the results they need. This new High Stability Bobbin Probe is a perfect example of that. With a longer probe life, customers can save tens of thousands of dollars on inspections” states Bill Ziegenhagen, Zetec Probe Product Manager.

The High Stability Bobbin Probes are designed to be equivalent for replacing the existing bobbin probes already used in nuclear steam generators. Sizes for 7/8, 3/4, 11/16 and 5/8 tubing are available. For more information on the High Stability bobbin Probe, please visit http://www.zetec.com.

About Zetec®

Zetec is a global leader in nondestructive testing (NDT) solutions for the critical inspection needs of industries the world counts on every day—including power generation, oil and gas, transportation, heavy industry and manufacturing. We serve as a single source for high-performance solutions in both eddy current and ultrasonic technologies. For nearly 50 years, we’ve advanced NDT standards and science, providing new insight and control through inspection solutions that protect our customers’ most important assets and ensure the quality of their products. By integrating design and engineering with our own manufacturing, Zetec delivers solutions that optimize productivity, safety and total cost of ownership. Zetec is a subsidiary of Roper Technologies, Inc., with global engineering and manufacturing centers in Quebec City and at our corporate headquarters in Snoqualmie, Washington. Zetec support spans the globe, with Centers of Excellence in Houston, Paris, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. For more information about Zetec®, visit: http://www.zetec.com and follow us on Linkedin at http://www.linkedin.com/company/zetec

“Zetec”, is a registered trademark or trademark of Zetec in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

The information provided in this press release contains forward looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward looking statements include, among others, statements regarding operating results, the success of our internal operating plans, and the prospects for newly acquired businesses to be integrated and contribute to future growth and profit expectations. Forward looking statements may be indicated by words or phrases such as "anticipate," "estimate," "plans," "expects," "projects," "should," "will," "believes" or "intends" and similar words and phrases. These statements reflect management's current beliefs and are not guarantees of future performance. They involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward looking statement. Such risks and uncertainties include our ability to integrate our acquisitions and realize expected synergies. We also face other general risks, including our ability to realize cost savings from our operating initiatives, general economic conditions, unfavorable changes in foreign exchange rates, difficulties associated with exports, risks associated with our international operations, difficulties in making and integrating acquisitions, risks associated with newly acquired businesses, increased product liability and insurance costs, increased warranty exposure, future competition, changes in the supply of, or price for, parts and components, environmental compliance costs and liabilities, risks and cost associated with asbestos related litigation and potential write-offs of our substantial intangible assets, and risks associated with obtaining governmental approvals and maintaining regulatory compliance for new and existing products. Important risks may be discussed in current and subsequent filings with the SEC. You should not place undue reliance on any forward looking statements. These statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update publicly any of them in light of new information or future events.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Wayne Waxman
Zetec Inc.
+1 425-974-2700
Email >

Visit website