Vidisco’s Portable Digital Radiography Systems Save Time and Money for Shipyards

Ship Production Process is more effective as X-ray inspections are conducted around the clock and with minimal area closures.

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Digital X-ray inspection in shipyard

The biggest upside for us is the ability to transmit the images immediately to the Engineering Staff to assess corrective action in minutes rather than hours or days.

(PRWEB) May 16, 2013

A recent case study shows that using Vidisco’s digital radiography systems, a shipyard managed to increase its production by more than 25%. There are several reasons for the increase in productivity. Vidisco’s high quality panels are particularly sensitive; therefore they can produce great X-ray images with reduced doses. In the shipyard, using Vidisco’s DR systems means smaller area closure, decreased facility shutdowns and, essentially, the ability to work around the clock.

Vidisco just released a video describing in detail how time and money can be saved using its systems. It is also possible to meet the Vidisco team and see demonstrations of the systems at Control Expo, May 14-17 in Stuttgart, Germany at booth 1907 in Hall 1.

Today, modern ships are made almost exclusively from welded steel. Ship building begins with welding of large plates together into module blocks, which are then welded to each other to form the ship’s hull. In this industry, quality control supervisors search for typical welding defects such as porosity, lack of fusion, cracks, lack of penetration, slag lines and more.

In most shipyards, production takes place during day shifts, while radiographic testing takes place during night shifts which can be problematic when trying to increase productivity.

Vidisco’s portable DR systems were used by the shipyard in order to make the radiography inspection process more effective. The general goal was to be able to work days and nights in an effort to increase production. This goal was met with the help of Vidisco’s systems as area closures decreased and the image results were accurate and immediate. Since the images are digital and can be analyzed on the spot, there is no reason to return to often hard-to-reach places for reshoots. An Association of Non Destructive Testing (ASNT) member recently reiterated this point in a group discussion: “The biggest upside for us is the ability to transmit the images immediately to the Engineering Staff to assess corrective action in minutes rather than hours or days.”

Vidisco Ltd. is a leading designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art portable X-ray inspection systems. For a quarter of a century, Vidisco has been revolutionizing the X-ray industry and continues to do so with leading products like the truly portable flat panel based digital X-ray systems.

Adar Yiron, Vidisco’s VP Sales and Marketing exclaimed: "It was very interesting for us to take part in this case study and learn how much time and money using Vidisco’s portable digital radiography systems can save. We would like to help other shipyards around the world make their inspection process more effective. Vidisco prides itself on manufacturing top-of-the-line radiography systems to meet all your NDT needs.”


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