• 16 Feb 2022
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NovaRX Inspection Service: An Innovative Digital Radiography Service

Novatest has developed a new digital radiography service for professionals in the field of Non-Destructive Testing, providing them with high-level consultancy and the best equipment for using digital radiography in the civil sector and other application areas.

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Digital Radiography: How It Works

The digital radiography system utilizes a high-penetration radiation source and a radiation detector, which are placed on opposite sides of the object under examination. As the radiation passes through the object, it loses energy based on the density of the material encountered. This energy intensity is recorded by the detector, which provides indications of varying opacities in shades of gray, black, and white. These indications correspond to volumetric information about the materials encountered during the passage from one side to the other. When used in the civil sector, digital radiography provides volumetric data about objects within a structure without causing damage or compromising their functionality.

Why Use Digital Radiography?

Digital radiography produces high-quality images that are easily interpretable, providing immediate insight into the condition of the structure being examined. Non-Destructive Testing performed using digital radiography allows for the detection of elements such as pipes, bars, fittings, as well as the position, arrangement, and condition of reinforcements. It enables the detection of corrosion, damage, cracks, voids, and other internal defects within the objects under examination before taking any invasive actions such as cutting, drilling, or coring.

Digital Radiography: Other Application Areas

This non-destructive investigative methodology, already widely used in industrial and medical sectors, finds numerous other applications. For example, it is employed in the oil and gas industry for inspections of pipes, valves, and pressure vessels to detect defects such as porosity, corrosion, inclusions, and cracks. It is also used in the military sector for quality control of ammunition and in the aerospace sector during production and maintenance phases. Additionally, it finds use in shipyards for weld inspections.

From Traditional Radiography to Digital Radiography: All the Advantages

The transition from traditional radiography to digital radiography has led to cost reduction in materials (films, chemicals for film development) and decreased operational time. With digital radiography, there is no longer a need to wait for film development and potentially revisit the site for better images. The transition has also improved operational efficiency due to the following reasons:

  • Elevata qualità delle immagini;
  • Più immagini a disposizione che possono essere salvate, consultate e condivise direttamente in situ.

NovaRX Inspection Service: A New Service for Excellent Results

NovaRX Inspection Service is the new digital radiography service developed by Novatest for professionals in the field of Non-Destructive Testing. It offers high-level consultancy and technologically advanced tools to achieve excellent results in terms of accuracy, reliability, and speed.

NovaRX Inspection Service: Betatron and NOVO-DR

Portable Betatron systems are a range of compact circular electron accelerators that produce a directional, high-energy X-ray beam. They are easy to assemble, use, and maintain, as they do not have moving parts or cooling liquids, requiring minimal maintenance. These systems can produce high-contrast radiographs with excellent sensitivity and resolution, enabling operators to meet the most stringent inspection standards.

Key Advantages of the Portable Betatron Systems Range

  • Portability and easy transportation
  • Selectable output energy up to 9 MeV
  • Excellent sensitivity and resolution
  • Penetration of up to 300 mm of steel and 1 m of concrete

NOVO-DR is an innovative digital radiography system, the lightest and most high-performing of its kind. It is designed to be used for structural investigations on materials such as concrete and wood, as well as for industrial applications in weld inspection. It is capable of delivering excellent results even under critical conditions.
With the NOVO Touch Professional software, it features an intuitive and intelligent interface for acquiring radiographic images. It enables the digital storage of all relevant information about the inspected element, allowing for easy sharing, archiving, and analysis. The accuracy, quality, and timeliness of the data dramatically reduce work time, maximizing results for both professionals and clients.

Key Advantages of the NOVO-DR Portable Digital Radiography System:

  • Portable and easy to transport
  • User-friendly
  • Long-lasting battery power
  • Wireless
  • Works with isotopes, constant potential, pulsed X-ray source
  • High-definition images in all weather and working conditions
  • Accurate, reliable, and fast

In this article, we have presented the new digital radiography service offered by Novatest to professionals in the field of Non-Destructive Testing, providing both consultancy and equipment. We have also described the technical features of two highly advanced instruments used by Novatest for inspections using digital radiography, applicable in the civil sector and various other fields.

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