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ASNT Ultrasonics for NDT 2017

Zetec Technology Manager for PAUT, Daniel Richard, will be delivering a training course on Wednesday June 28th at the ASNT “Ultrasonics for Nondestructive Testing” event. The course is open to all attendees and is eligible for a requalification credit.

Full Matrix Capture (FMC) is a data-acquisition process where each array element is sequentially used as a single emitter and all array elements are used as receivers creating a matrix of A-Scan data stream. Once the data of this matrix is collected, signal is processed using the Total Focusing Method (TFM) to produce an image where each pixel is a dedicated and focused focal laws in the region of interest.

This training session will explain the theory behind this technology, its strength and weakness, and explore its capability versus typical corrosion and weld examination. The agenda includes:


• Terminology
• Standard phased array beam forming recap
• FMC data collection introduction
• TFM data processing introduction

FMC Characteristics

• Signal characteristics
• Scale factor of FMC data
• FMC versus HMC data collection
• FMC data – How to use
• FMC typical signal explained

TFM Characteristics

• Signal characteristics
• TFM Frame parameters
• Focusing capability
• Coverage capability
• Impact of frame parameters on amplitude
• Use case – Corrosion and Weld examination explained

Information of interest

• Codes situation
• Calibration situation
• Preview of the future

About the Instructor

Daniel Richard has been with Zetec since 2000 and is currently Technology Manager for Phased Array Ultrasoincs. He has a Bachelors degree in software engineering from Laval University in Quebec City, Canada. Daniel has been working in advanced phased array ultrasonic product and solution development for more 15 years, and is Zetec’s subject matter expert for the aerospace industry.