JME ADVANCED INSPECTION SYSTEMS

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Global Marine

DIGITAL X-RAY AND
ASSESSMENT DEVELOPMENT
FOR SUBSEA CABLE JOINTING

digital x-ray camera DXR1 | global maring

PIPELINE CRAWLERS • PORTABLE X-RAY BETATRON • DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY

Global Marine present the first digital submarine cable X-ray Camera, DXr1, developed in conjunction with leading UK Radiography company, JME. This state-of-the-art camera will supersede the Type 13 cameras and eliminate film technology and wet chemical processing. The light bulb x-ray illustrates the clarity, detail and flexibility of radiographs obtained from the DXr1 camera.

The DXr1 is the successor to the Type 13 Mk III X-Ray Camera for submarine cable use and has the same rugged marine construction and radiation safety. As the camera is fully digital, system repair time is reduced by eliminating the film processing stage and allowing image assessment to commence as soon as the first image is available. The digital images can be stored in a dedicated folder on the vessel server and therefore immediately available for the assessor to assess them with special software, incorporating a range of drop-down tools such as wall-thickness and inclusion gauges. Image defects can be marked-up and stored together with comments. When all images have been assessed, a summary sheet is produced giving an overall result for the joint. The advanced software contains noise reduction features, brightness/contrast
adjustment and identifies 16,000 levels of greyscale.

FEATURES

  • WINDOWS COMPATIBLE
  • RUGGED MARINE CONSTRUCTION
  • HIGHEST RADIOGRAPHY SAFETY
  • POWER: 96-240V 5A 50/60 HZ
  • NO CHEMICAL PROCESSING
  • NO X-RAY FILMS REQUIRED
  • NO LIGHTBOX OR GRATICULES
  • NO HARD-COPY FILM ARCHIVING
  • HIGHER IMAGE DEFINITION
  • SYSTEM REPAIR TIME REDUCED
  • IMAGES CAN BE EMAILED
  • SOFTWARE IMAGE ASSESSMENT
  • TOUCH-SCREEN CONTROL
  • IMAGE ENHANCEMENT SOFTWARE

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

DIMENSION/MECHANICAL
Height 127cm
Width 90cm
Length 110cm
Weight 155kg
Manoeuvrability 2 fixed castors, 2 free castors, Indicated
lifting points, Lashing points provided
POWER REQUIREMENTS
Voltage 96-240V AC @ 50/60Hz
Power 185w Continuous (quarter HP)
SUPPORTED CABLE SIZES (using appropriate collets)
Maximum 90mm diameter
SUPPORTED JOINT SIZES
Maximum 101mm diameter
DETECTOR
Technology CMOS
Resolution 3072 x 1944
Bit depth 14-bits per pixel
(up to 16,383 grey scale levels)
Image area 145mm x 230mm
POSITIONING
X-Ray source Fully adjustable across width of cabinet,
computer-controlled, motorized, 0.1mm accuracy
Imaging panel Fully adjustable across width of cabinet,
computer-controlled, motorized, 0.1mm accuracy
Joint Guide-plate ensures user loads joint in
correct position
Cabinet rotation Manual operation with rotation lock and angle
indication, Computer interface indicates required
position, 0 to 165 degrees range of movement,
Additional locking fastener at 0 degree position
for storage and transportation
IMAGING
Quality indication Bespoke IQI’s installed in cabinet
appear on each image
Image correction Automatic dark, gain, and
panel defect correction
Image enhancement Multiple-exposure averaging gives
high quality low-noise images
Image size Approximately 13MB per image
Image data Embedded tags store detector position,
joint serial numbers, job details, etc.
Archiving Images sorted into folders to
enable easy retrieval
USER INTERFACE
Type Touch-screen, graphical user interface
User functions Step-by-step step guidance through
inspection process, on-screen review of
previous images, Export image sets to
USB drive
Supervisor functions Review and edit joint and
cable definitions, add new joint
and cable definitions
Engineer functions Perform full system set up and calibration
Security PIN protection option to prevent
unauthorized access to settings
SAFETY FEATURES
Visual warnings 3-aspect coloured light signals (as per UK
standards), high visibility markings highlight
pinch-points around moving parts
Audible warnings Integrated sounder, active during
pre-inspection phase
Interlocks sensors Cable located, correct collets fitted, door
closed, access panel secured, light
signals operational
Emergency stop ‘Mushroom’ button on control panel
suspends all x-ray and motor operations
Access control Key switch to enable x-ray operation,
lockable power switch
Shielding Radiation levels less than 2.5µSvh-1 at
50mm from all surfaces of x-ray cabinet
IMAGE INSPECTION
Full image inspection software package available:
Advanced image enhancements
Defect and wall-thickness measurement tools
Image annotation
Report generation
Inspection software to be located on a PC elsewhere

For further information on Global Marine please visit:
GLOBALMARINESYSTEMS.COM or contact their sales team
UK: +44 1245 702000

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact JME Advanced Inspection Systems on +44(0)1502 500969 or use our Contact Form >

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CONTACT

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Lowestoft, Suffolk
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UNITED KINGDOM

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