UltraVision® software has stood steadfast in the world of non-destructive testing (NDT) inspection software for over a quarter-century. Since its inception in 1996 under the name TomoView, UltraVision has undergone a remarkable transformation, redefining the very essence of NDT inspections. This latest update is no exception. Keep reading for a sneak peek into one ‘ultra’-anticipated enhancement - the compatibility of Capture™ and Acquire data files. What does this mean for you? Let’s take a closer look…

UltraVision is a powerful ultrasonic testing (UT) and phased array UT (PAUT) inspection software supporting end-to-end inspection technique design, setup, acquisition, and analysis. These updates offer increased synergy between Eddyfi Technologies UT instruments, making it possible to open and analyze inspection data files in the ‘. acquire_data’ and ‘. capture_acq’ formats.

This innovation unleashes the complete potential of UltraVision analysis, providing a valuable resources for Gekko®, Mantis™, and Panther™ users, giving them access to an additional powerful toolset. This compatibility not only enhances interoperability between platforms but also empowers UT analysts with the flexibility to choose the software best suited for their specific tasks.

Capture software stands as a robust and intuitive inspection and analysis package, deeply rooted in its capabilities and boasting a wealth of advanced features. However, this update allows Capture users to take advantage of the powerful data analysis and detectability with enhanced data processing found in the UltraVision software.

Additional functionalities, such as file and volumetric merging, as well as advanced views, enable users to seamlessly integrate data, achieving a holistic perspective. For the most intricate applications, UltraVision provides 3D support packages tailored for inspection and analysis, custom layouts for simultaneous data visualization, and a suite of time-of-flight diffraction (TOFD) processing tools, among other capabilities.

Volume Correction & Projection

Capture and UltraVision both offer volume-corrected data analysis in top (C), side (B), and end (D) planes. Volume correction transforms angle beam data into true cartesian views. For instance, a top view resembles looking down through the weld, similar to a traditional radiograph, as opposed to an uncorrected C-scan of the beam angle, which is more commonly encountered. These views also can be created from the full volume of data that was acquired, not just from configured gates as with other equipment in the market. 

In UltraVision you can use ‘Projected Views’ which, by using dynamic soft gates, enables users to isolate the volume of data in the component in three dimensions, for display in the corresponding views. This is a very powerful tool to isolate indications in the display and quickly identify the extremities for sizing, across all scan, index and ultrasound positions, without the need to assess individual slices.

Projected views in UltraVision®

Figure 1: Projected views in UltraVision

Volumetric Merging

In scenarios involving sectorial inspection of a weld from two sides or complex tasks like raster scanning with multiple offsets, it's crucial to comprehensively assess data by cross-referencing indications from multiple channels and views. This is where the Volumetric Merge function proves invaluable, enabling operators to amalgamate multiple UT beams and channels into a single data volume, presented in a new channel for streamlined analysis. This is achieved through the software's meticulous analysis of every point within the inspection volume, along with the evaluation of all interacting channels and beams, resulting in the creation of a new data channel based on the maximum amplitude at each point. This dataset, in conjunction with the advanced projected views, equips the analyst with an optimized perspective of the component, facilitating an efficient and thorough review.

Volumetric merge of 90 +270 skews

Figure 2: Volumetric merge of 90 +270 skews

Time-of-Flight Diffraction (TOFD) Calibration Tools

UltraVision supports recalibration of TOFD data in analysis as well as processing TOFD data including lateral wave straightening, lateral wave removal, and synthetic aperture focusing technique or SAFT.
Lateral wave straightening

Figure 3: Lateral wave straightening

C-scan Processing

UltraVision offers a range of tools for enhancing C-scan images, such as the ability to generate new C-scans from stored data and an array of filtering tools for image quality improvement. Additionally, C-scan stitching enables the consolidation of multiple C-scans into a single view for in-depth analysis and reporting. For instance, when conducting numerous corrosion scans across a sizable area, you can seamlessly arrange and merge them into a single, unified C-scan display.

Multi-screen Support

Another ultra-exciting enhancement in the software is its newfound support for multiple screens in UltraVision. With the prevalence of desktop configurations boasting multiple screens, NDT analysts can now fully leverage the expansive screen real estate. Different screens can seamlessly showcase distinct layouts and views from within the same file, all interconnected and continuously updated. This addition significantly bolsters the thorough and efficient data review process.

UltraVision multi-screen support

Figure 4: UltraVision multi-screen support

There is a whole host of additional advanced analysis features packed into UltraVision. To explore which tools best suit your applications, discover further details here. For more information on software pricing, visit here. Feel free to contact our team of experts to discuss how you can harness the full potential of this exciting new update!