Non Destructive Testing
FAC, IGSCC, MIC, RVI, UT, RT, PT … it’s all part of NDT, and Nova’s 30+ years of expertise in the field brings innovative solutions to the most difficult inspections.
Fuel Barrel Scanner
This tool manipulates the customer supplied sensors over the the entire interior of a cylinder in order to detect microscopic flaws. The tool carries 9 focused immersion transducers and is actuated using stepper motors. The first FB Scanner was developed, built, tested, and delivered within two weeks to automate our customer's manual inspection of specialized fuel barrels.
Prototype Micro Manipulator
Only 10mm in diameter, this tool was developed in conjunction with a major university as part of a feasibility study in the use of miniaturized hydraulics for surgical applications. The gripper's "wrist like" action and feedback allows the user extreme flexibility in a small package.
Magnetic Wheeled Crawler
The Mag Crawler robotic inspection platform provides UT thickness measurements for piping in restricted or difficult to access zones. Complementing Nova’s fleet of remotely operated tools, the Mag Crawler keeps the operator safely away from environmental hazards.
Carries UT probe for thickness measurements
Fits thru 6” Pipe Opening
Capable of 100 lbs. pull
Miniature Ultrasonic Probe Fixture
The Mini Fix tool delivers a specialized pitch catch UT probe with integrated couplant delivery in a very flat ¼” thick package. This tool is used to inspect turbine discs for cracks.
Flat UT probe
Fits in 1/4" gap
Custom ultrasonic transducer
Built in couplant delivery system
Mini UT Bugs
Miniature Ultrasonic Scanners
Also called “UT on a stick,” these probes can be navigated through narrow openings and articulated around corners while providing a lateral scan length of up to 4”. A knob at the handling end allows for precise position control of the angle beam transducer.
Only 12mm Diameter
Articulates to fit through openings/borescope ports
Angle Beam transducer
Single axis scanning
4” Scan Length