OPTIMA Angle Beam Transducers include Quick Change models for use where access is limited, Standard Angle Beam for large, flat unconfined surfaces, AWS Angle Beam that meet or exceed AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code requirements, and Mini Angle Beam transducers that are very small for use in highly confined areas.
OPTIMA Quick Change Angle Beam Transducers/ Wedges
OPTIMA Quick Change Angle Beam Transducers/ Wedges are ideally suited for use where access is limited, on relatively thin materials, or for more precise flaw location and evaluation. The quick change feature is convenient when it is necessary to use different transducer frequencies and/or refracted-angle wedges during an inspection or evaluation. The threaded design of these transducers is compatible with many other brands of quick change wedges.
Quick Change models feature smaller size circular elements, higher frequencies and a
one-quarter wave impedance matching epoxy face. The wear-resistant transducer label is
also frequency color-coded for easy identification.
Standard and AWS Models
OPTIMA Standard Angle Beam transducers are best suited for relatively flat, large,
unconfined surfaces where greater coverage is feasible. Common applications include weld
inspection and detection/evaluation of offaxis, three- dimensional, or radially oriented
discontinuities. Select lower frequency models for castings and other coarse-grained
OPTIMA AWS Angle Beam models meet or exceed requirements of the AWS D 1.1 Structural Welding Code and other common codes, standards and specifications.
Mini Angle Beam Models
NDT Systems' OPTIMA Mini Angle Beam Transducers are very small and permit testing in
highly confined areas, on small parts and contoured surfaces, and simplify gaining access
between closely spaced fasteners. Having a narrow, restricted soundbeam also facilitates
more precise evaluation and mapping of flaws.