Produces a color-highlighted report in text form that compares ultrasonic thickness
data taken during periodic inspections. Based on the data from prior surveys, T-Base N1
automatically predicts the approximate data that minimum allowable thicknesses will be
reached. Previous inspection data can be transferred directly from T-Base N1 into Quantum
QFT-2 or NOVA Eclipse TG-2. After inspection, the new data can be transferred back into
T-Base. Manual "keyboard" data entries can also be made.
In addition to the features described for T-Base N1, this program adds the ability to
display and output graphic presentations of the data to a color plotter. Thickness data
from up to five previous inspections can be plotted for each inspection route (up to 500
locations). Nominal or starting base-line data and minimum allowable thicknesses are
plotted on a graph along with the inspection data. The graphic presentation is highly
useful in revealing local trends long before they reach levels of concern. Along with the
data presented in color-coded text form, the graphic plots add another dimension to the
usefulness of the hard-copy reports.
This versatile program automatically interfaces with a variety of CAD drawing programs.
When interfaced with T-Base G, the CAD programs enable the user to identify thickness
gaging location points, their identification and thickness data taken at those locations
and enter this information directly onto the CAD-generated drawings. Previously generated
CAD drawings can be routed into T-Base G, eliminating the need to produce duplicate
drawings specifically for T-Base. The drawings can be saved to disk and later recovered
for adding data from subsequent thickness surveys. All features of T-Base N1 and T-Base N2
are also included.
This extremely powerful program includes all the features described for T-Base N1,
T-Base N2, and T-Base G. In addition, a variety of common engineering code formulas and
tables are embedded within T-BasePM. Minimum allowable thickness calculations are produced
automatically. The user enters the design pressure for the component and all other
parameters needed for insertion into the formulas are automatically entered from the
tables published within the applicable codes. The appropriate tables are easily found as
are the tabulated values of each parameter. Once located and highlighted, these values are
automatically entered into the formulas and the calculation for minimum allowable
thickness is instantly completed. In all the various reports produced by T-Base PM, the
formulas, parameters, and calculations are displayed and printed.