Machine Manufacturing

GE Introduces Wireless Portable X-Ray Detectors

April 18, 2012

Enhanced series makes giant strides to improve mobility and simplify digital readiness for field radiographic inspection.

LEWISTOWN, PA -- GE's (NYSE: GE) Inspection Technologies product line, a GE Measurement & Control business, announced two additions to its DXR series of portable X-ray detectors. The enhanced solution series demonstrates GE's continued investment in digital radiography, providing the oil and gas, power generation and general engineering sectors with wireless and battery operated technology solutions that support instant radiographic inspection and review across a wide range of field applications.

The new detectors, DXR250C-W and DXR250U-W, are designed to withstand the harshest industrial environments and can be wirelessly connected or tethered to a laptop computer. They are quickly deployed in some of the most challenging field conditions and provide easy access to otherwise hard-to-reach areas such as pipe racks.

"GE is committed to using the newest technology to provide the most versatile solutions for the widest range of inspection activities," said Martin Sauerschnig, GE product manager, radiography. "The expansion of the DXR series to include a wireless solution will facilitate in-field conversion from film to digital radiography by enabling shorter exposure times, instant image reviews and reduced shooting times. This series enhancement greatly increases user productivity while improving field safety."

The DXR250C-W detector, which has an 8-by-8-inch imager, has been developed specifically for industrial inspection applications, while the DXR250U-W detector, with its 16-by-16-inch imager, has been further optimized and packaged to meet industrial needs.

The DXR250C-W also can be tethered with mains supply or battery-connected with a data cable if necessary to suit different inspection set-ups. When used with GE's Rhythm DR acquisition software, a premium image can be displayed in real time to assess corrosion/erosion or identify flaws in welds. Additionally, reports can be printed on-site using Rhythm Report or DICONDE-compliant images can be transmitted to a remote Rhythm Review station for further analysis. All data can be stored using Rhythm Archive.

Engineered for ease of operation, the new detectors are shock-protected, sealed to IP65 standard and available with an optional hard cover for additional ruggedness. Additionally, GE offers a full set of industrial accessories including power supply, dongle, tether cable sets, transport cases and filters to optimize performance for tough field applications.

GE's Inspection Technologies business offers a full range of Industrial radiographic equipment and techniques.

About Measurement & Control
Measurement & Control is a leading innovator in advanced, sensor-based measurement, non-destructive testing and inspection and condition monitoring. Providing healthcare for our customers' most critical assets, we deliver accuracy, productivity and safety to a wide range of industries, including oil & gas, power generation, aerospace, metals and transportation. Headquartered in the Greater Boston Area, USA, Measurement & Control has over 40 facilities in 25 countries and is part of GE Oil & Gas.

About GE
GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works.

GE Energy works connecting people and ideas everywhere to create advanced technologies for powering a cleaner, more productive world. With more than 100,000 employees in over 100 countries, our diverse portfolio of product and service solutions and deep industry expertise help our customers solve their challenges locally. We serve the energy sector with technologies in such areas as natural gas, oil, coal and nuclear energy; wind, solar, biogas and water processing; energy management; and grid modernization. We also offer integrated solutions to serve energy- and water-intensive industries such as mining, metals, marine, petrochemical, food & beverage and unconventional fuels.

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