Castings manufacturers in the oil & gas world have a wide variety of requirements for their QA processes. The requirements tend to fall into one or more of the following 4 major categories:
- Throughput – the x-ray system cannot act as a bottleneck in the production cycle.
- Quality – most oil & gas castings manufacturers have to follow and apply multiple quality standards on their parts. The x-ray machine must be capable of inspecting the parts to any and all of these quality standards.
- Latitude – castings in the oil & gas world can have varying densities within the same part. Thus, the x-ray system must have the dynamic range and capability to optimally inspect all areas of the part
- Reliability – the x-ray machine must maintain maximum up-time as production cannot stop. Delivery schedules are aggressive to begin with, delays are not acceptable
VJT offers customized solutions for oil & gas manufactures as well as a suite of configurable products and inspection services.