ETD has been working with the University of Manchester, to develop an electromagnetic (EM) sensor to detect micro-scale damage in high temperature industrial components. A part of this work, involving the testing of large components under pressure and high temperature in a laboratory, was carried out using large test rigs. The university tested the electromagnetic sensor with regards to its capability for inspecting creep damage at various test/ life intervals.
One of the project sponsors has shown particular interest in this electromagnetic sensor; as a result, we are now leading a project sponsored by Japanese industry, for further development of this sensor. It is now considered as a possible replacement of replication in the integrity and life assessment of high temperature power and process plant. The sensor has proved to be particularly useful for detecting aberrant P91 and P92 steels.
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