Flat panel detectors offer an alternative to industrial X-ray film in radiographic NDT applications. In comparison to film, digital X-ray detectors provide instant imaging and allow you to adjust exposure settings on the fly and optimise images on the spot. This means you no longer need to take film back to your office to process. Rather, you can see images immediately and move on to your next shot with total confidence, thus accelerating your workflow and making you more productive.
Flat panels like the Varex XRpad2 series offer:
High-resolution imaging – 100 μm pixel pitch
Dynamic imaging – Up to 8 fps
Fast preview image
Robust and lightweight design
Acceptance of Flat Panel Detectors
Digital radiography incorporating X-ray detectors is now an accepted methodology. For more details refer to ASTM E2698-18e1, ASTM E2737-10(2018), ASTM E2597M-14 and others.
Digital radiography and the use of flat panel detectors has applications in many areas of NDT including: