DXR Digital X-Ray Detectors
 
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Our complete portfolio of wireless and integrable digital X-ray detectors

Based on Waygate Technologies’ proven expertise in Industrial Radiography and supported by various customer success stories across different segments, the development of our most recent wireless digital X-ray detectors is a logical progression to our product portfolio.

The DXR75P-HR gives you the high, 75-micron pixel resolution required to distinguish fine details for critical applications while supporting ISO 17636-2 class B for weld inspection, offering precision imaging that meets the most stringent standards to ensure both quality and safety.

Rugged inside and out, DXR140P-HC detectors offer the high quality and fine details inspection tasks require, with all the portability field inspectors need.

With the DXR 100S-41M and DXR 200S-41M solutions, we are offering our industry-proven, Dynamic 41 detector technology as a standalone package for retrofits of existing X-ray facilities – from film to Digital Detector Array and image-intensifier based systems. The detectors combine increased sensitivity with higher, consistent image quality, a larger imaging area, faster frame rates, adaptive imaging modes, and a longer lifespan.

Utilizing Endurance™ scintillator technology, the DXR250RT is able to provide the premium image quality of a CsI detector without the typical image lag limitations of CsI - in real-time to ensure optimum productivity.

Designed for industrial use, the DXR500L provides the highest image quality in a rugged production environment while allowing for easy detection of subtle indications.



DXR 100S/200S-41M


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The DXR Portfolio
Supports Multiple Industrial Applications

The DXR140P-HC can be used with X-ray as well as isotopes, and is suited for general radiography applications, including (but not limited to):

  • Oil & gas and energy, in-service inspection: CUI - valve positioning, WT measurement, pipe support, boiler tubes
  • Casting inspection 
  • Aviation MRO 
  • Military and security 
  • Structure inspection: concrete, bridges, supports
  • Science, art, and archeology
  • Power line inspection, GIS

The DXR75P-HR is suited for critical applications, including (but not limited to):

  • Weld inspection in oil & gas, energy, and aviation: transport pipelines, complex structures (spool), boiler tubes, fuel pipes, pressure tubes, pressure vessels, and storage tanks
  • Shipyard weld inspection

Our DXR250U-W and DXR250C-W portable digital x-ray detectors are perfectly suited for industrial radiography of:

  • Mechanical integrity for small, medium, and large-sized parts
  • Wall thickness, corrosion, erosion
  • Weld quality
  • Pipe and tube quality
  • Heat exchangers
  • Small and large bore piping
  • Pipe supports touchpoint corrosion
  • Rope access in all types of petrochemical and other industrial environments
DXR75P-HR High Resolution Detector
Small size, high-resolution detector for critical applications
  • 75-micron pixel resolution delivers fine details for critical applications
  • Narrow width ideal for situations with limited detector positioning freedom
  • Precision imaging that meets the most stringent standards
Applications
  • Weld inspection in oil & gas, energy, and aviation: transport pipelines, complex structures (spool), boiler tubes, fuel pipes, pressure tubes, pressure vessels, and storage tanks
  • Shipyard weld inspection
DXR75P-HR
DXR140P-HC High Contrast DXR Detector
Large size, high contrast detector for all-purpose radiography
  • Ideal for corrosion monitoring in the oil & gas and energy industries
  • High contrast with 140-micron pixel resolution
  • Increased dose sensitivity for shorter exposure times and faster throughput
  • Can be used with X-ray as well as isotopes
Applications
  • Oil & gas and energy, in-service inspection: CUI - valve positioning, WT measurement, pipe support, boiler tubes
  • Casting inspection
  • Aviation MRO
  • Military and security
  • Structure inspection: concrete, bridges, supports
  • Science, art, and archeology
  • Power line inspection, GIS
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DXR250U-W and DXR250C-W Portable Digital X-Ray Detectors
Portable, wireless, and robust detectors for efficient field applications

Portable

  • The DXR250C-W 8”x8” detector weighs just 3,5 kg (7lb) with a thickness of only 25 mm (0.98”) - ideal for places which offer difficult access, where portability is needed.
  • The DXR250U-W has a larger imager size of 16”x16” and weighs only 5 kg (11 lbs) with a thickness of only 26 mm (1.02”) - used for a wide range of radiography applications covering medium to large-sized objects.

Benefits

  • Its simplified handling and operation leads to overall productivity gain
  • Reduced exposure time for increased personal safety
  • Reduce barricade time on units to inspect for optimized process safety
  • Reduced setup time for maximized productivity

Applications

  • Mechanical integrity for small, medium, and large-sized parts
  • Wall thickness, corrosion, erosion
  • Weld quality
  • Pipe and tube quality
  • Heat exchangers
  • Small and large bore piping
  • Pipe supports touchpoint corrosion
  • Rope access in all types of petrochemical and other industrial environments
DXR250 Digital Detector Array
NDT Inspection Testing with Digital Detectors

The DXR250 digital detector array (DDA) provides a large active area, enabling easy film replacement. The DXR250 utilizes a CsI scintillator with optimized noise and resolution parameters to provide premium imaging over a wide range of parts and material types. Its special shielding ensures long life even for high-radiation inspection tasks.

Benefits

  • Large imaging area
  • CSL scintillator for premium image quality
  • Temperature controller for stable offsets over longer periods, enabling more consistent imaging and fewer calibrations

Applications

  • Film replacement
  • Pipe manufacturing
  • Large castings
  • Integrated manipulation systems
DXR250 Digital Detector Array (DDA)
DXR250RT Real-Time X-Ray Digital Detector Array
A Real-Time Digital Detector Array

The DXR250RT real-time digital detector array allows for easy detection of subtle indications by utilizing Endurance™ technology, developed specifically to reduce radiation wear out and to maximize cost savings. Waygate Technologies detectors incorporate a temperature controller, allowing for longer calibration intervals and quick, consistent images. DXR250RT provides application results efficiently with a cycle time reduction.

Benefits

  • Quick image acquisition rates (30 fps) with full-resolution and corrections applied
  • Endurance™ scintillator technology for optimal image quality and lag
  • Temperature controlled for stable offsets over longer periods, enabling more consistent imaging and fewer calibrations

Applications

  • High throughput castings
  • Pipe manufacturing
  • Electronics
  • Integrated manipulation systems
DXR250RT
DXR500L Static Digital Detector Array
A static digital detector array providing the highest image

Designed for exclusive use in Waygate Technologies' industrial X-ray inspection and CT systems, the DXR500L is able to provide extremely high image quality in a production environment. The DXR500L allows for fast and easy defect detection by utilizing Endurance™ technology, developed to reduce radiation wear out and to maximize cost savings. A temperature controller allows for longer calibration intervals and quick, consistent images.

Benefits

  • High-resolution images for easy detection of subtle indications
  • Endurance™ scintillator technology for optimal image quality & lag
  • Temperature-controlled for stable offsets over longer periods, enabling more consistent imaging and fewer calibrations

Applications

  • Aerospace investment castings
  • Industrial gas turbine investment castings
  • Wax and ceramic patterns
  • Metrology
  • Materials science/geology
DXR500L
DXR 100S-41M and DXR 200S-41M
Our best-in-class detection – built into your systems

With the DXR 100S-41M and DXR 200S-41M solutions, we are offering our industry-proven, Dynamic 41 detector technology as a standalone package for retrofits of existing X-ray facilities – from film to Digital Detector Array and image-intensifier based systems. The detectors combine increased sensitivity with higher, consistent image quality, a larger imaging area, faster frame rates, adaptive imaging modes, and a longer lifespan.

The package solutions are designed for application in the engineering and production facilities of the aerospace, aviation, automotive, power generation and medical devices industries, among others. Next to our detectors with a pixel size of 100µm or 200µm that can both be wall or floor mounted,  they include a PC with our patented Rhythm Review and Rhythm Insight RT software as well as all equipment needed for the installation and image transfer.   

DXR 100S


FAQs
What are the main applications for our portable detectors?
  • The DXR140P-HC is mainly targeting O&G applications where speed and radiographic contrast are of highest importance. The scintillator screen used in the detector is optimized for dose conversion efficiency, resulting in shorter exposure times.
  • The DXR75P-HR is targeting high-end (weld) inspection applications. It focuses on SRb (Basic Spatial Resolution) rather than dose conversion efficiency.  Slightly higher exposure times are required than DXR140P-HC but resulting in a much better sharpness.
Can these detectors be operated with Isotopes?

Yes, both detectors can be operated with Isotopes as with X-Ray units. Like conventional Film and CR, DR technology is resulting in a lower radiographic imaging contrast when used in combination with Isotopes. For profile radiography, Isotopes are preferred as they result in a much better definition of inner and outer pipe wall (wall profile), allowing much easier and more accurate measurement results.

How to secure maximal lifetime?

Although both detectors are heavily shielded against radiation damage inside and through the armor case, applying ionizing radiation will finally affect the lifetime of the detector. It is therefore important to provide radiation to detector during real imaging only. Unnecessary (direct) radiation to the detector will lead to lifetime reduction (e.g. when warming up the X-Ray unit).  The use of collimators, radiation beam diaphragm and/or metallic screen filters preventing direct radiation of the detector will help securing highest lifetime of the detector.

What are the different data communication possibilities?
  • FULL Wired communication: UTP cable connection between Workstation and System Control Unit (SCU).  Tether cable connection between SCI and Detector.  As the tether cable supplies power to the detector, a battery pack is not needed to be installed in the detector.  The SCU is connected to mains power.
  • SEMI Wireless communication 1 (ideal for bunker operation): UTP cable connection between Workstation and System Control Unit (SCU).   SCU works as Wireless Access Point for wireless communication with Detector.  A battery pack should be installed in the detector, SCU is connected to mains power.
  • SEMI Wireless communication 2 (ideal for Field operation): UTP cable connection between Workstation and battery powered Wireless Access Point.   Wireless Access Point allows wireless communication with Detector.  A battery pack should be installed in the detector.
  • FULL Wireless communication (AD HOC):  WIFI communication between Host PC and Detector.  A battery pack should be installed in the detector.
What are the differences in framing?
  • Frame integration: Relates to the amount of radiation dose that gets accumulated in the detectors TFT array in order to form a single image frame. The higher the frame integration, the higher the digital signal in radiographic image, the better the radiographic contrast sensitivity as well as the radiographs POD.
  • Frame averaging:  If for some reason the radiographic image quality performance of a single frame image is insufficient, the operator can decide upon averaging multiple frames. By selecting frame averaging, the SNR performance and therefore radiographic contrast sensitivity will increase. Overall image intensity in the radiograph however remains unchanged.
  • Frame accumulation: In the event of extreme low power radiation source (e.g. low activity isotope), extreme long integration times would be required in order to build the image. Having such extreme long integration times, the noise component in the image will increase proportional with the image signal, resulting in a lower SNR. Better would be to reduce frame integration to an acceptable level and accumulate several frames in order to build the final image.


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