Digital Detector

Digital X-Ray Detectors

Digital X-Ray Detectors (DXR) for highly productive high quality field radiography inspection

The new range of mobile DXR detectors provides the high-quality, efficient imaging solution required for industrial field testing. The detectors have a reduced thickness that makes them ideal in situations with limited detector positioning freedom. Choose wired or wireless use for simplified operation that matches your needs under every circumstance in Digital Radiography. 



Digital X-Ray starts here

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. 



The Mobile DXR Portfolio Highlights
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
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
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
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
DXR digital detector 140p
DXR100P-HP High pixel resolution
Large size, high performing imager, covering most applications

The DXR100P-HP gives you the high, 100-micron pixel resolution, so this versatile detector can cover both worlds: O&G inspections but also weld inspection, supporting ISO 17636-2 class B for weld inspection.

The DXR100P-HP can be used with X-ray as well as isotopes, suited for a wide variety of applications, including (but not limited to):
  • Weld inspection in oil & gas, energy and aviation: transport pipelines, complex structures (spool), boiler & pressure tubes, fuel pipes, pressure vessels and storage tanks
  • Shipyard weld inspection
  • Oil & gas and energy, in-service inspection: CUI & WT measurement, valve positioning, pipe support
  • Casting inspection
  • Aviation MRO
  • Military and security
  • Structure inspection: concrete, bridges, supports, …
  • Science, art and archeology
  • Power line inspection, GIS
DXR100P-HP


FAQs
What are the main applications for your 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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