Here are 5 common mistakes to avoid when selecting a probe or transducer for inspections:
- Not considering the application: One of the most common mistakes is selecting a probe or transducer that is not suitable for the application. For example, using a probe designed for rough surfaces on a smooth surface can result in inaccurate readings.
- Ignoring the frequency range: Different probes and transducers have different frequency ranges, and using one that is not appropriate for the application can lead to inaccurate results.
- Not checking compatibility: When selecting a probe or transducer, it’s important to ensure that it is compatible with the instrument being used for the inspection. Using incompatible equipment can lead to inaccurate readings and may cause damage to the equipment.
- Not considering the size and shape of the component: Probes and transducers come in different sizes and shapes, and it’s important to select one that can properly fit the component being inspected. Using an incorrect size or shape can lead to missed defects or damage to the equipment.
- Not verifying sensitivity and resolution: Different probes and transducers have different sensitivity and resolution levels, and it’s crucial to select one that meets the inspection requirements. Using a probe or transducer with low sensitivity and resolution can result in missed defects or inaccurate readings.
By avoiding these common mistakes, businesses can ensure that they select the right probe or transducer for their inspections, leading to more accurate and reliable data and improved asset performance.
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