The PXB6M portable X-Ray Betatron is designed to produce high energy ionising radiation for industrial radiographic non-destructive testing. The PXB6M contains no moving parts (excluding cooling fan) and no circulating liquids, radiation outside the main beam are low, so safe working distances are moderate. After demarcation of dose rate boundaries, the betatron may be used at external sites or in fabrication workshops with little or no additional screening. The PXB6M produces radiographs of very high contrast, sensitivity and resolution.
The PXB6M is recommended for radiographic testing of weld joints and castings with a steel thickness of 50 to 200mm, concrete and other materials from 200 to 900mm. Half Value Layer (HVL) Steel 28mm
The irradiation field equals 250mm x 250mm @ 1M focal distance. In operation the PXB6M has no need for compensating filters that improves the uniformity of the radiation field.
The PXB6M is far less costly than other NDT accelerators such as ‘Linacs’
The PXB6M can replace cobalt isotope gamma sources which may not give acceptable quality and require costly periodic replenishment.
Compared to cobalt, the Betatron’s shot time is drastically reduced and the extremely small focal spot size provides a sharper, higher quality radiograph, thus increasing production rate and profit.
JME’s range of Betatron systems have been supplied for a wide variety of applications within many sectors of the NDT industry. Examples of the work we have previously supplied systems for include but are not limited to the inspection of Large forgings, castings, valves, beams, ships hulls, pressure vessels, engine blocks, thick welds, composites, reinforced concrete buildings, bridges and cargo/security scanning solutions.
|PXB6M BETATRON TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION|
|Peak X-Ray Output||2 to 6MeV|
|Dose rate @ 1m||>3R/minute|
|Focal Spot Size||0.3 x 3mm|
|Duty Cycle Radiation Beam||75% per hour|
|Beam Coverage||250 x 250mm @1m|
|Radiographic Sensitivity||Down to 1%|
|Supply Voltage||Single-phase, 110V or 220V, 50/60Hz|
|Adjustment range of energy||2.0 to 6MeV in 0.1MeV increments|
|Power Consumption||2.0kW (9A @220V, 18A @ 110V)|
|Single or Three Phase available upon request|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT|
|Accelerator (Radiator)||600 x 400 x 230||109kg|
|PSU||590 x 380 x 360||60kg|
|Control panel||130 x 200 x 30||0.5kg|