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This example was a 0. This in turn affects the movement of electrons in the coil by varying the electrical impedance cournats the coil. Variations in permeability of a material generate noise that can limit flaw resolution because of greater background variations. In addition to finding cracks, eddy current can also be used to check metal hardness and conductivity in applications where those properties are of interest, and to foucalut thin layers of nonconductive coatings like paint on metal parts.

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Surface probes – Used for identifying flaws on and below metal surfaces, usually large diameter to accommodate lower frequencies for deeper penetration, or for scanning larger areas.

There have been many recent developments in eddy current testing, leading to improved performance and the development of new applications.

There are many factors that will affect the capabilities of an eddy current inspection. Sliding probes – Also used in testing aircraft fastener holes, offering higher scan rates than donut probes.

It is always important to select the right probe for each application in order to optimize test performance. This measurement uses a special conductivity probe that ckurants the below screen instead of the standard impedance screen shown above. ID probes – Used for inspection of heat exchangers and similar metal tubing from the inside, available in a variety of sizes.


Eddy fouvault testing is widely used in the aerospace industry and in other manufacturing and service environments that require inspection of thin metal for potential safety-related or quality-related problems. By Tom Nelligan and Cynthia Calderwood Magnetism, the underlying principle behind electric motors and generators, relays and stereo cn, is also the force that enables an important category of NDT tools called eddy current instruments.

Alarms could be used to alert the inspector when a coating is too thick or too thin.

Pencil probes – Smaller diameter probes housing coils built for high frequencies for high resolution of near surface flaws. This data is referenced to an encoded position and time and represented graphically as a C-scan image showing structures in a planar view. Other companies soon followed.

Tubing inspection – Both in-line inspection of tubing at the manufacturing stage and field inspection of tubing like heat exchangers are common eddy current applications. To create foucqult image, the display position had to be changed between each measurement in order to display a separation between each signal. This display would be considered the calibration of coourants instrument.


OD probes – Used for inspection of metal tubing and bars from the outside, with the test piece passing through the coil Reference standards An eddy current system consisting of an instrument and a probe must always be calibrated with appropriate reference standards at the start of a test. Common applications Eddy current instruments can be used in a wide variety of tests.

How it works Eddy current testing is based on the physics phenomenon of electromagnetic induction. These probes can be rotated by hand or automatically using a rotary scanner. This process involves identifying the baseline display from a given test piece and observing how it changes under the conditions that the test is intended to identify.

Corrosion Detection – Eddy current instruments can be used to detect and quantify corrosion on the inside of thin metal such as aluminum aircraft skin. In addition to crack detection in metal sheets and tubing, eddy current can be used for certain metal thickness measurements such as identifying corrosion under aircraft skin, to measure conductivity and monitor the effects of heat treatment, and to determine the thickness of nonconductive coatings over conductive substrates.


Eddy current density is highest near the surface of the part, so that is the region of highest test resolution. The eddy current instrument plots changes in the impedance amplitude and phase angle, which can be used by a trained operator to identify changes in the test piece.

That eddy current flowing through the metal will in turn generate its own magnetic field, which will interact with the coil and its field through mutual inductance. In thickness measurement applications the reference standards would consist of various samples of know thickness. However, it was not until the Second World War that these developments in the transmitting and receiving of electromagnetic waves were put to practical use for materials testing.

Each individual coil produces a signal relative to the phase and amplitude of the structure below it. The horizontal line is the lift off in which the probe has been “nulled” balanced on the aluminum part and when it is lifted in the air, the signal moves directly to the left. Types of probes Eddy current instruments can perform a wide variety of tests depending on the type of probe being used, and careful probe selection will help optimize performance. Inanother breakthrough was made when another English scientist, David Hughes, demonstrated how the properties of a coil change when placed in contact with metals of different conductivity and permeability.