Rhythm Inspection Mangement Software

Offers advanced image review tools and data management for all x-ray inspection modalities, including computed radiography,digital radiography and film digitalization. It is Ideal for the oil & gas, aerospace, power generation, and automotive industries.

The Rhythm Radiography (X-ray) software suite from GE combines advanced image acquisition, review and data management tools for all X-ray testing methods, including computed radiography, digital radiography and film digitization. Its advanced data sharing capabilities allow significant improvements in productivity and enable faster identification of quality problems, leading to reduced production defects or better in-service asset management.


  • Flash! Filters Image Enhancement Plug-in
    Flash! Filters provide the sharpest view of weld and casting application images. The clarity of the images significantly increase flaw detection while minimizing image analysis time. Flash! Filters is the only application specific solution on the market and is able to quickly convert flat digital images into film-like images.
  • Reporting
    The automated report generator tool allows creation of customized report of findings with Rhythm. Through creation of customized Microsoft Word-based report templates, a user is able to populate a report in a predefined format. By following a few simple steps, the operator will be able to identify what images and image data to present in the report on their own pre-defined report structure (i.e. company identification in header and footers). Report generation can be created real-time at the inspection site on a standard template, both of which improved productivity.
  • Advanced Reporting
    Now you have the ability to customize your report template and generate a report to meet your specific needs. Whether you chose to include images or even diagrams, once you customize your template generating a meaningful report is only a few clicks away.
  • Defect & Material Loss Measurement
    Allows users to measure material loss in the X-ray beam direction (similar to the Wall Thickness penetration measurement, showing material loss instead).
  • Area Measurement and Calculations
    Allows users to select an area around a porosity and automatically calculate the loss of material / area measurement of the defect.
  • Multi-film Inspection Tool
    Reproduces the conventional filmmethod of putting two or three different sensitivity films on top of one another and shooting a part, then having the different depths available. This tool splits the dynamic range of the selected radiographic image into two or three exclusive partitions for better visualization and analysis of image features.
  • Reference Radiographs
    Ability to load reference radiographs- current ASTM released Al castings only (reference radiographs are not included).
    Load side-by-side for comparison, able to lock the images together at the same display level. All window level, zoom, etc. are sync with both images.

INSTRUMENT SPECIFICATIONS
* Operating Principles: Ultrasonic, Pulse Echo Measurement Method
* Measuring Range: Depends on Probe and Material, 0.60 mm to 508 mm (0.025” to 20.00”) in IP to 1st BW Measurement Mode, 2.00 mm to 127.0 mm
(0.079” to 5.00”) in Dual-Multi Measurement Mode, the Coating Thickness Range Shall be 0.3 mm to 2.50 mm (0” to 0.098”).
* Measuring Resolution: 0.01 mm Default - Selectable 0.01, 0.1 mm (0.001” Default - Selectable 0.001, 0.01”)
* Material Velocity Range: 0.508 to 18.699 mm/msec (0.0200 to 0.7362”/msec)
* Material Velocity Resolution: 1 m/s (0.0001”/msec)
* Units: Inch or Millimeter
* Calibration: One-Point Cal, On-Block and Off-Block, Two-Point Cal
* Pulser:
-Excitation Pulse Spike Pulser
-Voltage 120 V into 50 ohm Load, Using 20 MHz Oscilloscope
* Reciever :
-Bandwidth 500KHz to 12 MHz @ -3 dB
-Gain Automatic Gain Control
* Display: High-Resolution Graphical LCD, 64 x 128 Pixels, 53.0 mm x 27.0 mm with Backlight and Adjustable Contrast
* Update Rate: 4 Hz or 8 Hz, User Selectable, 24 Hz Scan Mode Capture Rate
* Thickness Value Display:
-NORMAL View Mode 5 Digit, 10.6 mm (0.4”) High
-B-SCAN View Mode 5 Digit, 2.55 mm (0.1”) High
* Display or Last Reading: Solid Filled or Hollow Digits Indicate Coupled or Uncoupled Condition
* Setups: 9 Standard Setups for Probes
* Alarm Settings: Minimum and Maximum Alarms, Range of 0.25 mm to 508 mm, 0. (0.010” to 20.00”)
Reading Alternates Between Solid and Hollow When Alarms Are Enabled and Violated
* Power Requirements: 2 “AA” Size Batteries
* Battery Life/ Operating Time: Approximately 60 Hours
* Instrument Shut-Off: Selectable ALWAYS ON or AUTO OFF After 5, 10, 15, 30 Minutes of Inactivity
* Language: Selectable English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese
* I/O Connectors:
-Transducer Dual Lemo 00 (coax)
-Mini-USB Mini-USB to PC
* Temperature:
-Operating -10°C to +50°C (+10°F to +120°F)
-Storage -20°C to +60°C (-10°F to +140°F)
* Weight: 223 g (0.597 lb) Including Batteries
* Size: 138 mm x 32 mm x 75 mm
* Shock: IEC 68-2-27 Ea, as per Mil Std 810C Method 516.2 Procedure I with a 15g 11ms Impulse Half Sinusoidal Wave Applied 6 Times per Axis
* Sealing: IEC529 / IP54, Dust Proof/Dripping Water Proof as per IEC 529 Specifications for IP54 Classification

  • Rhythm Acquire
    Rhythm Acquires allows users to customize a menu selection of relevant data required to be collected with the image–details such as name of inspector, location, items being inspected, date, time, and defect classification can also entered. The operator is also able to input descriptions along with the image and provide any other additional notes that will be retained with the image in the DICONDE non-proprietary and reliable format.

  • Rhythm Review
    Rhythm Review accepts data from Rhythm Acquire, other Rhythm Review workstations, and removable media, such as CDs and DVDs. It provides application tools for analysis, enhancement, measurement, reporting and storage of received data.

  • Rhythm Archive
    Rhythm Enterprise Archive (Rhythm EA) delivers a complete, scalable and flexible DICONDE storage solution for non-destructive testing images and information. Rhythm EA may be used for robust on-site, multi-site, and off-site implementations.

Key Features & Benefits
* Save Time and Money - Send information electronically to the inspection experts rather than sending the experts to the information. Automated Report Generator. Share information between workstations, locations and within the supply chain.
* Automate Specific Inspection Tasks - Application specific tools improve process efficiency.
* Improve Efficiency and Reproducibility - advanced image review tools for all modalities including computed radiography, digital radiography and film digitization.
* Protect Your Investment - Scalable architecture allows the solution to grow with your needs. DICOM/DICONDE compliance ensures your data will not become obsolete.
* Reduce Training Requirements - Quickly and easily learn this user friendly solution