Comparison of defect detection limits in Lorentz force eddy current testing and classical eddy current testing

Otterbach, Jan Marc; Schmidt, Reinhard GND; Brauer, Hartmut GND; Ziolkowski, Marek GND; Töpfer, Hannes GND

Lorentz force eddy current testing (LET) is a motion-induced eddy current testing method in the framework of nondestructive testing. In this study, we address the question of how this method is classified in comparison with a commercial eddy current testing (ECT) measurement device ELOTEST N300 in combination with the probe PKA48 from Rohmann GmbH. Therefore, measurements using both methods are performed and evaluated. Based on the measurement results, the corresponding defect detection limits, i.e., up to which depth the defect can be detected, are determined and discussed. For that reason, the excitation frequency spectrum of the induced eddy currents in the case of LET is considered.

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Otterbach, J.M., Schmidt, R., Brauer, H., Ziolkowski, M., Töpfer, H., 2018. Comparison of defect detection limits in Lorentz force eddy current testing and classical eddy current testing. Journal of sensors and sensor systems 7, 2018, 453–459. https://doi.org/10.5194/jsss-7-453-2018
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