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An automated surface roughness measurement system developed for Nuclear Electric PLC. This was designed in their Whythenshawe factory in Manchester and then transported to Glouster when they relocated.

Long term investigations were being performed at Nuclear Electric into the effect of crack face roughness on the ultrasonic techniques for detecting and sizing of of such cracks on metalic samples. To aid this investigation accurate information was needed on the surfaces of various sample blocks. This project is about a small portion of the overall investigation, and concerns the instrument used to measure the form of rough, crack-like surfaces. A system devised in 1984 to measure surface roughness profiles used the now obsolete BBC computer and so needed updating to use a modern P.C. computer. A number of other improvements were required to increase the flexibility of the system.

 

Key Benefits

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Faster than previous method.

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Recycled existing equipment reducing cost.

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Easier to use.

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