Laser Acoustic Sensors
Source: Idaho National Engineering Laboratory
Date: 10/1/95    Record No.: 10255
Contact: James Seydel, 208-526-6000

Laser Acoustic Sensors
Non-contact ultrasound and vibration sensing via laser can examine hot pipes, tanks, etc. in process. Can measure depth of molten metal pool (patented). Working with oil companies to look at corrosion and fracture phenomena; with EPRI in pipe inspection; and with the steel industry in the intelligent processing of castings, on-line inspection of slabs and coils, measuring temperature continuously in massive steel melts, and detecting slag carryover during basic oxygen furnace tapping.