Automated pressure tube defect analysis

Zacharis, Panagiotis and West, Graeme and Wallace, Christopher and Dobie, Gordon and Gachagan, Anthony (2019) Automated pressure tube defect analysis. In: 2019 Innovation Showcase: Nuclear Asset Management and Industrial Informatics, 2019-05-09 - 2019-05-10.

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    Abstract

    - The Automated Data Analysis of Pressure Tubes (ADAPT) software has been developed to provide decision support to analysts interpreting ultrasonic inspection data - The knowledge based system incorporates human expertise and has undergone testing at Strathclyde and at Bruce Power - Data-driven techniques enable the automation of more subjective tasks - The software identifies features and calculates parameters of the data, mirroring the existing analysis process to provide decision support - Recent testing has demonstrated performance comparable to that of a human analyst in a fraction of the time currently required - Side-by-side sessions with analysts highlighted key areas for improvement related to “edge cases” and large-scale analysis