Biofuel sorting and grading. X-ray is a powerful technology for the sorting and grading of biofuels, for example wood chips and sugar cane. X-ray technology is used to identify contaminants such as rocks and soil which may cause damage to machinery, while dual-energy X-ray technology enables in-line measurement of moisture content for the grading of biofuels. Inspection may be performed on bulk product on conveyors or even on fully loaded trucks.
Inspection of wind turbine blades. X-ray technology, in particular 3D computed tomography (CT), enables rapid non-destructive, detailed inspection of the internal structure of wind turbine blades to reveal defects which could otherwise lead to costly catastrophic failures. X-ray inspection reveals material thickness and structure as well as uneven bonding, porosity, discontinuities and undulation.