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Non-destructive testing: CIVA now even better!

​CIVA*, developed by List, a CEA Tech institute, is the software of choice for non-destructive testing. With a host of new features in the 2020 version, CIVA's prospects for remaining the world's leading NDT software suite are excellent.

Published on 18 May 2020

​The 2020 version of CIVA has been released. This non-destructive testing (NDT) software suite is sold in more than 40 countries, mainly in Europe, Asia, and North America. It can handle all of the main inspection techniques used in the manufacturing and maintenance of industrial components. This new major release incorporates the latest advances in simulation and analysis for NDT.

The models that power CIVA have been updated and optimized, and the software can now handle increasingly complex defects. Its hybrid models offer the precision of finite-element numerical models and the performance of semi-analytical models. In addition, new industry-specific plug-ins have been developed to do things like calculate the dispersion of guided waves in underground pipes. There is even an environment designed specifically for the optimization of hot-tapping inspections.**

Last, but not least, the 2020 release brings new capabilities to all NDT techniques currently available in CIVA. Now CIVA's ultrasound, Eddy current, guided wave, X-ray, and other tools can benefit from additional simulation-driven data processing and database generation features for statistical studies, performance assessments (sensitivity analysis and detection probability), and statistical (machine) learning.


*CIVA is sold exclusively by EXTENDE -

**A type of pipe connection frequently encountered in the energy sector (nuclear, Oil & Gas) that is difficult to inspect.

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