Colloquium held at BAM in Germany

We spent a whole day at BAM (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung) in Berlin and also gave a lecture on advanced reconstruction methods in which the focus was Statistical Inversion. The colloquium was held in the Ludwig-Erhard Hall in BAM’s headquarters. BAM’s history stretches back to 1871. The selection of Computer Tomography (CT) devices on display was fascinating: a total of 26 units with the largest able to make measurements through more than a metre of steel and the smallest used to study insects.

One of the largest X-ray tomography devices, 12 MeV!

The Eigenor lecture presented application areas and the company, and since most of the colloquium participants were experts in reconstruction methods, included an in-depth explanation of Statistical Inversion methods.

It is very clear that Eigenor technology offers major benefits in certain measurement situations: limited angles, a low number of projections or when the measurement data acquired is noisy (as in real life). For non-destructive testing (NDT) in the pipe tomography sector, the use of Statistical Inversion methods allows on-site X-ray tomography of pipes and pipe components, something which is not possible with traditional reconstruction methods.

I’m confident that our co-operation with BAM will continue – someone from the Eigenor R&D team will perhaps spend a month or so in BAM doing research with their brilliant NDT team.

Janne Käpylehto
Business Development Manager
Eigenor Corporation