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Borja Lopez: About the Author
President and CEO, Innerspec Technologies, Inc.


Borja Lopez

Borja Lopez has served as CEO of Innerspec Technologies since July 2001. During his tenure, Innerspec has grown from a niche R&D manufacturer serving the domestic market, to the world leader in EMAT technology and high-power ultrasound. Today Innerspec sells integrated and in-service Non Destructive Testing systems throughout the world from its offices in the US, Spain, China, and India. With more than 50 patents and a world-class team of engineers, Innerspec has developed unique solutions for nearly all industrial sectors including primary metals manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, oil & gas, shipbuilding, and the nuclear industry.

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Published Articles

Detection of Defects and Corrosion Under Pipe Supports and Inaccessible Areas Using EMAT Medium Range UT Techniques
May/June 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
By Borja Lopez at Innerspec Technologies, Inc.

In the last few years, electromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT) has come to prominence for its ability to quickly scan exposed pipelines for corrosion, cracks, and other defects using medium-range guided waves and without the requirement for liquid couplants.

Dry-Coupled Ultrasonic Testing: An Effective, Yet Underutilized NDE Method
November/December 2015 Inspectioneering Journal
By Borja Lopez at Innerspec Technologies, Inc.

While they is very efficient and popular, liquid couplants used for ultrasonic inspection have some inherent limitations and disadvantages. An alternative method to using liquid couplant is Dry-Coupled Ultrasonic Testing (DCUT).

In-Service Inspections Using EMAT and MRUT
July/August 2015 Inspectioneering Journal
By Borja Lopez at Innerspec Technologies, Inc.

Readers were previously introduced to some of the practical advantages of EMAT Ultrasonic Testing (UT) in the March/April 2013 and July/August 2013 issues of Inspectioneering Journal. In this article, I will cover the practical advantages of EMAT for in-service applications using Medium Range Ultrasonic Testing (MRUT).

July/August 2013 Inspectioneering Journal
By Borja Lopez at Innerspec Technologies, Inc.

Non-contact ultrasonic testing with EMAT was formally introduced in part one of this series found in the March/April issue of Inspectioneering Journal. Readers were introduced to the practical advantages of EMAT Ultrasonic Testing.

Non-Contact Ultrasonic Testing with EMAT: Introduction to EMAT
March/April 2013 Inspectioneering Journal
By Borja Lopez at Innerspec Technologies, Inc.

This is the first in a series of three articles that will introduce Electro Magnetic Acoustic Transducer (EMAT) and its practical applications in the field of nondestructive testing (NDT). EMAT, or Electro Magnetic Acoustic Transducer, is an Ultrasonic Testing (UT) technique that generates the sound in the part inspected instead of the transducer.


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