Ultrasonic testing (UT) is a family of non-destructive testing techniques based on the propagation of ultrasonic waves in the object or material tested. The scope of this testing is to detect all the external or inside defects, measure the material thickness, measure the distance and dimensions of the defects.
The most common UT application is inspection on welding field, sheets, forged products and other composed materials.In the last years, a lot of important development of new techniques have been introduced to ameliorate the sensibility and increase the defect detection.
To support the traditional method a new technology with PHASED ARRAY and TOFD has been introduced.Phased Array: Can allow us to have a best sensitivity; optimize times due to a high speed scan obtaining multiple corners with only one probe.
Using scanner and encoder is possible to record the testing that become semi-automatic with several advantages for the results and for the permanent report.TOFD – This testing technique is commonly used for welding inspection. It’s possible to check large portion of welding with a simply linear scan that saves time.
Both techniques can be combined.With Ultrasonic testing, Condomett performs thickness measurement by qualified staff following the INAIL standard guidelines for pressure vessels testing.
Condomett has standard and modern equipment able to perform thickness measurement on high temperature up to 650° C.