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Understanding Ultrasonic Testing

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  • 17-02-2017

What Are The Benefits of Ultrasonic Testing?

Ultrasonic Testing is the process of presenting a high-frequency sound wave. This is applied to one exterior side of a material. Then by reproducing the sound wave from the interior surface it can generate an exact measurement of wall thickness. Such waves could be directed at materials to sense flaws. This can identify problems  potentially invisible to the human eye. 

The whole process works through using the directional nature of the sound waves.  It then projects them at the material to be measured. They will transmit in a straight line with a material.  When they meet a surface with another medium it will then cause them to reflect. Such reflections could be measured and utilised to see flaws like cracks in the materials. 

The whole process works through using the directional nature of the sound waves.  It then projects them at the material to be measured. They will transmit in a straight line with a material.  When they meet a surface with another medium it will then cause them to reflect. Such reflections could be measured and utilised to see flaws like cracks in the materials. 

Ultrasonic is one of those non-destructive methods. It denotes that the method gives stress to the elastic limit of the materials. This gives no harm or degradation.

Ultrasonic testing could be utilised in the wide selection of materials. These are commonly used for plastics, metals, ceramics, and composites.

This is useful if a flaw may need sensitive and through investigation. Apart from that, it comes handy when searching for flaws as a whole.

Benefits Of Ultrasonic Testing

The benefit is that it is a non-destructive method. Ultrasonic testing provides apparent advantages on cutting pipe for a metallurgical inspection. It's accurate, safe, non intrusive and reliable. This is why it is used by both inspection and building personnel. It offers fast results, it does not need system shutdown and is cost effective.

Furthermore, ultrasound testing could generate a general assessment of creating a piping condition. It can also focus on a particular area of concern or offer direction for capital developments.  This depends on the measurement technique, level of testing, the used analysis method. 

Apart from better flaw detection, there are other benefits.  Another benefit of ultrasonic testing is that all detected flaws are reproducible. Furthermore, the cylinder will not be damaged; it could be assessed in operative condition. This lessens the workload significantly. 

Ultrasonic testing is a quick method for testing the structure of a boat or marine vessel. It grants a high through-put percentage and the consumption of resources like electricity and water is kept low. At the end of every test cycle, you'll be able to produce analysis and figures.