Ultrasonic Non-destructive Testing (NDT)
X-R-I Testing offers ultrasonic testing (UT) services both in the laboratory and in the field to find flaws in materials. Providing the industry's best eltrasonic non-destructive testing and inspection services, contact scanning is offered at each of our facilities. Immersion inspection is offered at a few of our full-service NDT laboratories. Our Troy,
MI laboratory has immersion UT inspection capabilities to handle cylindrical parts or rings up to 57” in diameter and weighing as much as 500 lbs. We also can accommodate bar and tube stock up to 22 feet long and 48” in diameter with a maximum weight of 1,000 lbs.
How does Ultrasonic Testing (UT) work?
In simple terms, an ultrasound transducer is moved over the material being inspected, emitting pulsed waves of high frequency sound which travel through the subject matter and return to the transducer or a separate receiving device. Changes in the amount of sound received reveals imperfections in the subject material. One of the more common uses of this NDT technology is weld inspection on pipelines, where ultrasound is particularly adept at locating areas where the weld is not deep enough or fully complete.
Benefits of Ultrasonic NDT
- Usually requires one surface open for inspection
- Cost effective
- Inspection of both ferrous and non-ferrous materials
- Fast results
- Parts can be inspected in a production atmosphere
Applications of UT Testing
- Bars and Shapes
- Thickness Gauging
- Plate Inspection
X-R-I Testing performs ultrasonic nondestructive testing services using a variety of UT methods for GE, FAA Military, Nuclear, ASME specifications and prime contractor code requirements.