Monday, March 12, 2018

Non-Intrusive Flaw Inspection: Going Ultrasonic

One of the most popular NDT techniques used for testing materials is the ultrasonic testing technique. Ultrasonic flaw detectors are incredibly reliable, efficient, and capable of identifying any flaws in a material with minimal interruption to operating processes. As an NDE (nondestructive evaluation) industry leader, Russell NDE carries a selection of ultrasonic instruments and probes to cover a wide variety of jobs. Learn more about the benefit of these devices by reading more below:

The Basics

Ultrasonic flaw detectors use high frequency sound waves sent out in short pulses from a probe to locate faults in welds, pressure vessels, axles, tanks and many other objects. The pulses reflect back, relaying information that allows operators to identify any irregularities. Since the sound waves used are high frequency, the displayed data is very high resolution and sensitivity, highlighting any cracks, defects, or dimensional issues that need to be addressed.

A Reliable and Accurate Inspection Method

Ultrasonic technology can often perform diagnostics through paint and other protective coatings, so long as it is well adhered to the part under examination. Testing can be performed on metal, plastic, ceramic and other dense materials, making it a suitable option for a broad range of applications.

Safely Implemented

One of the leading benefits of ultrasonic testing is the fact that the process does not involve any radiation or exposure to chemicals. As a result, not only is there no wear and tear on the items being tested, but the worksite remains safe for workers, customer personnel and the public. Tests are performed quickly, meaning you can get back to work in no time!

Ultrasonic flaw detection provides you with a safe, non-destructive way to identify internal defects before they have a chance to grow or spread. As a leading provider and developer of NDT products, Russell NDE is happy to answer any questions you may have about Ultrasonic Flaw Detection units and practices, along with all things NDT. Contact us today to learn more!