Discover the Wonders of Conventional Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
Ultrasonic Testing (UT) is another example of an inspection technique for determining the internal integrity of a part or component by looking for indications from a process or service. Indications are based on a time-distance relationship and delineated on the scope for interpretation by a Certified Technician. UT is a great inspection method for determining weld quality. Discontinuities such as Incomplete Fusion (IF), Incomplete Penetration (IP), slag, and other welding indications may be detected.
In many applications where the part or component is only accessible from one side or does not lend itself to Radiographic Testing (RT), the use of Ultrasonic Testing (UT) is the best alternative.
Ultrasonic has many other capabilities that RT does not possess. Ultrasonic Testing not only can detect indications based on changes in material but can measure depth. Ultrasonic Thickness is another use of UT.