- Ultrasonic inspection methods
- Contact Ultrasonic Inspection
- Immersion Ultrasonic Inspection (IUT)
Ultrasonic testing (UT) is a non-destructive test method that utilizes sound waves to detect cracks and defects in parts and materials. It can also be used to determine a material’s thickness. Because this method has higher power potential than other non-destructive test types, ultrasonic testing can produce images that are more clearly defined than other methods and indicate characteristics deeper than surface level. We offer ultrasonic testing services for a variety of industries, including Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Power Generation and more. Depending upon the test requirements, parts are evaluated using contact or immersion ultrasonic testing. Ultrasonic inspection relies on electronic transducers that transmit high-frequency sound waves to a material. These sound waves bounce back images, which reveal key characteristics of a material’s properties. The images created by ultrasonic testing can indicate cracks, weld grooves and fractures, as well as indicate material thickness and moving components.