Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing

Advanced And Effective Ultrasonic Testing

Phased Array Inspection

Phased array ultrasonic testing or phased array inspection is an advanced NDT method that can be used for a wide range of different inspection tasks. Phased array testing is capable of meeting the higher demands of advanced industries and services that we work with. 

The Benefits Of Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing

  • Faster testing compared to manual methods
  • Reliable testing method
  • Instant and computerised results
  • Data is permanently recorded for future inspection
  • No radiation or environmental hazards compared to radiography
  • Both on-site inspection and specialised testing facility

How can we help you?

Contact us today to find out how Capital NDT can help you with our wide range of Non Destructive Testing Services. 

What Is Phased Array Inspection Used For

Phased array inspection is used to detect flaws that couldn’t be easily detected by conventional non-destructive testing methods such as radiography or manual ultrasonic testing. 

Phased array ultrasonic technology can provide accurate and precise flaw data that can be used in a range of inspection tasks such as structural assessment, fitness-for-service assessments, flaw analysis and engineering critical assessments.

Phased array ultrasonic testing is used in a variety of advanced industries and sectors, including oil and gas, power generation, aeronautical, chemical industries and the construction of new pipelines.

The Advantages Of Phased Array Inspection Over Other Testing Methods

Phased array ultrasonic testing has several advantages over other NDT techniques such as radiographic testing. Firstly, it allows for a significantly faster examination compared to manual ultrasonic testing. In addition, the results can be computerised and displayed in a variety of formats, such as A, B, C and D scans, which allows for more accurate interpretations of any flaws. 

A further benefit to phased array inspection is the lack of any radiation or environmental hazards that you would have with radiographic testing. There is no need to shut down operations due to radiation exposure with phased array testing, reducing any worker downtime.

How Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing Works

Phased array ultrasonic testing makes use of a phased array probe that is made up of multiple small ultrasonic transducers. Each of these transducers can be made to pulse individually, this allows certain parameters such as angle, focal distance and focal point size to be controlled via software. 

A technician can “steer” the ultrasonic beam to a specific angle and focal distance by varying the timing of each individual transducer’s pulse. This allows the ultrasonic beam to be swept through the examined object.

On-site NDT Services Available UK Wide

Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing is one of our latest NDT services available here at Capital NDT. Our team of trained technicians are able to carry out phased array inspections at both our testing facility and on-site across the UK. 

All of our NDT technicians are all qualified with industry recognised PCN (Personnel Certification in Non-Destructive Testing) in accordance with BS EN ISO 9712. Here at Capital NDT, our testing facility is also accredited by a number of well-known bodies, including SAFed, and Adips. 

For Further Information On Our Range Of NDT Services

For more information on our phased array ultrasonic inspection service or any of our other NDT methods contact our team by calling us on 01753 6844 896 or by filling out our contact form.

Capital NDT

Capital NDT is a UK based organisation that specialises in non-destructive testing. We provide non-destructive examinations at both our testing facility and on-site across the UK.

Contact Details

Mail: max@capitalndt.co.uk

Tel: 01753 684 896

Address:
Unit 3
Poyle Tech Centre
Willow Road
Colnbrook
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