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Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing

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Ensure Component Quality Time and Cost Effectively

Phased array (PA) is widely used in several sectors, from power generation to construction industries. It is an advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) method that uses an ultrasonic technique to determine component quality and detect failure such as flaws or cracks. Furthermore, Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing can be effectively used for wall thickness measurements in conjunction with corrosion testing. Its efficiency comes from the combination of many angles and focus depths through to one probe which then performs several different inspections without the need for changing the transducer assembly. The inspection results are clearly stored and displayed for reporting. It can be used on standard and special materials like austenitic and high alloy materials.

TÜV Rheinland Sonovation is part of the TÜV Rheinland Group specialized in providing a complete range of advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) services. In addition to operating a competence center for advanced NDT based in the Netherlands, it maintains branches in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany and Saudi Arabia. Acknowledged as leaders in the field, TÜV Rheinland Sonovation invests heavily in R&D and operates an accredited training school for advanced NDT as well as offering its expert services globally.

Benefits of Phased Array Ulrasonic Testing at a Glance

Using TÜV Rheinland phased array ultrasonic testing, you gain:

  • Simplified inspection of components that have complex geometry.
  • Inspection of many different materials possible.
  • High temperature inspections possible up to over 350°C.
  • Speedy inspection compared to conventional ultrasonic testing.
  • Higher probability of problem detection thanks to testing from multiple angles with a single probe.
  • All inspection data presented in an understandable graphic format.
  • Well qualified operators.
  • TÜV Rheinland´s exclusive one-stop shop services.

Our Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing Follows This Procedure

  • Multiple ultrasonic elements and time delays create beams.
  • Software controls beam angle and focus.
  • Eco information is set together to form a visual image.

Application Range of Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing

  • Everywhere, where conventional ultrasonic testing has been used.
  • Weld inspection
  • Crack and flaw detection
  • Thickness measurements
  • Corrosion inspections

Expose vulnerable components with state-of-the-art phased array ultrasonic testing

Phased array (PA) is widely used in several industrial sectors, from power generation to construction. It is an advanced non-destructive testing method using ultrasonic technology to help professionals working in the oil and gas industry to assess component quality and identify risk factors.

We provide a comprehensive portfolio of PA inspection services to support our clients in their efforts to ensure the safe, reliable, efficient and productive operation of their individual system components. Our phased array ultrasonic testing can be used on special geometries (i.e. nozzles) as well as on standard and special materials like austenitic and high alloy materials while evaluating assets, protecting investment and sustaining profitability.

Our experts from TÜV Rheinland Sonovation are specialized in providing a complete range of a services. Acknowledged as leaders in the field, we invest heavily in R&D, operate an accredited training school for advanced NDT and provide expert services globally.

Prevent avoidable failures that can affect your business and contact us now!

Track the condition of your critical components with regular phased array inspection

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Benefit from the advantages of our phased array services.

We can provide you with simplified inspection of complex components made up of many different materials at temperatures of up to 400°C. By using only one phased array probe it is possible to perform several inspections without changing the transducer assembly. Faster than conventional ultrasonic testing, our inspections are conducted by qualified technicians to maximize the probability of detection and identifying potential problems like flaws and cracks. We present you reliable digital data results in an easy-to-understand graphic format. Our phased array inspection services help you make sure your business stays up and running.

Our ultrasonic phased array testing methodology

Prior to any inspection, our expert inspectors perform comprehensive consultancy services regarding the suitability of your technical application. Once we have determined that our phased array ultrasonic testing is appropriate for your application, we will expeditiously schedule your inspection.

Within our comprehensive phased array testing, our inspectors will:

  • Create customized beams using multiple ultrasonic elements and time delays.
  • Determine the optimal angle and focus control to detect flaws.
  • Take special precautions such as probe cooling when necessary.
  • Collect and store data using a broad range of phased array equipment
  • Create inspection setups by using our in-house ScanPlan® software.
  • Process information to produce a visual image.
  • Prepare inspection reports and interpret data output.

Our phased array technology can be used to inspect welds, measure thickness, detect suspicious cracks and flaws and to identify and monitor potentially harmful corrosion.

Augmented by a database holding a number of basic geometries and weld preparations, our ScanPlan® software can be adjusted to properly examine any component. Inspection quality is maximized by the instant visualization of core changes and the generation of easy-to-understand report formats ready to be immediately exported for closer analysis. In addition, ScanPlan® records all parameters and results of your inspection for subsequent revision and evaluation.

Trusted expertise and experience in advanced phased array technology

Our highly qualified experts carry out comprehensive phased array inspections and are happy to share their expertise in PA training courses held in our accredited training facilities for non-destructive testing. We have extensive experience in applying phased array technology in many industrial settings. Our technicians provide fast and flexible phased array inspection for reliable and cost-efficient results. We support you with comprehensive, one-stop-shop services tailored to your testing and inspection needs.

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