Asset Intelligence Report

A Primer on Ultrasonic Testing

October 1, 2018

Ultrasonic Testing (UT) is a nondestructive examination (NDE) method that uses high-frequency sound waves to detect flaws, such as voids, inclusions, changes in density, and other small discontinuities. UT is also widely used as a tool for detecting and monitoring corrosion, measuring wall thickness, detecting and sizing cracks, blisters, discontinuities, and characterizing indications.

This Asset Intelligence Report contains the following sections:

  • Overview
  • History and Development
  • Techniques and Methodology
  • Industry Applications
  • Relevant Codes & Standards
  • Further Reading
  • Reference

As with other Asset Intelligence Reports, the purpose of this guide is to serve as a primer on Ultrasonic Testing. Since the information is provided in a condensed format, we recommend printing and laminating copies that can be referenced by you and your co-workers at your convenience.

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