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8 Tips for Improving Your High Temperature Corrosion Thickness Measurements

By Olympus America. September 12, 2019

Ultrasonic thickness gaging isn’t limited to testing materials at normal (ambient) temperatures. Measurements can be made on materials whose surface temperature approaches 900 °F (500 °C). When working with metals, there may be times when the thickness needs to be measured during an ongoing process where the test piece can’t be cooled down. Heat can complicate the accuracy and efficiency of your measurements. If you use the wrong transducer, the heat can damage it and shorten its useful life. These 8 tips will help you overcome the challenges of testing hot materials.

1)  Use a High-Temperature Dual Element Transducer

The thickness of hot corroded metal with rough surfaces should be measured using...

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