Advanced Phased Array Techniques for Defect Identification and Characterization

Inspectioneering and Gecko Robotics, May 31, 2023


Phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) was developed as a complementary application to conventional ultrasonic testing (UT) where the sound beam is steered and focused at designated areas in the material. Advanced techniques such as Tri-Lateral Phased Array (TriLat), Full Matrix Capture (FMC), and Plane Wave Imaging (PWI) coupled with software imaging have high data fidelity and superior resolution to identify, characterize, and measure defects in the base metal and weld seams of fixed equipment. Phased array is a quantifiable approach for pinpointing mid-wall or internal diameter damage, with the resolution required to differentiate between manufacturing defects and in-service damage such as blistering, cracking, pitting, and weld flaws.

Join us Wednesday, May 31 at 1:00 PM (CT) as Inspectioneering teams up with Brandon Reitz, NDT Technology Manager at Gecko Robotics to discuss the deployment of advanced phased array techniques, along with their benefits, limitations, and stories from the field.

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