ULTRASONIC PHASED ARRAY INSPECTION (PAUT) USING OMNISCAN MX2 NEW GENERATION TECHNOLOGY
Advanced Inspection & Testing Company Limited (AIT) specializes in performing inspections of welds and forgings using automated / Semi-automated ultrasonic phased array method.
The Major use of Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing or PAUT Inspection is to evaluate the entire volume of a weld for the detection of potentially detrimental discontinuities in a weld in accordance with written procedures, guidelines, standards and codes. It covers the materials and components, design, fabrication, assembly, erection, examination, inspection and testing of piping.
Automated / Semi automated Ultrasonic inspection offers many benefits to our client base and is utilized on capital projects, maintenance inspection, turnaround scheduling/planning and shutdown/turnaround/ outage situations. From high speed erosion/corrosion scanning systems using computer controlled ultrasonic scanners and software, highly sensitive P-Scan systems for accurate identification, location and sizing of defects in weld material and “on-line” inspection of various assets for prioritization in turnaround schedules, phased array ultrasonic inspection is used for weld inspection in lieu of radiography and a variety of other applications, to high speed Time of flight Diffraction, AiT provides the appropriate Inspection solution to your site.
Some of the factors that we consider when recommending the appropriate Inspection technology are: the anticipated damage mechanism, operating condition of the asset, ability to access the area in question and the proximity of trade involvement to the inspection area.
Semi / automated Ultrasonic Testing allows our clients to accurately monitor discontinuities over successive inspection intervals, calculate growth rates of discontinuities and plan repair or replacement activities. In addition, AUT/SAUT supplies highly accurate data as an important tool for implementing Risk Based Inspection Programs, Fitness for Service Analysis and remaining useful life programs.
Advanced Phased Array Ultrasonic Inspection (PAUT) method can be used to either enhance existing ultrasonic capability, or as a complete replacement for radiography.