Locating Defects; Measuring Wall Thickness
Ultrasonic Testing (UT), also known as UT Testing, Ultrasonic Non destructive Testing or Ultrasonic NDT, can locate internal and external product defects and measure wall thickness discontinuities in metal tubing, pipe, bar stock and other materials without causing damage during inspection.
Providing Fast Turnaround and More
- Five high-speed immersion UT testing systems
- Fully staffed first and second work shifts
- In-house services:
- Receipt and final inspection, cutting
- Trimming and deburring
- Material identification
- Special packaging and shipping
Our in-house collection of over 2,000 UT reference standards for tubing, pipe, bar and plate makes fast turnaround easy. Other standards can be quickly manufactured in our own Machine Shop or by our qualified local vendor.
Inspecting Products in a Range of Shapes and Sizes
- Immersion UT (high speed)
- Tubing, pipe and round bar stock
- Diameter from 0.125 in. (1/8 in.) to 6.625 in. (6 5/8 in).
- Length to 70 ft.
- Contact UT
- Products outside the immersion system size limitations
Meeting Your Requirements
- Nadcap accreditation
- NDT MIL-STD-2132 Examiner
- Pratt & Whitney SIM Level 3
- On-site DCMA quality assurance rep
- NDT Level 2 and 3 inspectors
Ultrasonic NDT technicians are certified to ASNT SNT-TC-1A, NAS410, MIL-STD-2132 and Pratt & Whitney PWA-NDTQ. The ultrasonic testing equipment is computerized for paperless chart recording and file retention.
LTI performs ultrasonic testing to a wide variety of military, commercial, and customer specifications, including:
|ASME B&PV Section III & V||ASTM A578||P&W SIM-4|
|AMS-STD-2154 / ASTM E2375||ASTM E213 / ASME SE213||P&W SIM-14|
|ASME B16.34, Annex E||MIL-C-15726F||P&W SIM-314|
|ASTM A388 / ASME SA388||MIL-STD-16420K||QQ-N-281D|
The NDT Ultrasonic Testing Process
During the ultrasonic test, an ultrasound probe connected to the test equipment transmits short pulses of high-frequency sound waves into the item being inspected while passing over its surface. A defect or inconsistency will cause some of the energy to be reflected. Sound pulses are displayed on a screen when reflected from features within the test material. The technician interprets these reflected signals to determine if the product or material is defective or acceptable according to the test specification or requirements.
Immersion ultrasonic testing takes place in a liquid which conducts the sound waves between the probe and test material. The process is partially automated and eliminates the need for direct contact with the test material during inspection. An ultrasonic probe emitting sound waves is manually run over the surface of the test piece during contact ultrasonic testing. When it can be used, the immersion method is preferred because it can be faster and more accurate.
Watch the process in the Immersion Ultrasonic Testing Video below.
- UT Testing Systems – immersion and contact
- Reference Standards – over 2000 standards, plus inhouse manufacturing capabilities and a local qualified vendor
- Added Services, available upon request
- Receipt and final inspection
- Cutting, trimming and deburring
- Packaging / Shipping in accordance with ANSI N45.2.2 and customer specifications
- Material identification – line marking, stenciling, electrochemical etching
- NDT MIL-STD-2132 Examiner and P&W SIM Level 3
- Government Source Inspection