MME Group Automated Ultrasonic Testing

18-08-16 |

Possibly, there’s an imperfection in the clad bonding in a 6 by 3 meter steel plate, or maybe two… or none at all. You’re in a bit of a pickle if high-quality material without any flaws is essential for the application. In this situation the saying “Knowledge is Power” is more than true. Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), such as Ultrasonic Testing is the solution , to know exactly what you are dealing with.

Automaded Ultrasonic Testing

When you’re dealing with a large material surface, manual testing takes more time and the Probability of Detection (PoD) is lower, than would be the case with a small test object. MME Group provides a suitable solution with automated Ultrasonic Testing. This involves the use of an advanced robot that rides along the surface of the inspected material on magnetic wheels. The device scans the material automatically over a 60 cm wide area using Phased Array technology. The test data is stored digitally, making later analysis possible.

The advantages at a glance:

  • Less than 5 minutes of configuration time
  • High density of measured data points
  • High speed of data acquisition
  • Highest possible Probability of Detection (PoD)
  • Possibility to scan curved surfaces
  • Test data recorded digitally

This method is suitable for amongst others the following applications:

  • Establishing wall thickness reduction caused by corrosion, wear and erosion
  • Corrosion monitoring
  • Plate examination
  • Clad bonding check
  • Weld examination

Watch the above movie clip to get an impression of how automated Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing works.

Contact us if you want to find out how MME Group can realize “A Longer Life” for both your products and the people involved with them.

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