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Ultrasonic Testing (UT)

Are you looking for Ultrasonic Testing (UT)?

KTA-Tator, Inc. provides ultrasonic testing (UT) inspection services for the detection and location of discontinuities, material composition analysis, and wall thickness measurements. Ultrasonic testing is an integral part non-destructive testing (NDT)

In ultrasonic testing (UT), ultrasonic waves are introduced into a material, which travel at a constant speed and in a straight line until they meet a surface. This causes some of the energy wave to be reflected while the rest is transmitted. Analyzing the amount of energy reflected vs. energy transmitted provides valuable information on the size and location of the discontinuity.

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Some of the most common applications that KTA-Tator, Inc. performs Ultrasonic Testing (UT) inspections services for include:

  • Flaw detection (cracks, inclusions, porosity, delamination etc.)
  • Corrosion/erosion wall thickness gauging
  • Bond integrity assessment
  • Estimation of grain size in metals
  • Estimation of void content in composites and plastics

Which Industries Use KTA For Ultrasonic Testing (UT)?

KTA-Tator, Inc. offers UT inspections in the field, and in our in house testing laboratories. We provide a wide range of ultrasonic testing (UT) inspection services to clients in multiple industries including:

  • Aerospace
  • Refining
  • Manufacturing
  • Infrastructure
  • Power Generation
  • Other Industries (contact us for more information)

What is Ultrasonic Thickness Testing (UTT)?

Ultrasonic Thickness Testing (UTT) is a method for determining the extent of corrosion and erosion on the walls of piping, vessel, storage tank, and other assets. KTA-Tator, Inc. offers UTT spot inspections, and long-term, remote wall thickness monitoring for pipes and vessels in high-temperature and hard-to-access locations.

Ultrasonic Thickness Testing (UTT) is one of the most common applications of the ultrasonic inspection technique. These evaluations are critical for plant equipment maintenance management personnel to make informed run-repair-replace decisions. As corrosion and erosion often occur on the inside of pipe and vessel walls, degradation can potentially lead to more damaging effects if allowed to worsen.

KTA recommends routine UTT measurements to our clients to ensure asset integrity. MISTRAS also provides ultrasonic thickness tracking solutions for pipes and vessels in hard-to-reach locations.

Contact:Jim Kretzler

Jim Kretzler
412-788-1300 Ext. 308

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