Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing


Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) is an advanced non-destructive testing technique that uses multiple ultrasonic beams to inspect materials and detect flaws and defects. PAUT is widely used in industries such as aerospace, oil and gas, and manufacturing to ensure the safety, reliability, and performance of products and systems.

Advantages of PAUT:

Compared to traditional non-destructive testing techniques like Ultrasonic Testing (UT) and Radiographic Testing (RT), PAUT offers several advantages. PAUT provides more detailed images of the interior of materials being tested, allowing for more precise measurements and analysis of flaws and defects. Multiple angles can be scanned simultaneously with PAUT, which leads to faster and more accurate inspections. Furthermore, PAUT can inspect materials that are difficult or impossible to access using UT or RT, such as complex shapes or components with limited access.

Applications of PAUT:

PAUT is applied in various areas, including weld inspection, corrosion mapping, flaw detection, and material characterization. In the aerospace industry, PAUT inspects aircraft components for cracks, corrosion, and other defects that could compromise their safety. In the oil and gas industry, PAUT inspects pipelines and other critical infrastructure for defects that could lead to leaks or other failures. In the manufacturing industry, PAUT examines components such as gears, turbines, and engine parts for defects that could affect their performance or reliability.

Equipment Used:

At Sai NDT, we use the latest Olympus make PAUT machines with compatible probes and accessories to deliver high-quality PAUT services to our clients. Our technicians and engineers are trained to operate the equipment and to interpret the data obtained from the inspections.

TOFD Capability:

In addition to PAUT, Sai NDT is capable of performing Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD), which is another advanced non-destructive testing technique used to detect and size flaws and defects in materials. TOFD provides accurate and detailed images of the interior of materials being tested, which helps in the precise measurement and analysis of flaws and defects.

PAUT and TOFD are valuable tools for ensuring the safety, reliability, and performance of a wide range of products and systems. At Sai NDT, we are committed to delivering high-quality PAUT and TOFD services to our clients by using the latest equipment and techniques. If you need PAUT or TOFD services, please contact Sai NDT today to learn more about how we can help. Our experienced technicians and engineers are always available to answer your questions and provide you with the best possible service and support.