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Advantages and Disadvantages of Ultrasonic Flaw Detection

Advantages and Disadvantages of Ultrasonic Flaw Detection

Advantages and Disadvantages of Ultrasonic Flaw Detection

Advantages of Ultrasonic Flaw Detection

=> Thickness and lengths up to 30 ft can be tested.

=> Position, size and type of defect can be determined.

=> Instant test results.

=> Portable.

=> Extremely sensitive if required.

=> Capable of being fully automated.

=> Access to only one side necessary.

=> No consumables.

 

Disadvantages of Ultrasonic Flaw Detection


=> No permanent record available unless one of the more sophisticated test results and data collection systems is used.

=> The operator can decide whether the test piece is defective or not whilst the test is in progress.

=> Indications require interpretation (except for digital wall thickness gauges).

=> Considerable degree of skill necessary to obtain the fullest information from the test.

=> Very thin sections can prove difficult.

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