Ultrasonic Testing, A & B Scans

I2C’s UTT is an ultrasonic method of determining the local thickness of a solid such as piping, pressure vessels, storage tanks and other items and can also be used to scan bolts, shafts and raw materials. An ultrasonic sound wave is directed at the test piece and, utilizing the round trip time for the ultrasonic sound wave, the thickness is determined.

I2C’s B-scan uses similar equipment as is used for common thickness measurements however, instead of the presentation being limited to a single point, the unit is scanned across a surface. B-Scan is useful for corrosion analysis or locating lamination’s and inclusions in rolled materials. Real-time imaging displays a profile of the test material along the scan path. Images can be stored for later review.