How Ultrasonic Inspection Benefits Composite Structures

27 Apr 2018

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Here’s How Ultrasonic Inspection can Benefit Composite Structures

Sectors such as aviation and aerospace heavily rely on composites. In fact, it’s crucial for these sectors that composite components and structures be evaluated and tested in order to continue operating at the very highest levels of safety, quality, performance and compliance. This is where ultrasonic inspection becomes of value.

Composites are manufactured using two or more materials, which have different chemical or physical properties, so as to maximise their useful properties while also minimising any weaknesses. While the component materials won’t lose any of their individuality, they instead work together to offer incredible benefits of high strength, low weight and increased durability.

Ultrasonic inspection is a form of non-destructive testing technology, and is employed in the testing of composite components and structures. This is because this form of testing delivers very accurate results, by sizing and locating cracks, flaws and voids, as well as many other defects.

Ultrasonic Inspection Doesn’t Damage the Component

Another benefit of this type of testing is that it won’t destroy the component, hence its reputation as a leading non-destructive testing procedure. You can easily determine whether the component is still sound and capable of delivering years of dependable service, or not.

At UltraScan, we’ve worked hard to grow into one of the leaders in non-destructive inspection services. Our expertise also extends to ultrasonic inspection, and we can provide you with competitively priced services that add tangible value to your business. Our team brings with them decades of combined experience and expertise, and we are happy to make this available to your benefit.

Tap into our decades of combined experience, and let us help you drive your business forward. With a history dating back to the early 1980s, we’ve worked with companies across many different sectors including manufacturing and fabrication, mining, petro-chemical, sugar, power generation and machine ship repair, to name only a few.

Ultrasonic Wall Thickness Testing

One of the many areas in which we specialise in include ultrasonic wall thickness testing. This can be performed on pipes, vessels and many other types of plant equipment. Our wet magnetic particle flaw detection testing offers high sensitivity crack detection on ferro-magnetic components, as well as colour contrast inks for low and high temperature conditions.

These are only a few of the many areas of expertise in which we specialise in. When working with us, you can look forward to enjoying excellent value and industry leading solutions and service.

Our team is always at hand to answer any questions you may have, and to help you make an informed decision. To learn more about us, what we do, and how we can be of benefit to you, contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you.