Newsletter

A Year In Review.

January 2017

Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing Trending Upward

phased array ultrasonic testing

ATS has been performing Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) examinations for the better part of 10 years primarily working to customer provided specifications. As an increasing number of our customers gravitate towards this technology, we have invested considerable effort and capital in equipment, training, and procedure development. Currently ATS has equipment and procedures capable of performing PAUT on boiler tubes, Headers, power and process piping (ASME BP&V), Structural Steel (AWS D1.1), and Bridge Structures (AWS D1.5). We have hired a Phased Array Level III Examiner based out of the Marietta facility who will help us continue to develop approved procedures and techniques for PAUT and Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) in order to build our capabilities. We are currently seeing benefits from this investment through a variety of ongoing PAUT projects, including one of largest ever in eastern Maryland performing PAUT on carbon and stainless steel pipe welds.