Manual ultrasonic testing is a form of non-destructive testing that is typically used to detect volumetric flaws, material integrity and component thickness.

This common form of ultrasonic testing is used to carry out inspection on castings, forgings, welded components and composite structures in all industry sectors.

The method can be performed on all types of materials and its applications include:

  • Flaw detection such as inclusions, cracks and porosity – particularly for small flaws or flaws situated deep within a part
  • Determining the thickness of test objects, particularly in erosion or corrosion monitoring
  • Assessment of bond integrity

The benefits of this method include quick accurate inspection and portable operation.

Intertek uses advanced ultrasonic equipment and we can inspect customers’ components and structures to industry codes, standards or customer specifications, ensuring that your components and structures meet the highest standards for safety and reliability.  We offer both laboratory and on-site manual ultrasonic testing.

The technique uses a pulser/receiver unit to power an ultrasonic transducer. The transducer is placed into contact with the tested object and pulsed sound waves are generated into the object. The reflected waves are received by the transducer and the signals are shown on the display unit. Skilled interpretation of the signals will indicate if there are any flaws or imperfections. 

Our experienced ultrasonic inspectors are certified to the highest industry standards including PCN or NAS410/EN1479 level 2 and 3 qualified. They offer guidance in selecting the best testing method and regime as well as advice on applicable inspection techniques.
By coming to Intertek for your ultrasonic testing, we can meet your production schedules with our responsive turnaround times and round-the-clock testing. And our long-standing experience and use of advanced equipment gives you the Total Quality Assurance that your products or components are compliant with industry standards. 

Other advanced ultrasonic testing methods:
Not only does Intertek provide manual ultrasonic testing, we also offer other types of advanced ultrasonic testing that include:

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