Expanding our already vast portfolio of services, AIS is now one of the only inspection
providers to offer multi-frequency microwave inspection for non-metallic materials
such as plastics or composites.
TECHNOLOGY & BENEFITS:
High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Composite Overlays & Wraps
Steel Pipe Surface
Additive Manufactured Parts
AIS specializes in the use of PAUT across multiple industries to detect flaws or imperfections that cannot be easily found with conventional NDT methods.
Unlike traditional Ultrasonic Testing (UT), phased array utilizes multiple elements to cover more area with a single scan and allows for encoding capabilities.
Adhesive Joint Failures
Disbanding of Composite Materials
Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC) is a non-destructive examination technique that embraces the physics of electromagnetic conductivity in test pieces and the non-electromagnetic conductive insulators that surround them to determine wall thickness in the test piece. This technology allows for investigation of thickness underneath coatings, insulation, concrete, fireproofing, and other non-conductive layers without the invasiveness or safety concerns of traditional NDE techniques.
The Pulsed Eddy Current technology has been used in the petrochemical, power production, and construction industries for investigation of wall thinning due to FAC, corrosion under insulation, erosion corrosion, safety testing, and insurance compliance purposes. This technology is fast, safe, reliable, and relatively inexpensive compared to the cost of un-insulating, or de-coating, and surface preparing components for inspection with traditional techniques. It's safer than radiography and it's faster than UT.
TYPICAL COMPONENTS INSPECTED:
Rock wool insulation
Stainless steel cladding
Heating or cooling fins attached to base metal