Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing
This inspection process reduces inspection time. It uses multiple ultrasonic elements to create a focused scan not found in conventional ultrasonic testing. PAUT can be used on new construction, and on in-service components.
Single phased-array probes allow the changing of the shape and focal point. This optimizes the ultrasonic beam for each inspection. Being flexible, a phased-array probe can replace many other types of conventional ultrasonic probes. This simplifies complex inspection procedures. Phased-arrays provide real-time imaging and can be used directly in digital recording of data used in reporting and certification.