Guided Wave Ultrasonics
Guided wave examination (GWUT) allows for volumetric examination of piping systems whether the line is insulated, buried, road crossings or high line without having to access the entire piping system. GWUT is a screening tool which detects cross sectional change in the wall thickness of the system being examined.
GWUT will detect the following:
- internal & external corrosion
- internal & external cracking
- corrosion under supports/clamps
- corrosion under insulation
- erosion in elbows
- soil air interface corrosion
- girth welds, attachments & clamps
Nortech Advanced NDT uses the UltraWave LRT system which is able to scan pipe from 2” to 60” in diameter with ranges up to 300’ on either side of the GWUT collar. We are able to locate areas of concern without having to access the entire system. Examination can be performed on in-service systems with full volumetric examination of the pipe. Minimal time & space is required to set up the system. The UltraWave LRT system is able to give a precise location for further inspection based on initial signal response as well advanced synthetic focusing algorithms & active focusing.
7108 8th Street NW
Phone: (780) 449-5013
Fax: (780) 449-5036