What are the advantages of phased array ultrasonic testing?
The advantages of phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) include faster scans, a higher probability of detecting flaws and anomalies and the best possibility of performing an inspection. The PAUT method of non-destructive testing uses multiple beams to scan an asset. This allows scans to be completed faster than other inspection methods. Additionally, because PAUT uses multiple elements to steer, focus and scan beams, even the most complex assets can be inspected. When testing welds, many NDT inspection companies will use PAUT because this NDT inspection technology offers the ability to test from multiple angles, resulting in a greater probability of detecting flaws and irregularities.