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Construction & Infrastructure

The building and infrastructure sector encompasses various activities related to building, engineering, specialty construction and planning and development. This sector is a vital economic sector globally, from power plants and dams to bridges and urban infrastructure.

NDT (Non-Destructive Testing) plays a crucial role in assessing the structural integrity of buildings and infrastructure, ensuring the safety and reliability of the infrastructure used every day by millions of people. Ultrasonic inspection (UT) is used throughout the industry and can fit into projects in the following ways:

1. Inspection areas

  • Safety and Quality Assurance: UT allows technicians to detect discontinuities in critical areas and assess them against stringent criteria to ensure adherence with safety codes.
  • Inspection During Construction: UT inspection during construction can identify manufacturing discontinuities and out-of-specification parts.
  • Maintenance and durability: NDT can be carried out in maintenance periods to detect in-service defects.
  • Long-term monitoring: NDT is essential for the long-term monitoring of structures, informing of degradation patterns or deformation of a structure over time.

Sonatest has specialised solutions for all aspects of inspection in the construction industry, The VEO3 is a multi-technique specialist system capable of performing phased array weld inspection and corrosion mapping, also included are TFM (Total Focusing Method), TFMi and TOFD (Time of Flight Diffraction) (Time of Flight Diffraction) inspection methods, each providing further inspection solutions to the inspector.

The Wheel Probe 2 allows large areas to be corrosion mapped quickly and with minimum water needed in the area. 

The Wave interactive flaw detector with its CAD import scan plan allows the visual representation of complex geometry parts, showing exactly where signals originate from, making it easier to differentiate a geometric signal from a defect signal, reducing false calls and saving time and money in the process. 

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