Did you know, 65% of the population are visual learners?

Studies have concluded that using visual support during a learning session significantly improves the performance of the students especially when it comes to a complex concept.


Ultrasonic disciplines are often considered one of the toughest NDT certifications to achieve. Theories around ultrasonic involve multiple physical concepts that need to be understood by the students such as reflection, refraction, diffraction, divergence, signal frequency, and wavelength. Moreover, ultrasonic manual exams require a high level of theoretical competency and experience for signal interpretation. Accurate knowledge of the welding process and potential flaw localisation are often mandatory to pass such manual examinations.

The new Sonatest Interactive Scan-Plan combines a complete and accurate part definition wizard matched with a real-time ray-tracer. Such features combined represents, the physical behaviour of an ultrasonic beam inside the part. Reflection, refraction, and divergence are no longer just a formula, but an accurate representation of the reality. Additionally, an accurate definition of the weld geometry improves the ability to differentiate geometrical and real defect indications.

This powerful tool for sure improves the understanding of the basic ultrasonic inspection concept. Moreover, when it comes to advanced ultrasonic training complex geometries such as Curved, T-Joints, and Corner-Joints are all also available in Interactive Scan-Plan.