How often do you repair geometrical indications? How do such unnecessary repair costs impact your company?

Regardless of the inspection technique, false positives commonly referred to as false calls in weld inspection, have always been a quality control process issue.


This diagnostic is something that the industry has learned to live with and when it comes to welding, false calls are generally caused by misinterpretation of geometrical reflections. Such confusions commonly happen on complex weld configurations and when an inspector lacks experience.

Companies invest heavily in certification training and procedures to improve their inspection accuracy and lower their false call rate. Considering the costs imposed by such inspections errors if a new technology would help avoid or reduce the number of such false diagnostics, how much saving could you expect?

The new Sonatest interactive Scan Plan combines a complete and accurate part definition wizard matched with a real-time ray-tracer. In order to improve the inspection accuracy, these visual tools allow the inspector:

  • Simulate, visualise and understand beam path and geometrical echoes.
  • Validate echoes by projecting the A-Scan on the beam path of the ray-tracer.
  • Generate easy to understand imaging and reports.

Illustration of complex shapes such as weld crown, fillet weld, curved geometry, T-joints, and corner joints are available to help solve every single challenge of an inspector’s task. Only available on Sonatest WAVE, such powerful feature helps improve the accuracy of ultrasonic diagnostic.