Innovation Polymers announces a new material that can conform to a weld cap and produce higher quality scan data for Ultrasonic Testing inspections March 29, 2022 One of the biggest stumbling blocks to obtaining clear scan data when inspecting irregular… Read More »New Polymer from Innovation Polymers Provides Higher Conformability & Better Attenuation
Innovation Polymers announces a new conformable delay line with a stabilizing holder April 29, 2021 Ultrasonic thickness testing is probably one of the simplest and most common applications of ultrasonic technology. However, it can be frustrating trying to get a… Read More »New Conformable Delay Line for Flat, Convex and Concave Surfaces
NDT Couplant Saves Time and Material Costs when Inspecting Composite Materials February 2021 Using traditional acrylic materials for aircraft inspections can have a tendency to cause issues that ultimately end up costing you time and accuracy. Some examples of this… Read More »A Clear Signal for Clean Aerospace Inspections
In a Small Footprint that Easily Adapts to your Scanning System High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipe is used in applications such as slurry transfer lines, water mains, natural gas mains, sewer mains, and fire system supply lines. In addition, HDPE… Read More »New Elastomeric Wedge Design Improves Phased Array Sectorial Scanning of HDPE Butt Fusion Joints
Applications exist where ultrasonic probes are required to be in place for long periods of time, sometimes in relatively extreme conditions. Typically, ultrasonic corrosion monitoring and ultrasonic flow metering place probes on a surface and take readings on a continuous or periodic basis. Water soluble gels eventually dry and the coupling effect is reduced and then lost.
High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE) pipe is now a popular substitute for steel pipe. Varieties of HDPE used in industry have an acoustic velocity range from ≈ 2100 m/s to ≈ 2600 m/s. Using PMMA or polystyrene as a refracting wedge material could result in very little to negative refraction. Our elastomeric materials range from 1025 m/s to ≈ 1600 m/s, ensuring positive refraction for all applications on polyethylene.