The team of technical experts at Aegeus Inspection Solutions can implement the use of Automated Ultrasonic Testing (AUT) for the inspection of pipeline girth welds through the RTD Rotoscan. It is a system that was created carry out UT NDT welding inspection of girth welds during the construction of long-distance pipelines, optimal for long-distance, cross-country pipelines from 8 inches to 48 inches in diameter and wall thickness of a quarter-inch to 2 inches. It can detect and measure welding imperfections within the weld and associated heat-affected zone, determining both the circumferential length and the through-thickness dimension. The system was specifically designed to keep up with high-production mechanized welding systems and is suitable for inspecting the results of most welding process.

Advantages of Automated Ultrasonic Testing (AUT)

Customers can gain many benefits by allowing the implementation of AUT on owned and operated assets. Benefits include:

Accurate anomaly sizing (height, depth, length) and characterization
It has a higher probability of detection (POD) of anomalies
Immediate weld-quality feedback during inspection and construction to reduce repair rates, which reduces the impact of operations
Immediate interpretation of results
Allows for high-volume image production
Permanent digital record
No radiation hazards or harmful chemical wastes, making it safe and environmentally friendly

Is Automated Ultrasonic Testing (AUT) the right inspection technique for our assets?

Automated Ultrasonic Testing can be applied on assets owned and operated by companies in the transport-pipeline industry.

Learn more about Automated Ultrasonic Testing and other advanced inspection techniques with the help of our technical experts today