Our process of conducting an erosion survey combines Shadow Shot Radio and Ultrasonic Testing (UT). Using both methods allow us to inspect 17” of pipe at a time.
20/20 NDT’s process of conducting an erosion survey uses a combined method of Shadow Shot Radiographic and Ultrasonic Testing (UT).
Ultrasonic thickness readings alone only cover an area the size of a pencil eraser with each reading.
Even with multiple readings, it is difficult to guarantee an exact hit on the area of interest.
20/20 NDT combines the ultrasonic testing method with Shadow Shot technology to inspect 17” of pipe at one time. If there is any pitting at all, we will be able to see it in the images.
This is a picture of exactly how a Shadow Shot image appears. Note that the pitting is easily detected.
Here is also another picture from a Shadow Shot inspection of frac balls in a pig catcher on a drilling rig near Fort Nelson, British Columbia.
The exact image from each inspection is provided in an electronic form along with the inspection report for a comprehensive review of each result.
For more information on how 20/20 NDT can help your business using radiographic and ultrasonic testing, as well as other methods of non-destructive testing, call us at 1-866-930-6220 or visit our contact page today! We provide service for clients in Grande Prairie, Fort St. John, Peace River, Dawson Creek, and surrounding areas in British Columbia and Alberta.