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Ultrasonic Testing

Ultrasonic Testing (UT) can be used for the detection of surface flaws and internal flaws in a range of materials typically steel, other metals NDT_Ultrasonic_Testing_1.pngand alloys.

This technique can also be used to determine the wall thickness of pipelines, tanks and vessels and also to monitor internal corrosion, all from the external surface.

Ultrasonic sound waves are typically introduced into the item under test via an ultrasonic source, coupling media and hand held probe.  As this sound travels through the item, reflected echoes return from the back surface or internal discontinuities and generate a signal identified on the monitor for instant evaluation. 

Echo time lags can be calculated to determine the thickness of the material and location / distance of any present flaws.


Ultrasonic testing can be used to test welds, castings and wrought products such as rolled plate and forgings.

 Services on offer from Venture:

  • Portable Ultrasonic testing with the latest Sonatest digital sets.
  • Electromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT) thickness surveys on fireside boiler tubes (no couplant or surface preparation required).

  • Critical defect sizing, high temperature inspections, condition testing & paint / coating thickness checks.

  • Comprehensive 24hr in-house and on-site service.
  • Approved procedures for control checks.
  • Approved procedures to specific industry standard.
  • Inspectors fully qualified to PCN & SNT.
  • Approved Method Statements, Risk Assessments and COSHH Assessments including confined space entry work.

If you require further information on any of these services please Contact us.

Head Office

Unit 35,
Longbridge Lane,
DE24 8UJ

Tel: +44 (0) 1332 986650

Venture Inspection Brochure

Here you can download the Venture brochure which has all the information you need.

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