Ultrasonic testing involves emitting high pitched waves into the welded section of rail in order to detect internal flaws. This comprehensive test is carried out on the head, web and foot to provide a detailed analysis of the entire weld.
This allows the user to determine whether or not the weld has confirmed to the specifications of the rail network.
Multiple angles are used to inspect 100% of the weld
Detects a variety of defects including blowholes, insufficient fusion and shrinkage
Prevents breaking in the weld
The outputted report will highlight the exact location, characteristics and cause of the defect inside the weld