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TUUVGLOBE TIME OF FLIGHT DIFFRACTION (TOFD) SERVICES

TOFD Services

TUUVGLOBE TIME OF FLIGHT DIFFRACTION SERVICES IN HYDERABAD

TOFD – Time of Flight Diffraction is the most reliable Non-Destructive Testing methods. It is most commonly used in testing welds for both in-service inspection and pre-service inspection.

Evaluation of welds are accurately needed among the welds is essential to detect the defects and check they don’t compromise on the balance and integrity of welded structures.

ULTRASONIC METHODS WIDELY USED AMONG THE FOLLOWING INDUSTRIES

  • Petrochemical
  • Chemical
  • Oil & gas
  • Power generation and
  • Fabrication

Amplitude calculation of the reflected signal is a relatively unreliable approach to sizing the defects among the mechanisms. It’s because the amplitude is strong and depends on the orientation of the cracks.

TOFD uses enough time of flight of an ultrasonic pulse instead of amplitude for the size and placement of the reflector. A TOFD program is a pair of ultrasonic probes which sits on opposite sides of the welds. Among the probes, the transmitter emits an ultrasonic pulse to the receiver which is present on the other end.

Among undamaged pipes, the detected signals are from two waves at the receiver end. One which travels along the surface and other is reflected off the far wall.

When a crack is detected, there will be diffraction of the ultrasonic wave from the tips of the crack. By using the approximate and measured time of the flight of the pulse, the crack tips depth can be calculated using the basic trigonometry technology automatically.

ADVANTAGEOUS OF TIME OF FLIGHT DIFFRACTION SERVICES BY TUUVGLOBE

  • AS per the requirement, it can take place during creation work – zero shutdown
  • It provides zero radiation with this technique
  • inspection data is recorded and stored digitally for various potential reference
  • inspection results are instantly available
  • It complies quick inspection method
  • This technique is sensitivity to all or any weld flaw types including cracks, slag and insufficient fusion
  • It calculates the accurate sizing of defects

TUUVGLOBE TIME OF FLIGHT DIFFRACTION BENEFITS

  • This service is a computerized and automated program for weld inspection
  • Compared to conventional ways of ultrasonic testing, TOFD is slightly delicate to cracks and steps their dimensions accurately.
  • TOFD contains two blind zones where it isn’t sensitive to defects. Therefore TOFD ought to usually ends-up being supplemented by a typical pulse-echo study of the close to and far walls.
  • The pulse-echo probes are mounted generally on a single buggy as the TOFD probes. It requires ultrasound technicians with advanced training according to the industry requirement.
  • The probes are mounted on a buggy that travels along a weld, recording data since it moves.