Scott Cargill, Past President of ASNT shared the below auto-ignition story with us. It is well worth the read. Auto-Ignition? What’s that? Wait a minute, I’m almost positive it has something to do with the MSDS – Materials Safety Data Sheet (old school) or with the harmonized global system of … [Read more...] about Scott Cargill Shares His Experience With Auto-ignition During a UT Inspection
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EchoAd_NDT-1 Echo Ultrasonics can help you save time by ordering direct. We stock all couplants in all container sizes and offer same day shipping with worldwide delivery. Reduce Cost: Echo's commitment is to provide the highest performance and safety profile ultrasonic couplant at a fair … [Read more...] about Save Time, Reduce Cost and Improve Safety & Performance with Echo Ultrasonics UT Couplants
In May of 1940, Floyd Firestone, a Professor in the department of Physics at the University of Michigan, filed US patent 2280226 in which he described an instrument for the detection of flaws and measuring thickness in metal objects. Dr. Firestone used the term “Supersonic Vibration Waves” to … [Read more...] about SuperSoniX™ – A new UT Couplant with a Historic Name
When performing UT inspections at elevated temperatures, it is critical to select the correct couplant, both for performance and safety. Thickness gauging and corrosion mapping are often conducted at temperatures between 500°and 1000°F (260° and 538°C) where auto-ignition may occur. Ultrasonic … [Read more...] about Selecting the Correct High Temperature UT Couplant
Many UT applications require a specialty UT couplant. For difficult inspections that require high acoustic impedance, shear wave, reduced surface noise, extreme temperature range or extended service life for sensors, we have the right couplant. High Impedance Couplant: A high impedance couplant … [Read more...] about Silver Bullet Couplants – for inspections that are almost impossible without the right couplant.
Why buy UT couplants directly from Echo Ultrasonics? We provide UT Solutions. With more than 50 years of experience manufacturing ultrasonic couplants, and having developed most of the ultrasonic testing couplants on the market today, the personnel at Echo Ultrasonics are experts in couplant … [Read more...] about Echo Direct: The best way to get the right couplant, right on time
Echo Ultrasonics is approved by GE as a supplier of Glycerol for the inspection of CFM56-7B engine fan blades in accordance with SB 72-1033. Echo’s GE-approved Glycerol Echo Lot 205 is available in 16-oz / 500 ml bottles for overnight delivery worldwide. To order, contact Echo Direct 24/7 at … [Read more...] about GE approves Echo Glycerol for CFM56-7B engine fan blade inspections
EchoMix Single is a unique one-part powder ultrasonic testing couplant that easily mixes in cold water in 5 minutes. It is less expensive to ship than pre-mixed couplants, and it includes a special component to ensure uniform mixing. Here’s more on what makes EchoMix Single stand out: Its … [Read more...] about Mixing UT powder couplant doesn’t need to be complicated
During phased array testing, element dropout can be a problem. Common causes include dead elements in the transducer or a failure of the wedge-to-transducer or wedge-to-inspection-part coupling. Let’s look at each of these coupling failures in detail before offering some solutions for each of … [Read more...] about Solving issues with wedge and part coupling failure in phased array inspections
VersaSonic, the most versatile ultrasonic testing couplant available, will now be used in even more environments after recent developments. Caterpillar Inc., the well-known equipment and engine manufacturer, has approved VersaSonic for use on its CAT equipment. Caterpillar is distributing … [Read more...] about VersaSonic is a leading high temperature couplant, but … read how Caterpillar and power generation equipment manufacturers are using it.
Echo Ultrasonics has recently become the exclusive distributor of SpectrumGlide AUT-NDT Fluid Couplant in the U.S. and Canada. SpectrumGlide, developed by Eclipse Scientific, has a viscosity formulated to reduce runoff and provide longer dwell time at temperatures from -50° F to 730° F (-45° … [Read more...] about New Fluids for NDT can eliminate fire, smoke and residue
Echo’s automated ultrasonic testing fluids offer solutions for those who’ve encountered problems with other fluids. Often, fluids are too thick to pump, run off too fast, smoke too much, auto-ignite, freeze or vaporize so quickly that there’s no time to conduct the inspection. With AUT fluids in … [Read more...] about Looking for the right fluid for your AUT Inspections?