Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD)
TOFD is an innovative ultrasonic technique, based on the phenomenon of time traveled through a diffracted sound wave. This technique senses and analyzes the diffracted sound according to the times at the extremes (top and bottom) and to the existing discontinuities inside a welding.
Although associated costs and complexity are superior to other techniques, TOFD allows to:
● Reduce the inspection time and significant savings in downtime;
● Detection of various types of discontinuities, regardless of its orientation and type;
● Registration of discontinuities in real time, with images, enabling more detailed reports.
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