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ULTRA-SOUND, PHASED-ARRAY & LASER UT

Advanced Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing Services and Laser Ultrasonic Technology at CICNDT

Composite Inspection & Consulting Non-Destructive Testing (CICNDT) is a leader in innovative non-destructive testing methods, including Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) and Laser Ultrasonic Testing Services. These state-of-the-art technologies offer unique advantages for various industrial sectors such as aerospace, marine, and wind energy.

Our Cutting-Edge Resources

CICNDT employs advanced technology in both testing methods:

  • IOS research kits, including laser generators and receivers, ADC cards, scanners, and software.
  • Generation lasers with ultra-short pulse durations (9ns and 5-6ns), allowing precise control over ultrasonic waves.

The Benefits of Our Specialized Testing Methods

Our Laser Ultrasonic Testing Services offer several benefits:

  • Non-contact and Remote Operations: Ideal for inspecting high-temperature samples or those with limited access.
  • Small and Adjustable Footprint: Enables inspection of intricate geometries.
  • High Frequency: Detects very small flaws, crucial for the integrity of critical components.
  • Full Coverage: Utilizes a laser beam scanning method for comprehensive inspection.

Our Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) enhances capabilities in composite inspection. The technology is particularly adept at navigating the complexities of material anisotropy and high attenuation found in composites.

Diverse Applications of Our Testing Technologies

These technologies support a broad range of applications:

  • In-process measurements on hot, hazardous, or moving samples.
  • High-resolution quality assurance in manufacturing.
  • Inspection of complex structures such as friction stir welds and composite materials.

Pioneering Research and Practical Applications

CICNDT’s intensive research in laser-ultrasonic generation mechanisms has propelled these technologies to a readiness level suitable for critical applications like thickness measurement of steel tubes and damage detection in aircraft components. The methods involve laser thermal shock and laser ablation techniques that induce stress and generate broadband, multi-mode ultrasonic waves.

Learn More About Our Advanced NDT Techniques

For detailed information on our Phased Array and Laser Ultrasonic Testing Services or to inquire about our range of NDT services, please contact us. Our team is dedicated to providing precise inspections with the most sophisticated technologies available.

CICNDT helped revolutionized many of our NDT processes, elevating manufacturing integrity and quality at LM Wind.

Daniel RichardsonLM Wind

GE Renewables relies on CICNDT's ultrasonic leak detection to preemptively address potential issues, ensuring efficiency is maintained.

William HarrisGE Renewables

CICNDT's innovative NDT solutions and detailed inspections are crucial for the durability and reliability of Siemens Gamesa's wind turbine projects.

Christopher AllenSiemens Gamesa

CICNDT's inspections have significantly boosted Northwind's efficiency by catching issues early. Their unparallelled professionalism and knowledge make them a stand out.

James CarterNorthwind Energy Operations