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Non-Destructive Ultrasonic Tests in Grande Prairie

The professionals at Inspectrum Testing Inc. provide high-quality non-destructive ultrasonic test services in Grande Prairie. UT testing is used to reveal subsurface flaws without the safety hazards associated with radiography. Our ultrasonic testing services range from manual thickness readings to flaw detection. We provide ultrasonic inspection services executed in compliance with industry codes and standards such as ASME, API, CSA, and AWS. 

You can rely on us to provide both shear wave and longitudinal wave ultrasonic testing. The procedures we use for the testing are demonstrated to ABSA and are ASME compliant, so you can count on us for effective and accurate results. Contact us for reliable non-destructive ultrasonic test in and around Grande Prairie. 

What Is Ultrasonic Testing? How Does It Work?

Ultrasonic testing or UT is done in materials using high-frequency sound waves, typically between 500 kHz to 20 Mhz, to measure their thickness and determine the presence of defects. It comprises a range of non-destructive testing techniques that send ultrasonic waves through an object in the form of high-frequency sound waves transmitted through it to characterize the material or detect flaws. 
The main methods of ultrasonic testing are: 

  • Through transmission, which employs two transducers, each placed on opposite sides of the material being tested, one to create a pulse and the other to receive it. If there is a disruption in the pulse, there is a defect present in the path. 
  • Pulse echo is more sensitive than through transmission and can identify defects by measuring the time it takes amplitude signals to travel between different points or surfaces in the material. 
  • Resonance is similar to pulse echo, except that the regularity of transmission can be changed in this method. 

Our technicians are trained and qualified to perform accurate and reliable ultrasonic test services in Grande Prairie.

Call us to book an appointment and speak with our professionals. 


What Materials Can Be Tested?

UT is ideal for the inspection of dense, crystalline structures and has a range of industrial applications. It is commonly used on: 

  • Metals 
  • Plastics 
  • Composites 
  • Concrete 
  • Ceramics 

Advantages of Ultrasonic Testing

Ultrasonic testing is completely nondestructive. The test piece will not be damaged or exposed to harmful chemicals. The advantages of ultrasonic testing include: 

  • High penetration power and high sensitivity for better flaw detection deep within the material 
  • Provides better accuracy to measure the depth of internal flaws and thickness of parts 
  • Allows the estimation of the size, shape, orientation and nature of defects 
  • Able to estimate alloy structures of components with different acoustic properties 
  • There are no potential health hazards to nearby personnel, equipment or materials 
  • Allows for highly automated and portable operations 
  • Results can be obtained immediately

Reach out to us if you have any questions and book a consultation with our experts in Grande Prairie.  


Our Service Areas

Inspectrum Testing Inc. provides its ultrasonic testing (UT) services to many areas including Grande Prairie, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Grande Cache, Peace River, High Level, and others. Give us a call today to learn more about ultrasonic non-destructive testing done at our industrial facility.

Hardness Testing and More

 Hardness inspections can be performed on components that require NACE mr0175 compliance.

About Our Services


Inspectrum Testing Inc.
11233 91st Ave
Grande Prairie, AB

T8V 5Z3



24 hours a day, 7 days a week


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