Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT)
PAUT utilizes multi-element transducers with the capabilities to send an array of sound, in a range of angles, through the material being tested. The multiple-element probes allow for wave forming in a multitude of configurations, providing an enhanced, two dimensional, imaging of discontinuities within material, which is not obtainable with conventional ultrasonic. The inspection results are clearly stored and displayed for reporting.
PAUT can be performed on nearly any homogeneous material, but is most commonly used on steel, steel alloys, and composite materials