Electromagnetic inspection (EMI) machines are cost-effective and efficient methods to detect surface flaws and cracks. However, EMI systems combined with gamma and/or magnetic flux wall measurement systems are not very accurate concerning coverage and wall thickness accuracy. Ultrasonic testing (UT) is the most accurate and preferred method of wall thickness measurement because it provides 100% wall coverage. Understanding the need to constantly innovate, Patterson Tubular Services recently incorporated ultrasonic wall thickness measuring services to its EMI system. This means EMI inspections at PTS now include longitudinal flaw, transverse flaw and PSL 3 ultrasonic wall thickness measurements, taking advantage of both to provide the most complete and accurate inspection.
Value-Added Advantages to using EMI Services at PTS:
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