Ultrasonic Devices

Definition - What does Ultrasonic Devices mean?

Ultrasonic devices are devices which make use of transmission of ultrasonic, sonic or acoustic waves in their functionality. These devices are used for a variety of purposes in the oil and gas industry such as to get seismic data from a reservoir, transfer data from remote locations to control rooms and perform ultrasonic testing.

Petropedia explains Ultrasonic Devices

Ultrasonic devices are used in Ultrasonic testing (UT), a nondestructive testing method of characterizing the thickness or internal structure of a test piece through the use of high-frequency sound waves. Ultrasonic testing can be used for the following:

  • Flaw detection/evaluation
  • Dimensional measurements
  • Material characterization

Ultrasonic testing is performed on steel as well as other metals and alloys. It can also be used on concrete, wood and composites, albeit with less resolution.

Ultrasonic testing is also known as ultrasonic nondestructive testing (ultrasonic NDT).

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