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UTEA (Ultrasonic End Area) Inspection


UTEA inspections on drill pipe and surfaces scan 36" on the pin and 48" on the box running towards the tool joints, concentrating heavily on the weld zone. Instrumentation of shear wave with the proper transducers look for imperfections that other NDT inspection methods cannot identify.

The inspection process detects cracks and defects in the box end and pin end of the pipe. This critical inspection helps prevent the potential problem of pipe breakage and subsequent washing out of the well. The process detects cracks and defects in the box end and pin end of the pipe. If a crack or defect is detected, an alarm sounds in the monitoring unit, alerting the operator to the potential problem area of the pipe. 

 

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