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HDPE Butt Joints Inspection

Webinar Features Ultrasonic Inspection Solution for HDPE Butt Fusion Joints

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Zetec has released a new on-demand webinar featuring real-world techniques and case studies on an optimal ultrasonic inspection solution for HDPE (high-density polyethylene) butt fusion joints.

Due to its exceptional resistance to corrosion and erosion, HDPE is increasingly being used instead of carbon steel for low-pressure and low-temperature pipe applications in petrochemical, power generation, mining and other industries.

The 30-minute webinar outlines robust, field-proven ultrasonic testing (UT) approaches to inspections of HDPE butt fusion joints, which can be challenging because the material’s acoustic properties make it difficult to generate appropriate ultrasonic beams.

“With technicians encountering HDPE with greater frequency, this webinar is an opportunity to address inspection challenges with a solution that combines ultrasonic examination techniques to more reliably detect and characterize flaws,” said Guy Maes, Sales Engineer UT Director for Zetec.

The webinar features:

  • An introduction to HDPE butt fusion joints and the specific UT inspection challenges related to this material and the butt fusion process
  • The principles and application of available ultrasonic examination techniques, including pulse-echo and tandem phased array in combination with the Total Focusing Method (TFM); and Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD)
  • Two comprehensive case studies of representative HDPE butt joint specimens illustrating ways to optimize various inspection techniques for a given inspection application
  • A detailed look at examination results including the benefits and limitations of each inspection technique  

Zetec’s on-demand webinar on HDPE butt fusion joint testing is intended for inspection service providers, NDT technicians and anyone involved in the inspection of HDPE pipe in low-pressure and low-temperature applications.

It is now available for viewing and download.

About Zetec, Inc.

Zetec is a global leader in nondestructive testing (NDT) solutions for the critical inspection needs of industries the world counts on every day including Power Generation, Oil and Gas, Aerospace, Automotive, Maritime, Military, Rail and Manufacturing. For more than 50 years, we’ve advanced NDT standards and science that protect our customers’ most important assets and ensure the quality of their products, processes and services.

Our customers look to us for fast, cost-efficient inspection solutions that give them new levels of insight and control. In response to many of our customers’ needs, we serve as a single source for high-performance products and solutions in both eddy current and ultrasonic technologies.

Zetec is a subsidiary of Roper Technologies, Inc., with global engineering and manufacturing centers in Quebec City and at our corporate headquarters in Snoqualmie, Washington. Zetec support spans the globe, with Centers of Excellence in Houston, Paris, Seoul and Shanghai.

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