Basic Introduction to Ultrasonics


Basic Introduction to Ultrasonics
Ultrasonic testing (UT) has been used as an NDT method for a number of years in general industry and there is still a fair amount of confusion regarding the capabilities and the terminologies of this method of testing. The intention of this article is to provide a better understanding of the "dark art" of ultrasonic testing to the "non-NDT" fraternity.
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SAINT is the South African Institute for Non-destructive Testing formed in 1968 and made up of persons involved in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) in South Africa and neighbouring countries. It is governed by its constitution and an annually elected COUNCIL where "all member" are volunteers. SAINT is registered with SARS as a Non Profit Organisation.

SAINT Your Partner in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

SAINT welcomes any announcements, press releases, letters, articles and photographs relating to our Non-Desctructive Testing (NDT) field. Your submittals will be considered and if acceptable, published on the SAINT Website.


EN Standards Revised

The SAINT Team has for your convenience, added a list of the revised EN Standards for Ultrasonics, RAdiography and Magnetic Particle Inspection. To view a copy of this please click here

SAINT Takes Steps to Register as a Professional Body.

The following presentation, given at the AGM held on the 24 October, will help give a better understanding of what a professional body entails. Please click here for a copy.

Standards for Non-Destructive testing (NDT) in South Africa are issued as South African National Standards (SANS). When a need for a Standard is identified, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) Technical Committee 135 decides whether the standard is unique to the South African environment or whether there are internationally, readily available standards that could apply. Click here to view a list of Non destructive testing (NDT) standards.