For the second year in a row, FDH Research & Innovation Manager, Joshua Scott, has been invited to present at the annual American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) conference. His topic, Coupling, No Longer a Sticky Situation., reveals a novel concept in ultrasonic testing methods.
Many nondestructive testing (NDT) applications utilize ultrasonic wave measurements, and couplant is required to transmit the ultrasonic energy. Traditional couplant is a highly viscous, gel-like solution that can be arduous to use, susceptible to environmental conditions, and costly to apply continuously.
Joshua will showcase a recently developed solid couplant, designed with a uniform shape and thickness, to ensure faster, more precise and consistent measurements. In bolt tension applications, measurement variations have been reduced by 80% while speed of acquisition has been improved by more than 3.5 times.
Additionally, Josh was requested to participate in the Defining the Future of NDT and AI/ML panel about how emerging artificial intelligence technologies will impact the NDT industry. This topic is very close to home for FDH, as we offer innovative machine learning solutions to gain intelligent insights on structural assets.
Don’t forget to stop by our booth (911) to all our other NDT technology solutions and meet with our team.