Detect the tiniest cracks and gaps in your products with Element's advanced ultrasonic testing services, using soundwaves for accurate reporting of defects, ensuring better product safety. We offer a full suite of UT inspection services for test specimens of virtually any size, across a variety of industries, including Aerospace, Oil & Gas, and Power Generation.


What is Ultrasonic Testing and why do you Need it?

Ultrasonic testing, also known as ultrasonic NDT (non-destructive testing) or simply UT, is a very powerful non-destructive test method using sound waves to detect cracks and defects in parts and materials. It can also be used to determine a material’s thickness, such as measuring the wall thickness of a pipe. 

This method can help locate flaws too tiny to be found by many other NDT methods, by producing images that are more clearly defined and exposing issues that are deeper than surface level. Such sensitivity makes ultrasonic testing highly precise and accurate. It is also a practical and flexible method, with portable testing variants as well as laboratory options depending on your requirements.  When used to assess very thick materials, ultrasound typically requires less exposure – and subsequent risk – than other possible methods such as radiography. 


Key Benefits of Our Ultrasonic Testing Services

  • Swift Defect Detection by Experts: Experience efficient ultrasonic testing, utilizing both contact and immersion techniques for unparalleled precision in detecting cracks and defects. Element experts offer in-house, on-site, and field inspections to identify and address potential defects before operational failures occur.
  • Your Partner for Tailored Solutions: For projects of any complexity, our ultrasonic inspection services are customized to fit any test specimen size. With equipment like immersion tanks, turntable immersion systems, and vertical ring rolling immersion systems, we cater to diverse component sizes, ensuring a solution for every project.
  • Highest Standards for Safety and Reliability: We can help you comply with stringent industry standards from organizations like AMS, AWS, ASTM, API, ASME, and more. Ensure your components meet the highest quality and safety benchmarks, so there’s no panic over industry inspections.
  • Cost-effective solutions for Oil & Gas: Benefit from our specialized immersion inspection process, tailored for pipeline girth welds in the Oil & Gas industry. Enhance detection probability, minimizing the risk of substantial repair and recovery costs once the pipeline is in situ. 
  • In-Depth Analysis with Advanced Capabilities: Our C-scan ultrasonic inspection offers even more comprehensive imaging for the most thorough understanding of your material’s characteristics. Use the advanced data and detailed analysis to empower your R&D.


Portable Inspection for Large, Irregular, and Immobile Parts 

Contact ultrasonic testing is often used in situations where radiographic inspection is not possible because it requires access to only one side of the test specimen. Our portable contact ultrasonic testing equipment and access to diverse methods allow inspection of parts that are awkwardly shaped or cannot be easily transported. 

Pinpoint Smaller Defects

Detect smaller defects like cracking and porosity with exceptional accuracy with our immersion ultrasonic testing (IUT) service. This comprehensive laboratory-based inspection provides better sound travel through submersion, ensuring accurate reporting of sub-surface irregularities and flaws. It supports a broad range of requirements applicable to any wall thickness and material.  

Your Ultrasonic Testing Expert 

Rick Gerads

Rick Gerads

Element's General Manager

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“Excellent Quality”

Marianne King

Triplett Machine Inc

Our Ultrasonic Testing Services

  • Automated Ultrasonic Testing Verification (AUTV)
  • Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV) measurement
  • Contact Ultrasonic Testing
  • Immersion Ultrasonic Inspection (IUT)
  • Pipe wall thickness
  • Phased array ultrasonic testing 


Our Unique Capabilities 

  • Turntable immersion tanks for components up to 6 feet in diameter
  • A vertical ring rolling immersion system for components up to 12 feet in diameter
  • Immersion tanks for plate, bar, and extrusion stock up to 36 feet long
  • TACTIC immersion line for pipe and bar components
  • Portable Contact ultrasonic testing for large components, hard-to-move products, and awkward shapes e.g. plate and bar
  • Data acquisition
  • C-scan ultrasonic inspection


Why Choose Element?

With a decade of expertise and access to state-of-the-art equipment, Element offers comprehensive ultrasonic inspection services for parts and materials of many shapes and sizes. We ensure access to your parts even in challenging scenarios and detect smaller defects with exceptional accuracy.

Our technicians, trained in ultrasonic testing techniques and certified to UT levels I, II, and III, operate in NADCAP and ISO 17025-accredited laboratories, showcasing our unwavering commitment to the highest standards of compliance and safety.

Whether it's raw materials or fracture-critical components, we have the equipment, expertise, and capacity for the task. Experience precision with us.

To learn more about Element’s credentials, please visit our About Us page. To discuss how we can support your ultrasonic testing and inspection needs, contact our experts today


Element provides ultrasonic testing services to many common industries standards, including those shown below, as well as custom specifications. 

American Metal Society

AMS-STD-2132, AMS-STD 2154, AMS 2630, AMS 2631, AMS 2632, AMS 2634 

American Petroleum Institute 

API STD 1104

American Society of Mechanical Engineers


American Society for Non-Destructive Testing

NDT 5, NDT-UT-1001

ASTM International 

ASTM A388, ASTM A435, ASTM A577, ASTM A578, ASTM B594, ASTM E114, ASTM E164, ASTM E213, ASTM E273, ASTM E317, ASTM E428, ASTM E587, ASTM E797, ASTM E2154, ASTM E2375, ASTM E2700

American Welding Society

AWS D1.1, AWS D1.5

British Standards Institute


Deutsches Institut für Normung

DIN EN 10160, DIN EN 10228-3, DIN EN 10228-4, DIN EN 10246-6, DIN EN 10306, DIN EN 10307, DIN EN 10308, DIN EN 12680-1, DIN EN 12680-2, DIN EN 12680-3, DIN EN 14127, DIN EN 583-4, DIN EN ISO 10893-10, DIN EN ISO 10893-11, DIN EN ISO 10893-12, DIN EN ISO 10893-8, DIN EN ISO 10893-9, DIN EN ISO 17640, DIN EN ISO 22825, DIN ISO 4386-1

International Electrotechnical Commission

IEC 60601-2-37

Military Specification 

MIL-STD-2132, MIL-STD-271F, MIL-STD-883, MIL-I-8950

Naval Sea Systems Command 

NAVSEA T9074-AS-GIB-010/271

National Aerospace Standard

NAS 410, NAS 824

Various Customer Specifications

Including Boeing, Bombardier, Cessna, GE, Hamilton Sundstrand, Honeywell, Northrop Grumman, Rolls Royce

We test many materials, including but not limited to: 

  • Cement/Concrete including hardened concrete
  • Coatings
  • Components/Equipment
  • Composites
  • Metals and alloys

The Benefits of Immersion Ultrasonic Inspection of Composites 

Read the article to explore the benefits of two methods of ultrasonic inspection of composites: contact and immersion ultrasonic testing (IUT). 


White Paper: Ultrasonic Phased Array Testing

Ultrasonic testing (UT) is a non-destructive test method that utilizes sound waves to detect cracks and defects in parts and materials. This white paper provides an overview of the inspection method and the benefits toward material approval.


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