Rope Access & Non destructive testing (NDT)

What is ultrasonic testing?

Ultrasonic thickness inspection (UT) is a non-destructive testing method used to measure the thickness of materials, such as metal, plastic, and composites. This technique works by sending high-frequency sound waves through the material and then measuring the time it takes for the waves to reflect back from the other side.

During the inspection, a technician places a probe on the surface of the material and sends a pulse of sound waves through it. As the sound waves travel through the material, they encounter interfaces between different layers of material or the back surface of the material. When the sound waves encounter an interface, some of the energy is reflected back to the probe. By measuring the time it takes for the sound waves to travel through the material and reflect back, the technician can determine the thickness of the material.

UT thickness inspection is commonly used in industries such as construction, manufacturing, and aerospace, to detect material degradation, corrosion, or erosion. The technique is particularly useful for assessing the condition of pipes, tanks, and other structures that are difficult to access, as it can be performed from a single side of the material.

Overall, UT thickness inspection is a valuable tool for ensuring the safety and reliability of structures and is an important component of many inspection programs.

We are taking the complex problem of corrosion management at height and simplifying it down to a system that requires a fraction of the resources with a quality product that will last for life.

Ultrasonic testing and Rope Access

When it comes to conducting thickness inspection surveys, utilizing rope access work combined with ultrasonic (UT) thickness inspection can offer significant advantages over traditional inspection methods. Here are some of the key benefits:


Rope access work allows technicians to safely access hard-to-reach areas without the need for scaffolding, cranes, or other heavy equipment. This can reduce the risks associated with working at height and can also minimize disruptions to daily operations.


Rope access technicians can quickly and easily access areas that may be difficult or impossible to reach using traditional inspection methods. This can result in faster inspection times and more efficient use of resources.


UT thickness inspection provides accurate measurements of material thickness, allowing for early detection of corrosion and other issues that may require maintenance or repairs. This can help to extend the lifespan of the structure, minimize downtime, and reduce overall costs.


Rope access work is a cost-effective alternative to traditional inspection methods, as it requires fewer personnel and equipment. This can result in significant cost savings, particularly for large or complex structures.

With rope access work, our highly trained technicians can safely and quickly access even the most hard-to-reach areas of your industrial or commercial building, without the need for heavy equipment or scaffolding. By combining it with UT thickness inspection, we can accurately measure the thickness of your structures, and identify any potential issues with ease.

Using the latest UT thickness inspection tools and techniques, our technicians can identify material degradation, corrosion, or erosion, which may require maintenance or repairs. And with our non-destructive testing methods, you can rest assured that your structures will remain intact and undamaged throughout the inspection process.

By choosing our rope access work and UT thickness inspection services, you can save time, money, and hassle on your inspection project, all while ensuring that your structures remain safe and compliant with industry standards. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you complete your thickness inspection surveys quickly, efficiently, and with confidence.