Several studies and practical trials have shown the value of combining phased array UT (PAUT) and TOFD techniques for the inspection of welded joints. The simultaneous use of these two techniques has a positive impact on the quality and accuracy of the collected data.
This benefit is unfortunately often lessened by the complexity of the equipment to be used. Indeed, the amount of software parameters and mechanical accessories that the operator has to configure makes his task tedious and therefore increases the risks of errors that could have a negative impact on the quality of the inspection.
This paper will show how a recently developed solution allows for efficient, robust and operator-friendly weld inspections using PAUT and TOFD techniques. It will be explained through practical examples how this solution, allows improving significantly the reliability of the inspections.