Technical services

Thickness measurement

Ultrasonic thickness measurement (UTM)

An ultrasonic thickness gauge is designed to measure material thickness whilst eliminating the depth of coating on metal substrates.

 

The Balmoral Technical Services UTM gauge:

  • Ignores the coating thickness
  • Provides data output
  • Is hand held and robust
  • Benefits from a backlit display

The thickness of materials cannot always be determined by direct measurement as access to both sides is not always possible. The effects of corrosion and erosion on the reverse of a metal panel may reduce its thickness significantly without being visually apparent on the outside of the tank.

All UTM readings are gauged on the material to be tested with calibration beforehand using a 10mm transducer probe and three known test materials in echo-to-echo mode.

 

Thickness coating measurement (TCM)

Such a device has the capability to measure coating thicknesses whilst eliminating material depths. The digital reading is fast, reliable and accurate.

 

The Balmoral Technical Services TCM gauge:

  • Ignores the material thickness
  • Provides data output
  • Is hand held and robust
  • Benefits from a backlit display

An internal probe provides greater stability during measurement allowing for consistent, repeatable and accurate results. Clients are provided with a test certificate and set of calibration foils following each inspection.

Balmoral Tanks Technical Services thickness measurement