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Ultrasonic testing device having an adjustable water column

United States Patent

September 1, 2015
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An ultrasonic testing device having a variable fluid column height is disclosed. An operator is able to adjust the fluid column height in real time during an inspection to to produce optimum ultrasonic focus and separate extraneous, unwanted UT signals from those stemming from the area of interest.
Roach; Dennis P. (Albuquerque, NM), Neidigk; Stephen O. (Albuquerque, NM), Rackow; Kirk A. (Albuquerque, NM), Duvall; Randy L. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
13/ 544,177
July 9, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.