Live Webinar: Enhancing Weld Inspection: Integrating TFM and TFMi with Advanced Ultrasonic Technologies

TFM Webinar

Learning Event: Webinar
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (America/New York)
Date: Wednesday, 17 July 2024
Contact Hours: 1
Valid for ASNT Level III recertification: Yes


  • Members: Free!
  • Nonmembers: $79

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In this webinar, we explore the integration of Total Focusing Method (TFM) and its progressive counterpart, TFMi, with conventional Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) techniques. This session is designed to showcase how TFM enhances traditional PAUT sectorial scans, providing a more detailed and accurate analysis of weld flaws. Participants will gain insights into the advanced capabilities of TFM in flaw characterization and sizing, understanding its role in improving the precision and reliability of weld inspections. Discover how these innovative ultrasonic technologies can transform your approach to detecting and characterizing welding defects.

After attending this presentation, attendees will be able to: 

  • Recall the basic principles and operational techniques of TFM and TFMi.
  • Compare the effectiveness of TFM, TFMi, and traditional sectorial PA in various flaw characterization scenarios.
  • Apply knowledge from case studies to appreciate how advanced ultrasonic technologies can be used to enhance flaw detection and characterization in weld inspections.
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Will Haworth is the Application Engineer for Sonatest, a leading ultrasonic testing equipment manufacturer. With a diverse background in NDT and welding, Will is dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions for customers in ultrasonic testing while driving advancements in the NDT industry. Holding certifications as an AWS CWI and ASNT NDT Level III, he has successfully contributed to inspection projects across various industries, including structural steel, aerospace, mining, and oil and gas. With a passion for continuous improvement, Will's expertise and commitment make him a valuable asset in the world of ultrasonic and NDT technologies.

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