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UE testing uses ultrasonic waves as a non-destructive process that uses bursts of ultrasonic energy into the cylinder to detect flaws.
UE testing is the preferred option of cylinder testing and is recognized by the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), the Compressed Gas Association (CGA)
UE testing equipment finds flaws such as wall thinning, pitting, and
cracks which can be missed with hydrostatic testing
UE testing is much faster and less labor-intensive than hydrostatic testing
UE testing can be used on a wide range of cylinder materials such
as steel, aluminum, and high strength steel.
No valve removal: probably the most important benefit that
avoids potential valve damage.
Testing Specifications - US DOT 3A, 3AA, and 3AL
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