Ultrasonic Testing

ultrasonic testing

About our Ultrasonic Testing services

NRL’s ultrasonic testing discipline is our longest running service to the rail industry. Our service includes the safety critical testing of the rail by our fully competent Ultrasonic Rail Flaw Detection Operatives (URFDO) who examine the rails and locate defects through the use of testing techniques.

URFDO inspections identify

  • Rail head damage
  • Vertical Longitudinal Splitting (VLS)
  • Significant rail corrosion
  • Lipping on rail adjustment switches
  • Areas of rolling contact fatigue (RCF)

Our standards and compliance team provide URFDO’s with the relevant minimum action codes (MAC) to ensure the correct course of action is applied, dependent upon the type of defect identified.

To discuss your rail requirements or for further information please contact our team at the Grangemouth office on +44 (1324) 625 231.

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