Material Thickness Gauge

Material Thickness Gauge

Material thickness gauge is often confuse with coating or layer thickness.
Sometimes the materials thickness can be measures easily using the mechanical measuring tools such as calipers or other simple means.
However in certain situations the accessibility of the measuring spot is not suitable to use mechanical tools. Think about a wall of a ship or vessel or the mid section of large (steel) plates. In these situations ultrasonic measuring devices or wall thickness gauges are uses to accurately determine material thickness.

Material Thickness Gauge

Ultrasonic gauges

Ultrasonic gauges send out an ultrasound pulse through the material from one side only. Converting the time of flight of the pulse of sound energy reflecting back of the opposite surface results in the material thickness in millimeters or fractions of an inch. The system of measuring thickness by ultrasound pulses works on a variety of materials:

What important is that the material has a higher density, like for example metal or plastics. Materials with lower densities like wood or concrete are hard- or impossible to measure with these instruments.

Also the material has to be homogeneous. Plastic or epoxy can be measure without any problems and also on glass. However glass fiber reinforced epoxies are impossible to measure since these are two different materials with different densities.

The third criteria is that probe and material have to make a very good contact. Very rough surface may cause problems in that respect. The aid of couplant gel is a must in most application.

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