What is TFM?
Total Focusing Method (TFM) is an examination technique, that has been added into codes and standards and is becoming increasing used across all engineering sectors including aerospace, nuclear and oil & gas. The method involves the combination of classic Full Matrix Capture (FMC) data acquisition and TFM data reconstruction. It has the potential capabilities of improved resolution and depth of field over a larger region with a reduction in scattering of sound waves from material noise, enhancing efficiency and performance (ASME section V article 4, 2019 edition).
Our TFM course is designed to educate advanced inspectors in the methodologies and techniques to accurately identify and interpret flaws in challenging inspections, focusing on the use of ultrasonic imaging algorithms that improves the profiling of the indication. Candidates will learn about the TFM processing software to reconstruct several paths/modes, evaluating and examining flaw characterisation, flaw dimensioning, display settings, plane wave imaging (PWI), weld and corrosion examinations and amplitude fidelity.