Improved Reliability for Critical Shafts and Pins
In-service failure of critical shafts can cause significant downtime and asset damage and may pose a risk to the safety of personnel. Shafts are often assessed for cracking using traditional ultrasonic inspection techniques.
However, only a few highly skilled and experienced ultrasonic inspectors can confidently assess the structural integrity of a complex shaft in-situ.
What is ShafTest®?
ShafTest is a portable Ultrasonic (UT) flaw detection system designed specifically to improve current UT techniques for monitoring the condition of shafts and pins.
Why Choose Bureau Veritas
Recognition: Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a worldwide leader specialised in QHSE and social responsibility services. Certified to ISO 9001 for all of its activities throughout the world, the company actively participates within professional authorities for the development of international standards and regulations.
Knowledge and Expertise: Technical knowledge and availability of our qualified local teams, able to provide packaged and targeted information, are strengths appreciated by our clients.
Network With a network of 900 locations, and over 39,000 employees in more than 140 countries in 2009, Bureau Veritas provides solutions to over 370,000 clients throughout the world across a diverse range of industries.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a shaft survey typically take?
Survey times vary depending on the size and complexity of the shaft, however, a typical survey would take between 30 minutes and 2 hours.
Does the ShafTest technician need access to the entire shaft?
No. Only access to one end of the shaft is required, although, in some cases access to both ends of the shaft will improve the confidence in the survey results.
Is there any benefit in surveying a new shaft before it goes into service?
Yes. A survey of all new shafts is recommended as this provides a clear baseline signature to compare all future results against.