All Guided Ultrasonics systems use the Guided Wave Testing (GWT) method, for inspection of metallic structures for the presence of defects caused by corrosion or erosion.
GWT is a non-destructive method for determination of the condition of elongated structures – commonly pipes, but rails etc. can also be tested.
Guided Wave Testing was developed as a practical method of testing of engineering structures at Imperial College, London in the 1990s, by the team that then founded GUL.
The latest GUL inspection systems embody the fruits of our heavy commitment to R&D – spend as a percentage of revenues is far above industry averages, we have one of the world’s largest and strongest teams in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), and strong ongoing links to Imperial College.
“I first started the research into guided waves (Lamb waves) over 30 years ago. My post-graduate research was focused on guided waves for the inspection of pipes, eventually to the point of a field-ready system.
We built our first guided wave system in 1996; our research and development effort has been continuous since then. Although the original equipment, and the office, have been transformed over the years, our founding team are all still here, joined by a growing number of young, enthusiastic and talented professionals.
Our journey is a joint effort between GUL and our partners, leading the NDT industry, to deliver a first-rate service to major energy and power companies around the world. We look forward to working with you.”
Dr David Alleyne
Our quality management system is critical to GUL’s ability to compete and maintain technical and commercial leadership. GUL’s quality management is run according to ISO 9001:2015 and is accredited by a UKAS authorised organisation for the products, services and training provided by the company. All levels of the company use the system to support and facilitate continuous improvement.