Stress Corrosion Cracking – UIT can be used to mitigate the effects of Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) The UIT process can be used on most materials susceptible to SCC to minimize and/or arrest the propagation of SCC.
Distortion Mitigation – When UIT is applied to welded surfaces, it neutralizes the tensile stress created during welding and relaxes the welded structure reducing and or eliminating distortion/
Fatigue Life Extension – Upon application of UIT to the weld toe, the weld toe geometry is modified creating a fatigue friendly geometry. Compressive residual stress is imparted into the heat affective zone (HAZ) improving grain structure ad strength.
Please refer to the research page for validation of these benefits.
Companies taking advantage of AUA’s UIT technology include:
Rio Tinto Mining
Fortescue Mining Group
Bayswater Power Station
Rio Tinto Yarwun
Hay Point Coal Loader