"The UIT process has proven to be very efficient to perform and has effectively extended the fatigue life of in-service structures. Follow-up inspections have not detected any re-initiation of fracture in weld repaired structures that have been treated with UIT."

Eric Starnater, PE

Vice President

Lamb-Star Engineering, LP



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High Pressure Pump Lifecycle Issues - Troubleshooting, Problem Solving and UIT Application


Applied Ultrasonics worked with a pumping components manufacturer to identify failure modes and locations. A custom-built robotic device was used to apply Esonix UIT remotely in locations unreachable by human operators...


Offshore Drilling Semi-Submersible Lifecycle Optimization and Procedure Qualification


Applied Ultrasonics' Engineering Services team provided support for a multinational offshore drilling company's semi-submersible by proposing 25 weld PQRs and deployment of an onsite team for UIT application and QA...


Tubular Component Enhancement: Fatigue Life Improvement Applied to an ‘Unreachable’ Location


Applied Ultrasonics developed a unique solution for metal and fatigue life improvement using Esonix UIT in what was previously deemed an "unreachable" working environment in the new design-build of an offshore structure...


Marine Fatigue Crack Assessed, Addressed and Put to Rest: Unexpected Hull Fatigue Cracking Issue Resolved


Ultraonsic Impact Treatment (UIT) is a form of non-thermal-stress relief and was used effectively by Applied Ultrasonics to repair hull fatigue cracking problems on a marine vessel onsite at the shipyard...


Derrick Retrofit: Weld Engineering and Esonix UIT Optimize Derrick Retrofit


Engaged by a large multinational offshore drilling company, Applied Ultrasonics provided a comprehensive Engineering Services approach to improve weldment design, and provide a full weld procedure with UIT application...


Mechanical Component – Failure Analysis and Redesign


Applied Ultrasonics provides comprehensive engineering services beyond UIT application. In the following client situation, a change in manufacturing process and geometry was used to improve mechanical component life...


Post-weld treatment using Applied Ultrasonic's UIT increases fatigue strength and weld life for Flow Line pipe connections


An oil production client engaged Applied Ultrasonics to apply UIT post weld treatment on over 70 welded pipe connections to strengthen the flow line connections for a floating offshore oil production and offloading vessel...


Applied Ultrasonic's UIT improves vessel weld fatigue life and doubles time between BOEM inspections


UIT was applied to an offshore oil and gas client's floating oil production and offloading vessel's turret buoy to reduce fatigue and also resulted in the time bewteen BOEM inspections being lengthened to one year...


Dragline Life Extended 4x (and counting- still no cracking), saving at least $1.5 Million in repair/downtime costs


Applied Ultrasonics was consulted by a mining business because the client's dragline was continually out of service every two to three months for crack repairs -- costing the client dearly in repair and downtime costs...


Applied Ultrasonics UIT resets fatigue life to ZERO and extends operation life by 15 years on Semi-Submersible Oil Rig


UIT was applied by Applied Ultrasonics as post weld treatment to extend the life of a client's semi-submersible oil rig with stellar results -- including zero corrosion cracking on welds treated with Ultrasonic Impact Treatment...


Dr. Efim Statnikov


With a heavy heart, Applied Ultrasonics sadly announces the passing of Dr. Efim Statnikov. Dr. Statnikov, lovingly referred to as "Doc" was the inventor of Esonix UIT. His work has been widely acknowledged since the 1960s with his original efforts in the Soviet Union...


Downtime Reduction and Cost Saving in the Mining Industry


Cracking of mining equipment is quite common in the mining industry, resulting in extensive downtime and repair. Learn how UIT from Applied Ultrasonics is effectively reducing downtime and increasing the length of time between fatigue failure...


UIT Adopted by AASHTO: Ultrasonic Technology Offers Millions in Infrastructure Cost Savings


Ultrasonic Impact Treatment (UIT) has been approved by The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officers (AASHTO) to enhance fatigue life for infrastructure asses, such as bridges. UIT has been used effectively in over a dozen states and Canada during bridge repairs...


Lumber Industry Finds Strength in Metal


Labor costs, loss of production, and repair costs costs for a lumber industry client were greatly reduced when UIT from Applied Ultrasonics was applied to the drive shafts of their Cambio debarker machines...


Meeting The Challenge of the North Seas


Offshore oil and drilling rigs face many challenges while operating in the the North Seas. Applied Ultrasonics' quick reaction team was deployed to a client's drilling rig for UIT application to extend the life of critical components -- with exceptional results!..