Total Focusing Method (TFM)

  • Total Focusing Method or Total Electronic Focusing (TFM): electronic focusing consists of adapting the receiving delay laws to focus at many points which form a grid, after a single pulse which generates a large and/or divergent ultrasonic beam

  • Full Matrix Capture (FMC): full matrix capture specific data-acquisition process using ultrasonic array probes where each element in an array is successively used as the transmitter, while all elements are used as receivers for each transmitted pulse


The focused images recorded with TFM increase technicians confidence when sizing and classifying flaws critical for Fitness for Service and ILI validation applications.​