Total Focusing Method (TFM)

The Total Focusing Method (TFM) is an ultrasonic array technique which is used to synthetically focus at every point of a region of interest. TFM helps ITC clients to more confidently predict the probability of failure for specific types of pipeline defects and therefore to make informed decisions regarding prioritization of repair and maintenance work. Its enhanced sizing and discrimination also allow the client to leave certain flaws in place without a field repair. Ultimately, this all adds up to cost savings, reduced downtime and enhanced productivity.