The hardness test is the most widely used test for evaluating the mechanical properties of metals and other materials, producing immediate results without damage to your components.

 

The purpose of the hardness test is to determine the suitability of a material for a given application, conformance to a specification, standard, or particular treatment to which the material has been subjected to (heat treatment, thermal process).

Ξ  Hardness Testing

Ξ  Ultrasonic Testing

Ultrasonic Examination will send high frequency sound waves to penetrate the part. The soundwaves will then be reflected by any discontinuities and collected by the UT flaw detector for analysis by the technician.

 

As a non-destructive testing method, ultrasonic testing is ideal for detecting flaws and defects without damaging the object or material being tested. Periodic ultrasonic inspections can also be used to check for corrosion or for growth of known flaws, and thus potentially prevent to a failure of a part, component or entire asset. It is used in a wide range of industries including aerospace, automotive, construction, medical, metallurgy, and manufacturing.

Ξ  Visual Inspection

Visual inspection is less technologically advanced compared to other methods and besides the quick pace of inspection, its main advantage is cost efficiency.

 

This is because there is no equipment needed to perform it. It is a simple yet reliable method. A well trained visual inspector will be able to detect most damage, flaws, irregularities and defects in the part being evaluated.

Ξ  Positive Material ID Testing

PMI (Positive Material Identification) testing is the analysis of materials to determine the chemical composition of a metal or alloy at particular (usually multiple) steps of alloy manufacturing or in-process alloy installation.

 

Knowing the exact composition and grade of an alloy enables suppliers, plant workers, and other responsible parties in the chain of custody of components to match alloy specifications that are chosen for their specific properties such as heat resistance, corrosion resistance, durability, etc. Having the right alloy in the right place is essential in places like petroleum refineries and chemical plants, because the right alloy with the right properties is often all that stands between a safe, efficient operation and lost time and revenue.

Magnetic particle testing is a non-destructive process used to detect surface and subsurface discontinuities in ferromagnetic materials like nickel, cobalt, iron and their alloys. MT inspection will induce a magnetic field around the discontinuities to which fine iron particles are drawn, making the indications visible.

 

It can be utilized on a variety of products including forgings, castings, weldments, vessels and many others. Many of our clients use this process to determine the components fitness for service.

Liquid Penetrant examination will detect flaws open to the surface by having a very thin liquid drawn into the discontinuities by capillary action to then be made visible by chalk like coating applied to the surface, drawing the liquid out of the possible defects.

 

Welds are most commonly inspected using this method, but defects can also be detected in plate, bars, pipes, castings and forgings.

Digital radiography provides high resolution electronic images without the need for film and photo chemicals reducing the impact on the environment, eliminating hazardous chemicals as well as saving cost and time.

 

Applications include detection of flaws or defects in welds, forgings, castings, wall loss detection (profile radiography) and sizing in pipes and plate through manufacturing process or defects in welds, forgings castings etc.

Ξ  Radiography Testing

Ξ  Liquid Penetrating Testing

Ξ  Magnetic Particle Testing

We utilize state-of-the-art equipment and lean manufacturing procedures to verify that your parts meet required specifications. We understand that our testing results have a far-reaching impact as any imperfection can result in a catastrophic failure.

 

Our experienced technicians, trained customer service and quality control personnel work together to seamlessly integrate your Non-Destructive Testing requirements into time-sensitive production schedules.

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