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We offer a full suite of NDT Services all designed to thoroughly vet the integrity of the inspected item:

Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)

A quick and low-cost option for testing parts of varying size and shapes, this method is used for testing ferromagnetic pieces, such as iron, steel, nickel, cobalt, and alloys made of these metals. It is a highly sensitive method of testing for laps, seams, and other surface or near-surface discontinuities. Our team will apply a wash of very fine ferromagnetic particles to a piece and then magnetize it. The particles are highly visible under fluorescent lighting, and when magnetized they are drawn into any discontinuity and take on the shape and contours of the damage.

Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT)

One of the most sensitive methods for detecting small surface indications in ferrous and nonferrous metals, alloys, fired ceramics, powdered metals, glass, and other materials. This process is fully portable and can pinpoint discontinuities that are open to the surface. With the use of high-visibility penetrating liquids our team will coat the surface in question and then wipe away the excess. Afterwards, a highly absorbent developer is applied, and any trapped penetrant is drawn forward, highlighting any discontinuities.

Visual Testing (VT)

This method is based on the inspection for flaws that are visible to the naked eye and is the most commonly used NDT method across all industries. It allows for a feasible and fast control of quality at every step of the fabrication or maintenance process. Visual Testing is used to detect visible flaws such as deformation, welding defects and corrosion. Many tools can be used during the inspection such as a ruler, gauges, cameras, etc.

Ultrasonic Testing (UT)

This method is used for testing neatly solid materials (fine-grained aluminum, steels, alloys, composites, and plastics), and is highly sensitive to discontinuities that are most critical to structural integrity, such as lack of fusion in welds, incomplete penetration of welds, and indications in welds. It is highly portable, and usually requires access to only one side of the object to be tested. Utilizing ultrasonic, our technicians can detect internal discontinuities and measure thickness.

Radiographic Testing (RT)

Providing an easy and map-able rendition of internal voids and fabrication errors, this method is ideal for visualizing the internal structure of components, materials, and assemblies. It is used in examining raw materials (castings and forgings), fabrications, assemblies (misalignment or absence of internal parts), and detecting time-dependent degradation of in-service parts. Operating much like any other x-ray technology, this method does require access to both sides of an object, and creates a permanent record of the inspection for review.

Email:

Aaron.Turner@thyssenkrupp-materials.com