Conventional NDT

Hidden flaws and defects can lead to catastrophic failures. Any imperfection, if left undetected, can escalate into a serious issue, leading to costly repairs and downtime. The threat isn’t just to the bottom line; it’s about reputation, trust, and safety.

Conventional NDT has been the cornerstone of structural and material integrity for decades. Leveraging these proven methods, we can uncover imperfections and provide timely alerts before they become major problems.

Do you want to eliminate delays, record-keeping hassles, and streamline your NDT? If you’re ready for an easier, safer NDT experience, check out our digital methods: Automated Ultrasonic Testing and Digital Radiography.

Our Conventional NDT Methods

If you’re looking for conventional NDT, we have a large range of methods at our disposal. Some of our conventional NDT methods include:

Manual Ultrasonic Testing

Manual Ultrasonic Testing uses high-frequency sound waves to detect defects, measure material thickness, and evaluate the condition of internal structures.

Commonly employed to assess welds on pipelines, storage tanks, and pressure vessels, it detects flaws like cracks, voids, or porosity ensuring weld integrity.

Our Manual Ultrasonic Testing capabilities include:

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Did you know that Automated Ultrasonic Testing offers key benefits over conventional UT?

Consistency and Repeatability:

AUT systems can consistently reproduce the same inspection parameters across multiple tests, reducing human variability and ensuring consistent data quality.

Data Recording and Archiving:

AUT systems automatically record and store data, making it easier to review, compare, and track changes over time. This stored data can be useful for trend analysis and long-term asset management.

Higher Scan Speeds:

Automated systems can cover larger areas in shorter time frames compared to manual methods, leading to faster inspections.

Advanced Imaging:

AUT often provides more advanced imaging and visualization techniques which can offer better flaw characterization and sizing.

Reduction in Human Error:

By automating the scanning process, the potential for human error is significantly reduced, leading to more reliable results.

Optimal Use of Resources:

By speeding up the inspection process and reducing the need for extensive manual labor, AUT can be a more cost-effective solution in the long run.

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Radiographic Testing

Over time, equipment like pipelines or tanks can suffer from internal or external corrosion. Radiographic Testing (RT) can detect internal flaws and corrosion, ensuring the weld’s integrity and strength.

Radiographic Testing is a crucial tool to ensure safety, reliability, and compliance, given the industry’s high-risk nature and the potentially catastrophic consequences of equipment failure.

Ready to Improve Your RT with Digital Radiography?

Digital Radiography offers all the same benefits as standard RT, with several more advantages.

Immediate Imaging:

Digital Radiography provides instant images, eliminating the wait time associated with film development. This accelerates the inspection process and allows for real-time analysis.

Enhanced Image Quality:

Digital detectors often provide higher resolution images compared to film, allowing for better defect detection and characterization.

Cost Savings:

Over time, DR can result in cost savings due to the elimination of film, chemicals for development, and film storage costs.

Environmental Friendliness:

Without the need for film and chemical developers, DR is more environmentally friendly by reducing chemical waste.

Storage and Archiving:

Digital images can be easily stored, archived, and retrieved. Electronic storage also consumes less space than physical film storage.

Ease of Sharing:

Digital images can be effortlessly shared among teams or between locations for collaborative analysis, training, or reporting.

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Electromagnetic Testing Methods

Electromagnetic Testing leverages the principles of electromagnetism to detect and assess defects, corrosion, and other anomalies in conductive materials.

Electromagnetic testing methods are adaptable and can be applied in a variety of settings, from offshore platforms to refineries, and across a wide range of equipment. Our Electromagnetic Testing Capabilities include:

HITACHI PMI-SmartMaster OES System

OES is a leading method for analyzing material compositions. More effective than handheld X-ray tools, OES identifies key elements in metals, making it essential for validating material quality through mill testing reports (MTRs). The rising need for accurate material testing has highlighted the relevance of our portable Smart-PMI OES system. This tool is optimized for on-site material analysis.

Magnetic Particle Testing

Magnetic Particle Testing (MPT), also known as Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI), is used to inspect welds on pipelines, storage tanks, and pressure vessels, ensuring they are free from cracks or other flaws. Magnetic Particle Testing is a reliable, quick, and efficient method to ensure the safety and longevity of assets.

Liquid Penetrant Testing

Liquid Penetrant Testing, often referred to as LPT or dye penetrant testing, stands as a trusted non-destructive testing method, primarily geared towards detecting surface-breaking flaws in non-porous materials.

Mechanical Integrity Services

Mechanical integrity programs initially addressed corrosion using inspection intervals set by API 510, 570, and 653 codes. These programs were initially adopted to meet federal requirements rather than for their inherent business value.

Yet, as industries faced equipment failures, unreliable operations, and elevated maintenance costs, the importance of robust mechanical integrity programs became evident.

Key Benefits:

Stay Future-Ready with Our Conventional and Advanced NDT Solutions

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) remains a critical tool in ensuring the structural integrity and safety of materials and structures. Over the years, conventional methods have been the backbone of this industry.

But like all things, innovation drives evolution. As purveyors of conventional NDT services, we’re at the forefront of this change, offering not only the methods you’ve come to trust but leading the charge with the breakthrough methods that are ready to redefine the NDT landscape.