our services include magnetic particle inspection, ultrasonic testing and eddy current testing
Each of the NDT inspection methods have various benefits and limitations encountered in the numerous inspection applications that arise every day. Often two methods are utilised in the inspection of a component to produce the desired quality assurance outcome. Please contact our Non-Destructive Testing experts to assist in the selection of the test method/s most appropriate for your inspection needs.
Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI)
a non-destructive testing (NDT) process for detecting surface and slightly subsurface discontinuities in ferromagnetic materials such as iron, nickel and some of their alloys. Magnetic Particle Inspection is a very effective method of detecting fatigue cracking.
Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
a non-destructive testing technique based on the propagation of ultrasonic waves in the object or material tested. Discontinuities are detected as they reflect or absorb the ultrasound. Ultrasonic inspection is commonly used to detect discontinuities beneath the surface of components including welds, steel plate and shafts. It is also very effective for measuring remaining wall thicknesses and mapping areas of corrosion.
Eddy Current Testing (ET)
an electromagnetic testing methods used in nondestructive testing (NDT) making use of electromagnetic induction to detect and characterize surface and sub-surface flaws in conductive materials. Eddy Current inspection is often carried out on painted/coated surfaces as an alternative to Magnetic Particle Inspection.
Dye Penetrant Inspection (DPI)
also called liquid penetrant inspection (LPI) or penetrant testing (PT), is a widely applied and low-cost inspection method used to locate surface-breaking discontinuities in all non-porous materials (metals, plastics, or ceramics). Commonly used on Non-Ferromagnetic materials which are not suitable for Magnetic Particle Inspection.
a method of non-destructive testing where many types of manufactured components can be examined to verify the internal structure and integrity of the specimen. Both X-ray and gamma ray Industrial Radiography methods are available.
a common method of quality control used in maintenance of facilities and structures. Often complimented by additional non-destructive testing methods.
a series of non-destructive test methods to evaluate the conditions where a coating, paint or spray is to be applied and the quality and condition of the coating. For both new and existing coatings.
PHASED ARRAY ULTRASONIC TESTING
an advanced method of ultrasonic testing that has applications in non destructive testing. Common applications are to find flaws in manufactured materials such as welds and castings or material loss in pipes and tanks. Advantages are manipulation of the sound beam and a large amount of recorded data providing for a permanent record and offsite evaluation.
Eddy Current test method where the probe is moved down the inside of the tube and is able to detect internal and external defects with approximately equal sensitivity. Both cracking and thickness variations can be detected.
Tank Wall Ultrasonic thickness testing.
Tank Floor Scanning using Magnetic Flux Leakage.
• A range of Destructive Tests to determine the physical properties of a range of materials
• Tests are completed to ensure conformance to individual client specification, Australian and International Standards
• Welder Qualification and Weld Procedure Development
• Tensile Testing
• Shear Testing
• Bend (Ductility) testing
• Impact (Toughness) testing
• Weld Fracture Testing
• Macro Testing
• Hardness Testing