Penetrant testing provides a means of detecting discontinuities which are open to the surface and difficult to observe by visual examination.
Using a water washable process penetrant inspection is very versatile and is not restricted in any way by the geometry of the components under examination. The process is suitable for inspection of suspect local areas and large volume production inspection.
In addition to our factory facilities on-site penetrant inspections can be carried out by utilising the aerosol container technique.
Our radiographic equipment, both X-ray and Gamma-ray, is capable of penetrating steel up to a depth of 2 inches and aluminium to a depth of 8 inches over normal exposure times.
The equipment can also be used on a wide spectrum of ferrous and non-ferrous materials including plastics, rubbers and carbon fibres.
Sound waves are employed for the examination of materials. These waves possess properties very similar to visible light. They can be refracted, focused and reflected.
Ultrasonic inspection is ideally suited to the detection of imperfections in thicker sections of materials where radiographic examination may be impractical.
- Lamination and wall thickness checks
- Weld examination checks
- Raw material surveys
- Avoids creating the hazards of radiation, which occur when using Gamma and X-Ray Radiation.
Magnetic Particle Inspection
Magnetic particle inspection is a method for detecting surface discontinuities in ferro-magnetic materials.
The component under test is first magnetised then a magnetic ink is applied to the area to be inspected and the resulting pattern evaluated.