NDT | Material Testing | Inspection
Highly-trained staff of certified ultrasonic inspectors utilize advanced instrumentation and data reporting capabilities to quickly and accurately detect and identify flaws and measure material depth for a variety of applications and industries, including aerospace, military, and commercial. Using this method, Element inspectors are able to use ultrasonic waveforms to pass through a material to detect flaws and provide a complete volumetric inspection. Contact testing, Phased Array and the Immersion technique are available for complex geometric parts that otherwise may not be subject to complete volumetric inspection.
Magnetic particle inspection is one of the fastest and most cost effective nondestructive examinations available for ferromagnetic materials such as castings, weldments, forgings, machined or stamped parts. Element supports today’s precision aerospace, military, nuclear, and commercial industries with magnetic particle inspections ranging from on-site evaluations using portable equipment to in-lab inspections on large components
Liquid penetrant inspection feature processing lines which enable our technicians to conduct penetrant testing on everything from small electronic components to large parts up to 15 feet in diameter.
PT has the advantage of being able to detect flaws in non metallic and non ferromagnetic materials and is also one of the most portable of the surface inspection methods, allowing us to conduct comprehensive onsite penetrant inspection.
Petronext provides a number of visual testing services that in most cases can be the first method of inspection to detect defects and observe problems in the earliest stages of fabrication. AWS Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI), ASNT’s ACCP (ASNT Central Certification Program) and ASNT-TC-1A Level II technicians have the ability and training to utilize the latest in optical enhancing devices such as borescopes and digital video crawlers.
Non-destructive testing services to meet a wide range of industry requirements
Non-destructive testing (NDT) covers a wide group of techniques used to evaluate the properties of a material, part, product, weld, or system without materially affecting the integrity of the unit being inspected or investigated under the test procedure.
The non-destructive testing services we offer are designed to comply with a wide variety of industry standards, government contracts, and military specifications, as well as unique customer requirements. We use ASNT Central Certification Program (ACCP), SNT-TC-1A certified technicians and Certified Weld Inspectors (CWIs) to deliver a full range of Level III NDT services, including certified weld inspection, to assist our clients in projects ranging from material analysis or product qualification testing to quality assurance and audit programs.
Our non-destructive testing capabilities include:
• Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
• Radiographic Testing (RT, Radiography, X-ray) including Gamma Ray
• Eddy Current Testing (ET)
• Magnetic Praticle Testing / Magnetic Particle Inspection (MT / MPI)
• Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT)
• Visual and Optical Testing (VT)
• Leak Testing (LT, Leak Detection)
• Acoustic Emission Testing (AE)
• Infrared and Thermal Testing (IR)
• Welding Inspections
• ASNT Level III and Level II
• Field Services
• Structural Steel Inspection
Our non-destructive testing experts test a wide range of materials, ranging from raw materials, such as sheet, plate, bar, coatings, and composites, to fully finished components.
Our non-destructive testing skills and experience training program
Element recognizes the importance of having qualified and highly trained technical staff to oversee our non-destructive testing procedures. We adhere to clearly defined certification systems that have been established to guarantee the highest possible standards of expertise on the part of our personnel.
We operate two internal NDT training centers within Element that specialize in teaching non-destructive testing to ASNT and PCN systems approval for level 3.
We provide non-destructive testing training in the following areas:
System tests and calibration of testing equipment
Selection and implementation of testing methods
Development and implementation of suitable testing methods
Preparation of guidance documentation for testing processes
Training of testing personnel
Third party certification of testing personnel
Technical advice and level III support
Tailor made testing systems
Non-destructive testing for defense