Non-Destructive Testing Services in Brandywine, MD
Brandywine, MD American Welding Society (AWS)
Founded in 1919 the American Welding Society (AWS) is a nonprofit organization that is made up of members and panels of members. They are yearly contributing to advancing the science, technology, and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes worldwide, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying. Many well-known certifications come from AWS. The CWI or Certified Welding Inspector is one of them. Integrity Testlabs has in house and contract CWI qualified workers to meet the need of any project.
Traditional Film, Computed Radiography and Digital radiography in Brandywine, MD
Integrity Testlabs currently utilizes traditional film and computed radiography (CR) film. Traditional film is still loaded under safe lights and developed using a 5-step process in the back our darkrooms. Once dry, the filmed in viewed under a high intensity viewer looking for defects. Traditional film comes in several different sizes and leaves the client with a physical piece of film to view for years to come. Computer Radiography or CR uses plates that are phosphor. When these plates are exposed to radiation, the plates emit a blue light that is interpreted by the film processor and then transmitted into an image and viewed on the computer screen. This process is efficient and plates can be used multiple times, no chemicals are needed to process the film. Digital radiography is newer to the industrial and keeps gaining popularity each year. Limited in film size and mobility. The biggest advantage is shorter x-ray times, less radiation, wire or wireless capabilities, and instant images that are displayed on the computer screen.
Brandywine, MD Visual Testing (VT)
Probably the most important inspection technique and one we are gifted with is visual testing with our eyes. This is a very common, low cost, quick and effective way to inspect welding, equipment, and coatings. Visual testing is the most important tool for a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), It’s a certification you can acquire through ASNT or with your company by ASNT TC 1A. Defects commonly found using visual inspection is excessive reinforcement, underfill, undercut, porosity, cold lap. If able to access the inside or root of the weld its possible to see lack of fusion, or incomplete penetration.
API 510 Inspector in Brandywine, MD
This is an individual certification that is achieved through API testing program that test individuals on their knowledge of inspections, maintenance, repairs and alteration of pressure vessels. This certificate is recognized worldwide. Most individuals have many years of inspection experience of the internals of a pressure vessel, performing Ultrasonic Thickness readings, Visual Inspections and other various NDT methods. Having an understanding of how the operations of the facility work also helps you understand where failures might occur in the different variety of vessels. Integrity Testlabs has API 510 in house and contractors that can help your company keep up with planned and unplanned maintenance and help start or maintain corrosion programs.
Brandywine, MD Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
If you’re looking for a very mobile, reliable and cost-effective method at finding surface and subsurface discontinuities. MT testing is the way to go on your ferrous material. When the magnetic field is disrupted by a break in the north and south poles the fine iron particles are attracted to the break in the magnetic field. Dry or wet inspections can be very useful with dry being the advantage when parts are to hot to use the wet method. ITL has many certified MT technicians to perform inspections on your welds or parts.
Certified Welding Inspector (CWT) in Brandywine, MD
Many jobsites ranging from pipelines, fabrication shops, bridges and structural steel fabricators need or require a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) to help run their quality program, certify welders, perform visual inspections on fit-ups, root passes and final inspections of completed welds. CWIs come from different backgrounds, some have welding experience only, Some have inspection experience only and some have an engineering degree. All CWIs need to know how to interpret the welding procedure, welding qualification, acceptance criteria for defects, welding machines, and consumables. Integrity Testlabs can provide a CWI for your long- or short-term projects.