Germantown Non-Destructive Testing Services
Germantown, MD ABS Service Provider
American Bureau of shipping is a standard that covers the building, repair and overhauling of vessels ranging from tug boats to container ships. Integrity Testlabs for several years now has been a ABS Service Provider. We are currently one of the only Non-Destructive test companies on the East Coast to have this certification. Integrity Testlabs has provided over 20 years of service to the Philly Ship Yard. We have experience inspecting cargo ships, tankers and Navy vessels that have been built at this facility. We have certified technicians available to handle any RT, UT, MT, PT, Wet Fluorescent Magnetic Particle inspections and Fluorescent Penetrant Inspections needs that arise during your ship building, ship repair, ship maintenance, hull repairs, hull thickness readings, propeller shaft inspection and propeller inspection.
Germantown, 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.
Traditional Film, Computed Radiography and Digital radiography in Germantown, 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.
Germantown, 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.
Germantown, MD Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
Ideal for ferrous material
Germantown Drone Inspection
Using drones is quickly becoming a common inspection method. The biggest attraction is offering a safe way to inspect confined spaces and inspected areas high in the air. With todays advanced cameras they are capable of doing a very good visual inspection. Some drones offer infrared capabilities. This allows the operator to look for hot or cold spots on equipment, structures or solar panels. Smaller drones make for good options to investigate or inspect confined spaces. Larger drones are capable of using or deploying Ultrasonics to perform thickness readings on hard to reach places. To use a drone for commercial purposes the operator must have a FAA license.