Non-Destructive Testing Services
Visual Methodology (VT)
ITL technicians are trained in the importance of visual observations and how they may relate to other anomalies not visible on the surface of the part. In addition, recording the initial surface conditions before using any other inspection method is essential in the analysis of failure mechanisms that may be affecting a component or part. Photographic documentation (where permitted) is essential to reporting any VT activity.
Radiographic Inspection (RT)
Traditional or Film Radiography
Computed Radiography (CR)
ITL uses CR as its advanced RT method. We employ X units in our three operating locations all of which are the ALLPRO Imaging, SCANIX Discover Systems.
Digital Radiography (DR)
Digital archival of film
The advantages of digitizing become very obvious considering the aspects of maintaining a physical film archive. The digital archive not only offers significant physical advantages to preserving the film images in a compact space not requiring rigid environmental controls, but also makes retrieval of a specific piece of film much faster and easier. Digital archives are searchable and therefore retrieval can be accomplished on system or part data, date, type of indication, or the radiographer that produced the shot. Digital film archives can be backed-up numerous times if needed for very little additional cost. This further ensures the longevity of the records.
Integrity Testlabs maintains the equipment and technical personnel that allow us to deliver Film Digitization and Archival Services with efficiency and competence.
Inspection of the Liberty Bell
The Liberty Bell was radiographed to check for damage and potential growth of the famous crack after the bell was struck with a hammer by a tourist on April 6, 2001. Fortunately, the test results did not reveal any new cracks resulting from the incident. Copies of the radiographs shown were presented to our owner, who performed the radiographic work, at the completion of the project.
Ultrasonic Inspection (UT)
Shear-wave ultrasonic inspection is a reliable and well-established NDT method. Manual ultrasonic methods have been used for decades to detect internal flaws. Manual ultrasonic equipment today is lightweight and compact. There are countless configurations of transducers that can be used to quickly evaluate internal material anomalies in materials and components throughout industry. Shear-wave refers to sound energy introduced at an angle. The type of anomaly and material dictate the specific angle used in the inspection process.
As with straight-beam inspection, manual shear-wave applications can be automated with the use of scanners that can collect a large volume of data quickly and store it for off-line analysis.
Penetrant Inspection (PT or LPI)
Magnetic Particle Inspection (MT)
This method is one of the most widely used methods in NDT where surface defects must be identified. It is widely used in the automotive, aerospace, petrochemical, power generation industries where fitness for service determinations are important.