Aqualified provides Automotive Nondestructive Testing with levels 2 and 3 technicians ready to service DOT compliant tanker and commercial vehicle inspections including fire trucks per NFPA 1914 and heavy machinery.
Non-destructive testing can ensure a salvaged part that is no longer manufactured, is free of voids and acceptable to return into service. Common defects found in salvaged parts include corrosion, pitting, mechanical damage, overheating, mechanic modifications and inappropriate pressing. When a vehicle part is obsolete, insurance companies and repair shops turn to Aqualified to provide ultrasound and radiography inspections on parts to ensure it is free from mechanical damages prior reuse. A vehicle rebuilt part or a salvaged part is full of unknowns. With X-ray, Ultrasound, Magnetic Particle, Liquid Penetrant, Eddy current, Conductivity testing, dimensional verification, visual and hardness testing, ensuring the integrity of the salvaged part before reintroducing it as a safe to use component.
Automotive NDT services Include:
- Casting, forging and extrusion testing
- NDT personnel augmentation
- NDT technician training
- Plant and manufacturing auditing
- Vendor surveillance auditing
- Diesel Engine NDT
- Tractor NDT inspection
- Off-Highway truck NDT inspection
- Underground Mining vehicle NDT testing
- Hydraulic failure crack verification
Non-Destructive testing is used extensively in Automobile manufacturing to ensure the integrity of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Common inspections include Magnetic Particle and Liquid Penetrant. For vehicle wheel DOT safety compliance, radiography and liquid penetrant is often used. Proper assembly of airbags and seatbelts is ensured with radiography. From valve bodies to radiator assemblies, NDT may be used to ensure manufacturing conformance on automobile parts.
In-house service inspections include, crank shafts, piston rods, gears, transmission components, control arms and any other component in need of structural testing. Aqualified also performs nondestructive testing for the racing community including NASCAR, SUPERBIKE, INDYCAR and FORMULA 1 to name a few. We provide inspections for all race car teams both on tubular products and main body components.