NDT For The Manufacturing Industry

Manufacturing is a diversified industry that utilizes Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) to inspect products. Aqualified’s Level II & III certified NDT inspectors will inspect your manufactured products to ensure materials are up to reference standards. The NDT reference standards used are: calibration standards, application specific standards and test blocks. These standards help our inspectors determine whether products pass or fail the inspection – creating a safe environment for your location.

Aqualified Manufacturing NDT caters to two industry categories…

Primary Industry

This industry utilizes natural resources and extracts raw materials. Aqualified works with these industries by performing NDT on equipment used to extract raw materials. We perform our job correctly to insure safety at on-site locations.

  • Petroleum
  • Shipbuilding
  • Mining
  • Energy

Secondary Industry

Secondary industries utilize the raw materials that the primary industries gather to create capital goods. Doing this allows the team to work in a plethora of fields and use multiple products. From bolts to aerospace, our team of professionals can meet your needs.

  • Heavy Machinery
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plastics
  • Power Utilities
  • Publishing
  • Textiles
  • Tire and rubber
  • Aerospace
  • Basic Metals
  • Building Materials
  • Apparel
  • Ceramics
  • Fabricated Metals
  • Automotive
  • Paper

Cranes and Rigs

One of the main sub-groups Aqualified caters to in the Manufacturing Industry are Cranes and Rigs. We offer testing on your lifting devices and equipment on-site or at our facility. Cranes are usually visually inspected for excessive wear, deformation, out of plane bending, excessive gouges, and missing capacity markings. Aqualified adheres to The American National Standards Institute and enforces safety standards for all cableways, cranes, derricks, hoists, hooks, jacks and slings. The standard codes are: ASME B30.1 through B30.25, and OSHA 1910.179.

Bolts play an important role in preventing NDT failure on cranes and rigs. They come in various sizes, can be bonded to rock/concrete, and can be administered to anything made from metal. Two other industries NDT on bolts are common in are mining and nuclear. Bolts can be found on infrastructures such as electrical towers, nuclear power plants, highway structures, dams and large tanks. Performing Non-Destructive Testing will help find permissible and rejectable discontinuities. Aqualified provides NDT on the following:

  • Hooks
  • Bolts
  • Welds
  • Cables
  • Screws
  • Studs
  • Fasteners
  • Nuts
  • Set Screws
  • Sockets
  • Caps
  • Other ferrous metallic/non-metallic material

Our qualified personnel are certified to perform inspections using the following methods:

Visual testing is simply stated as looking at a component with your eyes. VT testing can be performed with flashlights, optical prisms, microscopes, comparators, borescopes & video probes.

Liquid penetrant also known as dye penetrant is a fluid usually used to find small openings at the surface of a material that is nonporous.

Magnetic particle inspection is used primarily to detect cracks on ferrous materials.

In the industrial sector record retention of x-rays is just as important as the inspection itself.

Ultrasound (UT) is also called ultrasonics, UT straight beam (longitudinal), UT shear wave, UT immersion testing, UT phased array and UTT for ultrasonic thickness.

Eddy Current (ET) is also called electromagnetic induction and can be broken up into four subgroups: AC Field Measurement, Flux Leakage, Remote Field and Eddy Current.

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