Inspection and examination of materials, components and assemblies is required in order to determine if they comply with design specifications, standards or are defective. Of utmost concern for newly manufactured or constructed items is their ability to withstand the mechanical stresses or chemical attack to which they are expected to be exposed to. For items that are already in service, the question is whether or not the item will continue to function satisfactorily in its service environment until the next scheduled inspection.
The essential feature of Non Destructive Testing (NDT) is that the process itself produces no deleterious effects on the material or structure under examination.
The subject of Non Destructive Testing has no clearly defined boundaries. It ranges from simple techniques such as visual examination of surfaces to the well established methods of ultrasonics, magnetic particle examination and positive material identification.
Non destructive testing is most commonly used where component failure or incorrect material may have catastrophic consequences, such as aircraft, power stations and petrochemical plants, as well as gas lines and offshore installations. The periodic inspection of components in these fields determines it they are suitable for continued service.
Independent Integrity Inspection Limited (INDEi) with the wealth of knowledge of continuous involvement in inspection and testing over the years and the broad range of equipment provides a cost effective, professional, efficient inspection solution that meets your needs and the needs of your clients.
The test laboratory has a comprehensive range of facilities to offer clients including fixed bench units, portable dark inspection booths and a 3 tonne lifting capability to unload and load items requiring inspection.
Specialists in positive material identification (PMI), alloy verification (AV), ultrasonic testing, dye and fluorescent penetrant inspection. magnetic particle testing, eddy current testing, visual inspection, thickness measurement, corrosion mapping, video endoscope examination and thermal imaging.
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