We offer top quality inspection services anywhere there needed.
MAGNETIC-PARTICLE TESTING (MT)
Magnetic particle testing is used to detect surface and sub-surface indications or defects on any ferrite magnetic material. Our INS team is qualified to determine if the indication or defects are acceptable according to applicable standard codes.
In the magnetic dry particle testing technique, dry particles are scattered onto the surface of the test object as the item is magnetized. Dry particle inspection is well suited for the inspections conducted on rough surfaces. When an electromagnetic yoke is used, the AC or half wave DC current creates a pulsating magnetic field that provides movement to the powder. The primary applications for dry powders are underground welds and rough as-cast surfaces. Dry particle inspection is also used to detect shallow subsurface cracks. Dry particles with half wave DC are the best method when inspecting for lack of root penetration in welds of thin materials. Half wave DC with prods and dry particles is commonly used when inspecting large castings for hot tears and cracks.
White NDT contrast paint provides a visible map of defects or discrepancies on the surface of a material. We use Magnaflux NDT contrast paint, WCP-2 which provides a high contrast background to improve probability of detection and sensitivity during visible magnetic particle inspections. This fast-drying paint aerosol sprays on evenly, without flaking, before inspection so that when non-florescent / colored magnetic particles are applied, the indications appear clearly against the opaque white background.
Within Magnetic Particle testing, we use wet fluorescent spray manufactured by Magnaflux, a leader in NDT aerosols. The highly sensitive magnetic particle powder, 14-A fluorescent mag particles are engineered to locate very fine discontinuities in critical parts and applications. The indications produced using the wet technique are more piercing than dry particle indications formed on similar defects. When fluorescent particles are used, the visibility of the indications is significantly improved because the eye is drawn to the “shining” regions in the dark setting. We employ magnetic wet particle testing on surfaces that are not sensitive to moisture.
Liquid penetrant testing is used to locate surface defects and variations on pipe and weld surfaces. Our INS team is trained in performing liquid penetrant testing across all industries to determine the application of surface defects.
The visible penetrant method of inspection is a nondestructive test to expose defects open to the surface of the material and may be used on aluminum, steel magnesium, copper, brass, cast iron, stainless steel, carbides and stellate as well as certain plastics and ceramics. The process includes penetration of the defect by the Dye Penetrant, elimination of the excess Penetrant from the surface and development of the indication for inspection. A deep red indication will mark the defect.
Fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) is a type of dye penetrant inspection in which a fluorescent dye is applied to the surface of a non-porous material to detect imperfections that may compromise the integrity or quality of the part in question. Because of its sensitivity to such small defects, FPI is ideal for most metals which tend to have small, tight pores and flat surfaces. Defects can vary but are characteristically tiny cracks caused by processes used to shape and form the metal. It is not unusual for a part to be inspected several times before it is done (an inspection often follows each significant forming operation).
POSITIVE MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION (PMI)
PMI is used to verify elemental composition and grade identification of alloys in metals. A complete PMI program safeguards your facility from alloy mix-ups which can cause costly accidents.
Our experts in Ultrasonic Testing strictly follow codes AWS D1.1, ASME B31.3, API 1104, Section VIII, and RP2X to provide the highest quality service. Ultrasonic Testing is the utilization of sound waves to determine integrity, material properties, thickness of weld quality, and continuity of an applicable material. We
capture the entire section of the metal using ultrasonic sound waves. We specialize in Shear Wave, Dissimilar Metals, and Thickness
Shear Wave testing is the angular generation of ultrasonic waves to detect flaws or discontinuities at positions, other than parallel, with the sound’s entry surface. We utilize Shear Wave in the inspection of AWS and ASME welds. Ins employs the top qualified technicians to perform Shear Wave testing.
Third party Inspection
Third-party monitoring services. This service ensures the customer that equipment is built, serviced, inspected, function tested, loaded etc. to customer requirements. We ensure that the customer’s procedures and requirements are followed from start to finish. This in turn will validate procedures and process that the customer has put in place. This will ensure a safer work environment and reduce downtime and cost due to equipment failures.
Our mechanical integrity programs reduce your workload so you can focus on other pressing matters.
API 510/570 MECHANICAL INSPECTION
Mechanical integrity programs regular testing and inspection created on (Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices). The testing (NDT) and inspection (API 510, and API 570 through the entire lifecycle of processing equipment reduces the likelihood of equipment failure due to corrosion and a variety of other damage mechanisms.