Chesapeake, VA

ATS Engineering Chesapeake VA
Applied Technical Services - ATS

Chesapeake VA
1325-B Cavalier Blvd.
Chesapeake, VA 23323
Fax: 757-558-0063

Call 1-888-287-5227

Ask for the "Chesapeake Office"

Materials & Special Testing

ATS offers a complete range of mechanical testing services. A well-equipped in-house machine shop provides timely preparation of test specimens or any special fixturing. Our experienced test engineers can also help you design custom special testing programs to test your products.

Weld Testing and Weld Qualifications

Applied Technical Services, Inc. welding engineers ensure industry standards are maintained by assisting in preparing welding procedure specifications and weld procedure and performance qualifications.

Applied Technical Services, Inc. uses a wide variety of techniques and standards such as ASME, AWS, API and PED/EN to serve our clients’ vast weld testing needs. Many companies require their welders be qualified, and at ATS we are able to test all aspects of weld procedure and performance qualifications by conducting destructive and nondestructive tests to ensure conformance to code requirements.

Special Testing

Applied Technical Services is equipped to handle customized Load Tests, Pressure Tests, Accelerated Life Cycle Tests and Wear/Fatigue Tests. Our Special Testing Group has the equipment and knowledge to satisfy a wide variety of testing requirements.

Load Testing

Applied Technical Services has performed numerous load tests on a variety of items ranging from space shuttle parts to hand railings. We can perform this testing in-house or on-site using customer supplied fixtures or fixtures designed by ATS specifically for our clients. Our engineers work closely with our clients to simulate life-like scenarios to achieve the most accurate test results.

Pressure Testing

Applied Technical Services has the capability to perform pressure tests, both in-house and in the field. Our pressure capabilities range from vacuum to 20,000 psig. With these capabilities, we are able to test a large variety of items from proof pressure testing nuclear plant components to burst testing copper tubes.

Hardness Testing

ATS can accommodate the needs of our clients in the hardness testing area with capabilities in various hardness scales such as, Brinell, Rockwell, Superficial Rockwell, Webster, Barcol, Leeb, Knoop and Vickers. (On-site and Lab Testing)

Strain Gage Testing & Strain Measurements

Strain gages are used to determine material stress due to static and dynamic loads coming from internal and external sources such as mechanical, thermal and pressure. ATS can apply the appropriate strain gage type to the test surface, perform data acquisition and provide results to assist in identifying the stress levels to avoid mechanical failure or fatigue. The data can also assist you in verifying your design criteria and/or validate your finite element analysis results.


Mechanical, civil, chemical, industrial, and materials engineers provide a wide range of services to all industries. Through good engineering practice and hands-on practical problem solving, we help clients reduce risk and cut cost. We accomplish this by assessing existing equipment and designing repairs and retrofits while focusing on safety and economics.

Services Include:
  • Industrial Services
  • Mechanical Integrity / Fitness-For-Service Evaluations (FFS)
  • API 653 / 510 / 570 Inspection Services
  • Corrosion and Materials Engineering
  • Risk Based Inspection Services
  • NACE Coating Inspection Services
  • Design and Repair Design Services
  • Commercial Services
  • Fall Protection and Façade Access Evaluations
  • IWCA I-14.1, ASME A120.1 and OSHA 1910.66
  • Inspections, Testing and Compliance Certifications
  • Design/Build Projects
  • Structural Evaluations
  • Reliability Services
  • Preventive Maintenance (PM)
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • On-site Condition Monitoring and Vibration Analysts
  • On-site Workforce Development & Training
NDT Services

Since our founding in 1967, Applied Technical Services (ATS) has become one of the leading NDT companies in North America. Our Chesapeake, VA branch office specializes in Non-destructive Testing in Pulp and Paper, Chemical Plants, Construction Sites and the Utilities Industry.

Aerospace/Aviation Inspections

Chesapeake has established a reputation for being leaders in the aircraft non-destructive testing industry covering the globe to meet your inspection needs. ATS has has multiple FAA Repair Station Locations and Numbers. Chesapeake's FAA Repair Station number is No. QPVR455X. Whatever type of aircraft you have, from commercial airliners to crop-duster, we are familiar with your inspection requirements.

Boiler Inspection Services

Fast, cost effective boiler surveys are performed by highly trained, experienced personnel using state of the art ultrasonic data loggers. Liquid penetrant inspection of composite tube material is performed to identify damaged areas, while non-ferrous coating surveys determine the overall thickness of the composite material. On-site computerized reporting is provided to give you quick, accurate results. Data analysis, trending and forecasting is also available. On-site services include radiography, magnetic particle, copper sulfate and visual examinations. Additionally, we can offer Digital Radiography services which eliminate typical "shoot windows" and allow all contractors to remain working while radiography ensues. This provides "near" instant results, greater productivity and greatly reduced outage time.

Paper Machine Inspections

ATS uses fully automated thickness crawlers capable of on-line velocity adjustments to compensate for changes in acoustical properties inherent in the casting process. This allows for an accurate thickness scan across the full length of a dryer can.

Internal visual examination of paper machine dryers is one of the most efficient and effective methods of inspection. During a visual inspection, the condition of internal components along with areas of shell thinning and grooving can be determined.

Magnetic particle inspection of the heads and journals of paper machine dryers, along with ultrasonic soundness inspection of the bolts is performed to find minor defects before they become major problems.

Construction Services

Our Chesapeake office has inspectors trained and certified to perform the following types of visual weld inspections:

  • Certified Welding Inspector (C.W.I.) per AWS QC1-96
  • Stud Inspection per AWS D1.1 / AISC
  • Decking Inspection per AWS D1.3
  • Bolt Torque Inspection per AISC

Tanks, Pressure Vessels and Piping Systems

Through the use of automated ultrasonic thickness crawlers, continuous thickness scans can be performed on the shell of carbon steel tanks and vessels, as well as piping systems. This inspection data is presented in a graphical format that can include minimum wall thickness calculations in accordance with a variety of standards such as API-653. ATS employs an experienced staff of API -653, API-510, and API-570 certified inspectors.

Services Include:
  • Basic NDT (MT, PT, UT, RT, VT)
  • Shear wave
  • API-653 / 510/ 570
  • CWI Services
  • Digital Radiography
  • PSM Inspections
  • Level III Services
  • Automated Tank Inspections
  • Computer Reporting
  • Boiler Inspections
  • Stud Inspection per AWS D1.1 / AISC
  • Decking Inspection per AWS D1.3
  • Near Drum Inspections
  • Paper Machine Inspections
  • Tank Inspections
  • Concrete Testing
  • Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) per AWS QC1-96
  • Pipeline Inspections
  • Pressure Vessel Inspections
  • Tube Inspections
  • Welder Certifications
  • Bolt Torque Inspection per AISC
  • API Inspectors 653,510,570
  • Certified Welder Inspectors (CWI)

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