Nuclear Testing & Inspections

nuclear testing inspections
The nuclear industry is a highly progressive and regulated field requiring products to be certified.

Applied Technical Services (ATS) operates a testing laboratory that complies with the requirements of nuclear quality programs, partnering with those that service the nuclear industry to ensure products comply with the stringent requirements.

  • American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)
  • Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee (NUPIC)
  • Nuclear Industry Assessment Committee (NIAC)
  • 10 CFR 50 Appendix B, Part 21
  • ASME NQA-1
Services Offered:

Reference Specification Quality Control Inspectors (ANSI N45.2.6): Mechanical Testing:
Radiography Mechanical Elevated and Room Temperature Tensile (capabilities to 400,000 lbs.)
Digital Radiography Electrical Torque
Ultrasonic (Thickness, Shear-wave, & Phased Array) Instrument and Controls Fatigue
Magnetic Particle Civil Charpy Impact (US and European)
Liquid Penetrant Receipt Bend
Eddy Current On-site Services: Elevated and Room Temperature Fracture Toughness/CTOD
Visual Examinations (Direct and Remote) Strain Gaging Shear
Helium Mass Spectrometer Leak Detection (HSMLD) Load Testing Hydrogen Embrittlement
Common Inspections: Metallography (Replication and Portable Microscopy) Stress Rupture
Welds Alloy Verification (PMI) Fastener
Tanks Hardness Load Testing of Assemblies
Pressure Vessels Helium Mass Spectrometer Leak Detection Unique Test Fixture Development
Piping Systems    
Weld/Welder Procedure    
Material Identification of Metals/Oxides: Material Verification in support of Commercial Grade Dedication: Material Identification of Polymers:
XRF (PMI) Metal Alloys Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) Polymers Thermo-Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)
Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) Rubbers Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM/EDS) Paints & Coatings Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) Markers & Ink Thermo Mechanical Analysis (TMA)
Wet Chemistry Fuels & Lubricants  
  Silicone RTV & Sealants  
  Other Consumables  
Material Identification of Metals/Oxides: Material Verification in support of Commercial Grade Dedication: Material Identification of Polymers:
XRF (PMI) Metal Alloys Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) Polymers Thermo-Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)
Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) Rubbers Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM/EDS) Paints & Coatings Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) Markers & Ink Thermo Mechanical Analysis (TMA)
Wet Chemistry Fuels & Lubricants  
  Silicone RTV & Sealants  
  Other Consumables  
Material Identification of Metals/Oxides: Material Verification in support of Commercial Grade Dedication: Material Identification of Polymers:
XRF (PMI) Metal Alloys Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) Polymers Thermo-Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)
Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) Rubbers Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM/EDS) Paints & Coatings Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) Markers & Ink Thermo Mechanical Analysis (TMA)
Wet Chemistry Fuels & Lubricants  
  Silicone RTV & Sealants  
  Other Consumables  
Procedure and Welder Qualifications: Metallurgical & Failure Analysis: Environmental Simulation:
Tensile Microstructure Evaluations Thermal Shock
Bend Material Selection Thermal Cycling/Aging
Charpy Impact Photographic Documentation Shock & Vibration
Drop Weight Test Manufacturing Process Evaluations Seismic/Earthquake Qualification Testing – Triaxial Table (IEEE 344)
PWHT of Procedure Qualifications Residue Analysis (EDS & XRD) Environmental Conditioning: Variety of temperature/humidity chambers
Fatigue/CTOD Expert Witness Services UV Exposures (Xenon Arc, QUV)
Hardness Testing On-site Investigation  
Chemistry Testing Microhardness Testing  
Macro/Micro Examinations Plating Evaluation (Microscopic and Nondestructive - XRF)  
Corrosion Testing Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)  
  Polymer Failure Analysis  
  Reverse Engineering