Nuclear Testing Inspections

nuclear testing inspections

The Nuclear industry is a highly progressive and regulated field requiring products and components used in their plants to be certified. 

ATS' Nuclear Testing Inspections

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

  • Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee (NUPIC)
  • Nuclear Industry Assessment Corporation (NIAC)
  • 10 CFR 50 Appendix B
  • 10 CFR Part 21
  • ASME NQA-1
  • American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), ISO 17025
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)
Macro/Micro Hardness
Welds
Alloy Verification (PMI)
Fastener Testing
Tanks
Hardness
Load Testing of Assemblies
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
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
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

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