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.

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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