Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE)

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Nondestructive evaluation (NDE), also commonly referred to as nondestructive testing (NDT) is the process of examining materials, structures and/or components without damaging or impacting the integrity of the tested subject.  The specific practice involves analysis of material attributes or welding flaws and discontinuities in surface and sub-surface formulations.  Nondestructive evaluation combines several test methods to detect defects and irregularities which may help in reducing accidents, cutting costs, meeting regulatory standards or requirements, improving reliability, as well as providing critical data on maintenance service or repair plans.

Nondestructive evaluation is an important aspect for any facility maintenance plan while ensuring long-term productivity by implementing a qualified testing and inspection program.  Nondestructive evaluation is a preventative measure designed to help avoid equipment failures that may cause injury, unannounced downtime, lost revenue or other negative outcomes.  ATS’ nondestructive evaluation capabilities, in addition to our experience, proactive and consistent support, allows our clients to focus on their operational tasks while increasing safety and reliability.

Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Methods
  • Visual Testing (VT)
  • Ultrasonic Thickness Testing (UTT)
  • Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
  • Radiography Testing (RT)
  • Magnetic Particle (MT)
  • Phased Array
  • Liquid Penetrant (PT)
  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
  • Eddy Current (ET)
  • Digital Radiography (DR)
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Computed Radiography (CR)
Industries Utilizing Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE)
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Commercial Properties
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Military/Defense
  • Nuclear
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Power Generation
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Refining/Petrochemical
  • Renewable Energy
  • Shipping/Maritime
  • Welding and Fabrication
Common Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Defects
  • Cracks
  • Cupping
  • Fatigue Cracks
  • Grinding Cracks
  • Laminations
  • Porosity
  • Seams
  • Tears
  • Weld Defects
  • Voids
Certification, Accreditations & Standards
  • API 650
  • API 653
  • API 510
  • API 570
  • IAW SNT-TC-1A
  • TCIA
  • NAS-410
  • CP-189
  • FAA Repair Station
  • ANSE/ASME
  • Nadcap
  • 10CFR50

For over 50 years, ATS has provided exemplary testing, inspection and engineering services. ATS partners with clients from numerous industries that operate nationally and globally. Our certified nondestructive evaluation technicians are thoroughly experienced in performing NDE and delivering accurate findings in accordance with relevant codes and standards. Our NDE services are offered in our advanced labs, in the field, or at our client’s locations.

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