Nondestructive Testing (NDT)

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Nondestructive testing is the analysis of materials, structures and/or components without destroying or impacting the integrity of a structure or component. It includes the examination of unique material characteristics or welding defects and discontinuities in surface and sub-surface compositions. Various test methods are used for detecting defects and irregularities to meet standard or regulatory requirements, prevent accidents, reduce costs, improve product reliability, and provide vital information on maintenance service or repair initiatives.

Numerous industries utilize nondestructive testing to ensure the condition and continued life-cycle performance capabilities of their equipment and assets. Prevention is central to avoid equipment failures that may cause injury, unplanned downtime, lost revenue or any negative disclosures. In addition, plant managers can make informed decisions based off the critical data on the status of existing processes and assets. Applied Technical Services offers solutions by performing a host of nondestructive testing services for clients in a variety of industries, including but not limited to:

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical
  • Construction
  • Military/Defense
  • Oil and Gas
  • Power Generation
  • Refining/Petrochemical
  • Shipping/Maritime
  • Automotive
  • Commercial Properties
  • Manufacturing
  • Nuclear
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Renewable Energy
  • Welding and Fabrication
Nondestructive Testing Methods
  • Computed Radiography (CR)
  • Digital Radiography (DR)
  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
  • Magnetic Particle (MT)
  • Radiography Testing (RT)
  • Ultrasonic Thickness Testing (UTT)
  • Computed Tomography
  • Eddy Current (ET)
  • Liquid Penetrant (PT)
  • Phased Array
  • Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
  • Visual Testing (VT)
Common Nondestructive Testing Defects
  • Cooling Cracks
  • Cupping
  • Grinding Cracks
  • Seams
  • Weld Defects
  • Corrosion Cracks
  • Fatigue Cracks
  • Laminations
  • Tears
Certification, Accreditations & Standards
  • IAW-SNT-TC-1A
  • NAS-410
  • ANSE/ASME
  • Nadcap

Applied Technical Services experience, professionalism and decisive responsiveness in the discipline of nondestructive testing has earned us the reputation as one of North America’s leading NDT companies for our clients. ATS’ certified team of NDT technicians provide testing and analysis to a broad range of industries throughout the United States and the globe. NDT services are offered in our advanced labs, in the field or at facility locations to meet and/or exceed our client’s needs.

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