Ultrasonic testing (UT)
is a non-destructive testing technique that utilizes high-frequency
sound waves to detect imperfections in metal materials, as well as
changes in properties within the materials that could cause problems or
failure of the component being tested.
Radiography testing (RT)
is a non-destructive testing technique that utilizes x-rays or
radioactive isotopes to test metal materials -- much the same way that
doctors analyze “x-ray images” taken of their patients.
Magnetic particle testing (MT)
is a non-destructive testing technique utilized to detect defects (such
as cracks) at or near the surface in metals. This technique utilizes a
magnetic field, combined with the application of fine magnetic particles
(similar to iron shavings) to reveal defects.
Liquid penetrant testing (LT)
is a non-destructive testing technique where the material being tested
is coated with a liquid dye solution (sometimes fluorescent dye is
used). The dye is then removed and a developer is applied – which acts
to “draw” the dye out of any defects present, allowing the defect to be
Non-destructive testing techniques are particularly
useful in the industrial sector as a cost-effective way to evaluate the
integrity of metal materials and equipment. In many instances, older
materials and bonding methods are still in active use – particularly in
the oil & gas industry. With non-destructive testing, companies are
able to help ensure that these materials can continue to be utilized
safely – reducing the likelihood of structural failure and potential
accidents. As such, non-destructive testing often plays a critical role
in both quality control and safety for many industrial businesses.
Our Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Products include inspection mirrors; Sherwin and Magnaflux liquid penetrant products; magnetic particle testing products such as fluorescent and visible particles from Magnaflux and Circle systems, coils and yokes; ultrasonic testing items including flaw detectors, UT accessories, and thickness gauges; UV lights and accessories; and vacuum boxes and accessories.
In addition to our Non-Destructive Testing Supplies and NDT Training courses, be sure to check out our MRO Supplies and OCTG items in our shopping cart.