From ferrite testing and dye penetrant inspection to hardness testing and visual inspections, we do them all at Inspectrum Testing Inc. Whether you require tracking numbers, line numbers, heat numbers or other quality control tracking documentation, contact us in Grande Prairie for our customized reporting software that meet your specific requirements.
Ferrite content analysis is a non-destructive testing (NDT) method that provides critical data for austenitic stainless steel and duplex materials. The percentage or number of the delta ferrite helps in the technical assessment of material corrosion susceptibility, mechanical properties, service suitability, and service reliability.
Dye penetrant inspection (PT), also called liquid penetrant inspection (LPI) or penetrant testing (PT), is a commonly used, and low-cost inspection method applicable to locate surface-breaking defects in all non-porous materials (metals, plastics, and ceramics). The penetrant can be used to almost all ferrous and non-ferrous materials. But for ferrous components, magnetic-particle inspection is generally used instead of its subsurface detection capability. LPI is used to detect casting, forging, and welding surface defects such as hairline cracks, surface porosity, leaks in new products, and fatigue cracks on in-service components.
Hardness testing is done to determine surface hardness of materials using either of the following methods:
Indentation hardness testing: The common principle followed to measure the hardness is to observe the ability to resist plastic deformation of a material from a standard source. The force applied and measurements of indentation both are evaluated to determine the hardness.
UCI hardness testing: This testing is done by a diamond or ball indentation for all intents and purposes, that are a form of NDT. The prime reason for this is that in most of the cases the test material is hardly affected.
Hardness testing can be done to inspect almost any part and heat-treated surface. We can provide your hardness scales in Rockwell, Vickers or Brinell.
Visual inspection is one of the most common types of inspection within NDT. It is the highest and most cost-effective method used to inspect a range of product forms including castings, machined components, forgings and weld elements. For visual inspection, adequate illumination, specific technician training, and certifications, along with a variety of equipment are required.
PMI testing is positive material identification through the analysis of materials. With this process, we are able to identify the chemical composition of different materials.