Element operates radiographic inspection laboratories around the country, staffed with certified technicians and outfitted with the latest technical and image processing equipment to process, inspect, and certify to the highest standards a wide variety of products for the aerospace, power generation, military, nuclear, and commercial industries.
Radiographic inspection (RT) is performed using a radioactive isotope or an x-ray tube in order to create an image on a film or in a digital format. This non-destructive testing (NDT) method is a volumetric inspection in which defects that are not open to the surface can be detected that may not otherwise be detectable. A vast array of material and products can be examined for discontinuities using radiographic inspection, ranging from tiny electronic components to large vessels.
Commonly inspected components include:
- Aircraft structures
- Machined parts
- Pressure vessels
- Structural steel
- Valves and components
- Welds and weld overlays
Element’s radiographic inspection staff are certified to ASNT Central Certification Program (ACCP). Our Level II and Level III technicians have the capability to perform conventional film radiography, a portable method which is capable of revealing the most microscopic cracks in metallic materials. Element’s RT laboratories also perform Computed Radiography and Digital Radiography, two methods which produce an image in a digital format that can be viewed on any laptop or computer, eliminating the need for film and chemical processing.
Whether you require on-site field services or in-lab RT laboratory analysis, you will have local access to our global platform of experts and resources, delivering the certainty your radiographic inspection projects require.
Element’s Unique Radiographic Inspection Capabilities
Our RT laboratories are staffed by certified technicians and knowledgeable engineers utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation.
Element’s Unique Radiographic Inspection Capabilities:
- Highest number of independent, Nadcap-approved materials testing laboratories in the world
- One of the largest RT laboratory inspection cells in the United States, measuring 32 feet by 32 feet
- 4MeV linear accelerator, capable of penetrating the equivalent of 12 inches of solid steel
- Materials handling systems which can accommodate items weighing up to 6 tons
- Conventional film radiography capabilities as well as computed and digital methods
- In-lab or on-site RT laboratory services available
- ACCP Level II and Level III Certified Technicians
Comprehensive Non Destructive Testing Services
Element offers a complete range of NDT capabilities along with unparalleled expertise and worldwide capacity. Element’s NDT services can be provided both in the laboratory and at virtually any customer site across the US, UK, and Europe.
Standards We Test To
Aerospace Material Specifications
AMS 2175, AMS 2635
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ANSI/ASME B31.1, ANSI/ASME B31.3, ASME Section IX, ASME Section V Article 2
American Petroleum Institute
API STD 1104
ASTM D2950, ASTM E94, ASTM E192, ASTM E1030, ASTM E1032, ASTM E1472, ASTM E1742
American Welding Society
AWS D1.1, AWS D1.2, AWS D1.3, AWS D1.4, AWS D1.5, AWS D17.1
British Standards Institution
MIL-STD-139, MIL-STD-202, MIL-STD-271, MIL-STD-453, MIL-STD-750, MIL-STD-2175
Naval Sea Systems Command
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