Element operates radiographic inspection laboratories around the world, staffed with certified technicians and outfitted with the latest technologies and image processing equipment to inspect and certify a wide variety of products for industries including Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Power Generation and more.
Radiographic inspection (RT) is performed using a radioactive isotope or an x-ray tube to create an image on a film or in a digital format. This non-destructive testing (NDT) method is a volumetric inspection that detects defects which are not open to the surface, and which 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.
Element’s radiographic inspection capabilities
We pride ourselves on our industry-leading radiographic testing capabilities. From products to material samples, we can support virtually any project.
Element’s radiographic inspection staff are certified to ASNT Central Certification Program (ACCP), PCN (ISO 9712 compliant), EN 4179 and NAS 410. Our Level II and Level III technicians can perform conventional film radiography, a portable method which is capable of revealing the most microscopic cracks in metallic materials.
Our NDT laboratories also perform Computed Radiography, a method which produces an image in a digital format that can be viewed on any laptop or computer, eliminating the need for chemical processing and costly film storage.
Close Proximity Radiography (CPR)
In addition to conventional and digital radiography, Element offers Close Proximity Radiography (CPR). The CPR system, also known as “Small Controlled Area Radiography” (SCAR) system, has been developed and pioneered as a unique industrial radiography process that does not require evacuations of personnel and the resultant disruption that it causes. Close proximity radiography can produce both film and digital imaging.
The Element advantage
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.
To learn more about our radiographic inspection services or to request a quote, contact us today.
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, ASME B16.34
American Petroleum Institute
API STD 6A, 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 / European Standards Institution
EN 1435, EN ISO 17636-1, EN ISO 17636-2
MIL-STD-139, MIL-STD-202, MIL-STD-271 MIL-STD-453, MIL-STD-750, MIL-STD-2175
DEF-STAN 02-729 Part 1
Naval Sea Systems Command
NORSOK M-630, NORSOK M-650
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