Element’s radiographic inspection laboratories have the latest technologies to provide radiographic testing for the Aerospace, Energy, and Power Generation Sectors. Our global experts advise on the most suitable testing methods to make certain your materials and products are fit for purpose.
Radiography testing (RT) is one of the most popular non-destructive testing methods used to detect defects in a wide range of products. It uses x-rays or gamma rays to identify flaws in weld quality, castings, structures, and composites. It is used predominantly in the fabricating and casting industries for quality control, where it reveals faults such as porosity, inclusions, and cracks.
Radiographic inspection uses an isotope or an x-ray tube to create an image. Volumetric inspection detects defects which are not open to the surface, and which may not otherwise be detectable.
Element’s radiographic inspection capabilities
Our industry-leading radiographic testing capabilities include a range of traditional and more advanced digital methods of radiographic inspection:
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.
Computed Radiography (CR)
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.
Digital Radiography (DR)
We also have the latest digital radiographic equipment where images are displayed directly onto a computer screen and can quickly and easily be shared.
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), has been developed as a unique industrial radiography process that does not require evacuations of personnel. Close proximity radiography can produce both film and digital imaging.
Computed Tomography (CT)
Computed Tomography is the most advanced radiographic testing method that uses an automated detector motion to gather thousands of images at various angles to create a 3D image. The image can be viewed on the screen and further processed with a CAD program or analysis software.
The Element advantage
Whether you require on-site field services or in-lab RT laboratory analysis, our global platform of experts and resources deliver 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 International
- 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
- Military Standards
- 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
- NAVSEA T9074-AS-GIB-010/271
- NORSOK Standards
- NORSOK M-630, NORSOK M-650
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