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Services | IFE NDT


Ultrasonic Testing (UT) – Capability

We are qualified to offer the following

  • Ultrasonic Testing of Welds 3.1 Plate, 3.2 Pipes, 3.7 T Butts and Cruciforms, 3.8 Nozzles and 3.9 Node welds.
  • Ultrasonic Testing of Forgings
  • Ultrasonic Testing of Castings

We also hold PCN Level 3 Ultrasonic Testing of Welds.

Ultrasonic Testing (UT) is a category of non-destructive testing (NDT) that applies high frequency sound waves to objects to detect flaws like cracking or to make measurements such as checking for density or thickness. Many plastics, ceramics, metals, woods, composites and concrete products can be tested or measured using this method, including plated items and alloys. One example application of this testing method is to measure the level of corrosion on a pipe. Ultrasonic testing is also commonly used to test the integrity of welds

When it comes to defect detection, some of the types of flaws that can be detected with ultrasonic testing include cracks, porosity, laminations/delaminations, inclusions, and more. Weld and bond integrity can also be determined with ultrasonic testing.

Magnetic Testing (MT)– Capability

IFENDT, LLC can offer Magnetic Testing on-site or in house for smaller components in our dedicated test facility. We offer both visual color contrasting methods and fluorescent.

IFENDT, LLC have PCN Level 2 Technicians to test welds, forgings and castings and PCN Level 3 Magnetic Testing services.

Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI), also referred to as Magnetic Testing or Magnafluxing, is a non-destructive testing (NDT) methodology used to detect surface defects (plus defects located just below the surface) of ferromagnetic objects.

Magnetic particle inspection is a popular NDT method because it is fairly easy to do, does not require as much cleaning or preparation to execute, is safe for both the inspector and the item being examined and relatively inexpensive as compared to other NDT techniques.

Penetrant Testing (PT) – capability

Dye penetrant inspection is IFENDT, LLC offer PCN Level 2 technicians to carry out penetrant testing both on site using color contrast or fluorescent techniques or in house at our dedicated test facility.

IFENDT, LLC offers a PCN Level 3 Penetrant Testing service.

Dye penetrant inspection, also commonly referred to as liquid penetrant inspection or penetrant testing, is a popular nondestructive testing (NDT) and evaluation technique used to detect surface flaws on components used in the aerospace, power generation, military, construction and manufacturing industries, among others.

Penetrant testing highlights flaws that are open to the surface of the object being tested, defects that are often too small, too slight or too difficult to see during a routine visual inspection. The types of surface flaws that can be detected with dye penetrant inspection include hairline cracks, pitting, leaks, unintended porosity, fatigue, scratches, pin holes, seams and lack of fusion along welds or bonds.