Radiographic Testing

See Below the Surface of Your Products

computed radiographyIndustrial Radiographic Testing (RT), also known as radiographic inspection or radiographic examination, uses X-rays to penetrate the surface of products or materials in order to view the internal structure and verify integrity.

Radiographic testing can be performed at Laboratory Testing Inc. by either of two methods to meet customer and specification requirements:

  • Computed Radiography – digital images
  • Conventional Radiography – film

While these radiography testing processes are basically the same, they differ in the type of output that is produced. Conventional radiography creates a permanent visible film record and meets the requirements of specifications for certain industries such as aerospace and defense. Computed radiography provides the digital equivalent of the conventional X-ray film, with the added advantages of easy sharing and storage of images.

Value of Radiographic Inspection

LTI performs radiographic inspection on many types of solid products and materials, including large and small metal and plastic test pieces. Like all nondestructive testing (NDT), a radiographic examination does not harm these items. This process can be quite useful in many applications, including:

  • Radiographic inspectionLocating internal discontinuities such as shrinkage, cracking and porosity
  • Verifying the integrity of internal components
  • Determining the quality of welds
  • Helping to determine the source in fire investigations

Much of the radiographic testing performed at LTI takes place in our 20 ft. x 20 ft. inspection vault using X-ray equipment that can penetrate solid products of varying thicknesses, depending on the material. This arrangement, along with our high-capacity forklifts and 3-ton crane, allows for the radiographic inspection of very large products and materials.

Our conventional and computed radiography capabilities also include small product inspection such as electronic assemblies using a special X-ray camera in a small cabinet unit.

Radiographic Testing Summary

  • Inspection Methods – computed radiography; conventional radiography
  • Size Limitations
    • products fitting into our 20 ft. x 20 ft. radiographic inspection room
    • imaging equipment can penetrate up to a few inches
    • very small items can be accommodated in our cabinet radiography unit
  • Product Requirements – test samples must be made of solid materials

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“Thank you for your prompt service and the personalized pick-up and delivery. I have inspected the samples provided and am impressed with the quality of work. I’m sure my customer will be pleased as well. I look forward to working with LTI in the future.”

Keith Donald
Fracture Technology Associates


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