Power Generation Testing

Where Safety and Reliability are Crucial

It is critical that power generators operate safely and reliably. Laboratory Testing Inc. plays an important role in inspecting materials that go into new sites and analyzing parts that fail or need repair at existing facilities with our full line of material testing, nondestructive testing and failure analysis capabilities.

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LTI’s quality system is in accordance with 10CFR50 Appendix B and ASME NQA-1 for the nuclear industry. We perform all required testing for the upgrading of existing power generation sites and the utilization of unqualified source material. Certified Test Reports in accordance with ASME Section III NCA-3800, 10CFR50 Appendix B or ASME NQA-1 are provided with each order.NIAC


LTI’s Quality Program has been audited by:

  • NIAC (Nuclear Industry Assessment Committee)
  • NUPIC (Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee)

Nuclear Approvals

In addition to NIAC and NUPIC member approvals, LTI has been audited and approved by the following companies in the nuclear industry:

Aerofin Crane Nuclear Lenape Forge
Airgas Custom Alloy Major Tool
Alloy Stainless Products Dominion Resources Svcs. Newport News Industries
American Crane Dubose National Energy PRL
Anvil Duke Energy Ranor
Arcos Energy & Process RV Industries
Atlas Enersys Super Radiator Coil
B & G Manufacturing Exelon Generation Corp. Taylor Forge Engineered Sys.
Bahnson Intermech Exelon Power Labs Taylor Forge Stainless
Bonney Forge Ezeflow Tioga Pipe
Chempump General Nuclear Corp. TriVis
Colonial Machine ITT Valcor
Consolidated Power James C White Weir Valve
Conval Laker Energy Westinghouse

Testing for the Power Generation Industry

Our engineers, chemists and technicians provide a wide-range of accredited power generation testing capabilities for fast, reliable answers including:

Chemical Analysis

LTI can analyze metals, ores, ferro-alloys, ceramics and nonmetallic samples to determine if they meet detrimental material limits.

  • Positive material identificationPositive Material Identification (PMI)
  • Spectroscopy (ICP-AES, ICP-MS, AES)
  • Fouier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Carbon / Sulfur / Nitrogen / Oxygen / Hydrogen Determination
  • Wet Chemistry

Corrosion Testing

  • ASTM A262 Practice A, B, C, D, E
  • ASTM G28 Methods A & B
  • ASTM G48 Methods A & B
  • ASTM A923 Method C
  • Salt Spray / Salt Fog
  • Humidity Testing
  • Passivation Testing
  • Temperature Testing

Mechanical Testing

  • Tensile Testing
  • Hardness testCharpy Impact Testing
  • Drop Weight Test
  • Hardness Testing
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement
  • Stress Rupture
  • Creep Test
  • Weld Testing
  • Heat Treat Capability Testing

Fracture Mechanics

  • Fracture Toughness Testing
  • Fatigue Crack Growth Testing

Metallurgical Analysis

  • Microstructure
  • Metallurgical AnalysisMicrohardness (Knoop & Vickers)
  • Grain Size (ASTM E112)
  • Inclusion Rating (ASTM E45)
  • Plating Thickness
  • Carbide Precipitation
  • Ferrite by Point Count (ASTM E562)
  • Intergranular Attack / Oxidation
  • Alpha Case
  • Intergranular Corrosion (ASTM A262)
  • Sensitization
  • Surface Contamination
  • Nodularity / Nodule Count
  • Eutectic Melting
  • Materials testing Macro-etchMacro-etch (ASTM E340)
  • Grain Flow
  • Surface Condition
  • Surface Finish
  • Case Depth
  • Carburization / Decarburization
  • Weld Qualification

Nondestructive Testing

  • Ultrasonic Testing
  • Hydrostatic Testing
  • Magnetic Particle Inspection
  • Liquid Penetrant Inspection
  • X-ray Inspection (Radiography)

Failure Analysis

  • Root Cause Analysis

Additional Services

For your convenience, LTI provides much more than testing:

  • Specimen Preparation – We can prepare your test specimens from metals and many plastics according to ASTM specifications.
  • Calibration Services – We’ll help you keep your measuring tools, gages, masters and other measuring instruments in reliable working order with service at your facility or ours.

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Quality & Convenience:

  • A2LA and NADCAP accreditations
  • ISO 17025 certification
  • Same day, next-day, 2nd-day rush services
  • Secure portal to track orders; get certifications
  • Fast certified reports sent by email

Our Customers Say:

“On behalf of Plymouth Tube I would like to thank you for your hospitality. Your diligence and team work helped us to stay on schedule and provide a product back to our customer with minimal impact. We at Plymouth Tube pride ourselves on customer service to our customers. Without your customer service to us we would not have been able to uphold our level of service. We appreciate your partnership with us and look forward to continuing our business relationship with LTI in the future. Kudos to your team.”

Mike Kennerson
Quality Manager


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