Power Generation

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 Services Newport News Industries
Amer Industries Dubose National Energy PRL
American Crane Duke Energy Ranor
Anvil Energy & Process RV Industries
Arcos Enersys Super Radiator Coil
Atlas Exelon Generation Corp. Taylor Forge Eng. Sys.
B & G Manufacturing Exelon Power Labs Taylor Forge Stainless
Bahnson Intermech Ezeflow Tioga Pipe
Bonney Forge General Nuclear Corp. TriVis
Chempump ITT Valcor
Colonial Machine James C White Weir Valve
Consolidated Power Laker Energy Westinghouse
Conval WFI

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
  • Fracture Toughness Testing
  • Fatigue Testing
  • Hardness Testing
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement
  • Stress Rupture
  • Creep Test
  • Weld Testing
  • Heat Treat Capability 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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Our Customers Say:

“Everything from quote to delivery went great, even had a brief tour of your facilities. Nice people, clean environment, and professional staff members…what more can I say? I am very happy I found your firm.”

Lee Cressman
Lab Analyst


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