Nondestructive Testing

Verify Quality Without Harming Samples

Nondestructive testing UT systemsNondestructive Testing (NDT) is a varied group of test and inspection processes used to detect surface / sub-surface defects or inconsistencies in test samples, without affecting the future operating performance of the inspected parts. This category of test methods is also known as NDT Testing, Non Destructive Examination and NDT Inspection.

Laboratory Testing Inc. is a fully equipped and accredited independent destructive and non destructive testing lab near Philadelphia PA (USA). LTI specializes in testing raw materials and finished parts made of metals and alloys, but some non destructive testing services can also be performed on ceramics, composites, plastics and other solids. Nondestructive weld testing methods are also offered to inspect the quality of welds for Welder and Procedure Qualification and to detect corrosion.

Qualified to Meet Your Requirements

LTI non destructive testing services help customers evaluate materials, products and processes with proven methods that meet industry requirements and quality needs. The NDT Lab has a strict quality system and procedures to ensure reliable inspection results.

Our NDT inspectors are certified to meet industry requirements, including ASNT SNT-TC-1A, NAS410, MIL-STD-2132, Pratt & Whitney PWA-NDTQ. The results of all NDT testing are evaluated by highly experienced NDT Level 2 & 3 technicians.

Some additional qualifications include:

  • NADCAP Accreditation
  • AWS Certified Welding Inspector
  • PED Certified Technicians in MP, LP and X-ray

You can easily track the progress of your orders online with LTI’s customer portal. If you’d like us to expedite processing time and turnaround, Same-Day, Next-Day and 2nd-Day services are available. Read more...

NDT Testing for Metals & More

Laboratory Testing Inc. is one of the leading NDT testing labs in the USA and offers a range of capabilities for customers requiring non destructive testing and examination of metal materials and parts. The layout of our Nondestructive Testing lab and capacities of our equipment enable LTI to process orders of almost any quantity, as well as materials and parts in all shapes and sizes. Our highly skilled and certified NDT technicians routinely inspect tubing, pipes, bars, plates, castings, fasteners, electronics and more.

Lab Testing also performs non-destructive testing on welds and some products made of nonmetals. Our 8000 lb. capacity forklifts and 6000 lb. capacity cranes safely handle large materials.

Array of Non Destructive Testing Services

Ultrasonic Testing

Both immersion and contact Ultrasonic Testing (UT) services are performed in Lab Testing’s Non-destructive Testing lab to locate discontinuities in products and welds, and inconsistencies in tubing and pipe wall thickness. With our extensive in-house collection of reference standards for tubing, pipe, bar and plate, we are able to turn orders around quickly.

Hydrostatic Pressure Testing

Hydrostatic Pressure Testing is used to verify the performance capability of fluid-filled tubing, pipe and coils, and can identify leaks. LTI can test tubing and pipe to pressures up to 10,000 PSI.

Magnetic Particle Inspection

Surface and near surface discontinuities can be identified in products that can be magnetized using Magnetic Particle Inspection services. Wet fluorescent Magnetic Particle Testing is performed on products up to 12 ft. long using equipment with a maximum output of 6,300 amps. Dry powder inspection services are also provided.

Liquid Penetrant Testing

Liquid Penetrant Testing services are reliable for detecting surface-breaking flaws in materials with a non-porous surface. The NDT inspectors at Laboratory Testing Inc. perform dye penetrant testing using both fluorescent and visible dye on products up to 25 ft. long.

X-ray Inspection / Radiography

X-ray based non-destructive material testing can be used to locate internal discontinuities, verify the integrity of internal components and determine the quality of welds. At LTI, our X-ray inspection equipment can penetrate thick metal and plastic products and parts, and our 20 ft. by 20 ft. vault can handle items very large in size.

Visual Inspection

NDT inspectors are certified in accordance with ASNT SNT-TC-1A.

Value-added Services

Laboratory Testing Inc. processes each NDT testing order with our customer’s needs for turnaround and convenience in mind. We offer many additional services, from material preparation to special packaging and delivery, to conveniently complete your non destructive testing requirements:

  • Receipt inspection
  • Cutting, trimming and deburring
  • Material identification
  • Line marking
  • Stenciling
  • Electrochemical etching
  • Packaging and shipping in accordance with ANSI N45.2.2 or customer specifications

Contact us to find out how LTI’s non-destructive testing services can work for you or ask for a quote today.

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