Calibration angle probe of ultrasonic detector with standard steel block

NDT Testing

Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a wide group of analysis techniques used in science and technology industry to evaluate the properties of a material, component or system without causing damage. The terms nondestructive examination (NDE), nondestructive inspection (NDI), and nondestructive evaluation (NDE) are also commonly used to describe this technology.  Because NDT does not permanently alter the article being inspected, it is a highly valuable technique that can save both money and time in product evaluation, troubleshooting, and research.

XRF Analysis (PMI)

  • On-site Analysis without destruction of metals
  • Scrap Sorting
  • Alloy Identification & Grade Segregation
  • Precious Metal Analysis (Au, Ag, Pt etc.,)
  • Ensure the finished goods have been manufactured as per the required Grade
  • Ensure welded components have used the correct filler material

     Ultrasonic Testing (UT)

This common form of ultrasonic testing is used to carry out inspection on castings, forgings, welded components and composite structures in all industry sectors

  • Flaw detection such as inclusions, cracks and porosity – particularly for small flaws or flaws situated deep within a part
  • Determining the thickness of test objects, particularly in erosion or corrosion monitoring
  • Assessment of bond integrity
  • Agro Met Lab uses advanced ultrasonic equipment and we can inspect customers’ components and structures to industry codes, standards or customer specifications, ensuring that your components and structures meet the highest standards for safety and reliability.  We offer both laboratory and on-site manual ultrasonic testing.The technique uses a pluser/receiver unit to power an ultrasonic transducer. The transducer is placed into contact with the tested object and pulsed sound waves are generated into the object. The reflected waves are received by the transducer and the signals are shown on the display unit. Skilled interpretation of the signals will indicate if there are any flaws or imperfections

   Magnetic Particle Testing (MPT)

Magnetic particle inspection is often carried out to help determine an item’s fitness for use or conformity. This quick and relatively easy to apply technique is widely used in all industry sectors including aerospace, automotive, petrochemical, structural steel,and power generation to inspect a variety of products and equipment such as engine, suspension and braking system components, castings, forgings and weldments.

Our techniques for magnetic particle inspection include:

  • Bench (Direct current/Head shot/Central Conductor/AC/HWDC)
  • Permanent magnetic
  • Yoke (AC/HWDC)
  • Ring bench
  • Coil/cable wrap technique and Prod technique

Liquid Penetrant Inspection (LPI)

Liquid penetrant inspection (LPI), is a cost-effective method used to locate surface breaking flaws such as cracks, porosity, laps, seams and other surface discontinuities. Dye penetrant inspection can be applied to both ferrous and non-ferrous materials and all non-porous materials (metals, plastics or ceramics).

It is commonly used to detect defects in castings, forgings and weldments. AQC works with all industry sectors including aerospace, power generation, petrochemical and oil and gas, and we can provide dye penetrant inspection on-site at our customer’s premises or at our accredited laboratories