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Industrial and environmental inspection, vendor inspection, technical assistance, non-destructive testing (NDT) and technical staffing for all type of industries.
Multidisciplinary laboratories.Testing and engineering for product development. Conformity testing and product certification. SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION.
Statutory vehicle inspection services and emission & gas testing solutions worldwide.
Design, engineering, testing and homologation services for the automotive industry worldwide.
Materials testing is an important component in any function of building and operating equipment. Knowing the properties of materials can influence the design of systems and how they may be operated. Various non-intrusive techniques and destructive measures exist to aid in compiling the data required to ensure products are manufactured and perform as specified. Through their effective implementation and use, clients may gather the data required to ensure suitability for service and/or identify areas of concern within a given system.
Non-destructive materials testing tests a variety of materials and components for the presence of potential flaws and defects through non-intrusive measures. The terms NDT (non-destructive testing) and NDE (non-destructive examinations) encompass a variety of examinations: radiography, ultrasonic, magnetic particle, eddy current, dye penetrant and visual. Through the effective use of various non-destructive techniques, clients may identify potential areas of concern prior to a system failure or upset developing.
When engineers design equipment and structures, they specify the required physical properties of the construction materials. Destructive materials testing is used to verify that material properties meet these design specifications, which in themselves usually reference the requirements of standards and regulatory bodies. Testing may be carried out when materials are initially manufactured, for example at a steel mill. Further testing may also be required to verify that material properties have not changed during the fabrication of the equipment or structure. A common application for materials testing is to look at the properties of welds. It is usually a requirement that welds have equal, or better, material properties that the pieces being joined. Destructive testing can be carried out on representative weld samples, known as coupons, to confirm the welds’ properties
Positive material identification is an important analysis performed to confirm the intended materials are the actual materials used. Through the use of various methods of elemental detection, clients gain the chemical analysis required for code calculations and material-grade verification. General testing protocols are easily deployed and, in most cases, results may be analysed on site. Additional capabilities include lead-presence verification, requiring proper handling, and abatement, ensuring the safety of all those involved.