If you’re a Hinton-area entrepreneur or project manager, an inspection of your welding joints will allow you to guarantee your customers a perfect job every time. If you can’t do that, your reputation and your clientele are at stake.
You can make sure your construction or fabrication job gets done properly by using the radiography and NDT services offered by 20/20 NDT Inc. We deliver a fully mobile X-ray inspection service and other non-destructive testing for the Hinton area and all over northern Alberta.
What Is Industrial Radiography?
Radiography is the use of NDT technology to examine the inner and outer weld joints of any flat, cylindrical or cube-shaped material. It is a mobile procedure that can be taken to the field and used on industrial and construction sites. In Alberta, X-ray inspections are commonly used to test:
High-capacity storage containers and tanks
Fabricated containers for liquid and solids
Fabricated metalwork and machined parts
How Do We Do Non-Destructive Testing?
With radiography, there are two main elements: a radiation source and a detector. The detector serves as the film upon which the results are developed and examined. The part or material being tested is placed between the two elements; if the part being inspected is large and immovable, the X-ray components are placed on either side of the structure.
How Does It Work?
When a weld join is made by a welder in a fabrication plant or in the field, there are many factors that can influence the integrity of the weld: the suitability of the welding technique for the material; the flux used in the welding; contaminants in the worksite environment and many others. Sometimes one or more of these can cause a fusion to be incomplete, or the weld itself is porous and lacking in integrity. Industrial non-destructive testing is designed to highlight such errors and defects.
When a radiography image is taken, the thickness and density of the material being tested slows down the penetrating X-rays. This indicates a difference between the weld, and the parts of the weld, and the surrounding material. These differences are caught on film and developed for examination or they’re viewed in real time as computed radiography.
Why Hinton Businesses Use These Methods
Get critical, timely and detailed information about the pipelines or other physical structures at your company with the help of 20/20 NDT Inc. We can use X-ray or NDT testing on underground structures to see if there are any fabrication problems lurking beneath the surface, such as cracking pipes or damaged weld points. We also use these techniques on larger structures—we’ve even X-rayed the CN Tower—to locate problems not visible on the exterior.
Contact us today to arrange for a non-destructive testing analysis of your systems.