U.S. Inspection & NDT, LLC performs a full suite of testing, inspection & certification services for the construction, manufacturing, power generation, oil & gas, aviation and infrastructure sectors.
Radiographic Testing (RT) is the capability to view the internal structure of a specimen by using x-ray and gamma-ray radiation that is generated from an isotope such as iridium-192, selenium-75, or cobalt-60. With our highly trained and qualified technicians, this method gives them the ability to perceive, note, and observe any type of defect on the internal piece.
Ultrasonic Testing (UT) is a method of using short, high frequency ultrasonic waves to identify flaws in a component. Our highly trained and experienced technicians will then measure these waves to determine and identify the internal flaws. Ultrasonic testing is typically used for dimensional measurements, thickness, material characterization, and flaw detections.
Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) is a widely known and commonly utilized method that is used to detect surface and subsurface flaws in most ferromagnetic pipe and pipe welds. Magnetic testing is very effective for quality control, final inspections, and inspections of larger components.
Liquid Penetrant Testing (LPT) is the method of using fluorescent dye to indicate and detect surface flaws on a component that might not be visible. This technique is based on the “capillarity attraction” which is when a liquid is able to flow into a narrow space without the assistance of an external force, such as gravity. The capillarity attraction results in making the surface flaw visible and capable for interpretation.
Liquid penetrant testing is a simple process that includes liquid penetrant to be applied to the surface of a component. With sufficient time, the liquid penetrate will dwell and detect any damages that the surface might have. The excess penetrant is then removed, and a developer is applied to the component, making it ready for examination by one of our highly trained technicians.
Liquid penetrant testing is relativity simple to use and one of the least expensive methods. LPT is ideally used for examining small surface discontinues that are not visible to the human eye, larger area, and effective on those small or large complex geometric shape components.
Aerosol spray cans of penetrant are kept in our mobile darkrooms to make materials portable as our technicians perform penetrant testing in the field.
A successful mechanical integrity program is critical to safe operation while protecting your personnel and assets. A quality mechanical integrity program will monitor the condition of your assets, help you to comply with state, federal and industrial regulations, and protect the safety of both the people that work for you and the environment around you.
U.S. Inspection & NDT provides predominant testing and approval services for welding procedures and welder's qualifications. Our testing covers all aspects of welding procedures and welder’s qualifications. Knowledgeable and experienced welding fabricators and engineers evaluate each welding procedure to ensure that the correct techniques are employed.
Our Quality Assurance and Quality Control services have been combined to provide an overall project-verification solution which ensures our clients’ compliance with quality, environmental and health/safety specifications throughout the stages of a project. By helping construction contractors, we validate that their internal operations and procedures meet the requirements recognized by the Quality Management Systems. This is accomplished by supporting them to develop, initiate, and regularly revise a Project Quality Manual that follows the quality procedures required during each phase of the project.
It is important to ensure that quality, scheduling, and cost requirements are met in each of the different stages of a project. We concentrate on our three areas of quality:
- Project- Development of a project quality manual, project quality plan to incorporate procedures and flowcharts as well as audit schedules and data packages for the project
- Procurement- Auditing the project at the client’s facilities to ensure compliance with required codes, and following of the approve project quality plans
- Construction- auditing by inspectors to ensure compliance in areas of construction management, supervision, and engineering. Also reports the results of inspections.
U.S. Inspection & NDT, LLC has a rapidly growing Heat Treatment Service Division located in Houston, TX. We have earned our reputation by providing excellent on-site services at customer facilities with our footprints spread across the United States supporting clients on various projects.