Non-Destructive Examination

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Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) is a term used for a wide array of inspection and analysis techniques used to evaluate your system without causing damage to your pipe, vessel, or other assets. Because NDE does not permanently alter the article being inspected, it is a highly-valuable technique that can save both time and money in product evaluation, troubleshooting, and research. HydroChemPSC offers a complete set of NDE and pipeline integrity evaluations to safely, accurately, and efficiently provide information about your system assisting in  in-line inspection validation, asset repair decisions, and root cause determination.

Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing

Uses conventional compression or longitudinal and shear wave energy but through the computerized software it allows multiple angles to be produced from a single transducer. Including best-in-industry equipment such as the Zetec TOPAZ 16.

Can be used to Detect:

• Volumetric Defects in welds (Porosity, Slag)
• Planar Defects (Crack Indications, Lack of Fusion, Mid-Wall Laminations)
• Thickness measurements
• Corrosion inspection

Zetec Paintbrush

The Zetec Paintbrush is an extremely agile, hand-held scanner that can operate on both flat and curved surfaces, providing the confidence of 100% area coverage. Its two encoded wheels that track the position of the scanner in real time allow the operator to visually identify areas that have not been covered. Extremely useful for inspecting thickness, mid-wall and inside diameter connected anomalies.

• 3D Plotting for rendering data on specimen parts
• Imaging of scanned part
• Extensive exportable data of scanned part

AUT Automated Scanning

2-axis AccuScan scanner for scanning pipe greater than 2” outside
diameter. Full circumferential scanning with 100% coverage. Extremely useful for inspecting large areas
for thickness, mid-wall and inside diameter connected anomalies.

• 3D Plotting for rendering data on specimen parts
• Imaging of scanned part
• Extensive exportable data of scanned part

Creaform 3D Scanning

Incorporates the HandySCAN 3D™ portable handheld 3D scanner and Pipecheck™ NDT software, both of which allow automatic on-site inspection, detection and characterization of pipe external defects such as corrosion, dents, and gouges in the metal. Accuracy up to 0.040 mm (0.0016 in.)

MID-PRO (Material Identification Process)

A non-destructive process which allows operators to determine the material properties of unknown carbon steel material in their systems.

  • Instrumented Indentation Technique (IIT): this testing method obtains yield and tensile strength utilizing the indentation load-depth curve. It measures various mechanical properties related to deformation and fracture with the indentation load-depth curve.
  • Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES): A well trusted and widely used analytical technique used to determine the chemical composition and concentrations of a broad range of metals. It can also produce carbon equivalency (CE) readings for weldability.
  • Hardness Testing: The hardness measurements are made using proven industry trusted technology.

Quick, fast reports.

  • Daily field reports that includes data gathered for a particular dig, photos, remaining strength calculations (KAPA or RSTRENG)
  • Daily Report to include time and equipment utilized and signed by customer representative each day
  • Formal report will go through internal quality control prior to client submittal, all within 5 days of completion of the dig assessment.

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