Acuren’s 900 certified Level II and Level III Penetrant Testing (PT) technicians follow meticulous procedures to quickly and accurately evaluate metals, plastics and even glass for extremely fine flaws – both in the field and in our labs located all over North America. Our labs have automated penetrant lines that are used to examine large quantities of components in batches. Our PT technicians are conveniently located in our 80 offices across North America and can mobilize within a day’s notice.
Acuren’s experienced technicians use penetrant testing to reveal tiny surface discontinuities rapidly and at low cost.
PT is one of the more sensitive NDT testing methods for detecting surface flaws and is effective on small objects, large areas and unique shapes.
Advantages of our penetrant testing include:
Relatively simple to use
No special viewing apparatus required
Ideal for examining large areas
Highly sensitive to small surface discontinuities
Effective on a wide range of materials
Ferrous and nonferrous metals and alloys, fired ceramics, powdered-metal products, glass, and some organic
Large areas and large volumes of parts/materials can be inspected rapidly and at low cost
Small parts may be placed in baskets for batch processing. Acuren’s automated penetrant lines can process as many parts per hour as required
Parts with complex geometric shapes are routinely inspected
The discontinuity location, orientation, and approximate length are indicated on the part, making immediate interpretation and evaluation possible
Aerosol spray cans make penetrant materials very portable
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