Sheffield Forgemasters is proud to offer the most capable Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) facilities and personnel in the world.
Our Level III and Level II industry certified NDT engineering team is trained in conventional and advanced techniques including radiography, ultrasonic, dye penetrant & magnetic particle to evaluate the material properties of a component without damage.
The integrity of every component is guaranteed by the performance of non-destructive examinations using techniques for volumetric and surface inspections carried out by personnel qualified to recognised international standards.
Our NDT facility specialises in the inspection of heavy forgings, castings and weldments.
Personnel are qualified in accordance with PCN – Personnel Certification in Non-Destructive Testing and SNT-TC-1A Personnel Qualification and Certification in Non-Destructive Testing, levels 2 & 3.
Our team of Level 3 engineers develop specialised techniques, methods and procedures for the inspection of all forgings, castings and weldments. Also providing expert training, examination and certification to all NDT personnel.
Advanced planning, simulation tools and software are used in advance of casting or forging to predict and prevent flaws.
Example NDT services include Ultrasonic Testing, Visual inspection both direct and indirect (remote) using conventional and fibre optic borescopes and cameras. Magnetic Particle and Dye Penetrant Inspection employing both visible and fluorescent techniques.
Visual inspection may be direct, or performed using a combination of borescopes for inaccessible surfaces up to a distance of 35 feet and a video recording inspection camera kit.
Our test facilities provide reliable determination of mechanical properties and facilities for detailed metallography and analysis of microstructure.
Our laboratory test house meet UKAS approval standards while supporting internal work projects and external commercial testing.
Sheffield Forgemasters has a dedicated and highly qualified Research & Development team. The R&D team provides expert analysis, prediction, modelling and design services to various areas of the Sheffield Forgemasters business. Many consultancy services are also available to our customers and external contracts.
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