Non- Destructive Testing is a means of evaluating or testing material without causing damage to it. REEL uses both traditional and advanced methods of NDT to carry out testing and inspection.
Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
Magnetic Particle Testing is a proven and reliable method of detecting even the smallest surface, or near-surface, flaws in ferrous materials. It is widely used for carrying out inspections where visual evidence of findings is requiredPenetrant Testing (PT)
Penetrant Testing is a simple method of detecting surface breaking flaws in both ferrous and nonferrous materials. Liquid is drawn into a surface-breaking flaw by capillary action, dry powder developer is applied to the surface to draw out the liquid that has penetrated the flaw and produce a visual surface indication.
Eddy Current Testing (ET)
Eddy Current Testing is a form of NDT inspection used to detect surface breaking flaws such as cracking without having to remove protective coatings by grit blasting or needle gun. REEL has successfully applied this technique to weld inspection worldwide over many years.
Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
Ultrasonic Testing is used for the detection of corrosion and wastage in materials as well as surface and sub surface flaw detection in welded joints. Applications include thickness measurement of steel plate and pipe as well as weld inspection of various configuration of weld.
Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT)
Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing is an advanced form of UT that used multiple crystals in one array (probe) rather than a single crystal probe used in conventional UT. It is more accurate than conventional UT and comes with the benefit of multiple scan displays and images allowing non operators an ability to interpret results.
REEL currently has a capability to carry out inspection of welded joints and has DNV approval to carry out inspections of pins and bolts in situ.
Visual Inspection / Testing (VT)
Visual inspection, with or without visual aids, is the original and still highly effective method of NDT. Many defects can be detected by careful direct visual inspection. Optical aids used include lowpower magnifiers, microscopes and telescopes.
Boroscopes, endoscopes and other fibre-optic devices are used for inspection of areas with restricted access. These devices can be used with television camera systems. High-speed visual inspection may be used for tubular components.