Franklin Offshore Australia is accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) to carry out inspections and non destructive testing (NDT testing) in-house or on-site.
What Is Non Destructive Testing / NDT Testing
Non-destructive testing, also commonly referred to as NDT testing is a quality assurance tool used to test materials, components and assemblies for flaws in their structure without damaging their future usefulness. NDT testing is used throughout all stages of manufacturing, as well as for routine and periodic assessment of materials, to ensure safe operation.
What Non Destructive Testing Do We Provide?
Franklin offshore provides mechanical and NDT testing services with certification to ISO 17020, ISO 17025 and DNV 9001:2000.
The non destructive testing we perform includes magnetic particle inspection, liquid dye penetrant and visual inspection.
NDT TESTING VISUAL INSPECTION
The visual inspection element of NDT testing is one of the most common and powerful means of non destructive testing. Visual inspection requires adequate illumination of the test surface and proper visual acuity. Effective visual inspection also requires specialised training including knowledge of product and process, anticipated service conditions, acceptance criteria and record keeping, among other factors.
All defects found by other testing methods ultimately must be substantiated by visual inspection.
NDT TESTING USING DYE PENETRANT
This is a method which can be employed for the detection of open-to-surface discontinuities in any industrial product which is made from a non-porous material. This method is widely used for non-magnetic materials.
The advantages of this method of non destructive testing include:
- Relatively low cost
- Highly portable method
- Highly sensitive to fine, tight discontinuities
- Can be used on a variety of materials
- All surface discontinuities are detected in one operation, regardless of orientation
NDT TESTING MAGNETIC PARTICLE INSPECTION
Magnetic particle inspection is used for materials which can be easily magnetised. This method is capable of detecting open-to-surface and just-below-the-surface flaws.
Advantages of magnetic particle inspection include:
- The best method for the detection of fine, shallow surface cracks in ferromagnetic material
- Fast and relatively simple
- Generally inexpensive
- Few limitations regarding the size/shape of test specimens
- A highly portable method
YOU CAN RELY ON OUR NON DESTRUCTIVE TESTING EXPERIENCE
Because of our experience, you can rely on our accredited and experienced personnel to carry out non destructive testing to Australian standards. We can also conduct rigging equipment certification and lifting equipment inspection and certification and provide reference databases.