AlfaTests non destructive testing (NDT) services are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by SWEDAC.
AlfaTest also provides NDT services to the maritime industry as approved and certified testing laboratory under DNV, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and RINA for six different methods.
- Visual Testing (VT)
- Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
- Penetrant testing (PT)
- Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
- Eddy Current Testing (ET)
- Radiographic Testing ( RT).
Our experienced NDT Staff is certified to ISO 9712, EN 473 or SNT-TC-1A.
NDT, or non destructive testing, is a group of techniques used to evaluate the properties and integrity of materials, components, or structures without causing damage to them.
NDT methods use different principles, such as electromagnetic, acoustic, thermal, and radiographic, to detect flaws or defects in materials.
NDT can be used to detect surface and sub surface defects, such as cracks, voids, and inclusions. It can also be used to measure physical properties, such as thickness, hardness, and conductivity.
NDT methods are commonly used in industries such as aerospace, automotive, construction, and manufacturing to ensure the quality and safety of materials and structures.
Examples of commonly used NDT methods include ultrasonic testing, X-ray radiography, magnetic particle inspection, and eddy current testing.
Overall, NDT provides a non-destructive way to evaluate materials and structures, helping to identify defects and ensure quality and safety without causing damage or requiring costly repairs.
Cost-effective: NDT methods are generally less expensive than destructive testing methods because they do not require the dismantling of the material or structure being tested. This allows for cost savings in terms of material replacement and downtime.
Non-destructive: As the name implies, NDT methods do not damage the material or structure being tested, making it ideal for evaluating critical components that cannot be easily replaced.
Time-saving: NDT methods can quickly identify defects or flaws in materials and structures, reducing the time required for testing and evaluation.
Increased safety: NDT methods can help identify potential hazards before they become serious problems, leading to increased safety and reducing the risk of accidents or failures.
Improved quality control: NDT methods can be used to ensure the quality of materials and structures, leading to improved product reliability and customer satisfaction.