Offers Non-Destructive Inspection, Consulting and Tooling.
With over 28 years experience in Non-Destructive Evaluation applications directed towards the:
Petroleum, Chemical, Public Utility, Aerospace, Military and Commercial industries.
With extensive experience in code applications and procedures in metals and advanced composite materials.
Methods is a service company that can provide you with state of the art
solutions for your quality assurance needs and works with a network of associates that can advise on some of the most complex and subjective inspection problems.
Is a Industry which deals with critical engineered materials and uses a series of test methods and techniques
designed to detect internal or external discontinuities or flaws without physical damage to the part under test.
The reason for Nondestructive Testing:
Product Design Improvement
Maintain Uniform Quality Standards
The most commonly used methods are:
Process: To inspect the surface of the material for any indications of a discontinuity or interruption
in the normal surface configuration.
Dimensional measuring and optical aid tools may be used.
Advantages: To make the best judgment for the method and technique used.
Limitations: Surface inspection only. Difficult to find small cracks.
Liquid Penetrant Testing:
Process: Apply a penetrating liquid to the test material surface, Remove, Dry, Develop and then Inspect part.
Advantages: A wide variety of materials can be tested. Inspection is simple, fast and relatively economical.
Limitations: Surface flaw detection only. Part surface requires a thorough cleaning or etching.
Magnetic Particle Testing:
Process: Magnetize part and apply iron oxide particles to the part surface.
Flaws will attract particles giving an indication of the location of the flaws.
Advantage: Surface and near subsurface flaw detection potential and linear indication sensitivity.
Limitations: Method is restricted to a select group of ferromagnetic test materials only.
Process: Pass ionizing radiation through an object onto some recording media (Generally film)
Advantages: Permanent visual record of the objects internal structure.
Limitations: Part geometry, Safety hazard and Expense.
Process: Transmit high frequency sound waves vibrations into the test material,
Sound reflections caused by flaws produce displayed signals.
Advantages: Surface and deep subsurface flaw location detection capabilities.
Limitations: Part geometry, flaw orientation.
Process: Eddy currents are produced by exposing conductive materials to an alternating magnetic field.
Advantages: Flaw / Crack detection; conductivity measurements and sorting of
mass or dimensional changes can be detected. Limitation: Operator variables; Depth of penetration of eddy currents.
If you have any questions regarding your inspection requirements contact: Inspection Methods
Inspection Methods Phone: (949) 244-5271
1305 E. Saint Gertrude Place
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Santa Ana, CA. 92705 USA Web Site: www.inspection-methods.com