Non Destructive Testing NDT

Proofload Pty Ltd provide comprehensive Non-Destructive Inspection Services

Proofload Pty Ltd utilises Notational Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited technicians to carryout inspections and non-destructive testing (NDT testing) of your equipment.

Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a quality assurance tool used to test materials, components and assemblies for flaws in their structure without damaging their future usefulness. It is used throughout all stages of manufacturing as well as for routine and periodic assessment of materials to ensure safe operation.

Proofload provide NDT services for lifting and lifted equipment as well as all structures which may require crack or weld testing. Frames, pipes, flanges etc
Our list of services as follows,

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.

Advantages
Relatively low cost. Highly portable method. Highly sensitive to fine, tight discontinuities and can be used on a variety of materials. All surface discontinuities are detected in one operation, regardless of orientation

Applications
Surface breaking defects across all non-magnetic components. Such as aluminium, stainless steel etc.

Magnetic Particle Inspection

Magnetic particle inspection is used for materials which can be easily magnetised. This method can detect open-to-surface and just-below-the-surface flaws.

Advantages
The best method for the detection of fine, shallow surface cracks in ferromagnetic material. Fast and relatively simple. Generally inexpensive and will work through thin coating
Few limitations regarding the size/shape of test specimens. A highly portable method

Applications
Surface breaking defects across all magnetic components

Eddy Current Inspection

By using electromagnetic induction to create currents in an inspected component, defects are detected by the interruption they cause to these currents. This science has created many fantastic applications for which Proofload has significant expertise, including:

Using handheld probes, surface defects can be detected through many surface coatings, removing the need to remove surface coatings such as paint, potentially creating significant savings. With some of Proofload more advanced testing equipment, probes are part of encoded arrays, improving productivity.

Advantages
Detect surface and slightly sub-surface defects in magnetic surfaces without removing non-magnetic surface coatings (i.e. paint). Detection of sub-surface defects in non-magnetic materials may also be possible.

Applications
Painted structures, vessels and tanks, more common applications including cranes, road tankers.

Ultrasonic Inspection

Ultrasonic testing is a very mature highly, tailorable technology. In the hands of an Proofload expert staff, It has excellent application for determining:

  • Component thickness.
  • Finding and sizing cracking, even in complicated component geometries.
  • Assessing the extent of corrosion and corrosion loss.
  • Finding welding, casting and manufacturing defects and assessing compliance of welds with applicable standards.

Proofload provides a range of ultrasonic techniques that cater for the most accurate finding and sizing of internal features through to more rapid scanning approaches that provide high productivity assessment outcomes.

Proofload experienced staff provide:

Manual Ultrasonic Testing
Using high quality hand held probes and ultrasonic units, Proofload technicians can assess many different material types for the presence of defects.

Advantages
Accurately detects and sizes many sub-surface features and provides accurate Remaining Wall Thickness assessment.

Applications
Most components and structures