A.P.I. provides a diverse range of testing services that are deployed through our in-house laboratories and field services. Furthermore, our services are divided into two types of testing: Nondestructive and Mechanical. Scroll through our list of services below for more details. If you are in need of a related service that you're not seeing here please contact us to discuss your needs. If we don't offer the service we may be able to put you in contact with the companies that do.

NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING SERVICES

Nondestructive testing (NDT) is the process of inspecting, testing, or evaluating materials, components or assemblies for discontinuities, or differences in characteristics without destroying the serviceability of the part or system. In other words, when the inspection or test is completed the part can still be used.

ULTRASONIC TESTING

Ultrasonic Testing (UT) is a volumetric nondestructive testing method that uses sound waves to propagate through an object. We offer an extensive range of UT processes to fit most inspection needs. These processes include:

 

Phased Array & TOFD

Weld Examinations

Corrosion Mapping

Thickness Measuring

Automated Processes

 

EDDY CURRENT TESTING

Eddy current testing (ET) uses the principle of electromagnetic induction to detect flaws in conductive materials. ET is performed on the surfaces of critical parts to detect discontinuities such as cracking and corrosion. It is also used to detect and size flaws found within heat exchanger tubing.

 

Heat Exchanger Tube Testing

Surface Flaw Detection

Array Coil Applications

Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)

 

RADIOGRAPHY

Welds, castings, and parts used in high stress or high reliability environments utilize Radiographic Testing (Radiography or RT) to detect internal defects not apparent on the surface of the part. We perform x-ray/gamma ray/radar inspection – both film and digital – to MIL-SPEC, ANSI, ASTM and ASME specifications. Radiographic inspection is very accurate and sensitive to internal defects. This is often performed in conjunction with penetrant or magnetic particle inspection for surface coverage.

We can inspect practical thickness ranges up to 3.0” steel and x.0" concrete.

 

LIQUID PENETRANT TESTING

Liquid penetrant inspection (PT) is a surface inspection method used to test a variety of both metallic and nonmetallic materials such as welds, forgings, castings, plastics, and ceramics.. Since liquid penetrant testing is capable of economically revealing surface discontinuities in a variety of dissimilar materials, it is one of the most effective and widely used of all the nondestructive test methods.

The sensitivity of a “penetrant system” is based upon its ability to resolve small defects. The smaller the defect the system can detect, the higher its sensitivity rating. Sensitivity level 1 is low, Sensitivity level 4 is ultra high. A.P.I. is capable of performing all types and methods of penetrant inspection.

MAGNETIC PARTICLE TESTING

Magnetic Particle Inspection (MT or MPI) is an inspection method for  locating surface or shallow sub-surface defects on ferromagnetic material.

Because of the variety of equipment and materials, there is essentially no limit to the size and shape of parts that can be inspected using MT. MT can be performed on castings, forgings, welds and machined parts, providing that they are of a material that can be strongly magnetized and the surface is sufficiently clean and accessible.

MT provides a fast and reliable inspection both in the lab and in the field.

 

VISUAL TESTING

Visual inspections also commonly called as Visual examination or Visual Testing (VT) on objects, parts, components engineering structures is the oldest and reliable nondestructive testing method. This test method is applied to almost every product as a quality assurance tool.

We provide a multitude of visual inspection options that include Code-based inspectors such as AWS Certified Weld Inspectors (CWI), API Tank & Vessel Inspectors (API-653 & 510), ASME XI VT-1, VT-2, VT-3 Nuclear Inspectors, NACE Coatings Inspectors, and more.

Visual inspections can be carried out remotely through video probes, remote cameras, drones, borescopes, and more.

 

MATERIAL TESTING SERVICES

Materials Testing is a highly precise and reliable set of processes that measure material characteristics,mechanical properties, composition, corrosion resistance and the effects of heat treatments against specified criteria.

WELD LABORATORY

Certified Weld Inspectors

WPS- Welding Procedure Specification

PQR- Procedure Qualification Record

WPQ- Welder Performance Qualification

On-Site Weld Testing

LABORATORY TESTING

Macroscopic Examinations of Welds

Hardness Testing

Tensile Testing

Compression Testing

Bend Testing

Nick Break

Impact Testing

Training & Consulation

We offer our clients an extensive line of training programs. Each of our courses are tailored to meet industry standards along with the latest developments in technology and accepted techniques.

API employees experts with backgrounds that span through most industries. Our experts are always available to provide direct assistance to any of your testing and inspection needs.

  • Level III Services
  • Auditing & 3rd Party Reviews
  • Program & Procedure Development
  • Inspection Management
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