NDE & Inspection

In industries as rigorous and demanding as yours, with large-scale components as precise and critical as these, the word “should" is unacceptable. The medical, power generation, aerospace defense, and Cleantech sectors demand absolutes—the assurance that these components “do" meet your stringent design specifications and tolerances. Our Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) and Inspections Department delivers the confidence you're looking for, ensuring your critical components meet all of your demanding requirements.

Our NDE testing and inspections verify the quality of our welds, as well as perform complete visual inspections, pressure tests, and vacuum tests. The goal of our NDE and Inspection Department is to verify your components have been fabricated and machined to your specifications—and meet the highest standards for quality.

NDE and inspection services include:

  • All Ranor NDE personnel meet the requirements of SNT-TC-1A (1984, and 1992 through 2006 Editions); NAS 410
  • All methods meet ASME Code and Military Specification requirements
    • Radiography: X-ray Machine, Iridium-192, Cobalt-60 (by approved subcontractor), at laboratory or on-site; on-site facilities include automatic film processing
    • Ultrasonic: Flaw Detection for straight or angle beam, longitudinal or shear wave
    • Magnetic Particle: Visible Dry with AC/DC Yokes
    • Liquid Penetrant: Visible, Solvent Removable, and Water Washable
    • Visual Inspection: Welds
Inspection and Test Personnel:
  • All Ranor Inspection and Test personnel meet the requirements specified in ASME Section III Divisions 1 and 3; and ASME NQA-1 Appendix 2A-1
  • Methods:
    • Dimensional Inspection: Conventional method; Portable Coordinate Measuring (Laser Tracker; Inspection Arm)
    • Ultrasonic Thickness: Digital Equipment with memory
    • Helium Leak: 2 - Helium Mass Spectrometer System stations - leakage rate to 1 x 10-9 stdcm3/sec
    • Hydrostatic: Testing up to 10,000 psi
    • Pneumatic
    • Load Testing: Testing up to 750,000 Lbf