Industrial Radiographic Inspection (RT) makes use of X-ray or gamma radiation to create images that can show defects hidden inside the material. This technology is widely used to ascertain material integrity of welds, castings, piping, machined parts, pressure vessels and other objects.
The method is fully non-destructive and surface preparation of the test piece usually isn't necessary. In many cases, RT can also be used to inspect industrial installations that are in operation.
X-ray inspection is possible for materials with a maximum thickness of 50 millimetres and gamma ray testing is possible for materials with a thickness varying from 10 to 120 millimetres.
Virtually no surface preparation is required
Volumetric: both surface and sub-surface indications can be found
Suitable for inspection of assembled components
Suitable for on-site and on-stream inspections
Suitable for many different material types
Permanent record deliverables (film or digital file)