F A Q
Does TechKnowServ (TKS) offer visual inspection (VT) of wire ropes?
TechKnowServ (TKS) also offers unparalleled visual inspection of wire ropes and can accommodate your industry needs from amusement inspection to more industrial applications.
Does TechKnowServ (TKS) perform magnetic flux leakage inspection (MFL) of wire ropes?
Yes TechKnowServ (TKS) is leading the industry in magnetic flux leakage inspection (MFL) of wire ropes and can meet the needs of varying rope diameters.
What nondestructive testing (NDT) methods do you use for weld inspection?
When doing a weld inspection TechKnowServ (TKS) can use magnetic particle (MT), penetrant testing (PT), ultrasonic testing including phased array (UT, PUAT) and visual (VT). TechKnowServ (TKS) can inspect to AWS standards.
Where can acoustic emission testing (AE) be applied?
Acoustic emission testing can be very useful in detecting cracks forming in vessels and pressure vessels, but can be applied to any part under stress. It has also had large success in monitoring processes to detect anomalies.
What is acoustic emission testing (AE)?
Acoustic emission (AE) is an advanced method of nondestructive testing (NDT) that monitors the behavior of test parts under stress.
What is the most common application of phased array testing (PAUT)?
Some of the most common applications of phased array testing (PAUT) are to scan for surface and subsurface flaws in test parts ranging from large floodway doors to small welds. The application is very broad and materials can vary, metal, composite, and PVC piping all are suitable to be tested by phased array (PAUT).
What are the industry benefits of phased array testing (PAUT)?
The industry benefits of using array (PAUT) begins with cost for some applications. Phased array is the most cost effective way to inspect simple and complex structures, without sacrificing the validity and reliability of the inspection.
Does TechKnowServ (TKS) offer steel, stainless steel, polypropylene tank inspections?
Yes TechKnowServ (TKS) offers comprehensive inspection of steel, stainless steel, and polypropylene tanks to API-653 and STI-001 standards.
What are some of the common flaws found when inspecting fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) tanks?
When inspecting fiberglass reinforced plastic tanks (FRP) some of the common flaws we find during testing are cracking, corrosion linear breakdown, and delaminations.
Which methods of nondestructive testing (NDT) do you use to inspect fiberglass reinforced plastic Tanks (FRP)?
We lead the industry in fiberglass reinforced plastic tank (FRP) inspection. With methods in acoustic emission (AE), visual (VT), as well as strain measurement.
Do you offer other nondestructive testing (NDT) courses?
Yes, TechKnowServ (TKS) has several courses in all of the different methods of nondestructive testing (NDT) which include, acoustic emission (AE: I, II, III), frac iron certification, guided waves (GWUT: I, II), magnetic particle / liquid penetrant testing (MT,PT : I, II), phased array ultrasound (PAUT: I, II), ultrasonic testing (UT: I, II, III), UT thickness testing (UT: II), and UT Weld Inspection.
Which fields of nondestructive testing (NDT) are covered in the flow iron recertification training you offer?
We offer industry leading flow iron recertification training which includes ultrasound (UT), magnetic particle (MT), visual (VT), and also train students on how to use and calibrate a pressure transducer.
How can I get certified in nondestructive testing (NDT)?
You can receive ASNT/ISO 9712 training through TechKnowServ (TKS). We offer a wide range of nondestructive testing (NDT) classes at our training facility, with industry leading personnel and equipment.
What methods of nondestructive testing (NDT) does TechKnowServ (TKS) offer?
The different methods of nondestructive testing (NDT) TechKnowServ (TKS) offers are ultrasound (UT), visual (VT), magnetic particle (MT), penetrant testing (PT), guided wave (GWUT), magnetic flux leakage (MFL), acoustic emissions (AE), and phased array (PAUT) .
Does TechKnowServ (TKS) offer rope access inspections?
Yes, TechKnowServ (TKS) is able to apply rope access to a variety of inspection services.
What are the three levels (I, II, III) NDT of technicians and what does each mean?
There are three levels of NDT of technicians I, II, III, level one being lowest and three the highest. The technician’s placements are based off certifications through employers or the ASNT. Each of the level of training has different field work hour requirements per method of nondestructive test (NDT), well as written and practical exams for each. We personally train our technicians in house, to the industry standards as to ensure the integrity and reliability as a product.
What is non-destructive testing (NDT)?
Nondestructive testing (NDT) is an inspection process that does not damage the test part. It accesses the life expectancy and reliability of the piece of equipment being inspected. The testing helps to keep your industry processes running safely and efficiently. There are a wide array of industry applications including Oil and Gas, Construction, Military, Power generation, and various others.