Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why should I take TechKnowServ’s NDT training classes as opposed to another NDT company?

 

A: TKS’s instructors are experts in advanced non-destructive testing including acoustic emission, phased array ultrasonic testing, magnetic flux leakage, and eddy current testing. In addition, we are experts in materials science and metallurgy, so we understand important fatigue, corrosion, and other failure mechanisms.

 

Q: What separates the professionals at TechKnowServ from other companies in the industry?

 

A: TKS has been managed by the same principals for almost 20 years now and has grown from 1 to over 300 clients. Our leadership has a sound foundation in advanced NDT but more importantly, plays an active role in every project from start to finish.

 

Q: What TechKnowServ and what is non-destructive testing (NDT)?

 

A: Non-destructive testing (NDT) generally studies how to input energy into a structure in such a manner that it interacts with the structure to generate measurable output that provides data on structural strength or structural defects. TechKnowServ specializes in advanced NDT which includes but is not limited to acoustic emission testing (AE), guided wave testing (GWUT), long-range ultrasonic testing (LRUT), phased array testing (PAUT), time-of-flight diffraction (TOFD), total focusing method (TFM), full matrix capture (FMC), eddy-current testing (ET), alternating current field measurement (ACFM) and magnetic flux leakage (MFL)

 

Q: What is the leading type of NDT that TKS does?

 

A: TechKnowServ non-destructive testing engineers and technicians split their time between conventional non-destructive testing and advanced non-destructive testing. Conventional non-destructive testing includes magnetic particle testing, liquid penetrant testing, ultrasonic testing, and visual testing. The advanced NDT methods include acoustic emission testing (AE), guided wave testing (GWUT), long-range ultrasonic testing (LRUT), phased array testing (PAUT), time-of-flight diffraction (TOFD), total focusing method (TFM), full matrix capture (FMC), eddy-current testing (ET), alternating current field measurement (ACFM) and magnetic flux leakage (MFL)

 

Q: How long will my NDT training from TKS take?

 

A: Non-destructive testing training classes follow the guidelines established by the American Society for Non-destructive Testing (ASNT) and International Standards Organization (ISO). Liquid penetrant training courses and magnetic particle training courses run 12-24 hours typically. Ultrasonic testing and eddy current testing courses are typically 40 hours. Advanced courses like phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) can be as long as 80 hours.

 

Q: Does TKS only do work in Pennsylvania?

 

A: TKS provides services across the continental United States and internationally.

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Areas We Cover

With our HQ based in State College, Pa  we cover inspections all over the USA, while also servicing international inspections , including but not limited to:

Egypt

Turkey

Indonesia

Canada


Argentina


Mexico


Dominican Republic

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