NDT Service, Training, and Engineering Support
TKS provides advanced and conventional non-destructive testing services. Expertise includes acoustic emission testing, phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT), guided wave ultrasonic testing (GWUT), and magnetic flux leakage (MFL).
TKS provides regularly scheduled NDT training classes. Receive NDT training from instructors with real field experience. Download our NDT Training catalog today or contact us to schedule NDT training.
Wire Rope Testing
TKS provides wire rope testing using the following methods; magnetic flux leakage (MFL) testing, ultrasonic testing, acoustic emission testing, and visual inspection services on wire rope and steel bridge cables. Wire rope is fatigued through complex stress states over its lifetime and must guarantee the safety of human life and expensive equipment. Broken strands on the rope exterior can be found by visual inspections, but the condition of the core and inner wire strands cannot be seen. Many wire rope structures start to wear from the inside out.
Deterioration mechanisms include:
Static and dynamic mechanical stresses, and
These mechanisms result in the loss of metallic cross-sectional area (LMA) and local faults (LF), such as broken individual wires and strands.
Our NDT technology provides real engineering data that can be used to assess the structural integrity, allowable load rating, and remaining life of wire rope.