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.
TKS inspects marine wire rope in accordance with :
ISO 4309:2010 Wire Rope: Care and maintenance, inspection and discard
ASTM E 1571: Standard Practice for Electromagnetic Examination of Ferromagnetic Steel Wire Rope and
DIN EN 12927-6: Safety requirements for cable way inspections designed to carry persons
And other relevant standards using magnetic flux leakage, ultrasonic, acoustic emission, and other visual techniques. Cross-sectional area loss is a measure to assess a severity rating for the cable.
Decrease in Cross-Sectional Area (CSA) due to corrosion or wire breaks Severity Rating
6 x ø (~ 1 lay)30 x ø500 x øDescriptionLevel
< 2%< 4%< 10%Slight1
2% – 4%4% – 6%10% – 18%Medium2
4% – 5%6% – 8%18% – 21%High3
5% – 6%8% – 10%21% – 25%Very High4
≥ 6%≥ 10%≥ 25%Discard5
1Maintain current NDT inspection interval
2Increase NDT inspection interval
3Perform follow-up NDE in critical locations (visual, AE, etc…)
4Continuous monitoring using AE
5Retire from service/replace