Metals NDE/NDT

S&ME provides a complete suite of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) and non-destructive testing (NDT) of metals in accordance with ASNT, AWS, and other industry organizations.  Whether performing new construction, preventative maintenance, restoration, or failure analysis, non-destructive evaluation can be the key to understanding in situ conditions, avoiding or understanding failures, and complying with various codes. Our team uses current, industry recognized technologies to evaluate in situ conditions.

Consulting

Our staff of NDT professionals and technicians are available to assist your company with all of your NDT and quality testing needs.  Whether you need testing performed or help establishing a program, we have the experience and knowledge to get you where you want to go. Our NDT consulting services include:

  • Testing procedure development
  • Calibration procedure development
  • Certification program development
  • NDT equipment specification review
  • Process control procedure development

Our specialty consulting services in Welding and Materials Joining include:

  • Welding procedure specification (WPS) development
  • Base metal selection
  • Filler metal selection
  • Welding process selection
  • Welder training

Materials Testing Services

S&ME performs routine laboratory testing, including:

  • Materials Testing Services
  • Mounting of Samples
  • Polishing Samples
  • Metallography
  • Hardness Testing
  • Tensile Testing
  • Impact Testing (CVN)
  • Positive Material Identification (XRF)

Testing and Inspection Services

Our staff professionals and technicians are certified in the major areas of testing and inspection. We have extensive knowledge and experience with numerous nondestructive testing methods including:

  • Penetrant testing
  • Magnetic particle testing
  • Ultrasonic testing
  • Leak testing
  • Radiographic testing
  • Visual testing
  • Ground penetrating radar

Magnetic Particle Testing

Whether at your site or at our facilities, S&ME technicians have the knowledge, skills, and experience to meet your magnetic particle testing needs. We are familiar with many industries and codes.  Whether you manufacture automobile parts, aircraft, ships, petrochemical heat exchangers, pharmaceuticals, elevated water tanks, or structural steel buildings, we perform the testing to meet your needs:

  • Wet Fluorescent
  • Wet Visible
  • Dry Visible
  • AC or DC

Penetrant Testing

Whether at your site or at our facilities, S&ME technicians have the knowledge, skills, and experience to meet your penetrant testing needs. We are familiar with many industries and codes.  Whether you manufacture automobile parts, aircraft, ships, petrochemical heat exchangers, pharmaceuticals, elevated water tanks, or structural steel buildings, we perform the testing to meet your needs:

  • Visible or Fluorescent Water Washable
  • Visible or Fluorescent Hydrophilic Emulsifiable
  • Visible or Fluorescent Lipophilic Emulsifiable
  • Visible or Fluorescent Solvent removable

Ultrasonic Testing

Whether at your site or at our facilities, S&ME technicians have the knowledge, skills, and experience to meet your ultrasonic testing needs. We are familiar with many industries and codes.  Whether you manufacture automobile parts, aircraft, ships, petrochemical heat exchangers, pharmaceuticals, elevated water tanks, or structural steel buildings, we perform the testing to meet your needs:

  • Longitudinal wave (straight beam) ultrasonic testing
  • Shear wave (angle beam) ultrasonic testing
  • Ultrasonic thickness measurement
  • B-scan ultrasonic testing

Training

S&ME offers NDT Training at our Training Center in Raleigh, North Carolina or at your facility.  Our NDT training is designed to meet the recommendations of SNT-TC-1A, but can be modified to meet your company’s specific needs. We provide:

  • Penetrant Testing Level I (PT-I)
  • Penetrant Testing Level II (PT-II)
  • Magnetic Particle Testing Level I (MT-I)
  • Magnetic Particle Testing Level II (MT-II)
  • Ultrasonic Thickness Testing (UT-Limited)
  • Ultrasonic Testing Level I (UT-I)
  • Ultrasonic Testing Level II (UT-II)
  • Radiographic Testing Level I (RT-I)
  • Radiographic Testing Level II (RT-II)
  • Visual Testing Level I (VT-I)
  • Visual Testing Level II (VT-II)

We provide other training services, including:

  • Welder Training
  • Welding Operator Training