Try different angles with radiographic inspection

radiographic inspection

Detecting flaws within a metal product can be tricky, especially if you need to avoid damaging it. Luckily, there are several forms of non-destructive testing you can use. One option is radiographic inspection. It can provide effective results as long as you work with an expert provider. Format NDT Ltd is one of the best providers in the UK, so you can always trust us.

How does it work?

The basic principle with radiographic testing is that high energy x-rays or gamma rays can penetrate a metal. If there are no defects, the energy will pass through evenly and show up on a film or electronic device on the other side. However, if there is a defect such as a crack it will result in a change in the density. The x-ray or gamma energy can pass through this much easier so more radiation will make it to the other side. As a result it will show up darker on the film or device.

Angling the rays

One of the most important things to keep in mind with radiographic testing is how important the angle of the radiation beam is. If you only shine the beam through at one angle, it may not reveal all defects. This is because there may be some that do not run parallel to it at the angle you have chosen. As a result, it is better to use several angles. It can provide more accurate results.

Rely on experts for radiographic inspection

The thing to remember is that using high energy radiation can be very dangerous. That means it is vital to use the equipment correctly and maintain it. It will reduce the risk of accidental exposure. In addition, it is important to ensure the operator knows how to set everything up correctly. They must comply with the relevant codes and standards.

At Format NDT Ltd we strive to give our clients all of the data they need to decide if a metal product is safe to use. We can provide several forms of non-destructive testing, including radiographic inspection. With them we can look for possible flaws that would mean metals do not meet quality standards.

So, if you need us to test raw metals, final products, or welds, get in touch with one of the leading testers in the UK. We can provide efficient testing at your site or take items to our facility.