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Non-Destructive Testing Basics – How to find the Right Testing Facilities

May 26th 2015 at 11:42 PM

Non-destructive testing is the process of testing materials using methods which do not damage the subject.  Destructive testing, by comparison, is used to discover stress levels and structural vulnerabilities by testing subjects to the point of destruction and analyzing results.

Best practice non-destructive testing may involve a complete range of types of tests, including chemical, radiological, ultrasound, and magnetic particle testing. For commercial purposes, it’s strongly recommended to obtain the services of a full spectrum testing service.

When you’re looking for a non-destructive testing service, it’s advisable to consider the range of testing requirements, and find a service which can deliver a comprehensive array of testing options. For designers, the added spectrum of tests offers additional options which may be needed as a result of preliminary testing, or added capacity to test design scenarios.

For production and prototype model purposes, this broad range of testing options may also deliver very useful information and data about product performance, risks and solutions. A broad spectrum testing regime can also provide stringent test metrics, delivering multiple ranges of data for evaluation.

We’ve found a good example of a full-spectrum non-destructive testing firm called Larson NDT Level III Testing services LLC. This Virginia-based company covers the full range of non-destructive testing services and even offers a non-destructive testing course with accredited certifications depending on student needs.

They’re also a consultancy, offering professional services to clients to help manage all aspects of testing from technician certification to documentation, procedure and technique development, and they even provide standards compliance auditing. If this range of services is giving you the impression that they’re on the high end of the testing services bracket, you’re quite right.

Their range of services covers the complete gamut of non-destructive testing, backed up with expertise and a lot of experience in multiple industrial and commercial environments. That’s exactly the type of service you need for any product test or materials evaluation.

To see a full range of their services, please see their website here at You can contact them online or by phone for more information.

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