ICS can provide a range of inspections and certification services for many products including but not limited to, Surface Flow Iron, Valves, ESD’s, manifolds and pressure vessels.
Our inspectors are trained in ultrasonic testing, dye penetrant testing, magnetic particle testing and hydrostatic testing. We have a range of level 1, level 2 and 3 inspectors with many years experiance servicing the oil and gas industry.
The Process always begins with thorough cleaning of all components, inside and out of inspection surfaces to ensure accurate UT readings and adequate visibility. Examination of connections' inner and outer wall, sealing area and cushions is performed to look for excessive wear, corrosion, erosion and washouts. Depending on client requirements any combination of below may then take place
Dye Penetrant Testing
Dye penetrant testing is a type of inspection method used to locate surface-breaking defects in non-porous materials such as metals, plastics, and ceramics. A dye (which is normally brightly coloured or ultra-violate ) is applied to the surface of a non-porous material, washed off and then developed in order to detect defects such as hairline cracks, surface porosity and fatigue cracks that may compromise the integrity or quality of the part in question
Using this test helps maintain safety standards and durability over time. Hydrostatic tests are conducted under the constraints of either the industry standards or the customer's specifications.
Magnetic Particle Testing (Wet or Dry)
Magnetic particle testing consists of magnetization of the test object, followed by the application of particles after or during induction of a magnetic field. The purpose of magnetic particle testing is to reveal surface discontinuities, including those too small or too tight to be seen with the unaided eye.
Painting and ID Banding Testing
All equipment that passes visual inspection is buffed and/or bead-blasted to remove excess/old paint, and then primed and painted to the customer's request colour.
Equipment is then banded with the date of testing, the manufacturer of the equipment, the tested pressure and the ID of the inspection company.
The wall thickness is measured per manufacturer standards or customer specifications to identify excessive wear. This procedure covers the ultrasonic measurement of the steel flow equipment wall thickness near the centre of the tube and at the points of common wear.