Centralised Onsite Testing
Surecheck technicians perform a range of non destructive weld testing onsite at our facility, centrally located in Cannock, Staffordshire.
We offer fast and competitive turnaround times, and can provide evening and weekend cover, in order to meet client schedules and requirements.
Surecheck’s client base includes a mixture of large and small fabrication companies. They cover a range of industry sectors including: oil & gas, power generation, civil and general construction, aerospace, forging and bolt manufacturing.
All our technicians are qualified to a minimum PCN level II, with most technicians holding ASME qualifications as well. This ensures that our customers always receive fast and accurate testing carried out by appropriately qualified testing staff.
We have three X-Ray bays available onsite. These bays accommodate a variety of product shapes and sizes, and can handle up to 2.5 ton in weight. Our X-ray machines are capable of penetrating materials up to a thickness to 50mm. So on a daily basis we X-ray, welder qualification test pieces, welding procedure test pieces, pipework, spools and vessels. All these are differing shapes, sizes and materials.
We work in accordance with BS EN ISO 17636, BS EN 1435 and ASME IX standards, and assess the radiographs in accordance with a range of standards, including BS EN ISO 9606, BS EN ISO 15614, ASME IX, BS EN ISO 5817 or ASME IX. For application/construction we work in accordance with BS 2633, BS 4677, EN 13455 etc.
Our MT testing includes both bench testing facilities and standard yoke techniques. Our bench units have the added advantage of using fluorescent techniques providing improved sensitivity. The bench facility is normally utilised for the testing of bars, forgings and bolts, all in high volumes or small batches.
Standard yoke techniques are generally used for the testing of welds, in a variety of joint configurations, or larger forgings and other product forms. We can work in accordance with BS EN ISO 17638, BS EN ISO 9934 or ASME IX article 7 or any other recognised standard or to individual customer requirements.
PT inspection techniques include, both bench testing facilities and standard techniques. Again, our bench units have the added advantage of fluorescent techniques.
There are several different liquid penetrant systems used in industry. Fluorescent penetrants are normally used when the maximum flaw sensitivity is required. However, these penetrants must be viewed under darkened conditions with a UV lamp. Surecheck offers this DPI/DT method at our specialist premises in Cannock.
We offer traditional manual ultrasonic inspection of welds (plates, pipe, nozzle & node), bars, forgings and castings.
This testing can be undertaken at our test facility, at the clients workshop or any site location. We can work to standards such as BS EN ISO 17640, BS EN 1714 or ASME IX or any other recognised standard or customer requirement.
Our technicians have qualifications to cover all welded joint configurations.
XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence) is a non-destructive method of chemical analysis that can quickly and accurately identify a wide range of metallic alloys. Our world class Niton XL2 Plus analyser, delivers fast and accurate semi-quantitative results.
PMI testing can identify material grades of metallics including: Stainless steels, Duplex Stainless Steels, Copper Alloys, Nickel alloys, Aluminium Alloys, Titanium and other ‘exotic’ alloys and precious metals.