What is NDT?
Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) is a wide group of analysis techniques employing specific methods to evaluate the condition of plant and equipment without causing damage.
Non Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring Services
Non Destructive Testing (NDT)
Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) is a wide group of analysis techniques employing specific methods to evaluate the condition of plant and equipment without causing damage. It’s is carried out at all stages of the asset life cycle from the construction of plant and equipment through to regular testing during planned downtime or at set intervals throughout its asset life.
The highly experienced NDT team at Rapallo Group is renowned by our clients for our exceptional service, quality of workmanship, reporting time turnaround, and work ethic. With experience gained in the construction, aviation, oil and gas, defense and mining industries Rapallo Group provides expert knowledge and innovative solutions.
Our NATA accredited NDT services provides a suite of specialised inspection services with our Level 2 and 3 technicians.
Rapallo’s NATA Accreditation is for the following NDT Services;
6.50 Ultrasonic examination of materials.
6.51 Ultrasonic thickness testing.
6.61 Magnetic particle testing.
6.71 Penetrant testing.
6.91 Visual assessment of materials, prior to initial service.
6.92 Visual assessment of materials, during service life, for defined service applications.
6.97 Leak testing using differential pressure box
Further details on our accreditation can be found on NATA’s website.
Our non destructive testing services include:
Ultrasonic Thickness Testing
Ultrasonic Bond Testing
Ultrasonic Testing of Weld, Forgings and Castings
Magnetic Particle Inspection
Dye Penetrant Testing
Vacuum Box Testing
Visual Inspection and Welding Supervision
Equipment Overhaul Inspection
Turbine Overhaul Inspection
Heavy Machinery Interpretations
Ball Mill Inspection
Casting / forging Inspection
Why conduct non destructive testing?
NDT techniques assist to ensure:
- Plant and equipment safety
- Site and personnel safety
- Compliance with Australian Regulations and Standards
- Prevention of loss of productivity with unplanned downtime
- Cost effective savings in simple repairs instead of complicated repairs of equipment replacements
Our NDT services are suitable for any and every stage of a project, from initiation through to ongoing maintenance and support.
Condition Monitoring (CM)
Condition monitoring is a means of preventing catastrophic failure in critical rotating machinery – such as power generation plant, larger pumps and main arterial conveying systems – and providing the data needed to accurately determine the optimal schedule for maintenance activities on this plant
The steps to a successful condition monitoring management system (CMMS) are:
- Identify plant and equipment
- Define and follow a consistent condition assessment and health ranking system
- Integrate the condition monitoring program into your existing maintenance strategy
- Reliability Improvement
Rapallo can assist in the development of the site based strategy from the identification of the inspection regime to the implementation and management of this program through a CMM system. We provide a full NATA based NDT suite of services that is essential for the management of material loss in critical vessels and failure analysis. Our inspectors provide a detailed equipment inspection and assessment service for all types of plant including fixed, mobile and classified.
Rapallo has the backup engineering support that is critical for the more detailed analysis as and when required.
There are a variety of technologies that are used as part of a complete plant condition monitoring program, the more common being:
- Vibration analysis
- Oil analysis
- Infrared thermography
- Non destructive testing
- Acoustic Emissions analysis
- Motor current analysis