MICROWAVE NDT of Non-metallics
APTS has formed a Joint Venture with International expert Spectrum NDT to launch a revolutionary, industry changing standard of testing.
This advanced Quality assurance system surpasses limited methods currently employed in Australia, by utilising highly sensitive electromagnetic inspection techniques.
Under an exclusive license, the microwave inspection technology confirms the integrity and quality of
non-metallics including HDPE, Rubber, Fibreglass and Composite materials. Teamed with industry leading experience, this new service ensures reliability and longevity of non-metallic components.
Live reporting data detects the quality of fusions, material density, evidence of crystallinity and windowing.
This new NATA Accredited technology involves an integration of Non-Destructive Microwave Inspection, TOFD UT Inspection, Pressure Testing and Mechanical Testing.
Detailed daily reporting is conducted on-site and provided directly to clients including tabled and charted data as well as visual thumbnail imaging.
The technology utilises highly sensitive electromagnetic inspection techniques to detect minute defects in dielectric properties (microwaves). These methods allow for increased sensitivity and depth of penetration over normal inspection methods.
ASTM WK40655 – New Practice for Microwave Examination of High Density Electrofusion Joints and Couplings Used in Piping Applications (to be balloted this quarter)
ASTM WK51094 – New Practice for Standard Practice/Guide for Microwave Examination of High Density Polyethylene Butt Fusion Joints (to be balloted this quarter)