Certain RNDT personnel have been certified to the coveted European Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23 EC. This credential permits RNDT personnel to provide NDT services to clients that are manufacturing pressure equipment in accordance with the PED. RNDT is one of the few NDT providers in the USA that have been able to obtain this credential.
RNDT has hired four additional technician trainees to go through the RNDT NDT training program. This three year apprentice program developes a well rounded knowledge base that is required to effectively compete in the commercial testing industry.
RNDT, Inc. was awarded a five year contract to evaluate current NDT methods applied to drilling equipment. The scope of the project is to determine the best way to reduce or eliminate downhole failures associated with the drilling process. To date, three areas have been identified that have saved many hours of inspection and have found defects that would have otherwise never been detected.
RNDT, Inc. provides industrial nondestructive testing services to two of the top three heavy industrial refrigeration and compression equipment manufacturers.
For the past seven years, RNDT, Inc. has been the exclusive industrial nondestructive testing services provider for two of the top three heavy industrial refrigeration and compression equipment manufacturers in the USA, providing radiography, ultrasonics, liquid penetrant & magnetic particle and positive material identification testing services. In addition, we assist in customer requirements review; code & specification review relating to current & future projects, welding consulting & weld procedure & welder certification & qualification exams.
In the 2010, the RNDT technical staff generated 1,966 individual radiographs on castings, forgings, pipe welds and pressure vessels ranging in size from 0.50” to 36” OD, ASME Code stamped pressure vessels from 12” OD up to 65” OD. Wall thickness range from .065” to 3.0”.
We also provided solvent removable liquid penetrant testing on over 2,300 socket, seal, repad, lifting lugs & fillet welds. We provided 8250 individual material identification examinations by use of an X-ray fluorescence portable PMI unit. We radiographed over 950 procedure & welder qualification test plates / pipe.
RNDT personnel are gearing up for a project at Penn State University. The radiographic testing division of RNDT, Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide radiographic testing services on a new steam piping system that will run deep underground at Penn State University. The steam piping provides heat and hot water to the buildings on campus and steam to other areas of the university for many different uses. RNDT has also provided radiographic testing at the power plant, on campus, that generates the steam.
RNDT personnel developed a computed radiographic technique to detect solder voids in a diamond to IC chip interface. The technique was exactly what the client wanted and was verified by use of destructive and metallographic testing. Full production has started with the arrival of the first 1000 components.
January, 2011 - RNDT, Inc. adds a Marcellus Shale Division which is currently providing industrial radiographic testing services to over a dozen energy sector development organizations involved with Marcellus Shale NG development. Our services include gathering pipelines, compressor station piping and vessels and all well site high pressure piping.
We are also seeing a major spike in our pressure vessel and code piping department. In addition to the new fabricators locating in PA that are interested or using our services, local established businesses have seen a boon in the increase of work.
We are also involved in the inspection of downhole drilling and fishing equipment from the bit to the top of the drill string. Frac. pump components, cement heads, hammer unions, rig structures and so on.
RNDT completes the radiography on two sets of compressor castings. Each set consisted of six different castings. The total weight of each set of castings was 18 tons. The radiography consisted of 828 individual radiograph utilizing a total of 2350 pieces of film. Three different radiation sources were utilized to give our client the most accurate radiographic technique industry can provide.
RNDT personnel refine a radiographic technique to radiograph critical casting areas and CJP weldments on a prototype exhaust manifold for a new generation AC diesel electric locomotive.
RNDT has a state of the art computed radiographic (CR) scanner that has been added to their list of services offered to their clients. We can now offer digital images to our clients in lieu of the traditional film based radiography currently offered.