Modern Laboratories staff of qualified technicians are certified to perform non-destructive testing the most critical visual, magnetic particle and liquid penetrant inspections to any code or specification. Modern Laboratories state-of-the-art NDT equipment can accommodate both large and small samples and our laboratory is fully compliant with an extensive array of industry codes and specifications.

Non-Destructive Testing is commonly performed on:

  • Metallic Materials
  • Polymeric Materials
  • Ceramic Materials
  • Composite Materials
  • Construction Materials
  • Powdered Metals
  • Paints and Coatings
  • Corrosion Analysis
  • Machinery and Structures
  • Automotive and Heavy Equipment Aircraft
  • Mining Equipment
  • Oil Field Equipment and Pipeline
  • Consumer Products

AMS2300 material cleanliness test using magnetic particle examination to detect inclusions and/or unacceptable structural features such as ferrite stringers. (linear bright lines represent inclusions or ferrite stringers)

Forged and machined coupling showing radial stress cracks on the ID. Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) utilizing.

Magnetic Particle Inspected (MPI). Linear internal defect detected by inspecting the end of the bar.

Testing Capabilities

Modern Laboratories offers the following testing procedures to produce numerous industry-standard and specialized non-destructive testing and analyses for a diverse range of metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers and composites:

  • Magnetic Particle Examination
  • Liquid Penetrant Examination
  • Electrical Conductivity Analysis
  • Magnetic Analysis
  • Visual Inspection
  • On-Site Metrology
  • 3rd Party Inspection/Sorting

Magnetic Particle Inspection

Magnetic particle inspection is a nondestructive testing process that is used to detect any breaks or cracks in the surface of magnetic metals such as iron, nickel, and cobalt, as well as other ferrous alloys. The process magnetizes the metal, which is used to identify any discontinuities as the magnetic flux will leak out through any cracks.

Liquid Penetrant Inspection

Liquid penetrant inspection is another examination used to check metals for flaws. It is used instead of magnetic particle testing in instances where metals cannot be magnetized. This includes aluminum, nickel, and other nonmagnetic materials, including nonmetals. It has few material limitations, making it a popular method of nondestructive testing.

 Testing Equipment

  • Magnaflux MD3, 3000 amp, multi-directional unit
    • Capacity to 36″ long
    • Automatic wetting
  • Magnaflux H720, 6000 amp
    • Capacity to 15′ long
    • FWDC
  • Liquid penetrant examination
  • Portable magnetic particle inspection
  • Conductivity testing