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Liquid Penetrant Inspection (LPI)

Detect cracks or leaks in new products or fatigue cracks in in-service components.

Detect Surface Discontinuities in Both Ferromagnetic and Non-ferromagnetic Materials

Liquid Penetrant Inspection is one of the most widely used NDE/ NDT methods. It's popularity can be attributed to two main factors: its relative ease of use and its flexibility. Liquid Penetrant Inspection can be used to inspect almost any material.

TEAM utilizes Liquid Penetrant Inspection to detect surface discontinuities in both ferromagnetic and non-ferromagnetic materials. In castings and forgings, these may be cracks or leaks in new products or fatigue cracks in in-service components. We perform the test using visible red dyes under visible light conditions or fluorescent dyes under ultraviolet light. As the name implies, the dyes penetrate into the surface discontinuities by capillary action. After the excess material is removed from the material being tested, indications will appear. Evaluation and classification of material is based on code or customer requirements.

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Learn More About Our Liquid Penetrant Inspection

  • Additional Capabilities

    Additional Capabilities

    • Detect surface and near-surface imperfections such as cracks, seams and laps in ferromagnetic materials
    • Assess location, size, shape and extent of imperfections
  • Fully-Certified Techs

    Fully-Certified Techs

    TEAM’s technicians are put through a rigorous, method specific, multi-level certification and training process resulting in the industry’s most knowledgeable and experienced team. 

  • Integrated Solutions

    Integrated Solutions

    TEAM responds to our clients’ needs for increased asset management efficiency and reliability by providing higher value solutions with integrated services, covering projects from inception to completion. This allows for time and cost saving opportunities to be identified from reduced man hours and increased time on tools throughout the project. 

  • Digital Solutions

    Digital Solutions

    Our digital platform turns slow paper-driven processes into streamlined, fully-automated and fully transparent operations.  This results in less re-work, more time-on-tools and less manual data entry for improved efficiencies.

  • Core Values

    Key Principles that Anchor Every Aspect of TEAM

    TEAM's Core Values anchor every aspect of our business in a set of commonly-held beliefs and commitments. They represent what our company stands for, what values our employees embody, and what our services and products contribute to the market.

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