A fast and reliable method that our highly trained personnel can detect and, in most cases, correct problems immediately on the spot to meet a code or given inspection criteria. Visual Testing can be done with the naked eye, employing magnification, borescopes, remote cameras, and robotic assets.
Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
Magnetic Particle is a Non-Destructive Testing method used in ferrous materials to identify discontinuities in a material by examining disruptions in the flow of the magnetic field within the material. Highly trained inspectors first induce a magnetic field in a material influenced by magnetization. After applying the magnetic field, we cover the surface with iron particles. Then it is either sprayed or blown away to reveal disruptions in the flow of the magnetic field. These disruptions create visual indications we examine for acceptability. This method is highly mobile and can be performed either at the customer’s location or at any Base Line Data, Inc. facility. MT can also utilize permanent magnets for intrinsically safe environments tanks or voids.
Infrared Thermography (IR)
Infrared Thermography is a non-contact inspection method that allows the client to view anomalies or defects that are not visible to the human eye. IR provides highly accurate detection and inspection for a wide range of applications. Base Line Data has highly trained Level III inspectors in Thermography for industrial inspection of electrical breakers, loose connections, faulty fuses, overloads, high-temperature furnaces, refractory lined equipment, moisture intrusion, leak detection, solar panel surveys, and flat roof inspections. BLD also offers Optical Gas Imaging for detecting VOC gasses. Refinery applications to home inspections, no job is too big or small. Infrared inspections greatly improve safety, minimalize equipment downtime and produce rapid accurate results.
API 570 Piping Inspector
API 570, Piping Inspection Code: In-Service Inspection, Repair, and Alteration of Piping Systems, is an inspection code developed and published by the American Petroleum Institute (API). The inspection code covers in-service inspection, rating repair, and alteration of metallic and fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) piping systems and their respective pressure-relieving devices. We have multiple highly trained personnel available for your company’s specific needs.
Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT)
Liquid Penetrant Testing is a tried-and-true method using a liquid to coat material and observing the specimen either under natural light or black light to see any discontinuities found on the surface. Performing a Penetrant Test is fast and reliable and can be performed remotely or at Base Line Data’s facility with little downtime. This process is ideal for detecting discontinuities (indications) that open the surface in non-ferrous and ferrous materials such as Inconel, Monel, aluminum, copper-nickel, steel, or stainless steel. We perform PT on welds, castings, machined surfaces, and threaded surfaces.
Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
Ultrasonic Testing is the process of transmitting high-frequency sound waves into a material to identify a backwall to verify or identify thickness or as an inspection method to locate discontinuities inside the part. Base Line Data has highly trained and experienced UT thickness and Shear Wave Inspectors. Our inspectors can be onsite at your location or any of our facilities. Ultrasonic testing is non-invasive and possess no risk to the part and personnel. UT creates depth and location of a discontinuity which traditional X-Ray cannot. Inspections can be done on new or existing welds to include almost all ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspection
API 510, Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-Service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration, is an inspection code developed and published by the American Petroleum Institute (API). The code covers inspection, repair, alteration, and rerating activities for pressure vessels and the pressure-relieving devices that protect the vessels covered by the code. Base Line Data Inc. has multiple highly trained API inspectors to fit your budget and complete your project on time and to assist you in complying with national, state, and other jurisdictional requirements you may be expected to obey.
API 653 Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector
API 653, Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction, is a standard developed and published by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and covers the inspection, repair, alteration, and reconstruction of steel aboveground storage tanks used in the petroleum and chemical industries. The implementation of this standard is a direct result of a catastrophic tank failure in Floreffe, PA of 1988 that negatively affected millions of homes due to the overflow of petroleum products into nearby rivers. We have highly skilled inspectors well versed in the industry needs and expectations of a 653 inspector.