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R&A Inspections (PTY)ltd

A non-destructive testing company operating out of Johannesburg, South Africa.

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R&A INSPECTIONS is an independent Non-Destructive Testing company which has expert knowledge and experience in providing their clients with inspections that not only save time and money but also take quality to its highest standard.

With over 10 years of experience in the NDT field and the backing of a company that has been servicing Africa’s railway industry for over 65 years, you can trust that we will provide the best quality inspections without compromising the integrity of the components.

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Dye Penetrant Inspection

Dye Penetrant Inspection is a non-destructive testing (NDT) method used to detect surface defects and discontinuities in materials such as metal, plastics, and ceramics. It involves the application of a liquid dye penetrant to the material surface, followed by the removal of excess penetrant and the application of a developer. The penetrant is drawn into any surface defects by capillary action, and the developer helps to draw out the penetrant, making the defects visible. Dye Penetrant Inspection is a widely used NDT technique due to its simplicity, cost-effectiveness, and ability to detect small defects that may not be visible to the naked eye.

Dye Penetrant Inspection works by applying a liquid dye penetrant to the surface of the material being inspected. The penetrant is drawn into any surface defects by capillary action, filling the defects with the penetrant. After a predetermined dwell time, the excess penetrant is removed, and a developer is applied to the surface. The developer helps to draw out the penetrant from the defects, making them visible as bright-coloured indications against the developer’s contrasting background. The inspector can then evaluate the size, shape, and location of the indications to determine the severity and type of defect, allowing for appropriate corrective actions to be taken.

Magnetic Particle inspection

NDT Magnetic Particle Inspection is a non-destructive testing (NDT) technique used to detect surface and near-surface defects in ferromagnetic materials. It involves the use of a magnetic field and fine magnetic particles to identify cracks, discontinuities, or other defects that may not be visible to the naked eye. NDT Magnetic Particle Inspection is widely used in industries such as aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, and manufacturing to ensure the integrity and safety of critical components such as welds, castings, and forgings. It is a reliable and cost-effective method for identifying defects early in the inspection process, allowing for timely repairs or replacements to be made, and minimizing the risk of failure or downtime.

NDT Magnetic Particle Inspection works by creating a magnetic field in the material being inspected using a magnetic yoke, coil, or permanent magnet. If there is a defect or crack present, the magnetic field will cause magnetic flux leakage around the defect, resulting in the accumulation of fine magnetic particles at the defect location. This accumulation creates a visible indication, which can be observed using visible or fluorescent magnetic particles. The inspector can then evaluate the size, shape, and location of the indications to determine the severity and type of defect. NDT Magnetic Particle Inspection can be performed using either a dry or wet method, depending on the application and requirements. It is a sensitive and efficient method for detecting surface and near-surface defects in ferromagnetic materials, making it an essential tool in non-destructive testing for ensuring product quality and safety.

Radiographic Inspection

Radiographic Inspection works by generating high-energy radiation, such as X-rays or gamma rays, and passing it through the material being inspected. The radiation is absorbed by the material to varying degrees, depending on its density and thickness. The transmitted radiation passes through the material and is captured on a detector, such as a film or a digital sensor, to create a radiographic image.

The radiographic image, also known as a radiograph, shows the areas of the material that absorbed more or less radiation, indicating the presence of internal defects such as voids, cracks, or inclusions. The radiograph is analyzed by a trained inspector to identify and evaluate the size, shape, and location of the defects. Radiographic Inspection is a widely used NDT technique due to its ability to penetrate thick materials and detect a wide range of internal defects, providing valuable information about the integrity of the material or component being inspected.

Radiographic Inspection works by generating high-energy radiation, such as X-rays or gamma rays, and passing it through the material being inspected. The radiation is absorbed by the material to varying degrees, depending on its density and thickness. The transmitted radiation passes through the material and is captured on a detector, such as a film or a digital sensor, to create a radiographic image.

The radiographic image, also known as a radiograph, shows the areas of the material that absorbed more or less radiation, indicating the presence of internal defects such as voids, cracks, or inclusions. The radiograph is analyzed by a trained inspector to identify and evaluate the size, shape, and location of the defects. Radiographic Inspection is a widely used NDT technique due to its ability to penetrate thick materials and detect a wide range of internal defects, providing valuable information about the integrity of the material or component being inspected.

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