Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
Hi-Tek employs two full time Level III FPI Inspectors as well as an in-house metallurgical lab
Airflow testing is key to any successful turbine. In addition to confirming that the parts we fabricate function as intended and don't include defects, our Airflow test make it simpler to improve part performance.
Hi-Tek has a met lab staffed with engineers that has decades of experience. Tests that are typically performed in the lab include failure testing, corrosion testing, chemical analysis, weld testing, and metallography
Thermal processes such as EDM, Laser, Material Joining, etc. have stringent requirements for such things as recast layer, heat affected zones, microcrack limits, etc.
In 1985, Hi-Tek realized the need to have an in-house Met Lab resource. Since then the equipment has been continually updated to stay on the leading edge of the process. Hi-Tek maintains appropriate Met Lab approvals from all our customers as required.
Hi-Tek maintains two full time Level III FPI inspectors that operate state-of-the-art equipment to ensure quality and compliance to specifications, drawings, and models
Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection (FPI)
HI-TEK's NADCAP approved NDT Processes utilizes the latest in Inspection & Test equipment.
HI-TEK also utilizes CMMs, Probes, Layout, CNC Optical Inspection, and Airflow. Our sophisticated inspection methods and statistical analysis systems ensure a level of accuracy that is unmatched in the industry.
Each manufactured component is subject to various forms of non-destructive testing, included but not limited to:
Optical Inspection Techniques
CMM (co-ordinate measuring machine)
Airflow data collection
Water flow testing
Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection (FPI) for surfaces