Brighton Tru-Edge provides high-quality welded heads using ASME-qualified weld procedures performed by ASME-qualified welders. To ensure the integrity of the welds, we utilize volumetric Nondestructive Testing (NDT) methods.
Our most common NDT is X-ray inspection, offered through 100% digital X-ray. This provides a real-time examination of welds without the cost and time associated with film processing. Nearly every head is X-rayed.
Digital Radiography (DR)
We utilize digital imaging to deliver an image in milliseconds as the X-ray tube and digital detector travel down the welded pieces. The digital image is viewed on a high-resolution, medical-grade monitor. This head-specific equipment was designed and built by Brighton Tru-Edge to deliver a competitive edge for our customers.
Computed Radiography (CR)
For X-rays of the formed heads, we utilize CR to capture the image on a reusable, flexible and portable phosphor storage plate. These plates need only a fraction of the X-ray dose of traditional film to capture a quality image. It’s then fed through a digital imaging processor, allowing for viewing on the high-resolution, medical-grade monitor.
Both DR and CR images can be shared with customers in a digital format.Contact Us
Nondestructive Testing (NDT)
In addition to Digital and Computed Radiography, the Brighton Tru-Edge team offers additional tests as requested and specified by our customers.
Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
This volumetric inspection utilizes sound waves to propagate through the material. The sound waves identify any obstructions or discontinuity.
Penetrant Testing (PT)
We utilize a penetrating liquid dye on clean, dry metal surfaces. This is allowed to swell, and it will penetrate into any discontinuities in the surface. Then using a thin layer of developer, we can reveal and defects.
Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
This process can be used on ferromagnetic materials to reveal surface and near-surface discontinuities.
Visual Testing (VT)
Our team utilizes arc, radius and depth measurements to ensure strict compliance with customer specifications.