Radiography (X-Ray and Gamma Ray)

  • Licensed to conduct industrial radiography by
    – United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    – Illinois Emergency Management Agency
    – Department of Nuclear Safety
  • Process film on site with mobile darkrooms
  • X-ray welds on piping systems, boilers, tanks, and other structures for code compliance
  • X-ray pipe tubing, castings, circuit boards, and other manufactured products made of metal for internal profile (pitting, wall thickness or blockage)
  • X-ray concrete floor slabs up to 16” thick to locate conduit, tension cables, rebar, etc.
  • X-ray to ASME Section V, ASME B31.1 and B31.3, API 1104, MIL-STD-453 and MIL-STD-271, ASTM and others standards.
  • Isotopes IR-192 & CO-60

Ultrasonic Testing

  • Straight beam & Angel beam
  • Digital thickness measurements on piping systems, boilers, tanks, etc. This can detect Correction/Erosion and aid in determining remaining useful life of the system/unit.
  • Flaw detection to test for sub-surface defects in welds on structural components, boilers, tanks, etc. for code compliance

Magnetic Particle Testing

  • Surface testing of ferrous metals/ferromagnetic materials for cracks and defects
  • Portable DC or AC yokes
  • Wet/Dry, Visible/Florescent techniques

Liquid Penetrant Testing (Visible/Florescent)

  • Identification of material composition on nonporous surface using X-ray fluorescence (XRF)
  • Visible and Florescent (water washable & Post-emulsifiable) are available
  • Levels 2,3,and 4 sensitivity
  • Welds and Weld overlays: identify cracks, porosity, undercut, overlap, lack of fusion or lack of penetration
  • Rolled Products: identifies cracks, seams, laminations ect.
  • Castings: porosity, blow holes, shrinkage, cold shuts, hot tears
  • Forgings: Reveal cracks, laps or external bursts

Welding Tests

  • CTS is an American Welding Society Accredited Testing Facility for certifying welders
  • Test at your facility or at CTS
  • We can provide welding procedures, materials, and qualification papers
  • Welder Performance Qualification Tests to ASME, API, AWS, ABS, ARS
  • American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited Testing Facility (ATF) for certifying welders
  • Procedure Welding and/or Qualification Tests
  • Certifications can be hosted at your facility or ours.
  • AWS Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI’s) available to provide certification counsel in order to achieve the best results.
  • Weld Inspection & Consulting
  • 3rd Party Witness

Welding Training

  • CTS is partnered with Calumet Welding Center (CWC), a local welding school. This gives customers an unprecedented advantage of working alongside professional trainers and industry experts.
  • Custom programs can be created for customers that need welder performance improvements immediately.
  • Training hours are flexible and programs work at the pace of each individual.
    Classroom instruction is also available to provide comprehensive technical training.