The Braun Intertec Nondestructive Examination (NDE) group in La Porte, Texas has earned a reputation for providing high quality services on a wide range of projects, including the petrochemical, fabrication, mining, power generation, pipeline, aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, and construction industries nationwide.
We offer properly-trained and qualified technicians to help you meet project specifications with our NDE services throughout Texas and the central United States. We also have the largest NDE staff in the upper Midwest region and are growing nationwide.
Markets We Serve:
- Fabrication Shops
- Oil and Gas Transmission
- Power Plants
- Manufacturing Facilities
- Chemical Processing Plants
- Pipeline Construction and Remediation
- Amusement Rides
NDE Laboratory Services
Operating equipment downtime and faulty components mean lost production and lost revenue. Our NDE technicians provide observation and inspection services to help keep your project on track. Our services include:
- Conventional (film) radiography
- Computerized radiography (CR)
- Magnetic particle inspection
- Liquid penetrant inspection
- Ultrasonic (UT) inspection
- Visual inspection
- ASNT NDT Level-III services
- AWS CWI services (piping and structural)
Radiographic technology reliably detects volumetric welding and casting discontinuities, including slag, voids, thinning, fouling, and inclusions deep within a fabricated material. We provide radiography services for the oil, natural gas refining and other petrochemical industries. For our retail and commercial projects, we perform radiography on areas such as concrete floor slabs to locate post-tension cables, rebar and conduit to safely drill floor penetrations.
Computerized Radiography (CR)
Instead of relying on traditional film methods, computerized radiography gives you the convenience of combining digital photography with data management. Images are captured on a digital imaging plate and electronically processed with a state-of-the-art software package. This technology results in higher resolution images, electronic measuring capabilities and the ability to store images on your computer/database. The digitally stored and non-proprietary images can easily be shared, communicated or even annotated with arrows, text and dimensional data, making this technology ideal for mechanical integrity programs.
Liquid Penetrant Inspection (PT)
Liquid penetrant inspection allows us to identify and sort defective parts and assemblies before you begin the costly process of machining and finishing. Our certified technicians perform inspections on machined, cast, stamped, welded, and forged parts to reveal surface breaking discontinuities that are not visually apparent. We travel to your site to perform liquid penetrant inspections or, if you prefer, we perform these examinations in our own laboratory—ideal for production processing.
Magnetic Particle Inspection (MT)
Corrosion or fatigue cracking can mean costly downtime for repairs or replacement. Our certified technicians use a magnetic particle inspection process to reveal flaws on and near the surface of raw materials, fabricated parts and weld joints in ferrous materials. We will perform magnetic particle inspections at your facility with portable equipment using the yoke technique.
Staff Experience and Certifications
Braun Intertec provides qualified technicians that are trained and certified to ASNT-TC-1A requirements for Level I and II technicians. Braun Intertec provides local staff including ASNT certified NDE Level-III personnel. NDE Level-III personnel provide guidance to technicians and provide customer support services where clarification or general consultation is needed.