Visually inspecting a part for surface imperfections is typically the first step in any examination process. Basic direct visual examination is the most elemental and cost effective inspection method when utilized properly. Remote visual systems such as video probes and camera crawlers allow visual examination in areas not normally accessible. Translucent viewing is used to examine non-metallics such as fiber reinforced plastic tanks and piping.
XCEL has personnel certified as AWS-Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), AWS Senior CWI, and ASNT VT Level III. VT applications include but are not limited to: