Base Group owns a modern welding laboratory as well. Our welding laboratory is equipped with tools and devices that allow us to extensively test any welding joints we create. The latest devices we have acquired include a microscope and an ultrasonic defectoscope, both of which enable us to assess whether the welding joints were made correctly.
We use the microscope for the macroscopic examination of metallographic specimens. To prepare the specimens, we use such equipment as:
Ultrasonic testing is one of the most common non-destructive testing methods. As a volumetric testing technique, UT testing allows us to detect defects throughout the entire volume of the material tested. The test uses the phenomenon of ultrasonic wave propagation in materials, with such waves being introduced using special ultrasonic heads. Depending on the waveform used, we can detect internal, surface and subsurface inconsistencies. We strive to maintain the excellent quality of all machinery, equipment and structures produced, and as such, we continuously improve our employees’ qualifications.
A grinder-polisher used to prepare workpieces.
Another important piece of equipment we have is a negatoscope, which allows us to review the welding joint X-ray image negatives. Thanks to the negatoscope, we can quickly determine the quality of the welding joint and identify any possible welding inconsistencies.
The welding laboratory is also equipped with two test stations for semi-automatic MAG/MIG and TIG welding. The test stations are used to verify the skills of job applicants, as well as to train our current welders. At the welding lab, we also run an in-house welding school to support the development of new hires and test the competencies of prospective welders.
The welding joint monitoring and inspection processes significantly affect the quality of the structures made. Thanks to its modern proprietary laboratory, Base Group can extensively inspect any welding joints made.