IHI Corporation approves Element’s Houston facility for non-destructive testing


Japanese jet engine manufacturer IHI Corporation has approved Element Materials Technology’s Houston laboratory to conduct non-destructive testing (NDT) for the engine maker and its supply chain partners.

The approval for radiographic inspection enables the Texas laboratory to support testing for IHI’s suppliers in the aerospace sector. The facility was awarded Nadcap accreditation for aerospace NDT services in November 2016 and also holds the equivalent accreditation for its materials testing (MT) activities.

“We are extremely proud of this achievement,” said Rick Sluiters, Element’s EVP Aerospace. “The range of prime approvals in both NDT and MT testing at Element Houston means that we are better able to serve our customers in the Houston area by delivering substantial time and cost reductions for those clients who previously had to send their materials out of town to be tested and inspected.”

The multi-disciplinary testing laboratory specializes in non-destructive and materials testing for metals and polymers for the global aerospace and oil and gas sectors.

“With the acquisition of Exova, the Element Group is now the number one provider of aerospace testing services in the world. Our laboratories are strategically located to be close to our clients’ research, production and assembly facilities, enabling us to provide a local service on an international basis, improving efficiencies, and delivering cost savings for our clients,” Sluiters explained.

October 26, 2017

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