Extension of RvA accreditation for non-destructive testing of welded joints in plastic piping systems

We recently extended our range of services with an important accreditation that once again underlines our independent approach. From now on, we can perform our inspection activities related to Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD) and Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT), a form of ultrasonic testing, under NEN-EN-ISO 17020 type A accreditation.

Highest possible accreditation for independence

NEN-EN-ISO 17020 type A indicates that an organisation demonstrably operates completely independently and is technically competent. QS meets all the criteria that the RvA attaches to this. The extension with this standard adds even more value to the independence with which we carry out inspection. It is also the highest possible accreditation that can be awarded from the RvA. Naturally, we are proud of that.

Serving different markets

With ToFD we inspect the joints of butt welds and with PAUT we inspect electrofusion welds for imperfections. It is a non-destructive examination method that we can apply to different types of PE pipes. We can use it to inspect the welded joints of various plastic piping systems, such as for the transport of gas, drinking and wastewater. Also fire-fighting water pipes for data centres, among others, are inspected using this method.

Results available quickly

Carrying out quality assurance through inspections, ultrasonic testing and assessing welded joints takes place in our own laboratory. This enables us to make inspection and examination results fully accredited available to our customers as quickly as possible.

Read more about this examination method.


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