Leak Testing Specialists (LTS) has been in business for over 25 years, providing training, field testing, and consulting services to many companies around the globe. LTS has a full staff of professional, mechanical, and welding engineers, and is complemented by a scientist holding a PhD in chemistry.
LTS provides services to a large variety of industries and has experience working with large, small, and complex systems, in addition to standard systems. Depending on the complexity of your project, there are a variety of tasks involved with the initial review, test planning, and procedure writing that are required for a successful outcome.
LTS will provide a project representative who is an experienced project manager, engineer, Level III, and/or scientist to coordinate with the client to ensure that we fully understand the scope of the project and to give your organization a single point of contact for the project.
LTS staff have experience in establishing very sensitive inspection process qualifications for a number of complex leak test applications including:
LTS staff have a long history of solving difficult and unique leak testing challenges. No matter how complex your process development needs, LTS has a demonstrated ability to provide economical and reliable leak testing solutions.
Production of Qualified Procedures at LTS
LTS maintains a procedure development process that includes the following elements:
These measures assure that the procedures and instructions are reliable and economical from the first production deployment onward. This level of assurance leads to substantial economies, particularly the economies that are connected to schedule reliability of the production leak testing operation.
Review and Level III Approval of Client-Produced Procedures
LTS also offers Leak Test Level III review and approval of client-produced leak testing procedures. Many clients use this as part of a program to develop their in-house leak testing capability, including the development of one or more of the client’s personnel as a Leak Test Level III.
LTS has established personnel qualification and certification programs for clients. These programs can include any or all of the leak testing methods in use by the client. LTS has also established client personnel qualification programs in other NDT techniques, including visual, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, ultrasonics, and radiography. Programs have been established that meet governing qualification standards such as these:
LTS can provide the required written practice for qualification and certification; procedures; training (both classroom and hands-on); opportunities for on-the-job experience; qualification testing (including practical test props); certification paperwork; and ongoing technical performance evaluations of personnel in order to maintain the client’s NDT personnel qualification programs.
Vendor Surveillance Audit and Planning for Effective Quality Assurance
LTS employs several certified SNT-TC-1A multidiscipline Level III personnel, AWS Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI), and Senior Level II technicians in leak testing who can travel to conduct client NDT technical performance evaluations, inspection surveillances, product re-inspections, or facility audits. Many LTS senior personnel also have extensive quality assurance training and experience involving ISO and NQA-1 quality programs that can be useful for auditing purposes as well.
LTS employs an individual who has current NDT Test Examiner certifications in the following Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program NDT disciplines:
This individual is available to provide inspection assistance, training, inspector qualification, surveillance, and auditing services upon request.