Laboratory Testing Inc. Employee Earns MIL-STD-2132 Examiner in Ultrasonic Testing

Top Quote Laboratory Testing Inc. NDT employee, Phil Trach, has completed written and operational examinations to become certified as an examiner for MIL-STD-2132 contact ultrasonic testing. Phil has been a member of the LTI team since 2005 and currently holds the position of NDT Technical Coordinator. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 15, 2013 - HATFIELD, PA - Phil Trach, NDT Technical Coordinator at Laboratory Testing Inc., has been approved as a nondestructive testing (NDT) MIL-STD-2132 Examiner in contact ultrasonic testing. He also holds MIL-STD-2132 Examiner certification in immersion ultrasonic testing, which he earned in 2009. Each certification was awarded after successful completion of an extensive assessment process on the specific method of ultrasonic testing, including written and operational examinations on general theory, specifications and standards, ultrasonic testing (UT) methods and UT testing equipment. The Naval Sea Systems Command in Pittsburgh, PA administered the examinations.

    Examiner certification is a requirement for laboratories performing ultrasonic testing services according to MIL-STD-2132 for military suppliers involved with components for propulsion systems. The Nondestructive Testing Department at Laboratory Testing Inc. also performs X-ray inspection, magnetic particle inspection, liquid penetrant testing, hydrostatic pressure testing and visual examination.

    Trach joined Laboratory Testing Inc. in 2005 as NDT Technical Coordinator, a position responsible for the development and integration of new technology to maximize the capabilities, reliability and efficiencies of the lab's NDT services. Phil is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Before joining LTI, Phil was employed by Specialty Ring Products and Custom Alloy with responsibilities in engineering, testing and quality assurance.

    ABOUT Laboratory Testing Inc.
    Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) of Hatfield, PA is an independent testing and metrology laboratory in business since 1984. The laboratory offers materials testing and analysis services including mechanical, chemical, metallurgical and corrosion testing, nondestructive testing, root cause failure analysis, calibration services, dimensional inspection, test specimen machining and certified reporting of results. The laboratory specializes in metal and polymer testing, but also analyzes powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites and ceramics. LTI is accredited by PRI/Nadcap in materials and nondestructive testing and accredited by A2LA to ANS/ISO/IEC 17025 for mechanical, metallurgical and chemical testing, dimensional inspection and calibration services. LTI Metrology, a division of Laboratory Testing Inc., provides dimensional inspection and NIST-traceable calibration services for measuring hand tools, masters and a wide-range of measuring instruments and equipment. On-site calibration, repairs, new instruments and replacement parts are offered. Information on Laboratory Testing services and accreditations is available at, sales ( @ ) labtesting dot com or 800-784-2882.

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