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Real-time Radiography (RTR)

Efficiently capturing quality images in the testing laboratory or in the field

Real-time radiography is a nondestructive testing method that provides almost immediate access to high-quality scanned images. Unlike conventional radiography, which typically captures images on film or other media that must then undergo a time-consuming development process, real-time radiography produces electronic images which can be instantaneously transmitted and displayed on a monitor or other viewing device for review and examination. Because real-time radiography images are electronic, they can also be easily stored on a computer for subsequent evaluation or for additional manipulation.

The advantages of real-time radiography technology make it especially well-suited for the prompt evaluation of critical materials and components, as well as timely and efficient assessment of extensive lengths of piping. Equipment used in real-time radiography is also less expensive than that used in conventional radiography testing, as well as highly portable, making field inspections convenient and affordable.

Like conventional radiography testing, real-time radiography is used in a number of different industries where material integrity is of paramount importance. In addition to use in petrochemical applications, real-time radiography is used to assess materials and components found in military, aerospace, automotive and transportation applications, and by many other types of manufacturers.

Why choose TÜV SÜD?

TÜV SÜD America, Chemical, Oil and Gas is a leading provider of conventional and advanced nondestructive testing services, including radiography testing and real-time radiography. Our laboratories and testing facilities can conduct testing and quality inspections on almost any form of ferrous material, component or product assembly. TÜV SÜD technicians are independently certified and fully trained in the full range of nondestructive testing techniques, and are skilled in applying available technologies to meet unique and demanding requirements of a wide range of industries.

TÜV SÜD America, Chemical, Oil and Gas has been synonymous with quality inspection services in the energy and chemical industries for more than 30 years. We’re part of the global network of TÜV SÜD AG, and have access to a complete range of product testing, certification and audit services. From unbundled risk evaluations to management systems and product testing, we deliver what other inspection companies cannot.

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