PRI-NDT provides non-destructive testing (NDT) to determine the airworthiness of an aircraft. We are a Certified FAA 145 Inspection and Repair Station, a Cessna Authorized Independent NDI Facility and an active member of the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT). We commonly service small and mid-size airplanes as well as light and heavy propellers, Cessna's entire range of propeller-driven and light corporate jets. We also inspect and repair many types of helicopters, amphibious and cargo planes and other general light aircraft.
Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) is the analysis techniques used to evaluate the properties of a material, component or system without causing damage. The terms Non-Destructive Examination (NDE), Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI), and Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) are also commonly used to describe this technology. Because NDT does not permanently alter the article being inspected, it is a highly valuable technique that can save both money and time in aircraft evaluation, troubleshooting, and safety.
PRI-NDT inspects aircrafts with Non-Destructive Techniques like Eddy Current, Liquid Penetrant, Magnetic Particle, Ultrasonic, Bond and Visual Testing.
Eddy Current testing is based on the physics phenomenon of electromagnetic induction. In an Eddy Current probe, an alternating current flow through a wire coil and generates an oscillating magnetic field. This in turn affects the movement of electrons in the coil by varying the electrical impedance of the coil.
Liquid Penetrate Inspection (LPI), also known as Dye Penetrant Inspection (DPI) or Penetrant Testing (PT), is a widely applied and low-cost inspection method used to check surface-breaking defects in all non-porous materials (metals, plastics, or ceramics).
Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) is a non-destructive testing process for detecting surface and shallow subsurface discontinuities in ferromagnetic materials such as iron, nickel, cobalt, and some of their alloys. The process puts a magnetic field into the part.
Ultrasonic Testing (UT) is a non-destructive testing process based on the propagation of ultrasonic waves in the tested object or material to examine the integrity of the specimen.
Visual Inspection is a non-destructive testing method used for quality control. The inspection is performed by using human senses and experience in order to identify problems.
PRI-NDT Corp. has been established since 1985 and is the first FAA Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Certified Repair Station servicing Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. We are also a Cessna Authorized Independent Non-Destructive Inspections (NDI) facility. We are a first-class inspection and repair facility with more than 30 years of aerospace working experience.
All our technicians are extensively trained and certified. Among our team members, we have Ruben Moreno, the 2009 FAA Technician of the Year. We are also members of the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT). We are ready to serve you at our shop, located inside the facilities of AAS/FBO in the San Juan International Airport. We can also travel to your location to perform inspections and maintenance services on aircraft in the Caribbean, Florida, New Jersey and other major cities within the United States and internationally.
We pride ourselves in having all our certifications and government documentation up to date.