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NDT Surface Prep

Prior to conducting dye penetrant and magnetic particle testing, ensure that surfaces are properly prepared and cleaned, ideal in confined spaces and on lifting equipment.


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Argento Lux NDT Weld Prep 1

During shutdowns and scheduled inspections of plants, equipment, and assets, surface preparation for non-destructive testing (NDT) can greatly benefit from the meticulous and thorough cleaning provided by laser cleaning. Unlike other methods, laser cleaning ensures that there is no smearing, folding, or alteration to the substrate's surface. It effectively vaporizes surface contamination and eliminates particulates from defects, resulting in an optimal surface condition for dye penetrant and magnetic particle testing. Argento Lux specifically enables the targeted and precise removal of surface corrosion, paint, soot, oil, grease, and various other thin layers of surface contamination prior to NDT inspections.

Benefits of Laser Cleaning for NDT Prep

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Improved Visibility

Laser cleaning greatly improves the visibility of cracks and defects. This is why we are trusted by NDT training center's.

No Smearing

Grinding and blasting can potentially conceal a defect, lasers are able to vaporize contaminants from within defects without bending the edges.

Argento Lux Mascot Laser Blaster

Precise Cleaning

Laser cleaning is highly precise and programable, meaning we only remove corrosion or residue from where you require it. Hoses, cables, gauges can all be protected as there is no overspray.


After a long week and a very successful Laser Ablation job, our Director of Operations stands at the end of a completed project waiting final approval by the Inspector, unaware he is in the frame.

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Before Laser Cleaning Xray

Before Laser Cleaning

Barely visible defects, increased chance of false or detrimental readings.

After Laser Cleaning Xray

After Laser Cleaning

The laser is able to penetrate into cracks, removing surface debris, thus enhancing the visibility of all cracks and defects.

Contact Us Today for All your NDT Cleaning Needs!

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