Phil Trach, NDT Technology Coordinator at Laboratory Testing Inc., has successfully completed the requirements of the Pratt & Whitney Nondestructive Test Qualification Specification (NDTQ) and is certified as the SIM Level 3. He is responsible for verifying work performed by Level 1 and Level 2 technicians, for overseeing training of nondestructive testing (NDT) technicians performing testing and inspection for Pratt & Whitney suppliers, and for ensuring and verifying compliance to Pratt & Whitney ultrasonic testing requirements. He has been Laboratory Testing Inc.'s ASNT NDT Level III for ultrasonic testing since 2007. His Pratt & Whitney SIM Level 3 certification ensures that Laboratory Testing Inc. will maintain Pratt & Whitney approval for ultrasonic testing of bar and tubular products.
Phil has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. Before joining the NDT Department at Laboratory Testing Inc. in 2005, he had many years of experience in engineering, testing, and quality assurance for large and small businesses in the forging, measurement and process industries. At Laboratory Testing Inc., he has implemented numerous NDT process improvements, from simpler test indicators, to test fixtures which have produced a tenfold increase in testing speed, to improvement and clarification of the hundreds of test procedures currently used.
About Laboratory Testing, Inc. (LTI)
Laboratory Testing, Inc. (labtesting.com) of Hatfield, PA has been in business since 1984. The company specializes in materials testing, nondestructive testing, specimen machining, failure analysis and calibration services. The laboratory is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by PRI/Nadcap and A2LA, which complies with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. Mechanical, chemical, metallurgical and nondestructive testing services are performed on metals, alloys and other materials. Chemical analysis is offered for a variety of materials including metals, powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites, ceramics, aerospace materials and nuclear materials. Test specimens are machined on-site and material investigations are conducted to determine the root cause of material failures. The calibration lab, LTI Metrology, provides dimensional, pressure, force, torque, mass and vacuum calibration services traceable to NIST. Field calibration service is offered for surface plates, hardness testers, optical comparators, balances, hand tools and testing machines. LTI provides new instruments and replacement parts as a representative for manufacturers such as Mitutoyo, Starrett, Boston Centerless, Glastonbury Southern Gage and Vermont Gage. Information on Laboratory Testing services and accreditations is available online, sales[.]labtesting.com or 800-784-2882.