Radiographic testing (RT)

We provide radiographic testing services using X-ray and gamma ray equipment.

We offer express radiographic film processing and evaluation in the place of performing the test thanks to the Mobile Laboratory located in a specially prepared vehicle, which allows introducing potential corrections on the fly.

Radiographic testing (RT) is a non-destructive testing method which facilitates the detection of discontinuities occurring inside the examined material. During RT, high-energy ionising radiation (X or γ) is directed at the object, and a sheet of radiographic film is placed behind it. After passing through the object, the radiation carries the internal image of the examined element as a projection of discontinuities (such as bubbles or solid inclusions) expressed in radiation dose differences, which is exposed on the radiographic image by blackening power variations. The final radiographic image is obtained by subjecting the film to specific photochemical processing (developing process). Any detected discontinuities are evaluated in the radiographic image according to specific criteria.

Authorisation range according to ASME
Applied regulationsExamination rangeExamined objects
ASME code:
• Section VIII Division 1
• Section VIII Division 2
Discontinuities of welded joints with a thickness of up to 100 mm Imperfections of castings with a thickness of up to 100 mmMetallurgical products
Welded joints
Authorisation range
Applicable standards, procedures and instructionsExamination rangeExamined objects
PN-EN ISO 5579 “Non-destructive testing – Radiographic testing of metallic materials using film and X- or gamma rays – Basic rules”
PN-EN ISO 17636-1 “Non-destructive testing of welds - Radiographic testing –
Part 1: X- and gamma-ray techniques with film”
PN- ISO 12681-1 “Founding – Radiographic testing - Part 1: Film techniques”
Discontinuities of welded joints with a thickness of up to 100 mm

Imperfections of castings with a thickness of up to 100 mm
Metallurgical products
Welded joints
PN-EN ISO 10893-6 “Non-destructive testing of steel tubes –
Part 6: Radiographic testing of the weld seam of welded steel tubes for the detection of imperfections”
Imperfections of the weld seam of welded steel tubes

Pursuant to Article 32c (1) and (2) of the Act of 29 November 2000 on Atomic Energy (Journal of Laws of 2019, item 1792, consolidated text – Journal of Laws of 2021, item 623), the company Polimer Laboratory sp. z o.o. informs you that within the last 12 months it has not recorded any impact of its activities on human health and the environment and no radioactive substance releases to the environment have been recorded in connection with its activities.

Non-Destructive Examination services

We provide professional advice in choosing the appropriate testing method

Our office staff is available from Monday to Friday 7.00 -15.00.
The testing personnel is available depending on the assignment.