TUV Rheinland’s North American lab inspects half a million auto parts in first 12 months

The technology used by TÜV Rheinland North America in the lab is state-of-the-art, with automatic Brinell hardness testers that allow parts to be tested at a speed that no other equipment can match.

WESTERN UNIT, Ohio, September 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The TÜV Rheinland North America Laboratory in Western Unit, Ohio reached the first milestone in its 12-month history by completing 500,000 auto parts inspections, including pitman arms and steering knuckle. This was achieved thanks to the work of our certified magnetic particle inspection (MPI) technicians.

This laboratory was opened in September 2021 as part of TÜV Rheinland’s mission to provide service to customers by having a regional location for all their inspection and testing requirements.

“Achieving our first 500,000 auto parts inspections has been hard work by the entire team, which represents the quality of our service and our commitment to making the world a safer place. This is the first step that will keep us going. to write history in North Americawhile continuing our steady growth in the region,” says Josh Irwin, TÜV Rheinland Inspection Supervisor of North America.

Additionally, the lab has automated Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) capabilities, which can efficiently process forgings with fast turnaround times. This process is a non-destructive testing (NDT) process for detecting surface and subsurface discontinuities in ferromagnetic materials such as iron, nickel, cobalt and some of their alloys. The presence of a surface or subsurface discontinuity in the material allows magnetic flux leakage, because air cannot support as much magnetic field per unit volume as metals.

The technology used by TÜV Rheinland North America in the lab is state-of-the-art, with automatic Brinell hardness testers that allow parts to be tested at a speed that no other equipment can match. The Brinell hardness test method, used to determine Brinell hardness, is defined in ASTM E10.

As part of TÜV Rheinland’s 150th anniversary, the company is committed to continuing to strengthen its global leadership and provide excellent service to its customers in each of the 60 countries where it operates. In this sense, the Ohio the lab will continue to grow and develop a field service division with API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspection, API 570 Process Piping Inspection, API 653 Storage Tank Inspection, API 653 Inspection welding certified AWS CWI, non-destructive testing in UT Ultrasonic Testing, PT Penetrant Testing and MT Magnetic Particle Testing.

About TÜV Rheinland

TÜV Rheinland stands for safety and quality in virtually all areas of business and life. Founded 150 years ago, the company is one of the world’s leading testing service providers with over 20,000 employees and annual revenue of approximately 2 billion euros. TÜV Rheinland’s highly qualified experts test technical systems and products around the world, support technological and business innovations, train people in many professions and certify management systems according to international standards. In doing so, independent experts generate trust in products as well as in processes across global value chains and the flow of raw materials. Since 2006, TÜV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and fight corruption.

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