HATFIELD, PA– Phil Trach, NDT Technical Coordinator at Laboratory Testing Inc., has been approved as a nondestructive testing (NDT) MIL-STD-2132 Examiner in contact ultrasonic testing. He also holds MIL-STD-2132 Examiner certification in immersion ultrasonic testing, which he earned in 2009. Each certification was awarded after successful completion of an extensive assessment process on the specific method of ultrasonic testing, including written and operational examinations on general theory, specifications and standards, ultrasonic testing (UT) methods and UT equipment. The Naval Sea Systems Command in Pittsburgh, PA administered the examinations.

Examiner certification is a requirement for laboratories performing ultrasonic testing services according to MIL-STD-2132 for military suppliers involved with components for propulsion systems. The Nondestructive Testing Department at Laboratory Testing Inc. also performs X-ray inspection, magnetic particle inspection, liquid penetrant testing, hydrostatic pressure testing and visual examination.

Trach joined Laboratory Testing Inc. in 2005 as NDT Technical Coordinator, a position responsible for the development and integration of new technology to maximize the capabilities, reliability and efficiencies of the lab’s NDT services. He is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, and before joining LTI was employed by Specialty Ring Products and Custom Alloy with responsibilities in engineering, testing and quality assurance.