From Municipal Government to National Defense: IIA has the Experience and Skills You Need
With roots that date back nearly a century, IIA is a leader in the use of non-destructive testing (NDT), inspection, engineering and lab services for government agencies and the defense industry. Whether we’re testing astronaut face shields, firefighting equipment, submarine components or drinking water, safety is our mission at IIA.
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U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of Transportation
Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)
Ministry of Transportation (MTO)
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Devices and Methodologies
In the field and in the lab, we work with a range of devices and methodologies, including our own proprietary systems, to ensure the optimal approach for your unique needs.
- Our state-of-the-art laboratories use a variety of complementary NDT methods to paint a comprehensive picture of component condition. When a part is too large or too delicate to ship, our labs can provide on-site NDT testing and quick turnaround times.
- Our certified field inspectors deliver in-depth expertise in welded, bolted, or riveted steel components and welded steel structures for major bridge projects, highway signs, high mast lighting poles, and other critical infrastructure initiatives.
- Our Lift Services team is a leader in performing inspections and non-destructive testing to ensure lift equipment is structurally sound and safe to use.
No flaw will escape detection by our advanced technologies and experienced team. When your job calls for bulls-eye accuracy, call IIA.
A leader in the use of conventional and advanced NDE, IIA has decades of experience serving the defense industry and government agencies at the local, state and federal level. When you partner with IIA, you gain access to a vast network of skilled technicians and licensed engineers, specialized inspection tools, and lab facilities. Our team stays up to date on the latest standards, regulations, and technology affecting your project. And our one-stop-shop services mean fast turnaround times and cost-effective solutions for your organization.
APPLICATIONS FOR GOVERNMENT & DEFENSE
- Non-destructive testing of additive manufactured parts for submarines
- Automated phased array pipe inspections for submarines and aircraft carriers
- Bucket truck inspections for municipal electric utilities
- Fatigue testing of aging bridges & other DOT infrastructure projects
- EMC testing for wireless communications devices
- Radiographic examination of 3-inch-thick steel to be used as a rocket launch pad
- Analysis of drinking water
- Quality assurance inspection for DOT highway signs during fabrication & erection
- Ladder/hose/pump inspections for fire departments
- Ultrasonic examination of bolts used in a mass transit system
- Inspection to assess the integrity of canon lug mounts used in fighter aircraft
IIA is an industry leader in conventional NDT, which allows us to evaluate materials for discontinuities, or differences in characteristics, without destroying the serviceability of the part or system. To meet the unique needs of our government clients, we offer a wide variety of NDT, including coating thickness, conventional radiography (RT), ultrasonic (UT), magnetic particle (MT), dye penetrant (PT), hardness, magnetic flux leakage (MFL), eddy current and visual inspection.
IIA performs destructive testing as well, which aids in understanding and analyzing an item’s material characterization and performance. Destructive examination is also helpful for fabrication validation and to test and investigate product failure. IIA has the capability of either following specific standards for your destructive examination or tailoring testing methods to replicate particular service conditions. These types of tests are an integral part of engineering and critical assessments, and can sometimes involve NDT techniques as well.
Our experience offers customers a greater understanding of major governing bodies’ requirements for pyrometry, such as meeting AMS2750E requirements and NADCAP technical compliance and audits. IIA designs and builds calibration equipment with the understanding that individual requirements apply for each examined part (for example, varying heat tolerances). Our experts know exactly which calibration cycles to consider in relation to specifications, equipment types, and parts being processed.
3D scanning is flexible, efficient, highly accurate — and the first step to an array of applications, including reverse engineering and scan-to-CAD comparison. We have the ability to scan items ranging from a small, flat coin to the dynamic geometry of a fighter jet, and everything in between. We leverage our experience and technology to overcome the constraints of size, complexity and material.
IIA’s vast industry experience and 24-hour operations make us the most efficient, effective and trusted leader in dimensional inspection. We use your specifications to conduct First Article Inspections and capability studies, and all of your projects are personally managed by a highly skilled technician or engineer.
Reverse Engineering is used to recreate a part, component, or any other object. But first, the dimensions, material properties and features of the part or component need to be captured and analyzed. Our in-house Deviation Analysis (DA) process ensures each feature and characteristic is accurate to the scanned part. This specialty DA process is used throughout the entire reverse engineering project and with every additional feature, enhancement, or iteration. Our reverse engineering process is highly refined and optimized to meet your unique needs.
Telecommunications Testing & Certification
IIA offers accurate and dependable electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), wireless, radio/RF, and telecom compliance testing and certification to meet most countries’ standards for electronic/electrical products, radio devices, and products with integrated wireless technologies. Our accredited certifiers review all applicable requirements and offer guidance on respective product requirements before and during the review process.
Proper calibration of industrial equipment, such as ovens, is critically important. IIA has decades of experience in industrial oven repair, service, upgrades and calibration. Our environmentally controlled, ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories offer an array of calibration and repair services, and accuracy that is second to none. Our mobile labs bring our dimensional capabilities right to your door. All calibrations are traceable to National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) and comply with ISO standards.
NADCAP Audit Support
National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP) audits are important assessments of technical compliance to industry standards. Only premier companies in the aerospace supply chain receive this accreditation — and IIA is proud to be among them. (In fact, thanks to consistently strong performance during annual NADCAP audits, IIA Lab Services is now on a reduced, two-year audit cycle.) Our auditing consulting services help clients navigate the rigorous, and often intimidating, NADCAP audit process. One of our Senior Technicians will answer questions and provide support and guidance to ensure your audit goes smoothly.
Specs & Certifications
Need to become certified or have parts processed soon? Our team offers fast and reliable surveys, inspections, and certifications to ensure manufacturers are providing safe and compliant components. Need to meet customer specifications? IIA helps customers understand specification requirements and conducts testing to determine whether those requirements can be or are being met.
Coating testing is a critical part of the evaluation process when reviewing components and materials for safety, compliance, and durability. The experts at IIA conduct simulated/accelerated exposure and physical testing to ensure that your product’s coating can stand up to extreme environments, impact, or abrasion. We have the capability to test a wide variety of components, from small screws to large housings and electric motors. Offering a full range of laboratory testing, you can count on our experts to know exactly which testing methods should be used for your project.
Metallurgical testing can be critical for evaluating the quality of metal employed in products and components. We use metallurgical testing to verify the conformance of metals to your requirements and to industry standards. Additionally, our expert analysis can provide insight into the causes of failures from material defects, manufacturing processes, and service. The results can then be used to prevent future failures and negotiate disputes between suppliers, manufacturers, and end users.
Engineered Repair Solutions
Beyond our full menu of inspection offerings, IIA’s engineering expertise is a leader in the industry. With a team of licensed structural, mechanical and welding engineers at your service, we can provide welding and structural engineering solutions to repair defects on critical components
Fatigue Inspections and Testing
Our fatigue inspection services provide the answers you need about the structural integrity of in-service bridges and other aging infrastructure. We use a combination of visual inspection and the latest non-destructive examination methods to closely inspect structural components, from girders and trusses to bolts and bearing plates.
Our experts can also help you develop an inspection test plan targeting fatigue-prone details and provide oversight of testing activities.
Erection Inspection Services
In the field, our team can provide critical quality assurance oversight for fabrication and erection of new bridges, highway signs, high mast lighting poles, or other infrastructure. We take a fresh look at material specifications, structural components, assembly, welding and bolting process used in the field, and verify welder qualifications. Our experts are also available to provide QA oversight during erection of major components and verify compliance with erection drawings and procedures.
Project Planning & Management
Interested in turnkey testing services? Our experience in the industry has prepared us to take on a project management role for all required inspection and testing activities, including coordination of trac control and access equipment needed to perform inspections. On the front end, our engineering experts can assist with developing a comprehensive inspection plan and checklist to ensure compliance from start to finish. Upon completion of testing activities, you will receive a comprehensive report detailing our inspection methodology and results, including photos of defects, detailed CAD drawings, mitigation strategies, and engineering recommendations.
Operational/Safety Inspections of Lift Devices
For decades, we have provided on-site inspections and certifications to ensure the safety of ground support equipment (GSE), overhead cranes, bucket trucks, digger derricks, fire trucks and other aerial and lift devices. Our NDT expertise allows us to accurately detect surface and subsurface defects without damaging the equipment being tested. We offer a wide variety of complementary NDT, including magnetic particle testing (MT), ultrasonic testing (UT), visual and operational inspections — and more.
Engineering Solutions for Ground Support Equipment (GSE)
As a full-service company, we can also provide engineering solutions related to custom design lift devices, engineered critical lifts, outrigger mat shoring, engineered weld repairs, and load rate/derate cranes.
Overhead Crane Services
With over 20 years of experience, we are the industry leader when it comes to the fabrication and installation of new crane equipment, as well as the testing, training, maintenance, and repair of all crane systems. Our crane engineers can also assist with engineered weld repairs. Read more about our Overhead Crane Services.
Many organizations partner with us to perform and track required ANSI or OSHA inspections and keep them in compliance. Our team is well versed in all regulatory requirements affecting lift equipment. From start to finish, we keep meticulous records of our inspection process and test results. You can trust IIA to track your testing needs and inform you well before your equipment is due for inspections. This service reduces the risk of compliance issues and allows you more time to focus on your core business.
Fire Truck Inspections
IIA is the go-to expert for top-to-bottom fire truck inspections, including hose, pump, ladder and other apparatus. Using our mobile pump tester and customized methodology, we conduct fast, thorough, and reliable services that meet or exceed NFPA guidelines. With our refined methods, we can test in one day what it takes others several days to complete — and that means less downtime for your emergency vehicles. Our expert fire department services help protect firefighters and could potentially save your department money.
Aerial & Ground Ladder Testing
As an ISO/IEC 17020 Accredited Corporation, IIA offers a complete inspection and non-destructive testing program to meet the current NFPA 1911, as well as 1932-2020, guidelines for testing aerial ladders, elevating platforms, water towers, and ground ladders. We test metal, fiberglass, and even wood ground ladders between 5 and 45 feet in length. These tests include visual inspections, horizontal bend test, roof hook test, and hardware test. Read more about our Aerial & Ground Ladder Testing.
Fire Hose Testing
Professional, timely service has made IIA the premier provider of fire hose testing in the United States. Our proprietary testing equipment allows us to test more feet of hose, under varying levels of pressure, faster and more accurately than any other company. Our crew supervisors and highly trained staff ensure that each hose length is both pressure tested and visually inspected. (And we guarantee that you'll love the way everything looks when we leave.) Read about the strict process we follow, and ask about our hard suction hose testing service!
IIA labels and records all data for each length of hose we test, in accordance with NFPA standards. We also maintain a computerized history of your fire company's hose for every year we service them.
Fire Pump Testing
Our state-of-the-art mobile pump testing units allow us to accurately test fire department apparatus on location with minimal downtime, and limited use of municipal water, water tankers, or cisterns. We use clean, cool water to test your pumps, which minimizes potential damage. Read about the types of fire pump testing we do.
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Certifications and Accreditations
- A2LA Chemical Testing
- A2LA Mechanical Testing
- ANSI A92.2 -1969: Vehicle Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms
- Cal-OSHA Certified
- Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) Certified
- Federal OSHA Certified
- NADCAP Accredited
- Level III NDT Certified
- NADCAP Quality System (AC 7004)
- NADCAP Non-Destructive Testing
- NADCAP Material Testing Laboratory
- ISO/IEC 17020 Accredited
- ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 Accredited
- ISO/IEC 17065: 2012 Accredited
- ITAR Registered
- FAR Part 145 Certification – Repair Station
- Federal Firearms License (FFL)
- ASNT Certified Level II & III
- Washington State Construction Crane Certified
We can issue your approvals for USA, CANADA and EU Scopes.
Our facilities meet a variety of MIL-SPEC, ANSI, ASTM, and ASME Specifications.