PMI SPECIALISTS, INC "WHEN YOU NEED TO KNOW"
Who Is PMI Specialists?
PMI Specialists is the industry leading provider of Field Metallurgical Services serving various industries and nation wide custormers. We also offer full scale Metallurgical Lab Services. PMI Specialists has been ISO 9001 since 1999 and our ISO 17025 certification is pending. Our procedures are accepted across the board by all of the major refineries/chemical plants and engineering companies. We do not view the process of PMI lightly and our certifications, qualifications, policies, and standards reflect our commitment to accuracy. All of our technicians are extensively cross trained in instrument technology, alloy technology, and statistical analysis. We utilize a complex series of customized calibrations on all of our equipment to ensure the most accurate, efficient, and cost effective mobile testing possible. When we leave the job you will have peace of mind…knowing the job was done with precision and accuracy.
What Is PMI And What Can It Tell You?
PMI or Positive Material Identification is the evaluation of a part’s elemental and physical characteristics. PMI can tell you what the grade, elemental breakdown, and the strength of the material is. PMI testing ensures traceability of components from manufacturing to final assembly.
When Do You Need PMI?
You need PMI to prevent mistakes, reduce liability, ensure quality and guarantee safety. When you need to know what material was used, what weld material to use, what Carbon Steel grade you are repairing, or what the old parts that failed were made of.
Why Do You Need PMI?
To ensure that the supplier or fabricator used the right material, to find out why a failure occurred and minimize unplanned outages. According to OSHA PMI testing & inspection reduces or eliminates workplace hazards associated with catastrophic release of highly hazardous chemicals. Studies show that in the Petrochemical & Refinery facilities almost half of the largest losses are a direct result of failures in piping systems. PMI testing is not a quality issue…. it’s a liability issue. Performing PMI ensures that you comply with industrial standards, such as API RP-571, API RP-578 and API RP-939-C.
Is PMI All That Your Company Does?
No, we also do on-site Ferrite, hardness, and grain structure testing. We also have a full scale metallurgical laboratory and a PhD in Metallurgical Engineering on staff.
Accurate results require precisely calibrated instruments. We utilize a complex series of customized calibrations to ensure the most accurate, efficient, and cost effective portable testing possible.
Our technical results are backed with a professional liability insurance policy and we have never utilized the policy or lost a disputed case.