Positive Material Identification

Positive Material Identification – NDE & Pressure Testing

Positive Material Identification - NDE & Pressure TestingMaterial traceability is critical in today’s valve manufacturing industry. It is also critical for after-market industrial valve modification or repair. United Valve utilizes two XRF analyzers to confirm that every piece of pressure containing raw material or critical component is exactly as specified. No critical piece of raw material is released for production without first receiving a positive material identification (PMI) verification. In addition to daily in-house quality control duties, our PMI machines are used to complete purchase order requirements.

Upholding Industry Testing Standards for PMI

For PMI testing, our personnel have been trained to perform examinations in accordance with the following standards:
  • API RP578, “Guidelines for a Material Verification Program (MVP) for New and Existing Assets”
  • MSS SP137, “Quality Standard for Positive Material Identification of Metal Valves, Flanges, Fittings, and Other Piping Components”

PMI for Industrial Valve Modification and Repair

United Valve provides crucial PMI testing to maintain the quality and reliability of industrial valve components that go through our shop. This essential testing ensures the use of correct materials in manufacturing, preventing potential malfunctions. Our PMI testing helps confirm material traceability, which is key to the safety and performance of industrial valves after modification or repair. Schedule PMI testing with our team.