HOUSTON, Feb. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MISTRAS Group, Inc.'s (NYSE:MG) METCO, a nondestructive evaluation (NDE) services provider operating in the Gulf Coast, recently announced the opening of their new and largest, state-of-the-art, purpose-built NDE laboratory in Houston, TX. The new facility on 10980 Metronome Drive is one of two MISTRAS-METCO locations in the Houston area, housing thirteen industrial radiography scanning bullpens, the most of any NDE facility in the United States.
MISTRAS-METCO's thirteen radiography bullpens are accompanied by a powerful, new, 3-6 MeV Linear Accelerator (LINAC), making the new NDE laboratory one of only three testing facilities in the U.S. to offer the capability of penetrating up to 16 inches of material. The 3-6 MeV Linear Accelerator provides MISTRAS-METCO customers with focused radiography services for faster turnaround times to help expedite deliveries and keep product local. 3-6 MeV Linear Accelerators are capable of completing a single exposure in minutes verses the hours it can currently take using traditional gamma sources and competing 12 inch limiting radiography accelerators.
The addition of the 3-6 MeV LINAC machine allows the MISTRAS-METCO NDE laboratory to generate high-quality material integrity scans and comprehensively advanced results for its customers. The new facility has opened its doors to offer a wide range of in-house industrial laboratory services, offering simultaneous radiography scans, around-the-clock operations, expedient pick-up and delivery service, convenient vehicle access and egress capabilities, and emergency inspection services for heavy and challenging equipment parts and industrial components.
About MISTRAS Group, Inc.
MISTRAS is a leading "one source" global provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions used to evaluate the structural integrity of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure. Mission critical services and solutions are delivered globally and provide customers with asset life extension, improved productivity and profitability, compliance with government safety and environmental regulations, and enhanced risk management operational decisions.
MISTRAS uniquely combines its industry-leading products and technologies - 24/7 on-line monitoring of critical assets; mechanical integrity (MI) and non-destructive testing (NDT) services; destructive testing (DT) services; process and fixed asset engineering and consulting services; and its world class enterprise inspection data management and analysis software (PCMS™) to provide comprehensive and competitive products, systems and services solutions from a single source provider.
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