Enhancing Radiographic Inspection with Radiographic & Gamma Plugs

Created at :   Apr 24 2024

Radiographic and gamma plugs play a vital role in ensuring the integrity and safety of radiographic inspections, particularly in industrial settings where non-destructive testing (NDT) of welded pipes is paramount. T & W Valve and Machine Company stands at the forefront of providing high-quality radiographic and gamma plugs, offering a solution that seals access holes used during radiographic inspections effectively.

What are Radiographic & Gamma Plugs?

Radiographic and gamma plugs, also known as access hole plugs, gamma plugs, or X-ray plugs, serve as critical components in radiographic inspection processes. These plugs are specifically designed to seal access holes in pipes utilized during radiographic inspections of pipe butt welds. Particularly in scenarios where the radiographic source is positioned inside the pipe, these plugs ensure the containment of radiation and facilitate precise imaging of welds.

Ensuring Compliance and Quality

At T & W Valve and Machine Company, our radiographic and gamma plugs are manufactured in strict accordance with industry standards, notably meeting the requirements outlined in PFI ES-16. This adherence to standards ensures that our plugs not only meet but exceed expectations regarding performance, safety, and reliability during radiographic inspections.

Key Features and Benefits

Our radiographic and gamma plugs boast several key features that set them apart:

  • Seal Welding Capability: Designed for seamless integration into radiographic inspection procedures, our plugs are insertable and seal weldable, ensuring a secure closure of access holes.
  • Radiation Shielding: Engineered with materials that provide effective shielding against gamma radiation, our plugs prioritize operator safety and environmental protection during radiographic inspections.
  • Compliance: Manufactured in accordance with PFI ES-16 standards, our plugs offer peace of mind regarding regulatory compliance and quality assurance.


In the realm of radiographic inspections, the reliability and precision of equipment are paramount. With T & W Valve and Machine Company's radiographic and gamma plugs, industries can enhance their radiographic inspection processes, ensuring the integrity of welded pipes while prioritizing safety and compliance. Trust in our expertise and commitment to quality, and elevate your radiographic inspections to new heights with our innovative plugs.