What is NDT and its Benefits

Non-destructive testing is a descriptive term used for the examination of materials and components in such a way that allows materials to be examined without changing or destroying their usefulness. NDT or NDE can be used to find, size and locate surface and subsurface flaws and defects.

NDT plays a crucial role in everyday life and is necessary to assure safety and reliability. Typical examples are found in aircraft, spacecraft (shuttle), motor vehicles, pipelines, bridges, trains, power stations, refineries, buildings and oil platforms which are all inspected using NDT.

NDT is a Quality Assurance management tool which can give impressive results when used correctly. It requires an understanding of the various methods available, their capabilities and limitations, knowledge of the relevant standards and specifications for performing the tests.

Materials, products and equipment which fail to achieve their design requirements or projected life due to undetected defects may require expensive repair or early replacement. Such defects may also be the cause of unsafe conditions or catastrophic failure, as well as loss of revenue due to unplanned plant shutdown.

Non destructive testing can be applied to each stage of an item's construction. The materials and welds can be examined using NDT and either accepted, rejected or repaired. NDT techniques can then be used to monitor the integrity of the item or structure throughout it's design life.   

NDT is used typically for the following reasons:  

    o  Accident prevention and to reduce costs

    o  To improve product reliability

    o  To determine acceptance to a given requirement

    o  To qive information on repair criteria.

In order to gain the information and obtain valid results, the following is required: 

    o  Visual Inspection

    o  Liquid Penetrant Inspection

    o  Acoustic Emission

    o  Magnetic Particle Inspection

    o  Eddy Current Inspection

    o  Ultrasonic Inspection

    o  Radiographic Inspection 


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