Non-destructive testing (NDT) is the method of inspecting, testing, or evaluating materials, component, or assemblies for discontinuities or differences in the traits without harming the serviceability of the part of the system.
Fremont, CA: The new non-destructive tests are used in manufacturing, fabrication, and in-service inspections to ensure product integrity and reliability, control the manufacturing processes, reduce production costs, and ensure a consistent quality level. During construction, NDT is used to maintain the quality of the materials and joining processes in the time of fabrication and erection phases, and in-service NDT inspections are used to make sure that the products that are in use continue to have the integrity necessary maintain their usefulness and the public safety.
Here are a few benefits of non-destructive testing.
Reduce environmental and operational risks- NDT helps to detect the structural flaws and mitigate asset deficiencies to prevent accidents or destruction to the infrastructure that could have affected the surrounding environment.
Reduce downtime and out-of-commission assets- NDT keeps the assets up and running while not needing the operators to shut down the entire operations for testing procedures.
Determine structural integrity non-invasively- NDT assesses the stability and mechanical strength of the assets without destroying the components or rendering them unfit for service.
Provide internal technical assurance controls- NDT keeps assets NDT formulates a framework for the operators to compile quality controls data internally and to protect against any variations in asset performances and to run when not required to shut down the entire operations for testing procedures.
Establish regulatory compliance- NDT allows operators to maintain full compliance with all the regulations by identifying the potential non-compliant components or assets before production.
Improve on-site safety- NDT promotes safe operation of assets and secure work environments for those on-site.