What is the Purpose of Non-Destructive Testing?

What is the Purpose of Non-Destructive Testing?

Manufacturing Technology Insights | Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Nondestructive Testing (NDT) techniques can be used to ensure the quality of a product's output and the quality assurance team will be able to assess whether the product is within acceptable tolerances swiftly.

FREMONT, CA: Testing is an important aspect of equipment upkeep. It must be carried out to assess the mechanical components' materials, components, design, or structure. The processes utilized might be classed as destructive or non-destructive testing depending on the state of the tested component after the testing is completed.

The testing approach used is called destructive testing if the component is damaged or destroyed during the testing process. Non-destructive testing, on the other hand, is done without harming the equipment being tested.

Why is NDT Used?

The reusability of the tested components is a distinct advantage of NDT. The devices and testing equipment adopted in the majority of NDT procedures are small and portable. This makes testing components in a working machine much easier. Furthermore, non-destructive testing can frequently be used on components that are currently in use.

The following are some additional advantages of undertaking non-destructive testing:

The Use of NDT Protects the Safety of Functioning Components: Components deteriorate over time, which leads to malfunctions and breakdowns. NDT aids in detecting early symptoms of deterioration and the identification of the causes of equipment breakdowns. The maintenance staff can employ this information to adjust their preventative maintenance efforts and do corrective maintenance. All of this contributes to increased asset dependability.

Quality Assurance Purposes: NDT techniques can be used to ensure the quality of a product's output. The quality assurance team will be able to assess whether the product is within acceptable tolerances swiftly.

Determining How Long a Machine Can be Used: Machine wear and tear is unavoidable for their operations. They must be replaced at the end of their useful life. However, due to varying operating circumstances and other reasons, not all machines degrade at the same rate. An NDT inspection can assist in determining how long the machines can be used before it is more cost-effective to replace them.

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