Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Services Information Non-destructive testing services (NDT) use test methods to examine an object, material or system without impairing its future usefulness. They specialize in NDT methods such as visual inspection, ultrasonics, or eddy current methods. Non-destructive testing (NDT) services may also use the following processes or technologies: acoustic emission, beta gauge, electromagnetic, magnetic (induction or Barkhausen), magnetic particle...
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Q & A on Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Services

We asked our users for their input on Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Services. Here are the results of 92 users familiar with Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Services.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice

Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing NDT services?
14 answers
Answers:
1. Metallic coating 2. Metallic ingredients of raw materials
~William L, Quality Control, Hong Kong, China
Phased array in UT computerised radiography
~Engineer, MUMBAI, India
Phased array, eddy current testing...
~ANURAG D, Engineer, GHAZIABAD, INDIA
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Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative NDT services?
11 answers
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Not sure really as a lot of companies share in tech that they use to do the test/research.
~Stuart H, Owner/ builder, Bradford, England
Team Industrial Services is our usual contractor for NDE/NDT services.
~Project Manager, Chesterton, IN
Productivity Council and companies run by universities.
~William L, Quality Control, Hong Kong, China
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Applications and UseTop

Q:
What are some of the projects you have used NDT services for?
22 answers
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Ultrasonic testing of concretes ultrasonic testing of biomaterials ultrasonic testing of biological liquids optical testing of biological tissues
~Alex T, Research & Development, Riga, Latvia
Pre service inspection in Petro Chemical Industry In service inspections also on High temperature up to 500 degr. celsius
~Senior project engineer, Oosterhout, Netherlands
1. Material contents of metal products. 2. Inside quality problems of metal products.
~William L, Quality Control, Hong Kong, China
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Please share with us any “non-standard” projects that NDT services have been used for.
11 answers
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I recently built a hard tail drag bike and needed to know the load the frame could take so a friend inputted all the details onto their system and gave me a diagram on the weak points and flex of the frame.
~Stuart H, Owner/ builder, Bradford, England
We use it daily from wheel bolts and wheel halves to landing gear components, to wing spars and attaching hardware.
~Mike K, Aircraft Technician, Smyrna, TN
Fluorescence for caries detection in dentistry Ultrasonic non-linearity for testing of biomaterials coupling.
~Alex T, Research & Development, Riga, Latvia
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Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to faulty or incompetent practices of NDT services?
7 answers
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Mixed interpretation of changes of geometrical and material properties of objects in ultrasonic testing.
~Alex T, Research & Development, Riga, Latvia
As some aircraft incident investigations show where NDT is misused this usually end up in failure.
~Demot D, Engineer, Newbridge, Ireland
No. We have our own Level II and he keeps a close eye on the welders and NDT service providers.
~Project Manager, Chesterton, IN
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FeaturesTop

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of NDT services?
6 answers
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Make sure they don't have business ties to the mechanical installation contractor (the company supplying the welders).
~Project Manager, Chesterton, IN
Should have sound knowledge of material to be tested, should have knowledge about limitations of ndt method.
~ANURAG D, Engineer, GHAZIABAD, INDIA
Use the WWW boards
~Demot D, Engineer, Newbridge, Ireland
See answer 8
~Project Manager, Markham, Canada
See above.
~Mike K, Aircraft Technician, Smyrna, TN
Nil
~William L, Quality Control, Hong Kong, China

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this service's capabilities?
12 answers
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Well trained technicians regarding the applicable codes and tolerances, and a good Level III available for review of reading/interpretations.
~Project Manager, Chesterton, IN
Universal NDT catalogue embracing technologies, applications, services and components (likely, virtual)
~Alex T, Research & Development, Riga, Latvia
That equipment will will continue to become cheaper and smaller as technologies advance.
~Mike K, Aircraft Technician, Smyrna, TN
1. Scope of services 2. Accuracy and effectiveness 3. Cost
~William L, Quality Control, Hong Kong, China
Easier access to testing and research in the UK.
~Stuart H, Owner/ builder, Bradford, England
To have ASTM standard for camera inspection.
~Project Manager, Markham, Canada
Quick response and turn around time.
~Rick C, Quality Control, San Marcos, TX
Specially for oil field items
~Venkatesan Poongavanam, Technical Support, Kakinada, India
There is lot of scope
~Engineer, MUMBAI, India
On-line measurements
~Jan H, Engineer, Cikarang, Indonesia
Computer interfaces
~ANURAG D, Engineer, GHAZIABAD, INDIA
Unclear
~Demot D, Engineer, Newbridge, Ireland

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using NDT services?
9 answers
Answers:
Get copies of resumes and make sure they have experience to what you need them for and make sure they have a good Level III. Make sure calibration records are kept up to date.
~Project Manager, Chesterton, IN
To compare European and Asian prices and quality to find appropriate solution in specific cases.
~Alex T, Research & Development, Riga, Latvia
Use always superior quality products so on site problems could be avoided.
~Venkatesan Poongavanam, Technical Support, Kakinada, India
Ensure you have EXPERIENCED people involved who are also licensed.
~Project Manager, Markham, Canada
Don't listen to salesmen ask professionals.
~Demot D, Engineer, Newbridge, Ireland
Read the specifications fully
~ANURAG D, Engineer, GHAZIABAD, INDIA
It must be cost effective.
~William L, Quality Control, Hong Kong, China
Yes shop around!!
~Stuart H, Owner/ builder, Bradford, England
Shop around.
~Mike K, Aircraft Technician, Smyrna, TN


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