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Non-Destructive Testing

Non-destructive testing (NDT) is the descriptive term used for the examination of materials and components in a way which does not change or destroy their usefulness. It is used at all stages of plant or equipment construction and for integrity monitoring during operation and maintenance. NDT plays a crucial role in ensuring cost effective operation, safety and reliability of plant, with resultant benefit to the community.

Benefits provided by the correct application of NDT include:

  • Compliance with technical and statutory requirements
  • Safety of plant and structures
  • Avoidance of loss from breakdown
  • Protection of investments through predictive maintenance.
  • Appropriate Standards

Non-destructive testing is reliable only when undertaken to appropriate standards. To ensure this a wide range of national and international standards are documented which covers specific industry needs.