Improving the Effectiveness and Reliability of Non-Destructive Testing

Improving the Effectiveness and Reliability of Non-Destructive Testing

1st Edition - October 19, 1992

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  • Editor: W.E. Gardner
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483286983

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This book is concerned with the two most important aspects of the use of non-destructive testing. Firstly, the effectiveness of procedures to detect and size the defects present irrespective of the geometry, materials involved or environment. Secondly, the reliability of instrumentation and personnel to perform the specified procedures. Validation and certification techniques required for the justification of safe operation of a plant are also discussed. Experts in industries where safety and defect detection are of paramount importance have made valuable contributions drawn from their experience to make this book essential reading for anyone responsible for safety of plant operation. Illustrated throughout, the book is also of interest to mechanical and structural engineers, researchers and inspectors as well as being a useful reference tool for graduate students.


For mechanical and structural engineers, graduate students, researchers and inspectors working on non-destructive testing.

Table of Contents

  • An introductory overview, R. W. Nichols. Magnetic inspection, R. L. Smith. The role of eddy currents and ACPD in effective inspection, D. Dobbeni. The effective use of ultrasonics for defect detection and sizing in steel components, A. B. Wooldridge & R. K. Chapman. Developments in radiographic inspection - film versus real-time radiography (radioscopy), R. Halmshaw. Demonstrating effective inspection, D. Firth. NDT personnel certification and validation, W. McEwan. The correlation between ultrasonic techniques, equipment and defect parameters and inspection performance effectiveness, S. Crutzen & P. Jehenson. Assuring human reliability for effective inspection, R. A. Murgatroyd.

    Numerous illus., 16 half tones.

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1992
  • Published: October 19, 1992
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483286983

About the Editor

W.E. Gardner

Affiliations and Expertise

Northern Research Laboratories, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Warrington, UK

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