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Advanced Non-Destructive Testing

Advanced NDT methods are -as conventional NDT- also non-invasive inspection techniques that are used to evaluate material properties, components, or entire structures and even process units. They progress as emerging technologies, and as such, they tend to be less understood. For example, in some cases advantages or limitations may be uncertain, there may still be a lack of technician qualification criteria in some testing methods or little to no industry codification in some others.
Generally, the setup, procedure, and data interpretation of advanced methods are more complicated and can require specialised understanding and experience from a properly trained technician.

Advanced NDT Methods

There are several techniques used in NDT, that can be further broken down into conventional and advanced techniques. For example, in Ultrasonic Testing, Straight Beam Ultrasonic Testing [UT] is a conventional technique used in simple applications, whereas Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing [PAUT] is an advanced UT technique.
As advanced techniques mature, new and more advanced versions of each emerge to start a new cycle of technical understanding and technician training.
Newtron Technologies uses, among others, the following methods:

Why use Advanced NDT
Here are the top reasons Advanced NDT is so important:
More accurate and reliable inspection data optimised for specific inspections.
Ease of inspection
Advanced NDT meets the challenges that arise even with complex components or structures.
The use of scanners improves repeatability and helps to ensure that sequential inspections are directly comparable and less subjective.
Setup files can be saved digitally and easily transferred to others, emailed to colleagues when a second opinion is required, or when complex data needs to be assessed by a higher-level technician.
The ability to store large inspection data files also means that new inspections can be compared with those done previously, to determine whether there has been further deterioration, and to monitor, for example, crack growth.
Advanced technologies provide more intuitive displays, better ways of presenting data and generate inspection reports of higher value to clients.
Does my industry need Advanced NDT?

Advanced Non-Destructive Testing technologies are emerging fast. Newtron Advanced NDT solutions cater for a diverse range of applications, concerns and industries. There are specific industries that require Advanced NDT and have formalised processes for its use. These industries include:


Similarly to NDT, to meet the standard requirements, Advanced NDT procedures must be carried out as per standard procedure to obtain desired test results. In some evolving techniques however it may be that requirements are still a work in progress. In general, though, these procedures are derived from applicable codes and standards with the most commonly followed organisations in the world for Advanced NDT being:

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