Application of non-destructive testing in technical inspection
Tomasz Katkowski, Mateusz Bańka
Non-destructive testing is applied in industry to detect discontinuities in materials and components which are used for the construction of technical equipment, and to determine its level of destruction. NDT testing, on the basis of applicable standards, support technical supervision since they help both to determine the quality of technical equipment and the current safety level of equipment. One should bear in mind that non-destructive testing serves as an improvement of technical inspection and an assistance in evaluating the equipment condition. Non-destructive testing is not, however, capable of replacing technical inspection as such.
The main purpose of this paper is to identify the limitations and difficulties of NDT testing used to assess the technical condition and safety of equipment. The author shall identify the areas in which one can rely solely on the classic inspection based on internal revisions and pressure testing.
This paper provides an overview of the methodologies used to perform device testing by UDT inspectors based on NDT testing methods, to improve the reliability of technical equipment. The notion of usefulness of non-destructive testing will be analyzed depending on the following factors: the type of tested object, constructional, geometrical and material solutions.
Proceedings of 46th National Conference on Nondestructive Testing (KKBN),
17-19 october 2017, Starachowice, Poland
Online publication date
14 december 2017
Nondestructive Testing and Diagnostics, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 7-9, 2017