The impact of human factors on the reliability of non-destructive test results
NDT is usually a special process. The effects of special processes are highly dependent on the control of their processes and the skills of the operators.
Operators, as humans, are prone to errors that have a negative impact on the reliability of NDT. It is necessary the knowledge of types of errors committed by the operators and their causes, which will help to improve this reliability.
Most information of this knowledge, including the source of errors, are freely available, but often ignored by the NDT community.
Knowledge about the so-called human factors affecting the reliability of the NDT results have been built up over the years, and this paper is a collection of information from this field based on bibliographic data and own experience.
reliability, uncertainty, competence, human factor
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. 34-37, 2017