In fact, the terms NDT and NDE are often used interchangeably. Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a testing and analysis technique used to evaluate materials and structures in order to identify defects and discontinuities. This type of testing is able to recognize faults and defects without causing damage to the original material or structure. NDT also is commonly known as non-destructive examination (NDE).
There is, however, a slight difference between NDT and NDE. While NDT is restricted to testing, NDE includes both testing and the evaluation of the results. That is, NDT is used to locate defects in an asset while NDE is used to locate defects while also measuring the size, shape, orientation, and other physical characteristics of the defect.
What services do you provide: NDT or NDE?
Benefits of Non-Destructive Testing for your Business.
Unlike other testing methods that can damage or destroy the object being tested, the very nature of non-destructive testing (NDT) is its biggest advantage. Materials, structures and components can be evaluated quickly and accurately without being damaged and without their future usefulness being impaired.
Here are ways that NDT can benefit your business:
– Improved safety and accident prevention
– Reduced downtime
– Non-invasive procedures
– Quality control
– Cost savings
– Mitigates environmental risk
– Enables regulatory compliance
If you’d like to learn more about NDT and how your business could benefit from the many advanced technologies that are available, please contact AlfaTest.