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Nondestructive Examination Casts a Careful Eye in Inspection

Posted August 01, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Nondestructive examination (NDE) methods play an integral role in the power generation industry, as well as in aerospace, automotive, chemicals, defense, and petrochemical applications. NDE is used extensively to meet American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) codes and standards requiring periodic inspections. The process also is necessary when examining components and machinery to ensure safety or determine condition for continued service. Some NDE techniques, such as remote visual inspection and ultrasonic testing, have existed for years, but technological advances are refining their capabilities.


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