As an engineering field, Nondestructive Testing (NDT) is a broad, interdisciplinary area playing a crucial role in society's assurance that structural features and systems are safe to perform their function, with standard or enhanced realiability; and with maximum cost effeciency. In adherence with global demands and standards set down by the organisations and companies across nearly all industrial sectors, Sonatest design, build and manufacture NDT equipment, mainly using ultrasonic technologies to carry out these critical tasks.
Inspection trials and tests are defined and implemented by NDT technicians and engineers who aim to identify, and define, the condition of materials and flaws/weaknesses such structures may contain. In doing so they locate weakness and problematic conditions that, if left and unidentified, would lead to catastrophic results - such as failing nuclear reactors, derailed trains, burst pipelines etc.
Due to the nature of NDT testing, Inspections do not damage or downgrade the functionality of the materials or subject being tested. Again the "absence" of "destruction" in this process heightens the level of quality control and demonstrates sound cost effectivenes for the end user/operating companies.
The Web's largest database of Non Destructive Testing (NDT) Conference Proceedings, Articles, News, Exhibitions; together with a professional network forum.
The internet magazine for NDT Professionals.
Online information for the NDT community. Includes job vacancies, vendors and their products, a News section devoted to the latest headlines within the industry.
This group is the KTN platform for NDT with the intention to stimulate an on-line community which will, raise awareness of current capabilities and trendsand provide a forum for fostering uptake of NDT among nontraditional users and encouraging feasibility trials.
PTC offers training courses for individuals and groups with the desire and aptitude to work in the modern technical environment with a commitment to safety and training. Courses operate under BGAS and CSWIP approvals and include Pipeline Inspection, Welding Inspection and Ultrasonic Inspection amongst other areas.
The Non-Destructive Academy of South Africa (NASA) is a NDT Training facility with branches in Cape Town and Durban. NASA specialises in NDT courses at level I and II encompassing both pratical and theoretical techniques in NDT disciplines.
Established in 1993, San Antonio, Texas; BRL has provided quality training and consulting services to many facets of industry. Our instructors are certified Level III's in the fields in which they teach. BRL is a full service NDT facility.
Based in Canada, Eclipse Scientific is a partner offering Phased Array training and facilities.