NDT Method References


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Principles and Applications of Liquid Penetrant Testing: A Classroom Training Text

This book covers basic penetrant process requirements, systems and materials, application and removal, types of developers, inspection equipment, and personnel requirements. This updated edition builds on the original book written by Bernie Boisvert. Changes include new color photographs, updated text, and reference to new standards and practices. Intended for technicians who do not need all of the technical data contained in other publications, it is recommended for classroom training, self-instruction, and as a reference

* Available In: Softcover

Product Number 185

An Introduction to Nondestructive Testing, Second Edition

This publication is written for the NDT novice. It is intended to acquaint the reader with the fundamental nature of NDT. Contents: emphasis on the more common methods (ultrasonics, radiography, magnetic particle, penetrant testing, and eddy current), with a detailed overview of other testing techniques. The author covers the basic physical concepts of the testing techniques, how they are selected, who uses them, and how effective they are in practice.

* Available In: PDF Softcover

Product Number 212

The MFL Compendium: Articles on Magnetic Flux Leakage

The MFL Compendium: Articles on Magnetic Flux Leakage is a compilation of technical articles on magnetic flux leakage (MFL) drawn from ASNT’s monthly journal Materials Evaluation. The content offers real-world and laboratory-tested insight into the field of MFL. Students will find this publication to be an invaluable tool toward building an understanding of MFL while the seasoned technician will find the guide to be a useful reference document. The Compendium is one of the references used in the development of the ASNT NDT Level III examination for magnetic flux leakage and it is also cited as a training reference in the 2011 edition of ANSI/ASNT American National Standard CP-105.

* Available In: PDF Softcover

Radiographic Interpretations, Revised Ed 2020

This popular book has been updated to reflect the expanded content of the fourth edition of the Radiographic Testing Handbook, including digital radiography. Contents are divided into four parts. Part 1: fundamentals, radiographic geometry, and scatter control. Part 2: film image formation and viewing in radiographic testing. Part 3: film digitization, digital image basics, image information, human perception and image display, image enhancement, principles of computed radiography, and an overview of digital radiography. Part 4: discontinuity indications in metal castings and welds.

* Available In: Softcover PDF


Radiographic Film Image Scale — MOD.2-PL

Pocket-sized plastic scale to aid radiographers in the correct size identification of indications in pipe welds with outside diameters greater than or equal to 60.33 mm (2-3/8 in.). Can be used in conjunction with API 1104.

* Available In: Plastic

Product Number 211

Industrial X-ray Interpretation

This classic reference has been brought back by popular demand. Contents: the theory and practice of X-ray interpretation for industrial purposes, advantages and disadvantages of using X-ray, radiation and high voltage safety, and many radiographs.

* Available In: Softcover


Fundamentals of Eddy Current Testing

This book provides a thorough examination of the basic theory and principles behind eddy current testing.Contents: electrical theory; electromagnetism; inductive reactance and impedance; eddy current test principles; coils, instruments and standards; and impedance-plane response.

* Available In: Softcover


Hobart Institute of Welding Technology Welding Guide

A book written for welders, welding students, welding supervisors and welding instructors. A great introductory text for learning the basics of welding. Contents: glossary of welding terms and symbols; welding power sources; welding and cutting processes; weldability of metals; quality control and quality assurance; metrics and conversion tables; troubleshooting guide; properties, identification and classification of metals; and filler metal.selection guide.

* Available In: Softcover

Finanical Justification of Nondestructive Testing

Finance is not, in general, a part of the curriculum for scientists, engineers, and even nondestructive testing (NDT) specialists. Therefore, justifying proposals for new methods and equipment that may seemingly add a modicum of cost to the production process can be problematic. Financial Justification of Nondestructive Testing not only explains how 100% inspection by high-tech methods can save money for a manufacturing organization, but also outlines how to justify this cost to upper management.

* Available In: Hardcover

Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation Third Edition

A fully updated guide to nondestructive product testing practices and standards   This up-to-date resource covers the latest methods for examining materials without destroying them or altering their structure. The book offers comprehensive details on the background, benefits, limitations, and applications of each technique. You will discover how to perform effective tests, interpret results, and formulate accurate decisions based on your findings. Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation, Third Edition, covers: discontinuities―origins and classification; visual testing; penetrant testing; magnetic particle testing; radiographic testing; ultrasonic testing; eddy current testing; thermal infrared testing; acoustic emission testing; digital radiography; ultrasonic phased array testing; ultrasonic guided wave inspection; shearography nondestructive testing; full matrix capture; and pulsed eddy current.

* Available In: Hardcover