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Conventional NDT Disciplines

July 10, 2023
Non-destructive testing (NDT)

Conventional NDT Disciplines

July 10, 2023

Inspect equipment without permanently altering it.

Machined parts and industrial structures can be complex systems that experience extreme loads and fatigue during their lifetime. Non-destructive testing (NDT) or non-destructive evaluation (NDE) enables the inspection of these components without damaging or destroying the equipment. It is a highly valuable technique that is often used to validate the integrity of materials, detect discontinuities, identify out of tolerance conditions, identify failed components, or highlight an inadequate control system.

Conventional non-destructive testing is often the starting point in establishing or evaluating the condition of the equipment. It is comprised of a number of different testing methods. TEAM offers a wide array of conventional NDT applications for turnaround and on-stream inspection activities.

Detect Discontinuities within the Internal Structure of Assets and Welds

Radiographic Testing (RT) is a non-destructive examination (NDE) method that uses either x-ray or gamma energies for the purpose of detecting volumetric discontinuities and other material abnormalities. With RT, the material is exposed to radiation energy that is either absorbed or passed through the part under inspection thereby creating a latent image on the radiographic film.

The RT film is chemically processed in accordance with TEAM procedures, to reveal the radiographic image. The image is then verified against industry standards and procedures to ensure quality compliance and its ability to show discontinuities in the area of interest. Once verification of acceptable quality standards is confirmed, the image is interpreted by our highly trained technicians.

Fueling a Better Tomorrow

What is TEAM? A professional workforce of experienced engineers, technicians, and client support personnel who back every solution with the best on-the-job safety and service training, equipment, and technical support in the industry. Through locations in more than 20 countries, we unite the delivery of technological innovation with nearly a century of progressive, yet proven integrity and reliability management expertise to fuel a better tomorrow.

TEAM, Inc. is a global leading provider of integrated, digitally-enabled asset performance assurance and optimization solutions. We deploy conventional to highly specialized inspection, condition assessment, maintenance and repair services that result in greater safety, reliability, and operational and economic efficiency for our client’s most critical assets.