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Document ID (ISN)111640
CIS number 11-0181
Year 2009
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 659
Author(s) Hardie F.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Evaluation of the effectiveness of non-destructive testing screening methods for in-service inspection
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009. 177p. Illus. 8 ref.
Internet access HSE_Research_Report_659.pdf [in English]
Abstract A wide range of engineering plant is subject to periodic in-service inspection in order to ensure continued safe and economic operation. The inspections are often performed by traditional NDT methods such as routine ultrasonics, magnetic particle inspection, dye penetrant inspection, visual inspection and radiography. Over recent years a wide range of advanced NDT techniques has evolved. These techniques provide large area screening of a component for significant degradation. Some of the techniques can be rapidly applied, much quicker than a more detailed, conventional inspection. There is a lack of objective information on the capability and limitations of screening techniques which is needed in order to allow judgement on their suitability for a particular application. Information is required on how to select a particular technique, what it can detect and how reliable it is. This report aims to provide an objective source of information on the capability and limitations of screening techniques, together with information on their use to those involved in plant operation and maintenance.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; non-destructive testing; reliability; inspection; description of technique
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; research; glossary; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes