NDT, or non-destructive testing, is often done in industrial environments to help guarantee that a company’s process is producing results that are of high-quality and safe for the end user and surrounding areas.
Typically, when people think of NDT, they think of hand gages and coordinate measurement machines (CMM). Although these methods are great for inspecting the outside fit and finish of the part, critical failure parts require other methods to inspect what’s going on inside of the inspected part itself.
In this blog post, we’ll be talking about why using radiographic testing (RT) is the best option for NDT.
Why Radiographic Testing (RT) for NDT?
Like we mentioned above, the biggest reason to use radiographic testing (RT) for NDT is to inspect what you can’t see in your materials to prevent failure. This will allow you to isolate the material, and prevent shipping a large amount of faulty products to your customer, costing time and money
RT allows you to identify crucial product issues quickly and efficiently and lot certify products. Lot certification is the process of selecting a random part from a large group of produced parts and inspect it for issues. If an issue is found during the RT inspection, the part and its related lot of parts are isolated and tested fully before the product is shipped to the customer. The identified issue is then corrected in the manufacturing process.
Using radiographic testing for NDT also allows you to do what is called “100% inspection”. Typically, highly critical parts have inspection requirements. This means that every part produced is completely inspected.
By employing RT, you can ensure that the tests you’re running on critical components are accurate and thorough.
If you’re struggling with maintaining quality control due to structural issues inside your part, maybe it’s time to employ radiographic testing for NDT. Although it requires an upfront investment, the long term benefits it will have on your business are worth it.
Check out this blog to learn more about the vault we constructed for a radiology NDT provider.