In today’s world where new materials are being developed, older materials and bonding methods are being subjected to higher pressures and loads, NDT ensures that materials can continue to
operate to their highest capacity with the assurance that they will not fail within predetermined time limits. Common NDT methods include ultrasonic, magnetic-particle, liquid penetrant, radiographic, visual inspection, eddy-current testing. The field of NDT plays a critical role in inspecting that structural component and systems perform their function in a reliable fashion.
Successful NDT tests allow locating and characterizing material conditions and flows.