NDT Nondestructive Testing Handbook (2nd Edition)

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NDT Nondestructive Testing Handbook (2nd Edition) is an overview of nondestructive testing. The book is published by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) and is the 10th Volume of the second edition. Further, it provides technical information, technology promoting nondestructive testing and instructional materials for educators and practitioners.

NDT Nondestructive Testing Handbook (2nd Edition)

The following is all about the contents of the handbook.

Table of Contents:

Section 1 – Introduction to Nondestructive Testing

  • Nature of Nondestructive Testing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Test Specification
  • Units of Measure for Nondestructive Testing

Section 2 – Leak Testing

  • Management and Applications of Leak Testing
  • Safety in Leak Testing
  • Halogen Tracer Gas Techniques and Leak Detectors
  • Reference Leaks
  • Pressure Change Tests for Measuring Leakage Rates
  • Leak Testing of Vacuum Systems
  • Bubble Leak Testing
  • Helium Mass Spectrometer Leak Testing
  • Acoustic Leak Testing
  • Leak Testing of Storage Tanks

Section 3 – Liquid Penetrant Testing

  • Definition of Purpose of Liquid Penetrant Testing
  • Classifications of Penetrants
  • Penetrant Testing Processes

Section 4 – Radiation Principles and Sources

  • Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Radiation Absorption
  • Basic Generator Construction
  • X-Ray Operating Recommendations
  • Isotopes for Radiography
  • Source Handling Equipment

Section 5 – Film Radiography

  • Film Exposure
  • Absorption and Scattering
  • Radiographic Screen
  • Industrial Radiographic Films
  • Radiographic Image Quality and Detail Visibility
  • Film Handling and Storage

Section 6 – Radioscopy and Tomography

  • Fundamentals of Radioscopy
  • Radioscopic Image Enhancement
  • X-Ray Computed Tomography

Section 7 – Electromagnetic Testing

  • Introduction to Electromagnetic Testing
  • Remote Field Low Current Frequency Eddy Current Inspection
  • Electromagnetic Sorting Techniques
  • Eddy Current Applications in The Steel Industry
  • Eddy Current Inspection of Bolt Holes
  • Automotive Applications of Eddy Current Testing
  • Multifrequency Testing
  • Magnetic Flux Leakage Testing

Section 8 – Magnetic Particle Testing

  • Introduction
  • Fabrication Process and Magnetic Particle Test Application
  • Magnetic Field Theory
  • Magnetic Flux and Flux Leakage
  • Electrically Induced Magnetism
  • Magnetic Particle Testing Systems
  • Ferromagnetic Material Characteristics
  • Types of Magnetizing Current
  • Demagnetization Procedures
  • Media and Processes in Magnetic Particle Testing

Section 9 – Acoustic Emission Testing

  • Fundamentals of Acoustic Emission Testing
  • Bucket Truck and Lift Inspection
  • Acoustic Emission Tests of Fiber Reinforced Plastic Vessels
  • Industrial Gas Trailer Tube Applications
  • Resistance Spot Weld Testing
  • Acoustic Emission Applications in Undersea Repeater Manufacture

Section 10 – Introduction to Ultrasonic Testing

  • Basic Ultrasonic Testing
  • Ultrasonic Waves in Materials
  • Implementation of Ultrasonic Testing
  • Ultrasonic Testing Equipment
  • Other Ultrasonic Techniques

Section 11 – Ultrasonic Pulse-Echo Techniques

  • Ultrasonic Testing Techniques
  • Straight Beam Pulse Echo Tests
  • Angle Beam Contact Testing
  • Coupling Media for Contact Tests
  • Imaging of Pulse-Echo Contact Tests
  • Ultrasonic Pulse Echo Water Coupled Techniques
  • Immersion Testing of Composite Materials

Section 12 – Visual Testing

  • Description of Visual and Optical Testing
  • Vision and Light
  • Basic Visual Aids
  • Borescopes
  • Video Technology
  • Remote Positioning and Transport Systems
  • Machine Vision Technology

Section 13 – Thermography and Other Special Methods

  • The Special Nondestructive Testing Methods
  • Principles of Infrared Thermography
  • Thermographic Applications
  • Optical Methods
  • Other Special Methods

Section 14 – Nondestructive Testing

Thus, NDT Nondestructive Testing Handbook is a comprehensive reference book on the nondestructive testing techniques.

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