NDE/NDT METHODS

Choosing the best NDE/NDT method of pipe inspection for your company.

Your company is responsible for the reliable operation and maintenance of a complex piping system. Choosing the best NDE/NDT method of inspection for your company and system doesn’t have to be difficult – but you should have the facts.

Examining the nondestructive evaluation/nondestructive testing (NDE/NDT) options for pipe inspection will ensure you and/or your mechanical contractor are able to make the best choice while considering efficiency, effectiveness and scope.

While there are hundreds of options across multiple industries, here we have compiled feedback and important takeaways from on the job technicians and inspection companies to provide you with a meaningful comparison across the most relevant technologies available today.

You may click on any method or result below to learn the details behind the technology and it’s ability to meet your requirements. For a deeper dive, you may always contact us via email or by phone to help you find the solution that is best for you and your organization.


Visual Inspection
Ultrasonic Thickness
Pulsed.Eddy Current
Conventional Radiography
Real-Time Radiography
Radiometric Profiling
Safety
I need daily operations to continue uninterrupted during facility inspection.
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Preparation
I do not have/do not want to commit resources to prepare pipes for inspection.
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Data
I need accurate information about the state of tested pipe and indications of threat.
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Scope
I need all piping and vessels in my facility or designated inspection area tested.
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Timeliness
I need vulnerabilities in my system identified quickly.
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