17. Section 17: Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

  1. Clifford Matthews

Published Online: 19 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119967958.ch17

Engineers' Data Book, Fourth Edition

Engineers' Data Book, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Matthews, C. (2012) Section 17: Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), in Engineers' Data Book, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119967958.ch17

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119976226

Online ISBN: 9781119967958



  • non-destructive testing (NDT);
  • NDT techniques, checking integrity of engineering materials;
  • NDT acronyms;
  • The NDT Yearbook (ISSN 0952-2395) reference;
  • close visual examination, revealing surface cracks, defects;
  • DP testing, enhanced visual technique using three aerosols;
  • MP testing, passing a magnetic flux;
  • ultrasonic testing (UT), basic, ‘A-scope pulse-echo’ method;
  • UT corrosion mapping, an ultrasonic testing technique;
  • RT, using radiography for NDT of components, welds


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Non-destructive testing acronyms

  • Visual examination

  • Dye penetrant (DP) testing

  • Magnetic particle (MP) testing

  • Ultrasonic testing (UT)

  • Radiographic testing (RT)