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Testing Disciplines: Using NDT in the Field

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As every recent college graduate can attest, there is a big difference between learning a new set of skills and actually putting them into practice.

For teachers, electricians, and professionals of all kinds, a practicum or internship is crucial for helping students gain critical experiences performing their jobs beyond the classroom.

For nondestructive testing technicians, hands-on experience is paramount for fully understanding their role in the NDT field. The sensitive instruments and expensive assets tested by NDT technicians require expertise that cannot be achieved through study alone.

At TXNDT, the training technicians receive extensive hands-on experience to familiarize students with the real process of nondestructive testing on actual assets.

Every prospective NDT technician taking courses at a quality institution will experience hands-on training, but what do these testing methods look like once they’re in the field? Check out today’s article for everything you need to know about testing disciplines in the field.

Testing Methods in Practice

Methods such as magnetic particle testing, visual testing, and liquid penetrant testing are some of the most common, but the full catalogue of testing methods is actually much more extensive than just those few.

Nondestructive Testing Methods:

Visual Inspection

Radiographic Testing

Infrared/Thermal Testing

Leak Testing

Guided Wave Testing

Magnetic Flux Leakage

Acoustic Emission Testing

Electromagnetic Testing

Vibration Analysis

Laser Testing Methods

Neutron Radiographic Testing

When a technician enters a job, there are a number of different factors he or she will consider to determine which method is most appropriate.

A skilled technician will carefully weigh the cost of a particular testing method, the time it will take to perform, the portability of the method, the method’s compatibility with part geometry, the material of the component -- just to name a few considerations.

This litany of variables to consider on the job is precisely why hands-on experience is so critical for becoming a qualified NDT technician. At TXNDT, hands-on experience is our top priority for training, and integral to all of our courses.

Contact TXNDT Today!

At TXNDT, we make sure that each technician we train is fully prepared to enter the workforce. That training includes all of the most important methods, from magnetic particle testing, to liquid penetrant testing, and everything in between.

From introductory NDT courses to NDT level 3 certification, we take an active approach to educating all of our students and encourage all prospective technicians to take an active role in their own learning.

If you or your staff are looking for ways to expand your skills and broaden your career opportunities through nondestructive testing courses, consider NDT certification.

But don’t trust just any NDT school. If you’re looking for a top-tier experience, give us a call today at 281-231-0001, or check out our website for more information.