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Who Supports NDT Technicians in the Field?

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Nondestructive testing is a critical element of support for a wide variety of essential industries. From infrastructure to renewable energy and almost everything in between, nondestructive testing keeps each of these industries safe and operational with innovative testing from the industry's knowledgeable professionals.

With a job as critical as nondestructive testing, it takes a lot more than just one person to complete each inspection with excellence. When it comes to quality assurance, NDT technicians need support from other technicians and professionals in the field to keep the nation’s vital industries fully operational.

Whether it is another NDT technician from your organization or the client themself, support is critical for proper nondestructive testing. Here’s how it’s done.

Support for NDT Technicians

NDT Supervision

When a technician completes NDT training, they aren’t sent directly into the field without sufficient support. While Level I Limited technicians receive education in methods like ultrasonic nondestructive testing, magnetic particle testing, and other forms of NDT testing, the world of NDT takes experience to master. All new technicians are supervised by an NDT supervisor to ensure that the sensitive assets inspected by NDT technicians are handled with utmost care by ensuring new technicians use the appropriate testing method, work meticulously, and thoroughly complete each inspection.

All new technicians receive support from an experienced supervising technician to complete inspections without fear of making any “rookie mistakes” that end up costing the client critical time and money and run the risk of significant liability issues.

Through the critical support of another seasoned NDT technician, Level I Limited NDT technicians are guided through the inspection process, so they learn not only how to conduct each testing method but also the thought process behind selecting the appropriate testing method and completing the inspection from beginning to end.

Client Support

When it comes to protecting the sensitive (and often expensive) assets inspected with NDT, it is important to remember that it always takes a strong and knowledgeable team of engineers and technicians to make the right choices for the future of your assets.

Nondestructive testing technicians know NDT best, but you know your company and industry best. NDT technicians also rely on the expert knowledge of their clients to help understand the needs of each individual asset. Information specific to the client’s asset, like how often it is used, what it is used for, and pre-existing damage, can be critical in determining the best ways to repair and protect the assets under inspection.

When a company has a clear quality assurance plan, nondestructive testing technicians can sufficiently fulfill their roles to inspect for safety and keep assets operational.

Contact TXNDT Today!

Nondestructive testing is no small task, and it takes the hard work of technicians and all of the different individuals and entities that support them to accomplish each job with excellence.

Whether you are looking to hire nondestructive testing services to protect your assets or become a technician through NDT technician training, it is crucial to choose the right company to meet your NDT needs.

TXNDT is a cut above the rest with superior NDT courses, knowledgeable instructors, and hands-on coursework to prepare all prospective technicians for the field. When lives are on the line, choose the best people for the job. Check us out online, or give us a call today at 281-231-0001 to see how TXNDT can work for you!