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Early memories of the Non-Destructive Testing Society of Great Britain and The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing

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“My introduction to NDT was an off-shoot from another, then new, field of technology. I was just establishing a radiotracer laboratory to investigate metallurgical and engineering problems when I was additionally projected into the world of non-destructive testing. Having no experience of industrial radiography I sought help from a local contractor. To cut a long story short, in due course I set up a radiography unit with various other methods as required, to inspect and to monitor engineering components used in iron and steel manufacture. NDT became firmly established as a support to plant operations, an adjunct to failure examination, establishing standards, inspecting new equipment and spares and influencing design to increase component life and facilitate inspection. The techniques of that time were mainly radiography, penetrants and visual aids together with ultrasonics, a developing application.”

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 2011

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