Non Destructive testing is a term used to define the inspection, testing or evaluating, components or assemblies for discontinuities or differences in quality without damaging or disassembling the component. Non destructive testing equipment is used in oil and gas, defence, aerospace and automotive industries. There are a number of non destructive tests that can be performed with the correct equipment, some involving liquid dyes, other radiography. These tests are designed to inspect components for surface flaws and cracks that can prevent components from working effectively.
The global Non Destructive Testing market is currently worth an estimated $16.72B per anum. This figure is expected to rise to $24.64B by 2026, with a compounded annual growth rate of 6.7% per anum. Research by the British Institute of Non Destructive Testing has revealed that more than 25,000 inspections are carried out each and every day in the UK alone. These tests evaluate the structural integrity of components used during construction and on industrial sites. It is estimated by this council that 120,000 NDT employees are working in the industry worldwide.
One of the primary factors leading to the increase in value of the NDT market is an increasingly automated manufacturing industry. The increased use of robots to manufacture cars, household items, robotics and computers requires increased flaw detection for cracks, porosity, manufacturing disorders and so on. Product defects are expensive, so manufacturers are increasingly employing NDT techniques to ensure their production assemblies are not producing faulty components.
Furthermore, regulatory committees across the globe are increasingly requiring the use of NDT techniques for industry players to remain compliant. Safety testing is necessary to a greater degree within the engineering sectors to ensure engineering services are undamaged and are working to expectations.
One successful application of NDT technology has been in the nuclear energy sector. When 1-3 fuel rods from 100,000 fail during operation there is cause for concern. The implementation of NDT, however, has visibly reduced this number, however, providing increased safety in the nuclear energy sector. Infrastructure projects generally require a lot of NDT use too – to detect structural flaws in load bearing mechanisms.
If you are in the market for non destructive testing equipment, please contact NDT today on (02) 9524 0558 to ask any questions or to place an order. We supply non destructive testing equipment like X-Ray testing equipment, radiographic accessories, ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle testing and eddy current testing. We distribute worldwide and always charge affordable rates. If your operation needs to update its compliance procedure or are just starting out in manufacturing or industrial work, call us to supply all your NDT equipment needs.