Non-Destructive Examinations (NDEs) are a crucial aspect of asset maintenance in industrial settings. These examinations are performed on machinery and other equipment at both in-service and out-of-service intervals in order to meet regulatory codes and standards. Determining the specific NDE method and procedure to be used is complex and involves taking into account several key factors.
These factors include the operational history of the equipment, the specific regulatory code that applies to the equipment, and any unique specifications that the client may have. By carefully considering these factors, professionals in this field are able to choose the most appropriate NDE method and procedure to ensure that equipment is operating safely and efficiently at all times. The use of non-destructive examinations plays a critical role in the safe and reliable operation of industrial assets.