Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a broad group of analysis techniques used to assess the characteristics of a material, component, or system without causing damage to that item. NDT is commonly used in many areas of engineering, including forensic, mechanical, petroleum, electrical, civil, systems, aeronautical, the nuclear sector and medicine.
The six most frequently used NDT methods are eddy-current, magnetic-particle, liquid penetrant, radiographic, ultrasonic, and visual testing. NDT is highly sought after as it does not permanently modify or damage the item under inspection. The technology can save both money and time in product evaluation, troubleshooting, and research.
Material Testing Laboratory Services
Advanced characterisation testing in order to assess the mechanical, physical and chemical properties of materials as well as the quality control of materials and processes.
Advanced & Mechanised NDT
Non-destructive material testing has a vital role in many industries. Alongside traditional inspection services and non-destructive testing (NDT), DEKRA Industrial offers a wide range of special testing methods, or Advanced NDT, where traditional NDT does not meet these demands. For example, the outside of a pressure vessel can be inspected with the naked eye. That falls under the NDT label, since no damage is inflicted on the boiler while being examined. On the other hand, using a sophisticated tool like an ultrasonic sensor to detect defects in a specific material or asset, is Advanced NDT, as the inspection results are recorded digitally, while not damaging the item.
We are also supported by DEKRA Service Division from Europe, through which advanced robotic inspections are also available for specific Client requirements (mechanised NDT), for example in nuclear inspections where human life could be at risk.