A well-known study published in 1999 by NACE (the National Association of Corrosion Engineers) titled “The United States Cost of Corrosion Study” indicated that the direct cost of corrosion is more than three percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
AATA found that the total global revenue from NDT equipment manufacturers reached nearly $2.1 billion during 2015 with $923.4 million attributed to primary equipment sales and $584.6 million to secondary equipment.
The words were right there in the footnotes of the engineering drawing: “Must inspect with eddy current.” Yet, there were no indications of what areas of the component were to be inspected, and there were no notes specifying what the eddy current test was supposed to do. Find cracks? Verify heat treat? Check threads?