The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), which facilitates the largest organized society for nondestructive testing professionals, currently lists fourteen viable NDT inspection methods that can be used today.
NDT, NDE, NDI... In the world around us, these little three letter combinations are a big deal. Nondestructive testing (NDT) has a reputation. Like any form of quality control, there are lovers and haters of it; however, NDT is well known for being one of the most well-respected.
The history of X-rays goes back to 1895, when Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered and identified X-rays. Then, in 1909, Charles Glover Barkla discovered a connection between X-rays radiating from a sample and the atomic weight of the sample.
This transaction significantly expands Element’s current European laboratory footprint of 16 laboratories, adding to the company’s existing German laboratories located in Herne and Berlin and takes the group’s revenues over $300 million and number of employees to 2000.