Articles by Nikhil Jain

The Rebirth of Eddy Current Nondestructive Testing

Advanced techniques such as ACFM and Eddy Current Array are making rapid strides.
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Eddy current testing (ECT) is a nondestructive testing (NDT) technique used to detect surface and sub-surface defects using principles of electromagnetic induction.


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Debating the Corrosion Testing and Monitoring Paradigm

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Corrosion Monitoring has become imperative to sustain life of aging assets.


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Replacement of Radiography

Evolution of portable phased array ultrasonic testing equipment leads to large-scale uptake.
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The increase in replacement of conventional film radiography with advanced ultrasonic testing is fueling the global ultrasonic nondestructive test (NDT) equipment market.


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NDT - Market Analysis

Laser NDT

Lasing Toward a Mainstream Nondestructive Testing Technique
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Nondestructive Testing (NDT) based on laser technology has witnessed incremental acceptance in the NDT industry since the early 1990’s with shearography and holography interferometry as the most widely recognized techniques based on this technology.


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NDT - Ultrasonics

Market Analysis

Where is The Ultrasonic Nondestructive Test Equipment Market Headed?
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Although initially developed as a method for detecting defects in structures in order to safeguard against catastrophic failures, ultrasonic non-destructive testing (NDT) has evolved immensely to a technique considered the mainstay for the NDT industry.


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Where is the Next Big Opportunity for CMMs?

The answer lies on the shop floor.
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The market for coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) is mature and, as such, experiencing low revenue growth rates.


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NDT - Remote Visual Inspection

Market Dynamics Aiding Adoption of Remote Visual Inspection

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This offshoot of visual inspection takes place without the operator or technician in the test area.
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Has Phased Array Ultrasonics Lived Up to the Hype?

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While the technology has achieved acceptance in the NDT industry, a host of additional challenges have come about.
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Has Magnetic Particle Inspection Reached Saturation Point?

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Identifying key trends impacting the popularity of MPI.
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Computed Tomography Making Up for Lost Time

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Although the medical industry has traditionally been the largest driver for X-Ray inspection systems, the first use of X-Ray was intended for an industrial application.


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