When I was 19 years old, my first paying job in the nondestructive testing (NDT) industry was inspecting a weld repair on a water intake pipe at the Seabrook Station nuclear power plant in New Hampshire.
Nowhere is the need for material integrity more obvious than in medical devices that are implanted into human beings. A failed device inside an aircraft or power plant may, under some circumstances, cause a problem.
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?
BAXTER, MN — Nondestructive Testing (NDT) is one of the leading high demand jobs that is showing growth year over year. The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing is an NDT school located in Baxter, Minn., that has currently moved into a new 6,400 square-foot building.