December 28, 2017 – It’s a common occurrence for the various components at operating power plants to undergo examinations and tests. These tests often produce unexpected or conflicting results or data. Sargent & Lundy’s Keith Miller, supervisor of the firm’s materials engineering group, recently gave a presentation on this topic to the Chicago Chapter of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) at the group’s November educational meeting.
The presentation, “Making Sense of Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Results That Do Not Make Sense” addressed the importance of understanding what the data is telling you and why. Examples of challenges were presented where the information did not match what was expected and examination techniques were not capable of providing the type or accuracy of information needed. Methods to recognize these situations and address or avoid them were presented and discussed.
The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Inc. is the world's largest technical society for nondestructive testing (NDT) professionals. They provide a forum for exchange of NDT technical information; NDT educational materials and programs; and standards and services for the qualification and certification of NDT personnel. ASNT promotes the discipline of NDT as a profession and facilitates NDT research and technology applications.