Nondestructive testing (NDT) is the process of inspecting, testing, or evaluating materials, components or assemblies for discontinuities, or differences in characteristics without destroying the serviceability of the part or system. In other words, when the inspection or test is completed the part can still be used.
It is imperative for power companies that generate electricity using nuclear fuels perform routine testing on their facilities. Testing helps identify potential weaknesses or structural deficiencies early so that companies can address them before excessive downtime or loss of power generation capabilities occur. In no small measure, testing also ensures the safety of employees. Assessing the integrity of [...]