A Welding Inspector’s Tools of the Trade

Weld inspectors, especially those new to the trade, put a lot of emphasis on the equipment needed to do the job: flashlight, mirror, high-low gauge, pit gauge, bridge camera, and a borescope. However, this isn’t the entire toolkit. A welding inspector must also know...

Third-Party Inspection for Storage Tank

The Third-Party Inspection for Storage Tank article gives an example methodology for Storage Tank review and testing in the shop and the field. In addition, you may review previous articles on storage tank inspection and test plans. This article directs every...

The most abused NDT?

Visual inspection is a non-destructive testing (NDT) weld quality testing process where a weld is examined to determine surface discontinuities. It is the most common method of weld quality testing and the most abused form of NDT by any stretch of the...

Tensile Properties

Tensile Testing, also known as tension testing, is a destructive engineering and materials science test whereby controlled tension is applied to a sample either as a load for proof testing or until it entirely fails. Tensile properties indicate how the material will...

Introduction to Destructive Weld Testing

As the name suggests, destructive weld testing involves the physical destruction of a completed weld to evaluate its strength and characteristics. This method of testing is frequently used for the following applications: Welding procedure qualificationSampling...