Welcome to National Centre for Non-Distructive Testing

Introduction to NCNDT

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) techniques are being extensively used to improve and maintain the quality of manufactured goods as well as for proper maintenance of industrial plants and equipment. Typical industries that benefit most include Aerospace, Chemical, Heavy Mechanical Fabrication, Power Generation, Automobiles, Oil and Gas, Shipbuilding, Foundries, and Armaments, etc. Among the most widely used NDT techniques for the detection of internal defects are Radiographic and Ultrasonic testing. For surface and just below the surface defects Magnetic Particle testing, Liquid Penetrant testing and Eddy Current testing are commonly used. In addition to these, there are some NDT methods which have specific applications. These include Acoustic Emission, Thermal and Infrared testing, Microwave testing, Computer Tomography, Strain Gauging, Leak testing, Holography, Ferromagnetic steel wire rope testing, Magnetic flux leakage testing, Remote field testing, Time-of-Flight Diffraction (TOFD), Phased array, Pipeline current mapping (PCM), etc...