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Table of Contents ECNDT '98

Session: Reliability

Economic assessment of inspection - the inspection value method

M. Wall, F.A. Wedgwood
AEA Technology plc, National NDT Centre, Abingdon OX14 3DB, United Kingdom
Corresponding Author Contact:
Wilbert Martens
AEA Sonomatic BV, Krombraak 15, 4906 CR, Oosterhout (Netherlands),
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Abstract

Introduction

Inspection Value Method

Estimation of Cost and Benefit

Threshold Optimisation - Storage Tank Example

Coverage Optimisation - Planned Replacement of Iron Water Pipes(and setting rejection criteria based on inspection)

Method choice - Pressure Vessel Corrosion

Summary

Acknowledgements

References

  1. Wall M, and Wedgwood F A: "NDT Value for Money" INSIGHT 36 (1994) pp. 782-290
  2. Brechling V J. (1995) "A methodology for the economic assessment of nondestructive evaluation techniques used in aircraft inspection" Report no DOT/FAA/AR-95/101 National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Springfield, Virginia 22161, USA
  3. Murgatroyd R L, "Human Reliability in Inspection" Action 7, Final Report PISC III (1994)
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