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Annie Liang
Sales, -
China, Joined Dec 2007, 1

Annie Liang

Sales, -
China,
Joined Dec 2007
1
03:09 Dec-24-2007
what is IRT stands for?

I am a new in the field of NDT, and I wonder what are IRT, LT, VT, UT and OT refers to.


 
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Nigel Armstrong
Engineering, - Specialist services
United Kingdom, Joined Oct 2000, 1096

Nigel Armstrong

Engineering, - Specialist services
United Kingdom,
Joined Oct 2000
1096
07:24 Dec-24-2007
Re: what is IRT stands for?
Hi Annie, Good luck in your entry into NDT.

IRT = InfraRed Thermography
LT = Leak Testing
VT = Visual Testing
UT = Ultrasonic Testing
OT = ? I have never come across that abbreviation before in NDT.

Regards

Nigel

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: I am a new in the field of NDT, and I wonder what are IRT, LT, VT, UT and OT refers to.
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Rolf Diederichs
Director,
NDT.net, Germany, Joined Nov 1998, 617

Rolf Diederichs

Director,
NDT.net,
Germany,
Joined Nov 1998
617
00:55 Dec-24-2007
Re: what is IRT stands for?
Found in Internet:
Baby Treatment Based on Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) Principals (Books/Occupational Therapy (OT)) ....

:-)

----------- Start Original Message -----------
: Hi Annie, Good luck in your entry into NDT.
: IRT = InfraRed Thermography
: LT = Leak Testing
: VT = Visual Testing
: UT = Ultrasonic Testing
: OT = ? I have never come across that abbreviation before in NDT.
: Regards
: Nigel
: ---------- Start Original Message -----------
: : I am a new in the field of NDT, and I wonder what are IRT, LT, VT, UT and OT refers to.
------------ End Original Message ------------




 
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steve
NDT Inspector,
Bureau Veritas Asset Integrity & Reliability Services, Australia, Joined Aug 2005, 6

steve

NDT Inspector,
Bureau Veritas Asset Integrity & Reliability Services,
Australia,
Joined Aug 2005
6
01:05 Dec-26-2007
Re: what is IRT stands for?
Nigel & Rolf,

I think that we should come clean with Annie and tell her what OT really stands for in our industry sector.

Annie - OT stands for overtime - this is a very familiar term with all NDT practitioners and one that you will learn very quickly.

Jokes aside, welcome to the industry, I hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.


----------- Start Original Message -----------
: Found in Internet:
: Baby Treatment Based on Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) Principals (Books/Occupational Therapy (OT)) ....
: :-)
: : Hi Annie, Good luck in your entry into NDT.
: : IRT = InfraRed Thermography
: : LT = Leak Testing
: : VT = Visual Testing
: : UT = Ultrasonic Testing
: : OT = ? I have never come across that abbreviation before in NDT.
: : Regards
: : Nigel
: : ---------- Start Original Message -----------
: : : I am a new in the field of NDT, and I wonder what are IRT, LT, VT, UT and OT refers to.
------------ End Original Message ------------




 
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Nigel Armstrong
Engineering, - Specialist services
United Kingdom, Joined Oct 2000, 1096

Nigel Armstrong

Engineering, - Specialist services
United Kingdom,
Joined Oct 2000
1096
02:03 Dec-28-2007
Re: what is IRT stands for?
Hi Steve

Thanks for introducing a VERY important quality into the NDT.net responses - HUMOUR! Your response raised a guffaw from me - sadly a rare experience these days and it also made me metaphorically kick myself for missing out on that one. My furry hat (I am in freezing Kazakhstan) off to you, Steve. My excuse is that working 12 hours a day 7 days a week doesnt leave any room for imagination - and certainly not when the answer "overtime" is the end result of the reverie!!!

I totally agree with your other perceptive post regarding the dire straits the NDT industry is (going to be) in if technicians dont have access to good technical support. However this is nothing new in my experience. I have always had to pay for my own training, buy my own books, learn through experience and the consequent mistakes made, sometimes had good information from peers sometimes complete rubbish. To paraphrase that old maxim - in the land of the ill-informed the half-informed tech is king. The industry seems happy with that, but I am sure risk assessors would not be if they knew that say for UT thickness checking many technicians are not provided with a probe data sheet or information on which type of probe to use and when according to the type of wall-loss/defect sought.

I have made the mistake in the past of not seeking out an employer who ran comprehensive training for their technicians such as, I think, utility companies and the military. However as a newly-qualified rookie with a young family to support, I was just eager to get a foot on the ladder of continuous employment so I took job offers as they came in.

Now I hope that through responses on Rolf's excellent creation I can occasionally cut through the mystique of NDT and provide pragmatic advice. I do have a pedagogic streak about my character (desire to instruct or teach, not to be confused with anything else please) and take great pleasure when I can promote technicians' understanding of their subject.

Happy New Year to all NDT.net moderators and posters.

P.S. Was this a set-up by Annie in the 1st place, looking for a muggins to fall into her(?) cleverly expressed trap?


----------- Start Original Message -----------
: Nigel & Rolf,
: I think that we should come clean with Annie and tell her what OT really stands for in our industry sector.
: Annie - OT stands for overtime - this is a very familiar term with all NDT practitioners and one that you will learn very quickly.
: Jokes aside, welcome to the industry, I hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.
:
: : Found in Internet:
: : Baby Treatment Based on Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) Principals (Books/Occupational Therapy (OT)) ....
: : :-)
: : : Hi Annie, Good luck in your entry into NDT.
: : : IRT = InfraRed Thermography
: : : LT = Leak Testing
: : : VT = Visual Testing
: : : UT = Ultrasonic Testing
: : : OT = ? I have never come across that abbreviation before in NDT.
: : : Regards
: : : Nigel
: : : ---------- Start Original Message -----------
: : : : I am a new in the field of NDT, and I wonder what are IRT, LT, VT, UT and OT refers to.
------------ End Original Message ------------




 
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Floyd Atkinson
NDT Inspector
American Inspection Society, Inc., USA, Joined Jun 2004, 10

Floyd Atkinson

NDT Inspector
American Inspection Society, Inc.,
USA,
Joined Jun 2004
10
05:50 Dec-30-2007
Re: what is IRT stands for?
Nigel & Rolf,

Annie should know that it takes years of Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) training to do any one of these proficiently to ASNT SNTC-1A level II. He must crawl before he can walk with (Occupational Theraphy).. OT safely. He must also be able to crawl pipe racks and walk pipe during PID's during northern winds blowing between your legs on Turnarounds (T/A).

Additionally:

RTI= Radiographic Testing Film Interpreter
MT= Magnetic Testing (dry and wet methods with
contrasting colors)
VBT= Vacuum Box Testing (corner and long seam
equipment)
IRT= Iridium Radiograhic Testing?? No, you are right it is InfraRed Thermography Testing
CRT= Colbalt Radiograhic Testing?? The timing must be right for the right test results...or is this the cathode ray tube screen on a UT scope.

I've been there and done all these. Just wanted to have a little fun.

I appreciate the special talents we have of those professionals out there which know a good answer when theyhear one. Research with todays computer technology is very easy. Read.. read..Read.

----------- Start Original Message -----------
: Nigel & Rolf,
: I think that we should come clean with Annie and tell her what OT really stands for in our industry sector.
: Annie - OT stands for overtime - this is a very familiar term with all NDT practitioners and one that you will learn very quickly.
: Jokes aside, welcome to the industry, I hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.
:
: : Found in Internet:
: : Baby Treatment Based on Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) Principals (Books/Occupational Therapy (OT)) ....
: : :-)
: : : Hi Annie, Good luck in your entry into NDT.
: : : IRT = InfraRed Thermography Testing
: : : LT = Leak Testing
: : : VT = Visual Testing
: : : UT = Ultrasonic Testing
: : : OT = ? I have never come across that abbreviation before in NDT.
: : : Regards
: : : Nigel
: : : ---------- Start Original Message -----------
: : : : I am a new inthe field of NDT, and I wonder what are IRT, LT, VT, UT and OT refers to.
------------ End Original Message ------------




 
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dinesh pal
dinesh pal
03:19 Jan-11-2008
Re: what is IRT stands for?
hi nigel,
i m also new for this field but i can give answer to ur question.
OT mean Optical Testing
some time people call it as VT-Visual Testing
Actually this is not very advance techology and meanwhile we didn't have any report of perfection.
Go to this site http://www.ndt.org/
plz highlight me in ur list becoz i have lots of doubt regarding this NDT.
----------- Start Original Message -----------
: Nigel & Rolf,
: I think that we should come clean with Annie and tell her what OT really stands for in our industry sector.
: Annie - OT stands for overtime - this is a very familiar term with all NDT practitioners and one that you will learn very quickly.
: Jokes aside, welcome to the industry, I hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.
:
: : Found in Internet:
: : Baby Treatment Based on Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) Principals (Books/Occupational Therapy (OT)) ....
: : :-)
: : : Hi Annie, Good luck in your entry into NDT.
: : : IRT = InfraRed Thermography
: : : LT = Leak Testing
: : : VT = Visual Testing
: : : UT = Ultrasonic Testing
: : : OT = ? I have never come across that abbreviation before in NDT.
: : : Regards
: : : Nigel
: : : ---------- Start Original Message -----------
: : : : I am a new in the field of NDT, and I wonder what are IRT, LT, VT, UT and OT refers to.
------------ End Original Message ------------




 
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