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Introduction to the Non-Destructive Testing of Welded Joints
Second edition

R Halmshaw
A comprehensive and unbiased explanation of all NDT methods and their advantages and disadvantages, this is a second edition of a much valued text. It has been updated to include all the relevant CEN European standards. It includes a number of new NDT methods and explores the main recent development in NDT: the increasing impact of computer technology and the possibilities of automated interpretations of NDT findings Contents: Visual methods; Radiographic methods; Ultrasonic methods; Magnetic methods; Penentrant methods; Electrical methods; Other methods of NDT: Acoustic emission; Optical holography; Ultrasound imaging systems; Leak testing ISBN 185573 314 5 128 pages hardback 1997 65.00/USS117.00, Abington Publishing Cambridge UK, email woodhead@dial.pipex.com.
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Welding is widely used to make strong reliable joints - but these can be compromised by faults.The detection of significant hurts is the province of non-destructive testing (NDT), an inspection process which forms part of the whole quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) scheme.

The whole spectrum of methods is described in this book including visual inspection, penetrant methods, magnetic methods, radiography, ultrasonics and new developments. Each method is covered in some detail, enough to give an appreciation of its essential operating parameters and limitations. The approach, which avoids too much mathematical detail, will make the book suitable for a range of users in that it provides an introduction for NDT operators in training, a textbook for students of welding engineering, a reference for quality assurance personnel and background information for managers concerned with lubrication by welding.

This second edition has been updated to include all the relevant CEN European Standards. It covers a number of new NDT methods and explores the main development in NDT since the first edition - the impact of computer technology, i.e. the digitization, storing and processing of data. In addition, this has led to the possibilities of automated interpretations of NDT findings.

Dr R Halmshaw, MBE, prior to his retirement, worked for many years in non-destructive testing at the Royal Armament Research and Development Establishment, Fort Halstead, UK Ministry of Defence. He is a Fellow of the British Institute of Physics and now works as a consultant.

Abington Publishing Abington Hall Abington Cambridge CBI 6AH England
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Woodhead Publishing Ltd in association with The Welding Institute

Copyright © Rolf Diederichs, rd@ndt.net 1. June 1998