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Real time defect assessment from ultrasonic test data - Industrial Member Report 567/1996


TWI Industrial Member Report Summary 567/1996

R M Andrews and A M Lank

A feasibility study was carried out to investigate the problems and advantages of producing a real time defect assessment (RTDA) system.


Currently, non-destructive testing (NDT) and engineering critical assessment (ECA) operations are carried out as separate activities. Significant delays can occur as reports are transferred between specialists. There may be advantages in integrating ECA software into computerised automated inspection systems, to produce an RTDA system.


To assess the advantages of combining NDT and ECA into a more integrated operation.

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