The sector of non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection requires intricate data collection, recorded in a very detailed and methodical manner.
Non-destructive testing involves the usage of non-invasive methods of analyzing the properties such as strength, durability, and defects of materials, components, structures or systems without causing it any damage or changing it in any way.
NDT is a very valuable technique of testing for research, troubleshooting and product evaluation as it saves time, resources and thereby significant capital too. The market for non-destructive testing and inspection is predicted to grow at an exponential rate of $12.6 billion by 2024, making it more important than ever.
Alongside its chief applications in areas that determine structural flaws or deformities, NDT also finds use across most industries to reduce the chances of any operational risks and its effects on the surrounding environment as well as to ensure regulatory compliance and promote on-site safety.
Testing of any kind requires elaborate observations to be taken in a very systematic fashion in order not to miss anything that happens during the testing process. A lot of times, small things can go unnoticed by people who conduct the test due to human error, stemming from everything from negligence to random chance circumstances and just plain old Murphy’s law.
Applying Digital Solutions in Non-destructive Testing
The use of a mobile application to track the progress of testing procedures as well as to record observations helps in multiple ways:
Adhere to Consistent Workflows – Using an inspection app ensures that a systematic procedure is followed, avoiding the accidental skipping of steps, the application can be designed to instruct the observer to follow certain steps and require them to provide feedback for the same before moving on to the next step. This ensures that a thorough analysis is done and that no bias can set in that may change the total data collected.
Securely Capture Data – The loss of any observed data due to loss or destruction of a physical medium used to record observations can be prevented by doing away with the physical media altogether. Forms, notebooks, and paper tend to either get misplaced or get damaged easily leading to losses in data that can sometimes even go unnoticed, leading to lapses in the data used for analysis.
Eliminates Repeated Data Entry – The entry of data into a digital system directly from the source also completely gets rid of the need to re-enter information that has been recorded on physical media, as most analyses require data to be fed into a digital system following which report generation etc is done through it.
Leveraging an inspection software for non-destructive testing can be used in a large variety of industries, including:
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