Location

Williamsburg, VA

Start Date

1-1-1988 12:00 AM

Description

The measure by which the capability of a nondestructive testing (NDT) inspector can be assessed is based upon the proficiency by which that particular individual can perform an evaluation of a given set of test specimens in a reasonable length of time with a good probability of detection at a high confidence level. This criteria is governed by parameters based upon the training and experience of the technician, as well as the technical orders and procedures under which he/she must perform inspections. This is the philosophy which governed the NDT proficiency program discussed in this paper. The proficiency test was administered by the Nondestructive Testing laboratory at the San Antonio Air Logistics Center (SA-ALC), Kelly AFB, Texas. The subjects were NDT technicians of the Structural Assessment Testing (SAT) Facility located in the Engine Division of the SA-ALC.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

7B

Chapter

Chapter 8: NDE Systems and Reliability

Section

Reliability

Pages

1777-1789

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-0979-6_110

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Proficiency Evaluation of NDE Personnel Utilizing the Ultrasonic Methodology

Williamsburg, VA

The measure by which the capability of a nondestructive testing (NDT) inspector can be assessed is based upon the proficiency by which that particular individual can perform an evaluation of a given set of test specimens in a reasonable length of time with a good probability of detection at a high confidence level. This criteria is governed by parameters based upon the training and experience of the technician, as well as the technical orders and procedures under which he/she must perform inspections. This is the philosophy which governed the NDT proficiency program discussed in this paper. The proficiency test was administered by the Nondestructive Testing laboratory at the San Antonio Air Logistics Center (SA-ALC), Kelly AFB, Texas. The subjects were NDT technicians of the Structural Assessment Testing (SAT) Facility located in the Engine Division of the SA-ALC.