Training Course

NDE Technologies

By Jim McVay, Principal Engineer II, Mechanical Integrity Team Leader at The Equity Engineering Group, Inc., and Mindy Wu, Engineer II at The Equity Engineering Group, Inc.

Course Description

This course provides an overview of nondestructive examination (NDE) technologies for degradation monitoring of assets. This course covers key topics such as NDE testing goals (i.e., what do you want to get out of NDE) and current NDE technologies such as radiography (RT), ultrasonics (UT), eddy current (EC), and more. Additionally, the course will address common damage mechanisms and their morphologies, choosing the appropriate NDE method for specific damage mechanisms, and effectively acquiring NDE data. 

Whether you're new to NDE technologies or seeking to expand your knowledge, this course provides an overview and practical understanding of how to monitor asset degradation effectively.

This course includes:

  • 1.25 CPDs/PDHs (certificate provided upon completion)
  • Nearly 1.5 hours of on-demand video, including comprehension checks and an exam
  • Access for 90 days upon beginning the course
  • Slides are not available for this course

What You’ll Learn

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • List and explain many of the NDE technologies available today
  • Describe the morphologies of common damage mechanisms
  • State the most appropriate NDE technologies for detecting and characterizing specific damage mechanisms morphologies
  • Summarize the key items to scrutinize NDE examiners and NDE procedures used for testing
  • Communicate the damage morphologies to look for and where to look for them with your NDE examiners

Course Outline

  1. Course Overview
  2. What Do You Want to Get Out of NDE?
  3. NDE Technologies: Radiography (RT)
  4. NDE Technologies: Ultrasonics (UT)
  5. NDE Technologies: Eddy Current (EC)
  6. NDE Technologies: Magnetic Flux & Dye Penetration
  7. NDE Technologies: Specialty NDE
  8. NDE Technologies: Heat Exchanger Tube Testing
  9. Morphologies of Common Damage Mechanisms
  10. Choosing the Correct NDE Method for Damage Mechanisms
  11. Getting Effective Data
  12. NDE Examiner Competency
  13. Conclusion


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