Global Nondestructive Test Equipment Industry

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36
Mixed Fortunes for Magnetic Particle Inspection II-36

Defining Nondestructive Testing II-37
Why NDT is Required? II-38
Reasons to Use Nondestructive Testing II-38
Key Events in Industrial NDT (1895-1950) II-39
Where NDT is Used? II-39
Structural Mechanics II-39
Weld Verification II-39
Medical Sector II-40
Application Areas of NDT Techniques II-40
Classification of NDT Methods II-41
Classification of NDT Methods II-41
Methods of Nondestructive Testing II-41
Categories of NDT Methods II-42
Objectives of NDT Methods II-43
Brief Description of Select NDT Methods II-44
Eddy Current Testing (ECT) II-44
Applications II-45
Advantages and Disadvantages of Eddy Current Testing (ECT) II-45
ECT Equipment II-46
Research and Development II-46
Photoinductive Imaging (PI) II-46
Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC) Testing II-46
Eddy Current Crack Testing II-46
Eddy Current Heat Treat Testing II-46
Radiography II-47
Historical Overview of Radiography II-47
Advantages and Disadvantages of Radiography II-48
Evolution of Alternative and Natural Radiography II-48
Contemporary Radiography II-49
Radiography Techniques II-49
Computed Radiography II-49
Digital Radiography II-50
Computed Tomography II-50
Advantages II-50
Disadvantages II-50
Neutron Radiographic Testing II-51
Radiographic/Infrared (IR) Nondestructive Testing II-51
Thermographic Inspection II-51
High Energy Radiography II-51
Surface Inspection II-52
Penetrant Testing Systems II-52
Dye Penetrant Testing II-52
Liquid Penetrating Inspection (LPI) II-52
Historical Overview II-53
Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) II-53
Advantages and Disadvantages of MPI II-53
Various Types of Equipment for MPI II-54
Applications II-54
Limitations of MPI II-54
Ultrasonic Inspection II-54
Advantages and Disadvantages of Ultrasonic Inspection II-55
Classification of Ultrasonic Inspection Equipment II-55
Thickness Gauges II-55
Portable Flaw Detectors II-55
Mechanized Systems II-55
Historical Development of Ultrasonics II-56
Types of Ultrasonic Inspection Techniques II-56
Acoustic-Emission Technique II-56
Electromagnetic Acoustic Transducers (EMAT) II-56
Guided Wave Ultrasonic Testing (GWUT) II-57
Phased Array Ultrasonics II-57
Time of Flight Diffraction Ultrasonics (TOFD) II-57
Internal Rotary Inspection System II-57
Visual Inspection II-58
Ellipsometry II-58
Pipeline Video Inspection II-58
Remote visual inspection II-59
Automated Optical Inspection II-59
Major Visual Inspection Equipment II-59
Electromagnetic Testing II-59
Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM) II-60
Remote Field Testing (RFT) II-60
Magnetic Flux Leakage Test II-60
Leak Testing II-60
Absolute Pressure Leak Testing II-61
Bubble Leak Testing II-61
Halogen Leak Testing II-61
Mass Spectrometer Leak Testing II-61
Laser Testing II-62
Holographic Interferometry II-62
Laser Profilometry II-62
Shearography II-62
Applications of NDT II-62
Application of NDT Technique in Commercial Aircraft II-63

Fujifilm Introduces FCR DYNAMIX SYSTEM II-64
Bruker Launches SkyScan 1272 X-Ray Micro-CT System II-64
Bruker Elemental Launches TITAN Detector Shield™ Accessory II-65
Faxitron Launches Faxitron® Wedge™ Container II-65
Olympus NDT Unveils New Handheld X-ray Fluorescence Analyzer II-65
Sonatest Unveils Prisma Ultrasonic Flaw Detector II-65
Olympus Unveils Magna-Mike® 8600 Hall Effect Thickness Gage II-66
Olympus Unveils 45MG Ultrasonic Thickness Gage II-67
Sonatest Introduces Hand Held Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge Range II-67
Sonatest Unveils Veo 16:64 Phased Array Instrument II-68
Quest Integrity Group Launches New Hydra Inspection Technology II-68
GrammaTech Unveils Advanced Software Architecture
Visualization System II-68
United Western Technologies Launches New Robotic Testing II-69
Thermal Wave Imaging Rolls Out VoyageIR™ NDT Inspection System II-69
AREVA Installs First Automated Ultrasonic Testing Equipment II-70
MAC Launches New Ultrasonic End Test System II-70
MAC Introduces WI2000p Laser Inspection Equipment II-71
GE Measurement & Control Launches New Speed|scan AtlineCT System II-71
GE Measurement & Control Launches Phoenix X|aminer 2D
Microfocus X-ray Inspection System II-72
Magnaflux Launches New Magnetic Flux Indicators II-72
Sonatest Introduces veo 16:128 Phased Array Ultrasonic Flaw
Detector II-72
YXLON International Introduces Improved Y.UScan 3 X-ray Detector II-73
Applus RTD Launches New Technology Devices II-73
Pipetel Technologies Launches Pipeline Inspection Robot II-74
Perceptron and Greenlee Textron Introduce Greenlee FF200
FishFinder™ II-74
Quest Integrity Introduces InVista™ Ultrasonic In-Line
Inspection Tool for Offshore Pipeline in the Middle East II-74
A1 Pest Control Extends Reach in Thermal Imaging Termite
Inspections II-75
Olympus Introduces GoldXpert Portable Countertop XRF Analyzer
Range II-75
Bruker Introduces New TRACER™ IV-GEO Handheld XRF Analyzer II-75
Carestream NDT Introduces New Products for HPX-1 Digital CR
System II-76
Centurion NDT Launches Model ED-400 Handheld Eddy Current Test
Instrument II-76
Olympus Innov-X Launches DELTA-50 XRF Analyzer II-76
Fluke Introduces Fluke CLKTO C-Range Infrared Window II-77
Sonatest Launches Novel Phased Array Flaw Detector II-77
NXP Semiconductors Introduces SOD882D II-77
Delcam Launches R2 Version of PowerINSPECT II-78
Diodes Introduces SOT963 Package II-78
Automated Inspection Systems Introduces RoboScanner II-78
Cognex Launches VisionPro® Surface II-78
MicroDynamics Unveils MD-MicroQC II-78
Bharat Heavy Electricals Launches New Non-Destructive Test
Machine II-79

Danatronics and NDT Solutions Ink Distribution and Marketing
Agreement II-80
ETher NDE and NDT Solutions Sign Distribution and Marketing
Agreement II-80
NDT Solutions and PRAGMA Ink Long-Term Distribution and
Marketing Agreement II-80
Faxitron Receives Approval to Commercialize its Radiography
Systems in Brazil II-81
Test Equipment Distributors Takes Over NDT Business of
Precision Images II-81
ARG Enters into Collaboration with IMechE II-81
Oxford Instruments Industrial Analysis Inks Agreement with NDT
Products II-81
Elbit Receives ISO Certification and CE Mark for Visual
Inspection System II-81
Rapiscan Systems Obtains Contract from US Government Agency II-81
Rudolph Technologies Takes Over Assets of NanoPhotonics II-82
Bruker Takes Over SkyScan II-82
DolphiTech and EADS Innovation Works Ink Cooperation Agreement II-83
Nova Instruments Takes Over NDT Systems II-83
Faxitron Merges with Bioptics II-83
Toul Meditech Inks Agreement with KARL STORZ II-83
Nordion Divests Belgium-Based Operations to Best Medical Belgium II-84
Sonatest and Phoenix Partner to Provide Comprehensive Range of
Products II-84
Best Medical Takes over MDS Nordion II-84
Mecnov NDT Systems to Collaborate with Midas-NDT Systems II-85
Illinois Tools Takes Over North Star Imaging II-85
Spitzer Takes Over Advanced Inspection II-85
SGS Acquires Atest II-85
Axiom NDT Establishes New Business Division II-86
Fuji Digital Radiography AcSelerate Receives FDA Approval II-86
ISRA VISION Acquires Graphikon II-86
Vetter Acquires New Facility in Ravensburg II-86
Powersoft and MetaSystem Group Enter into Partnership II-87
Fluke Takes Over Hawk IR II-87

Acoustic Emission Consulting, Inc. (USA) II-88
Bosello HighTechnology SRL (Italy) II-88
Centurion NDT (USA) II-88
Fischer Technology, Inc. (USA) II-88
FLIR Systems, Inc. (USA) II-89
Extech Instruments Corp. (USA) II-89
Fujifilm Corporation (Japan) II-90
GE Measurement & Control (USA) II-90
Everest VIT Inc. (USA) II-91
Gould-Bass Company, Inc. (USA) II-91
Hamamatsu Photonics KK (Japan) II-91
Insight NDT Equipment Ltd. (UK) II-92
ibg NDT Systems Corporation (USA) II-92
KARL DEUTSCH Pruef- und Messgeraetebau GmbH + Co KG (Germany) II-93
KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) II-93
Magnaflux Corporation (USA) II-93
Magnetic Analysis Corporation (USA) II-94
MISTRAS Group, Inc. (US) II-94
NDT Systems, Inc. (US) II-94
NDTS India (P) Limited (India) II-95
Olympus Corporation (USA) II-95
Sonatest Ltd. (UK) II-96
Wesdyne NDE Products Group (USA) II-96
YXLON International Inc. (USA) II-97
Zetec Inc. (USA) II-97

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