Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation, Second Edition

by: Charles J. Hellier


Abstract: A complete, up-to-date guide to the leading product testing standard. Fully revised to cover the latest nondestructive testing (NDT) procedures, this practical resource reviews established and emerging methods for examining materials without destroying them or altering their structure. Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation, Second Edition, offers in-depth details on the background, benefits, limitations, and applications of each method. The book provides advice on how to interpret results and formulate accurate decisions based on findings. New chapters on digital radiography, ultrasonic phased array testing, and ultrasonic guided wave inspection are included. This is a must-have reference for NDT certification candidates, engineers, metallurgists, quality control specialists, and anyone involved in product design, manufacture, or maintenance. Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation, Second Edition, covers: • Introduction to nondestructive testing • Discontinuities—origins and classification • Visual testing • Penetrant testing • Magnetic particle testing • Radiographic testing • Ultrasonic testing • Eddy current testing • Thermal infrared testing • Acoustic emission testing • Digital radiography • Phased array ultrasonic testing • Ultrasonic guided wave inspection
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Title: Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation, Second Edition

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2013 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071777148

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Charles J. Hellier founded and was former president of Hellier Technical Training and Consulting. After the acquisition of his company in 1998, he remained as president then general manager until his retirement in 2003. He continued his service with the company in the position of interim general manager, then as senior director until retiring again in 2011. Mr. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. During this time, he has provided extensive training, consultation, and engineering services to a broad range of industries including aerospace, construction, power generation, shipbuilding, chemical, transportation, and others. Mr. Hellier is currently a co-owner of The Summit Group, LLC, a company providing management and technical consulting services. He is still called on frequently to provide independent third-party assessments and assist in resolving disputes. He continues to serve as an expert witness and has been active in a number of projects where his mature expertise has proven essential. During his career, Mr. Hellier has become known internationally through the presentation of the many papers he has authored as well as his aggressive position on the subject of the need for excellence in NDT certification. His committee work on this subject has spanned over 30 years and has resulted in significant improvement and modification. He holds an ASNT Level III Certificate in five methods and is a board-certified forensic examiner. Mr. Hellier holds memberships in ASME, ASTM, ASM, AWS, ACFE, and ASNT (Lifetime, Fellow, and Past President). He also is Past President and Honorary Member of, and remains active with, the Nondestructive Testing Management Association (NDTMA).

Description: A complete, up-to-date guide to the leading product testing standard. Fully revised to cover the latest nondestructive testing (NDT) procedures, this practical resource reviews established and emerging methods for examining materials without destroying them or altering their structure. Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation, Second Edition, offers in-depth details on the background, benefits, limitations, and applications of each method. The book provides advice on how to interpret results and formulate accurate decisions based on findings. New chapters on digital radiography, ultrasonic phased array testing, and ultrasonic guided wave inspection are included. This is a must-have reference for NDT certification candidates, engineers, metallurgists, quality control specialists, and anyone involved in product design, manufacture, or maintenance. Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation, Second Edition, covers: • Introduction to nondestructive testing • Discontinuities—origins and classification • Visual testing • Penetrant testing • Magnetic particle testing • Radiographic testing • Ultrasonic testing • Eddy current testing • Thermal infrared testing • Acoustic emission testing • Digital radiography • Phased array ultrasonic testing • Ultrasonic guided wave inspection