Giles Waterhouse, who now leads International NDT, has supported the British Institute of Non Destructive Testing (BINDT) with promoting formal training within the industry. Amongst a number of presentations given over the past couple of years was that given at the Advanced Engineering Show at the NEC, Birmingham in the previous November.
The presentation, entitled The Application of NDT in the Marine Industry, covers the various techniques that Marine Results uses. Giles explains Penetrant Testing/Ultrasonic and Phased Array Testing/Pitch Catch Resonance/Thermography. He illustrates the applications across the various boats that the company can inspect including motoryachts and sailing yachts, masts, decks, hulls, keels and appendages. He also examines the material types which include monolithic GRP/CFRP, sandwich construction with foam/nomex and metallic.
The talk includes further analysis techniques such as destructive analysis and a framework for defect management and resolution offering a decision flow path for acceptance, monitoring, repair and re-examination. Further information on International NDT’s services is available from firstname.lastname@example.org.