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Visual testing is the most common method of nondestructive examination (NDE). This course introduces you to visual testing and how it is used to locate discontinuities, such as cracks, in products.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define common terms associated with visual testing
  • Understand the importance of light and vision to the success of visual testing
  • List basic techniques used for visual testing
  • Describe equipment and optical aids used to perform visual testing
  • Understand the hierarchy of product standards
  • Describe visual testing of castings
  • Describe visual testing of rolled products
  • Describe visual testing of welds
  • Describe visual testing of industrial components, such as storage tanks, valves, and pumps

Estimated completion time (hours): 11.3