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Nondestructive Testing Handbook, Third Edition: Volume 9, Visual Testing (VT)

Product Number 149

  • The authoritative reference for visual inspection.
  • Emphasis on practicality, with information for Level II and Level III inspectors.
  • Applications including metals, welding, chemical, petroleum, electric power, aerospace.
  • Scores of illustrations of anomalies.
  • Diverse information in one place.
  • Updated standards.
  • Digital photography and video.
  • Image processing.
  • New and authoritative discussion on vision acuity.
  • Metric units throughout.
  • Updated references provided for published standards.

New information on: physics of light • photometry • vision acuity exams • proper use of eye charts • digital photography • image processing • machine vision • magnifiers • illumination • surface roughness • calipers and gages • analog and digital video • video connectors • video probe • measuring with borescopes • metal discontinuities at different stages of processing and service life • direct versus indirect techniques

SEE ALSO book and CD-ROM package

  • Member Price: $135.00
  • Non-member Price: $181.25
Series Package

Additional Details

  • Item Number: 0149
  • Published: 2010
  • Pages: 340
  • ISBN: 978-1-57117-186-3

Chapter 1. Introduction to Visual Testing

  • Part 1. Nondestructive Testing
  • Part 2. Management of Visual Testing
  • Part 3. History of Visual Testing
  • Part 4. Measurement Units for Visual Testing
  • References

Chapter 2. Light

  • Part 1. Physics of Light
  • Part 2. Refraction and Color
  • Part 3. Photometry
  • References

Chapter 3. Vision Acuity for Nondestructive Testing

  • Part 1. Vision
  • Part 2. Vision Acuity
  • Part 3. Vision Testing
  • References

Chapter 4. Visual Test Imaging

  • Part 1. Photography in Visual Testing
  • Part 2. Digital Processing and Archiving for Visual Testing
  • Part 3. Video
  • References

Chapter 5. Direct Visual Testing

  • Part 1. Circumstances of Viewing
  • Part 2. Illumination
  • Part 3. Magnification
  • Part 4. Surface Characteristics
  • Part 5. Dimensional Measurement
  • References

Chapter 6. Indirect Visual Testing

  • Part 1. Introduction to Indirect  Visual Testing
  • Part 2. Borescopy
  • Part 3. Camera Based Measurement
  • References

Chapter 7. Machine Vision for Visual Testing

  • Part 1. System Architecture of Machine Vision System
  • Part 2. Algorithms and Software
  • References

Chapter 8. Visual Testing of Metals

  • Part 1. Metal Processing
  • Part 2. Visual Testing of Cast Ingots
  • Part 3. Visual Testing of Forgings and Rolled Metal
  • Part 4. Visual Testing of Welds
  • Part 5. Discontinuities from Processes Other than Welding
  • Part 6. Service Induced Discontinuities
  • References

Chapter 9. Chemical and Petroleum Applications of Visual Testing

  • Part 1. Chemical and Petroleum Industry
  • Part 2. Visual Acceptance Criteria for Welds
  • Part 3. Petroleum Tubular Specifications
  • Part 4. Visual Testing of Pipe Threads
  • References

Chapter 10. Electric Power Applications of Visual Testing

  • Part 1. Visual Testing of Welds
  • Part 2. Visual Testing of Various Components
  • References

Chapter 11. Aerospace Applications of Visual Testing

  • Part 1. Visual Testing of Aircraft Structure
  • Part 2. Visual Testing of Jet Engines
  • Part 3. Visual Testing of Composite Materials
  • References

Chapter 12. Techniques Allied to Visual Testing

  • Part 1. Indications Not from Visual Testing
  • Part 2. Replication
  • Part 3. Etching
  • References

Chapter 13. Visual Testing Glossary

  • Definitions
  • References


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