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7 April 2017

Eight Ways Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Can Benefit Your Business

GE Mentor

The very nature of non-destructive testing (NDT) is in many respects its biggest advantage, as it negates issues that arise using other testing methods that may result in the damage or destruction of the object being tested.

Through NDT processes, materials, structures and components can be evaluated quickly and accurately without being damaged and without their future usefulness being impaired.

Here are eight ways that NDT can benefit your business:

Improving safety and accident prevention

Because NDT helps to determine the structural integrity, strength, reliability, suitability and overall health of an asset, it can play a vital role in ensuring that your equipment and structures are fit for purpose and safe.

The safety of your workers and the public is paramount and NDT can ensure on-site safety, prevent problems or accidents which may have proved to be disastrous as well as ensure that your assets are in good working order.

Plus, there’s the added benefit of improved productivity because workers know that their environment is safe.

Reducing downtime

Business owners know how costly downtime can be. However, NDT keeps your assets up and running while testing procedures are under way, so you aren’t faced with the unnecessary penalty of having to shut your entire operation down.

Non-invasive procedures

NDT is, as its name implies, testing without destroying, so you can determine the structural integrity of your assets or the products you are manufacturing with the total peace of mind that the procedure won’t have any negative repercussions.

Any piece of equipment or machinery can also undergo various types of NDT without affecting or compromising its performance or integrity in any way, which means an even greater degree of reliability.


Keeping a lid on expenses is a key success factor for any business, and many NDT technologies and instruments deliver cost benefits compared to other methods.

You’ll also find that there are some professional technical equipment supply companies out there who genuinely want to work out the most cost-effective and task-suitable solution for you, so to save you money over the long-term, make sure you choose the right NDT equipment company.

Quality control

NDT can be used to ensure the highest levels of quality, right from the raw materials stage through to the finished product.

This ensures consistent product reliability and compliance with client and industry requirements.

Cost savings

NDT will save your business time and money in a number of ways; with the insights into asset health provided by NDT testing, you can replace or repair equipment before costly problems eventuate.

You can also undertake preventative maintenance based on the test results which will save money over the long-term, plus there won’t be any waste with NDT which is another cost-saving advantage.

Mitigation of environmental risk

With such an emphasis on environmental preservation these days, no business can afford an accident which may negatively impact on the surrounding area.

Financial penalties may be huge, plus there would be the additional costs of reputational damage, costs of rehabilitation etc.

NDT helps detect structural flaws and deficiencies which, if they hadn’t been identified, may have resulted in accidents or infrastructural failures with disastrous effects on the surrounding environment.

Enabling of regulatory compliance

Business owners know how important regulatory compliance is. NDT provides highly accurate, unbiased results which ensure that products, processes and assets meet industry and regulatory standards.

If you’d like to learn more about NDT and how your business could benefit from the many advanced technologies that are available, speak to our experienced team at Nexxis.

We understand business and we know that business needs change all the time, so our genuine concern is to find the best technical equipment solution that meets your requirements.

Our website contains details of our extensive range of NDT equipment for hire, short-term rental or purchase, and please feel free to contact us via the enquiries form for more information.

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