Scanning Nondestructive Examination

Examination methods designed to find the thinnest spot or all defects in a specified area of a pressure vessel such as profile radiography of nozzles, scanning ultrasonic techniques, and/or other suitable nondestructive examination (NDE) techniques that will reveal the scope and extent of localized corrosion or other deterioration.

Source: API 510, Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration, Tenth Edition, May 2014, with Addendum May 2017. Global Standards

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