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DPCNews 064 - About terminology In PT and MT | Magnetic benches and fires | Quality Assurance, everytime!

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Written by Dubosc
Monday, 25 November 2013 15:27

In the front-page news this month | December 2013

[EDITO] : About terminology In PT and MT

[NEWS] : Magnetic benches and fires

[OLDIES BUT GOODIES] : Quality assurance:Everytime!


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EDITO

About terminology in penetrant testing and magnetic particle testing.
Based on the principle that for a good understanding, we need to speak the same language, it follows that the same terminology shall be used.
This obviously applies to all the destructive testing (NDT) methods and it is for this purpose that EN, ISO and ASTM terminology standards were written and published; there are regularly reviewed.
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NEWS

Magnetic benches and fires.
Safety rules should be rather stringent when working on magnetic benches: very high current intensities, strong magnetic fields. These specific risks are known, and generally well taken into account.
The topic of this paper is more down-to-earth: the magnetic ink.
>> Read more...

 

OLDIES BUT GOODIES

Quality assurance: do not forget it, never !
Quality Assurance: a lot of papers, procedures...a lack on common sense. The most widely and daily-used NDT method, by millions people who even do not know it is an NDT method, if not written...is forgotten...As it is not specified, no need to use it!!! This, at incredible costs for some industries...Is common sense specified in procedures?
Read this paper about Quality Assurance...and think about what to do to improve it.
>> Read more...



[WE ENJOY HEARING FROM YOU !]

We, Pierre CHEMIN and Patrick DUBOSC, welcome any comment, any idea. If you have some examples you would like to see discussed here, please give us all the useful indications. If you require confidentially, we would modify locations, names and some parameters to prevent any traceability.
Nevertheless, we are convinced that our site may be a kind of surge-valve: the topic is NOT to target this company, or that auditor; but it is always to make users think, to make them ask themselves, or others, the right questions.
We may also give advice, once again on a confidential basis if needed: please, feel free to ask questions, to document our data basis: about Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), about environment, a chemical name you don't understand, a Penetrant process you have heard about, etc.
We have plenty of examples, some being out of all the specifications / standards, which led to the discontinuities detection, when the "current, normal, processes" prevented discontinuity finding.

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