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June 2011 - Non-relevant versus Non-significant

Written by Administrator
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 20:21

A vocabulary problem, in English only.

(Document updated in November 2012)

This paper, written by two French people, deals with something we feel as a problem of

Depending on the documents in use, these two terms may be used as synonyms, or with different meanings, when talking about indications.

We are in the opinion that:

• Non-relevant indication means an indication that is within the criteria for acceptance. It is not necessary to record it.

• Non-significant indication means an indication which cannot be related to a discontinuity; it may be due to:
> In PT, an insufficient washing, a surface contamination, etc.
> In MT, a geometric reason (a sharp radius), materials with different magnetic permeabilities, etc.

We would like to receive comments from our English-speaking readers on this point.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 04 December 2012 08:45 )