Non-Destructive Testing

Play an integral role in certifying the safety of the parts that make up our defense equipment by employing the most advanced evaluation technologies to determine their quality and reliability.

What is non-destructive testing?

Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a branch of engineering and quality assurance that involves inspecting, testing and evaluating components or structures without causing permanent damage or altering their integrity.  

This essential protective measure helps ensure the long-term reliability of defense equipment and provides numerous advantages.

Providing quality assurance

Testing techniques allow comprehensive inspection and evaluation of components, ensuring they meet the required quality standards.

Ensuring structural integrity

These methods help reduce risks by identifying defects early in the manufacturing process and assessing the structural integrity of components to ensure they can operate under extreme pressure and harsh conditions.

Saving time and money

NDT enables the detection of defects and flaws without the need for destructive testing that would require dismantling or damaging the components, helping reduce production costs and minimize downtime during manufacturing.

Providing preventive maintenance

These inspections are used during the manufacturing phase and throughout the life cycle of the submarine to help identify hidden defects, corrosion, or wear and tear in critical components.

Allowing non-intrusive inspection

It enables inspection without disassembling or altering a structure significantly, which minimizes disruptions to the manufacturing process and ensures that the structural integrity of the machinery remains intact.

Providing regulatory compliance

NDT is a reliable means of assessing compliance, ensuring that manufactured military equipment meets the required specifications and safety standards set by regulatory bodies.

A welding inspector assessing a submarine component.
A craftsman measuring a submarine component.
An engineer in a lab coat working on a machine.
A welding inspector assessing a submarine component.

Where vigilance is vital

In the realm of defense, precision and reliability are paramount. As an NDT inspector, your meticulous work ensures the safety and effectiveness of various defense equipment.

Imagine this scenario: A newly constructed submarine is undergoing a routine dive test when suddenly the vessel ascends because an unusual sound was heard. Thanks to your ultrasonic testing, you detect cracks in the ballast tank which occurred during the dive. The area is quickly repaired and re-inspected. Left unattended and unrepaired, these cracks could have led to a catastrophic outcome for the crew on board.

Your rigorous and meticulous testing will help avert potential disasters, safeguarding the lives of our Naval personnel and the success of critical missions.

You’re stepping out of your comfort zone, you’re diving into something different, and it allows you to explore new ventures.”

Training Student, ATDM

Is non-destructive testing right for you?

Do you want an impactful career where you use cutting-edge technology to apply your exceptional examination skills to safeguard the foundation and integrity of the next generation of defense equipment?

Non-destructive testing could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Put the strongest to the test

Leave no surface uninspected

Ensure the strength of our submarines

Put your assessment skills to the ultimate test

You’ve dedicated your life to the art of assessing, and your acceptance criteria are higher than those of anyone you know. UT, MT, PT, RT and ET aren’t just letters to you; they’re the techniques you use to certify that a material is solid through and through.

Whether you’re used to carefully assessing bridges, evaluating the integrity of pipelines or using your critical eye in a nuclear power plant, you have the talent and skill set to get started in a career in maritime manufacturing.

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