Visual Testing (VT)

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NDT – Visual Testing (VT)

Visual inspection, with or without optical aids, is the original method of NDT. Many defects are surface-breaking and can be detected by careful direct visual inspection.

Visual examination is the most basic non-destructive testing method, which precedes and is used in conjunction with any other NDT method. Visual inspection is a method that ranges from simply looking at a part to see if surface imperfections or defects are present and visible, to using Optical aids include low-power magnifiers, microscopes, telescopes and also specialized devices such as borescopes, endoscopes and other fibre-optic devices for the inspection of restricted access areas.