Nondestructive Testing Handbook, Third Edition: Volume 9, Visual Testing (CD-ROM only)

The authoritative reference for visual inspection. Emphasis on practicality, with information for Level II and Level III inspectors. Applications including metals, welding, chemical, petroleum, electric power, aerospace. Scores of illustrations of anomalies. Diverse information in one place. Updated standards. Digital photography and video. Image processing. New and authoritative discussion on vision acuity. Metric units throughout. Updated references provided for published standards. New information on: physics of light • photometry • vision acuity exams • proper use of eye charts • digital photography • image processing • machine vision • magnifiers • illumination • surface roughness • calipers and gages • analog and digital video • video connectors • video probe • measuring with borescopes • metal discontinuities at different stages of processing and service life • direct versus indirect techniques

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  • Item Number: 0149CD
  • Published: 2010
  • ISBN: 978-1-57117-207-5

Chapter 1. Introduction to Visual Testing

  • Part 1. Nondestructive Testing
  • Part 2. Management of Visual Testing
  • Part 3. History of Visual Testing
  • Part 4. Measurement Units for Visual Testing
  • References

Chapter 2. Light

  • Part 1. Physics of Light
  • Part 2. Refraction and Color
  • Part 3. Photometry
  • References

Chapter 3. Vision Acuity for Nondestructive Testing

  • Part 1. Vision
  • Part 2. Vision Acuity
  • Part 3. Vision Testing
  • References

Chapter 4. Visual Test Imaging

  • Part 1. Photography in Visual Testing
  • Part 2. Digital Processing and Archiving for Visual Testing
  • Part 3. Video
  • References

Chapter 5. Direct Visual Testing

  • Part 1. Circumstances of Viewing
  • Part 2. Illumination
  • Part 3. Magnification
  • Part 4. Surface Characteristics
  • Part 5. Dimensional Measurement
  • References

Chapter 6. Indirect Visual Testing

  • Part 1. Introduction to Indirect  Visual Testing
  • Part 2. Borescopy
  • Part 3. Camera Based Measurement
  • References

Chapter 7. Machine Vision for Visual Testing

  • Part 1. System Architecture of Machine Vision System
  • Part 2. Algorithms and Software
  • References

Chapter 8. Visual Testing of Metals

  • Part 1. Metal Processing
  • Part 2. Visual Testing of Cast Ingots
  • Part 3. Visual Testing of Forgings and Rolled Metal
  • Part 4. Visual Testing of Welds
  • Part 5. Discontinuities from Processes Other than Welding
  • Part 6. Service Induced Discontinuities
  • References

Chapter 9. Chemical and Petroleum Applications of Visual Testing

  • Part 1. Chemical and Petroleum Industry
  • Part 2. Visual Acceptance Criteria for Welds
  • Part 3. Petroleum Tubular Specifications
  • Part 4. Visual Testing of Pipe Threads
  • References

Chapter 10. Electric Power Applications of Visual Testing

  • Part 1. Visual Testing of Welds
  • Part 2. Visual Testing of Various Components
  • References

Chapter 11. Aerospace Applications of Visual Testing

  • Part 1. Visual Testing of Aircraft Structure
  • Part 2. Visual Testing of Jet Engines
  • Part 3. Visual Testing of Composite Materials
  • References

Chapter 12. Techniques Allied to Visual Testing

  • Part 1. Indications Not from Visual Testing
  • Part 2. Replication
  • Part 3. Etching
  • References

Chapter 13. Visual Testing Glossary

  • Definitions
  • References

Index

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