What can you expect from a NDT LIII engineering?
Any company that conducts non-destructive testing carries out NDT in compliance with various quality-control and standards, and it is one of the tasks of a NDT LIII engineer to guarantee the inspection quality. This guarantee works best if the NDT LIII engineer is involved in building the quality and procedural structure that substantiates the NDT process from the ground up. This applies to the entire NDT training and certification process, as well as to the inspection procedures used and the controls through product and process audits.
How can a TiaT NDT LIII engineer help in obtaining a NADCAP accreditation?
Nadcap is a customer-related accreditation commonly used in the aviation industry for special processes such as heat treatment, chemical processing and NDT.
For example, if an NDT company wants to deliver products to companies such as Airbus, Boeing, Honeywell and Lockheed Martin (to name only a few) then these companies require that the supplying company has a NADCAP accreditation. There is currently an organisation (PRI) that carries out these Nadcap audits in which the above-mentioned processes are even more rigorously audited by means of extensive, pre-published, questionnaires. Through these questionnaires, the supplying company must prove that there are procedures, that the procedures are correct (meet customer requirements and international standards (e.g. EN4179 or ASTM1417), that the procedures are followed (so-called compliance section) and that there are procedural safety nets for when something goes wrong (Failure procedures). NDT LIII engineering plays an important role within the companies that have obtained a NADCAP accreditation and several companies hire the NDT LIII expertise from TiaT Europe B.V..