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Advancements in Non-destructive Testing (NDT) Techniques Through Technology Integration


Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a critical component of many industries, ensuring the safety, reliability, and longevity of structures, systems, and components. As technology continues to evolve, so too do the methods and techniques used in NDT. One such advancement is the integration of digital workflow procedure builders like FAT FINGER, which empowers front-line teams to do their work correctly every time. This article will explore the advancements in NDT techniques through technology integration, with a particular focus on the role of FAT FINGER.

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What is Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)?

Non-destructive testing is a method of inspecting, testing, or evaluating materials, components, or assemblies for discontinuities or differences in characteristics without destroying the serviceability of the part or system. NDT is an essential process in industries where a failure of a component would cause significant hazard or economic loss, such as in transportation, pressure vessels, building structures, piping, and hoisting equipment.

Technology Integration in NDT

Technology integration in NDT has led to significant advancements in the field. These advancements have improved the accuracy, efficiency, and safety of NDT processes. Here are some of the key advancements:

  • Automation: Automated NDT processes reduce human error and increase efficiency. They also allow for continuous monitoring and real-time data analysis.
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI): AI can analyze data from NDT processes to identify patterns and predict potential failures before they occur.
  • Internet of Things (IoT): IoT devices can collect and transmit data from NDT processes, allowing for remote monitoring and control.
  • Augmented Reality (AR): AR can provide technicians with real-time information and guidance during NDT processes.

The Role of FAT FINGER in NDT

FAT FINGER is a digital workflow procedure builder that empowers front-line teams to do their work correctly every time. It allows you to build checklists, workflows, and digital procedures that unlock operational excellence. FAT FINGER’s features include a drag & drop workflow builder, mobile & desktop workflows, dashboards, integrations, augmented reality, IoT device connectivity, and artificial intelligence coaching.

With FAT FINGER, you can build digital workflow procedures to improve facility inspections and production rounds. Facility inspections are a critical part of maintaining a safe and functional facility. Following a comprehensive inspection checklist can help keep your facility in good condition and avoid costly repairs or downtime.

Case Study: FAT FINGER in Action

One example of FAT FINGER in action is its use in a large manufacturing facility. The facility was experiencing frequent equipment failures, leading to costly downtime. By implementing FAT FINGER, the facility was able to standardize their inspection processes, reduce human error, and identify potential issues before they led to equipment failure. As a result, the facility saw a significant reduction in downtime and associated costs.


Technology integration has led to significant advancements in non-destructive testing techniques. These advancements have improved the accuracy, efficiency, and safety of NDT processes. FAT FINGER, with its ability to build digital workflow procedures, is at the forefront of these advancements, empowering front-line teams to do their work correctly every time and improving facility inspections and production rounds.

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