Non-Destructive Testing Facilities
The department utilises lecture rooms on campus for its theory lectures. The practicals are conducted in four purpose-designed and dedicated non-destructive testing laboratories as follows:
– an electromagnetic testing laboratory for magnetic particle testing and eddy current testing. This laboratory also temporarily houses recently acquired fracture hardness testing equipment.
– an ultrasonic testing laboratory for conventional ultrasonic testing, phased array ultrasonic testing and time of flight diffraction. This laboratory is also used for visual and optical testing practicals.
– a liquid penetrant testing laboratory, which includes an in-line tank system.
– an x-ray bay, processing / dark-room and a viewing room for film radiographic testing
Pictures below shows students in a practical session in the ultrasonics laboratory.
The below pictures show the x-ray generator in the x-ray bay room.