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NDT Handbook Glossaries

Used as a reference resource throughout the field of NDT, ASNT’s extensive handbook glossaries offer definitions accepted around the world. Glossaries for liquid penetrant testing, leak testing, and radiographic testing are from the fourth edition handbooks. Glossaries for infrared and thermal testing; electromagnetic testing; acoustic emission testing; ultrasonic testing; magnetic particle testing; visual testing; and the handbook overview are from the third edition. The glossary from the industry handbook Aerospace NDT is also available. These PDFs are for reference only and should not be disseminated without prior approval from ASNT

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Nondestructive Testing Handbook Glossary, Fourth Edition: Vol. 1, Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT)

Nondestructive Testing Handbook Glossary, Fourth Edition: Vol. 2, Leak Testing (LT)

Nondestructive Testing Handbook Glossary, Fourth Edition: Vol. 3, Radiographic Testing (RT)

Nondestructive Testing Handbook Glossary, Third Edition: Vol. 3, Infrared and Thermal Testing (IR)

Nondestructive Testing Handbook Glossary, Third Edition: Vol. 5, Electromagnetic Testing (ET)

Nondestructive Testing Handbook Glossary, Third Edition: Vol. 6, Acoustic Emission Testing (AE)

Nondestructive Testing Handbook Glossary, Third Edition: Vol. 7, Ultrasonic Testing (UT)

Nondestructive Testing Handbook Glossary, Third Edition: Vol. 8, Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)

Nondestructive Testing Handbook Glossary, Third Edition: Vol. 9, Visual Testing (VT)

Nondestructive Testing Handbook Glossary, Third Edition: Vol. 10, Overview

Industry Handbook: Aerospace NDT