The purpose of this paper is to discuss nondestructive testing in the shipyard environment. In actuality, the discussion will be primarily concerned with Nondestructive Testing for the U.S. Navy in general and at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in particular. However, one can readily assume that nondestructive testing for the U.S. Navy at other shipyards, both government and private, would be essentially similar to that at Norfolk except for possible differences in organization, since all of the shipyards work under the same specification requirements. The presentation is concerned with such topics as the organization of the Nondestructive Test Division at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, the history and background of nondestructive testing at the shipyard, training requirements in nondestructive testing, descriptions of the principal methods of nondestructive testing along with some applications of the various methods; and a discussion of the future of nondestructive testing.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Hampton Roads Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Lowe, S H
  • Publication Date: 1971-2

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  • Accession Number: 00019643
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1971 12:00AM