NDT-Hardness Testing Overview
GE's Inspection Technologies business offers a complete range of portable hardness testers for quick and convenient on-site hardness testing. Our non-destructive hardness testing (NDT) equipment range is comprised of portable instruments and a large number of probes and impact devices – opening up extensive application ranges – for every testing situation. In addition, our NDT hardness equipment offers a quick and economical supplement to stationary hardness testing in the modern production process.
There are three physical methods of NDT hardness testing recognized in the field: the static UCI (Ultrasonic Contact Impedance) method, the dynamic rebound hardness testing method, and the optical TIV (Through-Indenter-Viewing) method. The decision to utilize a specific method depends on the test problem.