Carbon Steel Tubing for General Use - Understanding Nondestructive Testing for Carbon Steel Tubing
This SAE information report provides a means to understand the various methods of evaluating the integrity of steel
tubing without the need of destroying the tubing. This report describes eddy current testing, flux leakage testing,
ultrasonic testing, and magnetic particle testing of steel tubing. The primary purpose of these methods of testing steel
tubing is to look for flaws in the tubing, such as discontinuities, seams, cracks, holes, voids and other imperfections
characteristic to the specific construction of the tubing.
Rationale: SAE 2592 Information Report provides a means for the average lay person not directly associated with the manufacturing
of bulk steel tubing, a better understanding of the various methods to evaluate the molecular integrity of steel tubing
without the need of destructing the tubing.