What is the difference between NDT and NDE?

What is NDT? What is NDE? Some NDT/NDE Technologies ?

NDT: Non-destructive Testing
NDE: Non-Destructive Examination
NDT/NDE: Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Magnetic Testing (MT), Radiographic Testing (RT), Penetration Testing (PT),…

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Definition in ASME V section I-121:

Nondestructive examination (NDE): the development and application of technical methods to examine materials and/or components …

Methods:

  • RT — Radiography
  • UT — Ultrasonics
  • MT — Magnetic Particle
  • PT — Liquid Penetrants
  • VT — Visual
  • LT — Leak Testing
  • ET — E lectromagnetic (Eddy Current)
  • AE — Acoustic Emission
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