STP1151: Standards for Storage, Retrieval, and Exchange of NDT Data

    Berger, H
    President and materials scientist, Industrial Quality, Inc., GaithersburgSanta Clara, MDCA

    Hsieh, T
    President and materials scientist, Industrial Quality, Inc., GaithersburgSanta Clara, MDCA

    Pages: 8    Published: Jan 1992


    Abstract

    Users of nondestructive testing need to have the capability to call up easily the results of previous and other method inspections in order to better interpret NDT data. The new breed of computerized NDT equipment, such as ultrasonic scanners and X-radioscopic systems, already makes use of computerized storage of NDT data. Needed are standards to facilitate the transfer of such data so that results can be made available from different and often incompatible equipment and methods. Related standards are reviewed, and progress toward standards for the transfer of NDT data are discussed. An NDT transfer effort is in progress. This will make use of a neutral format exchange as envisioned in the work of the international effort to develop the exchange document Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data (STEP), the specification planned to include manufacturing and life cycle data.

    Keywords:

    nondestructive testing data, data storage, data retrieval, data transfer, intermediate exchange


    Paper ID: STP23822S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E07.11

    DOI: 10.1520/STP23822S


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