Visual inspection, or visual testing as it’s also known, is a method of non-destructive testing, used to assess the quality of welds in accordance to BS EN 5817 / ASME standards. This method allows you to identify any detrimental or chemical damage to the material and identifies defects after the weld is completed.
Visual testing is an inexpensive method of evaluating the condition of weld joints but it requires a high degree of skill and experience to critically detect any flaws. Welding inspectors use visual inspection methods to look for any surface breaks in the weld. Visual inspection requires great vision and good lighting, but testing can be enhanced with other magnifying equipment such as glasses, cameras, mirrors and borescopes. Other NDT methods are often used in conjunction with visual testing to capture issues that may go undetected by the naked eye.
Here at Tech Inspections, we can conduct various non-destructive tests, including visual inspection, to highlight defects or imperfections in the weld. Contact us today to speak to one of our welding consultants and we may be able to offer a 24-hour turnaround on service.