Dye Penetrant Testing and Pre-Cleaning


Dye Penetrant Testing and Pre-Cleaning
One of the myths in NDT is that Dye Penetrant Testing is becoming obsolete. However, in our high-tech society where many power stations, mines, pulp manufacturing plants etc. are aging rapidly and require fatigue crack detection, can the old NDT method, Dye Penetrant Testing be forgotten?
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SAINT is the South African Institute for Non-destructive Testing formed in 1968 and made up of persons involved in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) in South Africa and neighbouring countries. It is governed by its constitution and an annually elected COUNCIL where "all member" are volunteers. SAINT is registered with SARS as a Non Profit Organisation.

SAINT Your Partner in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

SAINT welcomes any announcements, press releases, letters, articles and photographs relating to our Non-Desctructive Testing (NDT) field. Your submittals will be considered and if acceptable, published on the SAINT Website.



Please visit the Diary page as we have introduced a local diary of meetings and technical evenings. Please note that SAINT members are free to join Council meetings. Council would welcome their attendance, and suggestions.

Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue, taking place 22-23 June 2015

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Standards for Non-Destructive testing (NDT) in South Africa are issued as South African National Standards (SANS). When a need for a Standard is identified, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) Technical Committee 135 decides whether the standard is unique to the South African environment or whether there are internationally, readily available standards that could apply. Click here to view a list of Non destructive testing (NDT) standards.

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19th WCNDT 2016 - Information

  • Abstract Submissions accepted until 30 June 2015
  • Final programme in December 2015

Call for Papers

You are invited to submit abstract on various topics of NDT. Present your latest developments, applications and research results - reach experts from all over the world and make NDT history.

Find the best way to present your world - oral, poster or interactive presentation - everything is possible

  • Global Attention
  • 8 Parallel sessions - topics for each concern!
  • Poster show - centrally located
  • Scientific recognition through online publishing and in the proceedings


The worlds largest NDT show - secure your exhibition space NOW!