ASME ANDE-1 – how it differs to traditional NDT qualification systems


ASME ANDE-1 is a new independent qualification system for NDT and QC personnel. It is the first one to come with a requirement of performance-based experience of NDT personnel on basis of practical demonstration to perform all required activities rather than length of experience. It also adds unflawed samples to test sets in order to simulate real situation in industrial practice, where decision about the acceptance is necessary. This article analyzes the ANDE-1 standard and compares it with other relevant qualification standards used in European Union, especially ISO9712.