Computer assisted quality control in tree ring dating and measurement
The Inspection Process and its proper Management are discussed in more detail below.
NDT is a primary recovery mechanism for errors in design, construction and operational activities.
NDT techniques fall into two categories: A brief description of the common techniques applied to process plant is given in Techniques.
The Pine Creek chronology exhibited statistically significant correlations with rainfall and the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI; integrated measures of plant water stress), and to a lesser extent temperature.
The strongest correlations between the climate data and tree-ring width indices were for early monsoon rainfall (October–December; Pearson’s r = 0.53) and late monsoon PDSI (May; Pearson’s r = 0.41).
Leaks or the mechanical or structural failure of these items of equipment may result in a major accident on-site.
The presence of flaws in critical components may result in the integrity of such systems being compromised and increase the likelihood of failure.This document assists in the assessment and inspection of NDT applied on plant and how that supports the continued safe operation of the plant.