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Specialized Nondestructive Evaluation Systems


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SwRI delivered an inservice inspection system (shown before delivery) that uses ultrasonic methods for nondestructive evaluation of nuclear plant reactor pressure vessels.

Selected Specialized Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Systems Capabilities and Projects

Selected specialized NDE systems capabilities and projects include:

For more information about our nondestructive evaluation (NDE) capabilities, specialized nondestructive evaluation systems, or how you can contract with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), please contact Clinton J. Thwing, at or (210) 522-3989.


Contact Information

Clinton J. Thwing

Systems Development

(210) 522-3989

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