Alward, K .; Pfinder KG; Germany
Session: Surface Methods 1
Time: 09:20 - 09:40
Supervisors using MT and PT-consumables in their area of responsibility are well advised to consider the use of chemicals with the lowest possible impact to the work safety, the environment and the overall process costs. The REACH-legislation is fully in force and the new labelling regulation CLP has to be applied as well and brings an additional pressure to this situation. Leading manufacturers of NDT consumables have modified their products in order to match these requests without influencing the technical performance. Pfinder is going one step further and started an approach to improve the general NDT process sustainability by the campaign GREEN NDT. For the sake of the work safety more and more products are free of hazardous ingredients and therefore free of any hazard labeling. Completely biodegradable products and a carbon footprint evaluation of widely used NDT consumables help to optimize the environmental impact. Several measures can reduce substantially the NDT process costs. This enables the users of magnetic particle and penetrant testing consumables to make decisions not only based on purchasing costs. The improvement of the work safety and the environment protection can now be taken into consideration better than ever before. For standards-compliant and future-save NDT processes.