Visual Testing (VT) is a non-destructive testing (NDT) technique that involves examining the surface of a material or component to detect any visible defects or abnormalities. It is a widely used method for quality control and safety assessment in various industries such as aerospace, automotive, construction, power generation, and manufacturing.

During visual inspection, the inspector examines the surface of the material or component using the naked eye or with the help of magnifying lenses, cameras, or other visual aids. The inspector looks for surface cracks, corrosion, scratches, dents, and other surface irregularities that can affect the performance or safety of the component.

Visual inspection is often the first step in the NDT process and is usually followed by more advanced techniques such as radiography, ultrasonic testing, or eddy current testing, depending on the nature and severity of the defects detected. It is a relatively simple and cost-effective technique that can be performed quickly, making it a valuable tool for many industries.



We offer visual testing compliant with many different industry standards and codes to include:

Testing Standard Testing Codes
API – American Petroleum Institute 1104 (Welding of Pipelines and Related Facilities)
ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers BPVC Section V, Section IX, B31.1, B31.3
ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials E1219, E1220, E1417
AWS – American Welding Society D1.1, D1.2, D1.3, D1.4, D1.5, D1.6
AWWA – American Water Works Association AWWA C200
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Xenogenesis, LLC (Xenogenesis) is a non-destructive testing (NDT) firm that has serviced the southeastern US for over 20 years and offers a full range of testing and inspection services. NDT methods include radar imaging, visual inspection, ultrasonic testing, penetrant testing, radiography, magnetic particle testing, positive material identification (PMI), and many others. Our team has extensive experience in radar imaging (GPR), non-destructive testing, inspection, and project management. Xenogenesis’ experience allows our team to work closely with your company and identify the best approach for your project.

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