The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) require all rides to have a Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) schedule to aid in-service device inspection. A NDT schedule details all the areas and components of a ride that require inspection using specific NDE methods, and the intervals at which these tests should be performed. The areas to be tested and the level of strip down required to achieve this should also be identified and listed. Ideally the NDE Procedures and Schedule would be compiled by the original designer, but advice may also be sought from Inspection Bodies (IBs) or other experts who have the competence to predict areas that could be subject to fatigue failure.
LTC engineers have a wealth of experience on a wide range of devices which we utilise to inform all device schedules we develop. Our experience in annual inspection enables us to identify where fatigue might occur within a component or assembly, and under what timescale this could occur. For more complex components, fatigue calculations or Finite Element Analysis (FEA) can be employed to inform NDT schedules. To look at some sample documents, you can arrange to visit us at the LTC office, or alternatively we could arrange a visit to your site to discuss your requirements.