ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Nondestructive Examination (NDE) and Quality Control (QC) Central Qualification and Certification Program (ANDE-1 Standard) is a new independent qualification system for NDT and QC personnel. It is the first to come with a requirement of performance-based experience of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) personnel on the basis of practical demonstration to perform all required activities rather than length of experience. It also adds unflawed samples to the test sets in order to simulate real situation in industrial practice, where decisions about the acceptance is necessary. This article analyzes the ANDE-1 Standard and compares it with other relevant qualification standards used in the European Union (EU).

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