This SAE information report provides a means to understand the various methods of evaluating the integrity of steel tubing without the need of destroying the tubing. This report describes eddy current testing, flux leakage testing, ultrasonic testing, and magnetic particle testing of steel tubing. The primary purpose of these methods of testing steel tubing is to look for flaws in the tubing, such as discontinuities, seams, cracks, holes, voids and other imperfections characteristic to the specific construction of the tubing.
SAE J2592 Information Report provides a means for the average lay person not directly associated with the manufacturing of bulk steel tubing, a better understanding of the various methods to evaluate the molecular integrity of steel tubing without the need of destructing the tubing. This July 2011 project provides five year review with only the following editorial changes.