#ndt The argument to map or not to map has been around since the first tank bottom mapping systems were introduced in the early 90’s with the main argument revolving around speed.

Mapping systems may take longer to setup but can save considerable time by reducing the amount of UT prove-up due to advances in defect sizing software. Mapping systems also reduce the time from inspection to delivering the all-important report to the client, with desktop analysis and reporting software inspectors can quickly analy
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