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NEWSLETTER #21- June 2001 Z/40


1. News Release - Canadian Institute for NDE

2. SPI Announcement of New Product- Interface Force Distribution

Measured by Thin Sensor

3. Low Observables Nondestructive Evaluation Tool Successfully

Transitioned to Air Combat Command

4. A Conference Sponsored by Practical Welding Today Magazine and

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.

5. Proceedings of the International Symposium: Non Destructive Testing

in Civil Engineering (NTD-CE)

6. NDT Info

7. Professional Societies and Associations

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The NDTech Newsletter is published periodically by NDTech, a
consulting firm offering nondestructive testing services and
instruments. This newsletter is distributed by e-mail and covers brief
descriptions of some useful but less publicized radiographic,
ultrasonic, penetrant, magnetic particle, and other NDT methods. You
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To find out more about NDTech and its nondestructive testing consulting
services and instrumentation, visit the NDTech website at http://
www.ndtech.net. Please contact Reggie Cross, Editor, at
Reggie@ndtech.net if you have any questions.

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1. News Release - Canadian Institute for NDE


Times_New_RomanThe
Canadian NDE industry took a significant step forward recently with the
amalgamation of the Canadian Society for Nondestructive Testing and the
NDE Institute of Canada. Through the dedicated and combined efforts of
both organizations, the Canadian Institute for NDE has evolved.


"These two companies were originally formed to serve the requirements
of teh Canadian NDE community and by combining their operations will
create a more efficient adn customer oriented organization, better able
to meet the needs of today" states Mr. Al Higgins, Chairman of the
Board of Trustees of the newly formed CINDE.


The purpose of the Canadian Institute for NDE is to expand its role and
the services it offers to its members and to contribute to the
development of a world class Canadian NDE training and certification
system.


Mr. Higgins announced that this year of operation has been the most
successful fiscal year in over a decade, providing strong economic
growth, and significant imporvements in the level of services offered
to its customers and members. "We are very proud of the new
organization and wish to thank the employees, sponsors, members and
volunteers for their continued support throughout the merging of these
two organizations" he said.


CINDE membership has increased both nationally and internationally and
it is recognized as one of the premier training facilities for
nondestructive testing. Trainees from across Canada, the USA, Latin
America, Africa, Europe, and the Far East come to attend CINDE training
courses.


The Canadian Institute for NDE is confident that it can meet the
challenges of the new millenium by creating educational programs and
resources for its members and the nondestructive testing community.


CINDE will host the 16th World Conference on Nondestructive Testing in
Montreal in 2004. This conference will provide a forum to showcase the
skills and products of the Canadian NDE industry.


GenevaThe CINDE Journal is
published six times a year by the Canadian Institute for NDE.

National Office: 135 Fennell Avenue West

Hamilton, Ontario

Canada L8N 3T2

TEL: (905) 387-2004

FAX: (905) 574-6080

EMAIL: Csndt@Canlinks.com

WEBSITE: http://www.csndt.org


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2. SPI Announcement of New Product- Interface Force Distribution

Measured by Thin Sensor


Times_New_RomanSensor
Products Inc. introduces Pressurex®, a tactile force
indicating sensor film. The sensor is designed for use in assessing
compression magnitude and distribution between any two mating or
impacting surfaces. Applications exist for both manufacturing process
control and machine/component inspection and calibration. Pressurex is
claimed to be a valuable aid in machine calibration unit pressure
distribution between components of machine assemblies such as clutch
and brake plates, frames, shafts, welding heads, teeth of gears,
gaskets and flanges, glue and adhesive jigs, roller nips for steel
mills, and electronic component packaging. Other applications include
ultrasonic welding, explosive forming, indication of uniformity during
composite materials fabrication, determination of effective placement
of strain gauges, determining drawing pressure in dies, package drop
test pressure, and measuring the interface pressure in mechanically
attached joints.


Pressurex sensor film comes in the form of a large thin sheet,
physically similar in appearance to standard 8" by 11" paper. When
placed in between impacting or mating surfaces, the sensor film should
change color. The intensity of this permanent color change is
proportional to the amount of force applied. Precise PSI (kg/cm2) can
be determined by comparison of the sensor film to a color calibration
chart (conceptually similar to interpreting Litmus paper), or by using
one of several imaging systems, which can also be purchased from Sensor
Products.


Pressurex has a maximum gauge of 8 mils, which is most beneficial in
invasive intolerant environments that cannot accomodate traditional
load cells or other transducers. This product can be purchased from
SPI at $0.02 to $0.05 USD per cm2.


GenevaFor more information or
to obtain a free product sample, please contact Bill Ebner by phone
(001.973.560.9092) or email (bebner@sensorprod.com) or visit the SPI
company website at http://www.sensorprod.com.



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3. Low Observables Nondestructive Evaluation Tool Successfully

Transitioned to Air Combat Command


Times_New_RomanThe
Materials and Manufacturing Directorate's Nondesctructive Evaluation
Branch and the F-117 System Program Office successfully researched,
developed, and delivered a "Multi-Spectral Low Observable
Nondestructive Evaluation" point inspection tool to the Air Combat
Command. The tool is designed to provide a better inspection
capability and reduce the low observable (LO) maintenance burden on
stealth aircraft. LO weapon systems depend heavily on stealth
technology for protection against air defense systems. Therefore,
maintaining LO signature integrity is critical for the success of these
systems in carrying out their missions. Lockheed Martin Skunk Works'
MM-704 technology was used to develop the new inspection tool. Quick
warm-up and calibration, combined with a sensor that can be mounted on
an extension pole to reach any location on an aircraft from the ground,
contribute to its speed in evaluating components. The MM-704 is user
friendly, simple to use (red light/green light), protable, battery
operated, and multi-functional. The MM-704 also delivers more
consistent measurements, thereby providing increased reliability and
confidence in the LO maintenace process.


GenevaFor further information
contact Tech Connect at (800) 203-6451 or place a request at
http://www.afrl.af.mil/techcom/index.htm


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4. A Conference Sponsored by Practical Welding Today Magazine
and

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl
.


Annual Welding Forum

Date: July 11-13, 2001

Place: Downer's Grove (Chicago), Ill.


Cutting-Edge Welding Technology * Workplace Safety and Environment
Issues

Work Force Development Strategies

High-powered Keynote * Breakout Sessions * Panel Discussion


Also available are a limited number of tickets for two of the hottest
showdowns in NASCAR: the Busch Series race on Saturday, July 14, and
the Winston Cup race-- the Tropicana 400-- on Saturday, July 15. To
reserve your Track Pack, call 815-727-RACE or visit their Web site at
http:///www.chicagolandspeedway.com


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5. Proceedings of the International Symposium: Non Destructive
Testing

in Civil Engineering (NTD-CE)


Edited by

G. Schickert, H. Wiggenhauser


Issued: September 26-28, 1995

Berlin, Germany


Titles and Authors of Papers Presented are available at
http://www.dgzfp.de/fa/fa_b/kbaende/isybb.html


Lectures
Times

Geneva* Setting the scene *
Soils, Piles, Subsurface Detection

* Structures, Bridges * Case Studies

* Simulation * Impact Echo

* Corrosion * Materials

* Moisture * Monitoring

* Magnetic and Electrical Methods * Acoustic Emission, Electro
Acoustic

* Interferometry * Historical Monuments, Masonry

* Quality Control * Radar

* Ultrasound I * IR-Thermography, Radiation

* Building Dynamics * Reinforcements

* Building Inspection * Concluding Reports, Perspectives

* Ultrasound II


Posters
Times

Geneva* Acoustic Emission,
Impact Echo * Moisture

* Building Dynamics, Soils * Monitoring, Sensors

* Case Studies * Radar, Electromagnetic Methods

* IR- Thermography * Reinforcements, Corrosion

* Material Properties * Ultrasonics

* Special Interest


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6. NDT Info


Availability of Papers

Most papers listed in NDT Info may be obtained via a loan
library or direct from Loans Department, British Library Document
Supply Centre (BLDSC), Boston Spa, Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS23 7BQ.
Details of BLDCS's UK adn Interantional Services may be obtained from
The Director, British Library Document Supply Centre. Technical
reports are also available form the Loans Departmentof BLDSC and in the
USA from the National Technical Information Service, US Department of
Commerce, Springfield, Virginia 22151, USA. For availability of
British and foreign standards see Standards News elsewhere in this
journal.


General and
reviews
Times

GenevaFaults assessment and
acceptance in weld joints of severe loaded welded structures

Rak I

The 4th International Conference of the Slovenian Society for
NDT Conference Proceedings, Ljubljana, Apr 1997, pp 257-269


Selection of an NDT method and the extent of testing

Rihar G

The 4th International Conference of the Slovenian Society for
NDT Conference Proceedings, Ljubljana, Apr 1997, pp 295-305


Performance demonstration for steam generator tubing

Henry G

Proceedings of the Second International Conference on NDE in
Relation to Structural Integrity for Nuclear and Pressurized
Components, Vol 1, New Orleans, Louisiana, 24-6 May 2000, A-111


Heat exchanger performance demonstration program for the power
industry

Krzywosz K

Proceedings of the Second International Conference on NDE in
Relation to Structural Integrity for Nuclear and Pressurized
Components, Vol 1, New Orleans, Louisiana, 24-6 May 2000, A-155


Novel non-destructive techniques to assess the degradation of
adhesively bonded composite structures

Boinard P, Pethrick R A, Banks W M, and Crane R L

Insight -- Non Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring,
Vol 43 No 3, Mar 2001, pp 159-162


Notches - Defects in design and consequences

Lange G

Materialprufung, Vol 43 No 3, 2001, pp 87-90 [in German]

English Abstract:

Notches are responsible for a lot of damage in metallic
components. They produce local stress peaks at the notch tip and
promote the formation of fatigue cracks and stress corrosion cracks.
Simultaneously, notches producea three dimensional state of tensile
stress which restricts the plastic deformability and favours cleavage
fracture. Additionally, the stresses stretch elastically the lattice
of the material and promote hydrogen embrittlement of steels. Fatigue
fractures initiated by notches will be presented as examples.


Applications of advanced non-destructive testing and
evaluation techniques in power, chemical and petrochemical industries

Baldev R and Jayakumar T

Proceedings of the First International Conference on Non
Destructive Evaluation in the Guf, Qatar, 8-10 Nov 1999, pp 26-40


Latest development in NDE inspection heat exchangers and boiler tubes

Sadek H M A

Proceedings of the First International Conference on Non
Destructive Evaluation in the Gulf, Qatar, 8-10 Nov 1999, pp 41-49


Remote access inspection/NDT systems in the Arabian Gulf

Brown B and Smith L

Proceedings of the First International Conference on Non
Destructive Evaluation on the Gulf, Qatar, 8-10 Nov 1999, pp 87-97


Advanced NDE for piping inspection: joint industry projects

Wolf H A

ASNT Spring Conference and the 9th Annual Research Symposium
abstracts, Mar 2000, p 61


Nondestructive testing for steel bridges in Japan

Miki C and Shirahata H

NDT-CE 2000 (Non Destructive Testing in Civil Engineering
2000) (Seiken Symposium No 26) Proceedings, Apr 2000, pp 23-39


Back to Basics: Troubleshooting with failure modes and effects
analysis

Papadakis E P

Materials Evaluation, Vol 58 No 4, Apr 2000, pp 529-530


Research and development in the application of ultrasonic testing
techniques in Brazil

Bittencourt M S Q, Lamy C A, Payao Filho J C, Santos A A and
Bray D E

Materials Evaluation, Vol 58 No 4, Apr 2000, pp 537-541


The state of our railways

Smith R A

ingenia- The informative quarterly of The Royal Academy of
Engineering, Vol 1 Issue 4, Apr 2000, pp 13-16


Creating value in the oil and gas industry

Liew B C

ingenia- The informative quarterly of The Royal Academy of
Engineering, Vol 1 Issue 4, Apr 2000, pp 26-27


Limitations in size and type of detectable defects in rail flaw
inspection

Peterson M L, Jeffrey B D and Gutkowski R M

insight -- Non Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring,
Vol 42 No 5, May 2000, pp 306-311


Miscellaneous
techniques
Times

GenevaFiber-optic sensor
technology for railroad applications

Chuang S L, Hsu A, Young E and Liu G

ASNT Spring Conference and 9th Annual Research Symposium
abstracts, Mar 2000, p 53


Vertical split head detection in the entire rail head

Martens G D

ASNT Spring Conference and 9th Annual Research Symposium
abstracts, Mar 2000, p 54


In-service monitoring of the tubes "with inner defects" in nuclear
power plant

Baochu Y

Nondestructive Testing, Vol 22 No 2, Feb 2000, pp 71-72 [in
Chinese]

English abstract:

The conclusion made in pre-service inspection that inner
defects existed in the two tubes of a nuclear power plant was corrected
by in-service monitoring and research based on relaitve theory. Also
given was their exact character.


Digital surface photogrammetry: a new medical imaging
modality

Segal D

ingenia- The informative quarterly of The Royal Academy of
Engineering, Vol 1 Issue 4, Apr 2000, pp 60-63


Investigation of small Egyptian mummies by 3D computed tomography

Rossi M, Casuli F, Romani D and Picchi D

15th World Conference on NDT Abstracts, Rome, OCt 2000, p 159


Leak detection methods and defining the sizes of leaks

Pregelj A, Drab M and Mozetic M

The 4th International Conference of the Slovenian Society for
NDT Conference Proceedings, Ljubljana, Apr 1997, pp 247-255


Mechanisms of corrosion-fatigue crack initiation from pre-existing pits
in aluminum alloys

Gill S and Pao P

Proceedings of The Fourth Joint DoD/FAA/NASA Conference on
Aging Aircraft, St. Louis, Missouri, 15-18 May 2000


Magnetic
Times

GenevaMagnetic NDT of steel
wire ropes

Sukhorukov V V

The 4th International Conference of the Slovenian Society for
NDT Conference Proceedings, Ljubljana, Apr 1997, pp 229-237


Optical and
ultra-violet
Times

GenevaLaser shearography
inspection for aircraft and space structures

Gregory R

insight -- Non Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring,
Vol 43 No 3, Mar 2001, pp 150-154


Acoustic
emission
Times

GenevaHealth monitoring of
aerospace structures with acoustic emission and acousto-ultrasonics

Finlayson R D, Friesel M, Carlos M, Cole P and Lenain J C

insight -- Non Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring,
Vol 43 No 3, Mar 2001, pp 155-158


Structural response of railroad tank cars during acoustic emission
testing

El-Hajjar R F

ASNT Spring Conference and 9th Annual Research Symposium
abstracts, Mar 2000, p 59


Ultrasonic and acoustic techniques

An investigation in the machinability of grey east irons by
ultrasonic NDE

Li H, Bates C E, Davis M

ASNT Spring Conference and 9th Annual Research Symposium
abstracts, Mar 2000, p 47


Measurement of axial-stress in high tension bolts by acoustoelastic
velocity-ratio method

Toda H, Go Y, Yokoyama K, Yosikawa O and Yawata T

NDT-CE 2000 (Non Destructive Testing in Civil Engineering
2000) (Seiken Symposium No 26) Proceedings, Apr 2000, pp 109-115


High pressure gas coupled ultrasonic inspection for discontinuities

Schramm R E and Fortunko C M

Materials Evaluation, Vol 58 No 4, Apr 2000, pp 558-563


Ultrasonic methods to detect and evaluate damage in steel

Hirskekorn S, van Andel P W and Netzelmann U

Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, Vol 16 No 6 (2000), pp
395-409


Radiography
Times

GenevaDigital radiography - an
emerging alternative

Barber G

Non Destructive Testing - Australia, Vol 37 No 2, Mar/Apr
2000, pp 44-46


Eddy Current

Remote field testing: Canadian expertise leads to new
standard

Mackintosh D

CSNDT Journal, Vol 21 No 2, Mar/Apr 2000, pp 26-28


Thermal and infra-red

Monitoring mechanical systems using high resolution
thermographic imaging

Wishaw M and Coldwell P

Non Destructive Testing - Australia, Vol 37 No 2, Mar/Apr
2000, pp 38-42


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7. Professional Societies and Associations


American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)

Gaithersburg, MD, 301-670-1377; Fax: 301-869-1495; Web: www.a2la.org/.
The A2LA is a nonprofit, scientific, membership organization dedicated
to the formal recognition of testing and calibration organizations that
have achieved a demonstrated level of competence.


American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

New York, NY, 212-642-4900; Fax: 212-398-0023; Web: www.ansi.org/.
ANSI is a private, nonprofit administrator and coordinator of the US
voluntary standardization system. ANSI does not develop standards;
rather, it facilitates development by establishing consensus among
qualified groups.


American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)

Columbus, OH, 614-274-6003; Fax: 614-274-6899; Web: www.asnt.org/.
ASNT promotes the descipline of nondestructive testing (NDT) as a
profession and facilitates NDT research. The organization also
provides NDT educational materials and training programs.


American Society for Quality (ASQ)

Milwaukee, WI, 414-272-8575; Fax: 414-272-1734; E-mail: cs@asq.org;
Web: www.asqc.org/. The mission of the ASQ is to facilitate continuous
improvement and increased customer satisfaction by promoting the use of
quality principles, concepts, and technologies.


American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

W. Conshohocken, PA, 610-832-9500; Fax: 610-832-9555; E-mail:
service@astm.org; Web: www.astm.org. ASTM is an international society
that works to develop high-quality, voluntary technical standards for
materials, products, systems, and services.


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Piscataway, NJ, 732-562-6820; Fax: 732-981-9511; E-mail:
corporate-communications@ieee.org; Web: www.ieee.org. The IEEE is a
technical professional society that advances the theory and practice of
electrical, electronics, and computer engineering as well as computer
science.


Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST)

Mount Prospect, IL, 847-255-1561, Fax: 847-255-1699, Web: www.iest.org.
The IEST is an international professional society that serves members
and the industries they represent through education and the development
of recommended practices and standards.


Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE)

Herts, UK, +44-1438-313311; Fax: +44-1438-742840; E-mail:
postmaster@iee.org.uk; Web: www.iee.org.uk/. The IEE promotes the
advancement of electrical, manufacturing, and information engineering
and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and ideas.


International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Geneva, Switzerland, +41-22-749-0111; Fax: +41-22-733-3430; E-mail:
central@iso.ch; Web: www.iso.ch/. ISO promotes the development of
standardization to facilitate the international exchange of goods adn
services and to develop cooperation in intellectual, scientific,
technological, and economic activity. (The ISO does not cover
electrical and electronic engineering.)


International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)

Bellingham, WA, 360-676-3290; Fax: 360-647-1445; E-mail: spie@spie.org;
Web: www.spie.org/. The SPIE is an international technical society
dedicated to advancing engineering, scientific, and commercial
applications of optical, photonic imaging, electronic, and
optoelectronic technologies.


ISA

Research Triangle Park, NC, 919-549-8411; Fax: 919-549-8288; E-mail:
info@isa.org; Web: www.isa.org/. ISA is the international society of
more than 47,000 professionals involved in instrumentation,
measurement, and control. ISA publishes books and magazines, provides
training, develops standards, and organizes conferences and
exhibitions.


ISO 9000/QS-9000 Support Group

Caledonia, MI, 616-891-9114; Fax: 616-891-9462; E-mail:
isogroup@iserve.net; Web: www.isogroup.iserv.net. The ISO 9000/QS-9000
Support Group is a network of companies that serves as a clearinghouse
of ISO 9000/QS-9000 information and certified assessors.


National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Gaithersburg, MD, 301-975-3058, Fax: 301-926-1630; E-mail:
inquiries@nist.gov; Web: www.nist.gov/. As a nonregulatory agency of
the Commerce Department's Technology Administration, NIST promotes U.S.
economic growth by working with industry to develop and apply
technology, measurements, and standards.


Optical Society of America (OSA)

Washington, DC, 202-223-8130; Fax: 202-223-1096; Web: www.osa.org. The
OSA is a nonprofit professional society of more than 12,000 engineers
and scientists that provides journals, meetings, and engineering and
education programs for the optics and photonics community.


Society of Automative Engineers (SAE)

Warrendale, PA, 724-776-4841, Fax: 724-776-5760; E-mail: sae@sae.org;
Web: www.sae.org. The SAE provides technical publications, conducts
numerous meetings, seminars, and educational activities, and fosters
information exchange among the automotive and aerospace communities.


Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

Northbrook, IL, 847-272-8800; Fax: 847-272-8129; E-mail:
northbrook@ul.com; Web: web138.bbnplanet.com/. The UL is an
independent, nonprofit certification organization that has evaluated
products in the interest of public safety for 100 years.



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