RAE Recommends Dye Testing for Auto Repair
Posted: 2021-9-22A welding supply distributor this month advised collision repairers to double-check welding and parts with dye penetrant inspection testing.
"You should be doing this all the time," SCRS board member Dave Gruskos (Reliable Automotive Equipment) told an SCRS open board meeting July 14.
The process is simple, according to instructions posted online by Magnaflux, one dye testing kit manufacturer. Clean the component, spray the dye, wait for it to penetrate the metal, wipe it away, and apply developer...Read More.
MilTouch Solutions Develops Lead-Free High kV X-ray Visible Scales for NDT
Posted: 2021-9-22MilTouch Solutions, LLC (http://www.miltouch.com) has released the MilTouch™ High kV X-Ray Visible Scale for use in high kV radiographic non-destructive testing (NDT). This lead-free scale is available in four lengths, 3 inches (3"), 6 inches (6"), 15 centimeters (15 cm) and 12 inches (12"). It is designed to be visible next to plates of up to two inch (2") thickness under 300 kilovolts (kV). MilTouch™ High kV X-Ray Visible Scales meet the requirements for measurement scale comparators set forth in the ASME...Read More.
Are Drones the Future of MRO? (Video)
Posted: 2021-9-22Drone technology has revolutionized many industries. As remotely piloted drones continue to be utilized to inspect and maintain industrial plants and power lines, it would be a logical move by the aviation industry to adopt such equipment in MRO operations. While several companies have already presented their solutions, drone technology is not being rolled out as fast as one might have predicted.
Initially confined to military surveillance roles or leisure activities, drones are now being trusted w...Read More.
Tichawa Vision Releases RingCIS Tube Profiling Sensors
Posted: 2021-9-22It was not long ago that Tichawa Vision in Friedberg brought a world novelty to the international market with the BoroCIS. Now, within a very short time, another sensation follows. With the RingCIS, a unique sensor ring from the ‘CIS-Profile-Scan’ product family is on the market, which revolutionises the quality assurance of the outer sides of tubes, profiles and pipes. As a result, the smallest scratches, cracks and other defects of test objects can be crystallised. The industrial scanner detects 100 per c...Read More.
NVIDIA Unveils Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial Module
Posted: 2021-9-22From factories and farms to refineries and construction sites, the world is full of places that are hot, dirty, noisy, potentially dangerous — and critical to keeping industry humming.
These places all need inspection and maintenance alongside their everyday operations, but, given safety concerns and working conditions, it’s not always best to send in humans.
Robotics and automation are increasingly used in manufacturing, agriculture, construction, energy, government and other industries, but many com...Read More.
Bilfinger Wins Hinkley Point Contract for Piping Systems
Posted: 2021-9-22Bilfinger has won a contract from Hinkley Point C for the execution design, supplier management, fabrication and installation of piping systems for the construction of the new nuclear power plant in the South West of England. Worth ~€68 million (~£58 million), the contract is to be completed by 2025 and will be booked under Bilfinger’s Engineering & Maintenance Europe and Technologies segments.
"The award of this first major contract by EDF marks a key milestone in our work on the Hinkley Point C project...Read More.
CMTC Helps X-Ray System Manufacturer Increase Throughput
Posted: 2021-9-22California Manufacturing Technology Consulting® (CMTC) recently engaged with Creative Electron to deliver Lean Manufacturing Training in an effort to increase throughput and improve the organization’s teamwork and collaboration.
Since 2008, Creative Electron has manufactured digital X-ray inspection systems for a variety of industries including military, aerospace, medical device, and automotive. The company’s innovative X-ray systems reduce quality issues and improve inspections to solve commercial and ...Read More.
Olympus XRF Reveals Soil Contamination
Posted: 2021-9-22Lead is a naturally occurring heavy metal found in the Earth’s crust. Widespread extraction and use of lead in various products, such as gasoline and paint, have increased the levels of lead in both soil and air.
While US-based regulations have banned lead-based gasoline and paint to reduce exposure, lead does not break down in the environment over time. Consequently, the lead added to soil in the past remains a hazard to the environment and our health.
The Health Hazards of Lead Exposure
There is no...Read More.
OCIMF Replacing SIRE Tanker Inspection Programme with New Regime from 2022
Posted: 2021-9-19The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) is currently developing an updated and enhanced version of its Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE) tanker risk assessment tool, the ship inspection regime that has become central to supporting safety and best practice in the marine industry. The new regime, SIRE 2.0, will replace the current system from Q2 2022, delivering a more comprehensive inspection regime with enhanced tools, strengthened governance processes and more in-depth reporting outcomes...Read More.
MeVX High Energy Computed Tomography X-Ray Solutions
Posted: 2021-9-19North Star Imaging introduces a new range of High Energy X-ray systems that are available in 3, 6 and 9 Million Electron Volts. The MeVX product line.
Timothy Lebens, Global Sales Director NSI says: "The MeVX line answers the need for higher energy X-ray inspection to deeply penetrate, dense parts, that cannot be scanned using standard, lower energy, X-ray equipment.
Use of a 3, 6 or a 9 MeVX is a huge time saving solution, especially for aerospace, defense, automotive and other emerging technologies ...Read More.