China Manaufactures Intelligent MagLev Inspection Vehicle
Posted: 2019-4-30China's first intelligent inspection vehicle for medium-low-speed magnetically levitated (maglev) railway lines has rolled off the production line in central China's Hunan Province.
The vehicle, 5.81 meters long and 2.6 meters wide, was unveiled in the Changsha industrial park of China Railway Construction Heavy Industry Co. (CRCHI) earlier this week, filling the blank of dynamic and intelligent inspection equipment for medium-low-speed maglev lines.
With a maximum speed of 25 km per hour, the vehicle...Read More.
ASTM International Committee Honors Scientist Ramkumar Venkataraman
Posted: 2019-4-30India West is reporting that Ramkumar Venkataraman, senior research and development staff scientist at Knoxville, Tennessee-based Oak Ridge National Laboratory, was honored with the Harlan J. Anderson Award by the ASTM International Committee on Nuclear Fuel Cycle.
It is said that Venkataraman received the honor for his outstanding contributions to the committee, according to an ASTM International news release distributed March 14.
Mr Venkataraman was honored with an award of appreciation in 2010.
Download the Whitepaper: Drone Inspection
Posted: 2019-4-30Over the past few years, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)—more commonly known as drones—have increasingly become a popular tool for aerial data collection in construction, surveying, mining, and insurance. Utilizing DroneDeploy's software platform, companies capture aerial imagery and generate valuable insights from large data sets, making it possible to see and measure the changes occurring over time on job sites, mines, and properties. But does this method produce results that can meet survey-grade require...Read More.
Download the PQNDT Annual Salary Survey Results
Posted: 2019-4-30PQNDT's NDT SALARY SURVEY RESULTS ARE HERE!
The results are in, click the link above to download now.
Increase Wages in NDT Outpace the National Average!
Unemployment in NDT is at a Historic Low!
The Demand for NDT Workers Has Never Been Greater!
That's the message that comes through in reading the results of the 2018 edition of PQNDT's annual NDT Salary & Benefits Survey.
Employment, compensation, and benefits all increased across the board continuing a trend that has paralleled - and c...Read More.
3 Tips for Accurate Small-Diameter Tubing Measurements
Posted: 2019-4-29Small-diameter metal and plastic tubing is used in a wide variety of industrial and medical applications. Some of these tubes can be smaller than 0.125 inches (3 mm) in diameter, with very thin walls. When their applications are safety-critical, they need to meet tight manufacturing tolerances for wall thickness and concentricity. In the past, manufacturers would have to cut the samples to visually inspect the tube or measure the wall thickness using calipers. Today, there’s a fast and nondestructive altern...Read More.
MHPS to Use Drones for Inspecting Power Plant Boilers
Posted: 2019-4-26Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) is putting into practical service unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to more easily and efficiently inspect the interiors of power plant boilers and other large indoor structures. Demonstration testing for manually operated drones was completed last year, and MHPS plans to begin offering the inspection service from April 2019. MHPS is also pursuing development of autonomous UAVs, together with research and development firm A.L.I. Technologies Inc. Basic technology ...Read More.
New Vision Sensor Targets Robotic Guidance
Posted: 2019-4-26 Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies [NYE:TDY] company and global leader in machine vision technology, announced today its new low cost BOA™ Spot XL vision sensors for industrial automation and inspection.
Designed for error proofing, identification, general inspection and robot guidance, BOA Spot XL vision sensors deliver the performance and capabilities to rival any product in its class. The all-in-one BOA Spot XL comes with integrated LED lighting, lens cover and easy-to-use application software, ...Read More.
Teledyne DALSA Introduces 3D Laser Profiler
Posted: 2019-4-26Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company and global leader in machine vision technology, has added to its successful 1D and 2D camera portfolio by introducing its new, high-accuracy 3D laser profiler series for industrial imaging and factory automation.
The Z-TrakTM LP1 series of 3D laser profilers deliver accurate and precise height measurements in an ergonomically designed compact unit, with a powerful FIR-peak detector. Z-Trak LP1 series profilers are factory-calibrated and bundled with Teledyn...Read More.
Managing Thermal Quench at Power Plants
Posted: 2019-4-26Attemperation equipment is necessary to control steam temperatures at many power plants. However, when the equipment functions improperly or the design is flawed, thermal quenching/shock can damage piping. Proper inspections and sound engineering evaluations can identify problems, allowing corrections to be implemented before failure occurs.
Most large combined cycle power plants are equipped with steam attemperation equipment to control temperatures below design limits during normal operation an...Read More.
Librestream and Ecom Announce Wearable Cameras for Inspection
Posted: 2019-4-26Librestream and ecom, a Pepperl+Fuchs brand, announced today at Hannover Messe the latest innovation for asset analysis and safety inspections in hazardous locations with the Onsight Cube-Ex wearable camera. Librestream and ecom worked collaboratively to design, build, and certify this unique inspection tool for industrial workers in Ex-rated environments.
Using the Cube-Ex, workers on an oil rig, in a process facility, or beside an aircraft can safely inspect processes and analyze complex assets. By pai...Read More.