Carestream Launches New INDUSTREX Software with Sharper Image Quality
Posted: 2020-6-16Raising the bar in non-destructive testing (NDT) technology,
new Carestream NDT INDUSTREX Digital Viewing Software Version 5.2 delivers a higher
level of image resolution for digital radiography, resulting in more accurate defect detection
for NDT inspections. This software is an all-in-one solution that includes modules for CR,
DR and data, eliminating the need to purchase costly add-on modules. It also includes
upgrades over the life of users’ capture devices, ensuring the latest features and
Oceaneering Wins Significant Asset Integrity Contract in the Middle East
Posted: 2020-6-16Oceaneering International, Inc. (Oceaneering) has been awarded a considerable asset integrity contract from a major operator based in Dubai, UAE. The award includes the provision of general and advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) and fabric maintenance inspection services across the operator’s onshore and offshore facilities in the Middle East.
The competitively tendered contract includes integrity and inspection services for around 85 offshore platforms spread across five producing fields, as well as...Read More.
Teledyne’s SWIR Camera Enables Defect Detection Beyond the Visible
Posted: 2020-6-16WATERLOO, Canada, May 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies [NYSE:TDY] company and global leader in machine vision technology, is pleased to announce its first short-wave infrared (SWIR) line scan camera for machine vision. The new Linea SWIR features a cutting-edge InGaAs sensor in a compact package suitable for a variety of applications including food and packaged good inspection, recycling, mineral sorting and solar and silicon wafer inspection.
With exceptional responsi...Read More.
NSF Supporting NDT Program Development at Penn College
Posted: 2020-6-16A three-year National Science Foundation grant is supporting Pennsylvania College of Technology’s development of two certificates and an associate degree to meet the growing need for technicians in non-destructive testing.
The nearly $600,000 grant – A Collaborative Approach to Expanding Nondestructive Testing Education Within a Welding Program – is funded by the NSF’s Advanced Technological Education program, which is geared to the education of technicians for advanced-technology fields that drive the n...Read More.
Student from Hawaii Excelling in Cowley’s Online NDT Program
Posted: 2020-6-16Looking to add to his resume, Derek Barbadillo stumbled upon Cowley College’s online Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) program. The Hawaii resident made the decision to enroll in the program and was recently on the College’s main campus in Arkansas City to complete his studies.
Barbadillo graduated from Mililani High School in Hawaii (Island of Oahu). At the time, NDT was foreign to Barbadillio.
"I was pursuing a career in underwater welding and was offered a job by the instructor to be an assistant for N...Read More.
Verasonics Offers HIFUPlex™ PLUS
Posted: 2020-6-16Over the last few years, Focused Ultrasound (FUS), a non-invasive therapeutic technology, has gained substantial momentum following the approval of multiple new indications. The potential utility of FUS shows promise across a variety of clinical areas including cardiology, endocrinology, musculoskeletal medicine, neurology, oncology, urology, and women’s health. The use of ultrasound-guided FUS (USgFUS) is expanding due to its real-time feedback, flexibility and lower cost. As this field has advanced, the ...Read More.
FLIR Allows Non-invasive Inspection of Oil Well Separators
Posted: 2020-6-16During hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"), part of the process involves injecting sand to keep pores of a well open. When the well is brought back online after fracking, some of that sand burps back up to the surface and into a separator.
A separator sits on the surface and separates the oil, gas, and water using heat from an internal fire tube. Gas gets siphoned off and funneled to a sales meter and then eventually to homes and businesses. Oil and water collect in onsite tanks and are eventually hauled a...Read More.
Eddyfi Releases New PAUT/TFM Solution
Posted: 2020-6-16As the world leader in advanced non-destructive testing solutions, Eddyfi Technologies is pleased to announce the release of the new M2M Mantis PAUT flaw detector with TFM.
Mantis is a robust and lightweight flaw detector offering UT, PAUT, TOFD, and TFM through the streamlined user interface called Capture™. Based on a 16:64PR architecture with three different models, Mantis addresses both general and advanced applications without compromising productivity.
The lightweight counterpart to the establis...Read More.
Computed Radiography to Increase Efficiency in Heat Exchanger Inspection
Posted: 2020-6-12The solution developed by OK CONTROL, a service company located in Italy, could only be made possible with the use of imaging plates or X-ray films owing to the fact that they are flexible and can be customized in size and shape. Using Computed Radiography improved the efficiency drastically due to reduced exposure time and an extremely fast workflow.
For example, a customer manufacturing cooling systems used in nuclear plants requested OK CONTROL to inspect heat exchangers which contain tube sheets. The...Read More.
Drones in the Power Industry: The Case for Resiliency
Posted: 2020-6-10The power industry was an early adopter of drone technology, but in this insider piece Andre Louis-Ferdinand says that the sector continues to find new applications and new uses for drones – especially in these challenging times.
The linked article is a guest post by Andre Louis-Ferdinand, Head of UAS Technology at Natural Power, an independent consultancy and global service provider for the renewable energy industry posted on DroneLife.com. The article begins:
As we navigate our way through...Read More.