NDT Global Appoints New President
Posted: 2018-7-16We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Richard Matthews as the President of NDT Global.
With more than 30 years' experience in the oil and gas industry and most recently the position of Operations Director for PIMS of London, Mr. Matthews' appointment supports NDT Global's visionary product strategy and continued growth in developing service solutions to meet the future needs of the industry.
"I am both honored and delighted to be the President of NDT Global. I believe our customer-driven r...Read More.
Case Study – Power Generation Inspections with Climbing Robots
Posted: 2018-7-16Already popular within the food and beverage sector and with global dairy processors such as Fonterra, Murray Goulburn, Friesland Campina and Heineken, Invert Robotics’ technology is proving a much safer and faster ‘disruptor’ in the non-destructive inspection services market.
The company is now applying its technological benefits and services to the energy generation industry with stunning results.
At the heart of state-owned CS Energy are five coal-fired units (one unit at Kogan Creek Power Station ...Read More.
Innovative Company Offers Triage Solution for Natural Disasters
Posted: 2018-7-16With total damages from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria totaling roughly $365 billion, the 2017 hurricane season was the costliest on record in the U.S and revealed the dilapidated state of US Infrastructure, which was completely unprepared to withstand the onslaught of such epic storms. The upcoming 2018 hurricane season could be even more destructive, however, raising fears about the disaster it could wreak on the region’s already-crumbling infrastructure.
Infrastructure Preservation Corporation, a ...Read More.
Download Free Nominal Pipe Size Chart from PH Tool
Posted: 2018-7-11Have you ever been confused by the unconventional system used to delineate pipe dimensions? Why does 10-inch NPS pipe actually measure 10.750 inches, but 14 NPS has an actual outside diameter of 14.000 inches? Is there a difference between schedule 40, STD, and 80S? Rest assured; you are not alone!
The American Standards Association authorized the organization of pipe sizes way back in 1927. Ninety-one years ago there were only three wall thicknesses; STD, XS, and XXS. In 1939, realizing more...Read More.
In Depth: XCEL NDT
Posted: 2018-7-9Who is XCEL NDT and how do they continue growing?
The development of onshore tight oil and shale gas horizontal resource plays has led to record growth of both crude oil and natural gas production, positioning the United States to become the world’s largest producer of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. All three of these product streams require pipelines to transport them from the wellhead to processing and refining plants, and then on to end-use markets.
Consequently, soaring U.S. production ...Read More.
IAEA Holds Course for NDT on Civil Structures In Ecuador
Posted: 2018-7-8An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) technical cooperation course on non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques for the evaluation of civil structures, held recently in Quito, Ecuador, will help countries in the Latin America region to develop a cohort of personnel trained and qualified in non-destructive testing in accordance with ISO9712 and ISO17024, and competent to carry out inspections of civil and industrial structures. Non-destructive testing, which includes the use of nuclear techniques, is u...Read More.
Dantec Introduces FlawExplorer Laser Shearography System
Posted: 2018-7-8Energy prices and environmental concerns are driving development and use of new, lightweight materials and various composite designs. Many of these materials are accompanied with limited material, production knowledge and inspector experience. Speed and time to market constrains are pushing researchers, designers, material and inspection experts to utilize new quality control solutions. Existing processes and methods are being challenged, sometimes delivering limited or inconclusive results. Professionals t...Read More.
Premium Inspection & Testing Group Acquires Quality Testing Services, Inc.
Posted: 2018-7-8Premium Inspection & Testing Group today announced the acquisition of Quality Testing Services, Inc. (St. Louis, MO), a recognized leader in nondestructive testing (NDT), calibration, training and consulting throughout the Midwestern United States.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Scott Zimmer, President of Quality Testing Services, Inc., said: "At Quality Testing Services, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with the best nondestructive testing, training and calibration services available. Ou...Read More.
Olympus Releases IPLEX G Lite IP65 Videoscope
Posted: 2018-7-8Well suited to the often-adverse conditions of industrial inspections, the durable, rugged design of the newly launched Olympus IPLEX G Lite means this videoscope thrives where others fail. It carries an IP65 rating and is resistant to rain, high humidity, salt fog, dust, freezing rain, and even electromagnetic or explosive environments. The IPLEX G Lite is also extremely lightweight (1.15 kg) and can be easily carried and operated with one hand.
Despite its compact size, the IPLEX G Lite does not compro...Read More.
Olympus Shows Three Steps to to Rehab Your Worn Dual Element Transducer
Posted: 2018-7-8Dual element transducers need to be tough. They’re routinely used on many types of surfaces, ranging from rough to reasonably smooth, painted to corroded, and freezing to very hot. Even though they’re tough, they’re still subject to wear.
You can prolong the life of your transducer by making sure that you’re applying the least amount of pressure possible when making measurements. For example, if the surface is so rough that it’s difficult to obtain a reading, grinding the transducer into the surface prob...Read More.