Nuclear Industry Putting Trust in UAS
Posted: 2018-3-16When an engineer first suggested using a drone to inspect two concrete pressurized water reactor (PWR) containment domes at American Electric Power’s Cook Nuclear Plant, David Aubrey, who oversees these inspections, was hesitant to trust such a new technology with such a critical task. The engineering program manager didn’t know much about unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at the time, except for what he’d seen in the news. But after doing more research and learning about the cost savings and safety improveme...Read More.
ON Semiconductor Introduces Highest Resolution 35mm Image Sensor to Date
Posted: 2018-3-16ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy efficient innovations, is extending capabilities for critical high resolution industrial imaging with the introduction of a new 43 megapixel (MP) resolution, charge-coupled device (CCD) image sensor in the convenient 35 mm optical format. The KAI-43140 is ideal for use in applications where both very high resolution image capture and excellent image uniformity is required, such as end of line inspection of high-definition (HD) and ultra-high-definition (UHD) fla...Read More.
IPC Leads the Way Bringing Modern Technology to Bridge Inspections
Posted: 2018-3-16Human beings are creatures of habit, and most are loath to move out of their comfort zone. This perennial truth is apparent in many areas, but in technology, its impact appears formidable and challenging, with potential to bring about national disasters.
American writer and Professor of Biochemistry, Isaac Asimov, speaking at the Newark College of Engineering in New Jersey, once said, "I discovered, to my amazement that all through history there had been resistance … and bitter, exaggerated, last-stit...Read More.
Idaho State University Researchers Use Thermal Imaging to Retrieve Serial Numbers
Posted: 2018-3-16Idaho State University Department of Chemistry researchers are using thermal imaging – and a lot of complicated math formulas – to develop a nondestructive means of recovering defaced or scraped serial numbers from stolen items such as guns or vehicles.
Law enforcement agencies could potentially use these recovered numbers to return stolen items or use them to investigate forensic leads.
"Our process has worked on a lot of different test samples and on one real sample, but we are working with two agen...Read More.
High Speed Laser Radar Coordinate Measuring System
Posted: 2018-3-16Laser Radar (LR) is a laser based measuring technology that is gaining ever increasing focus from automotive and aerospace OEMs due to its speed and ability to bring automated absolute CMM quality measurements to the production line.
The Nikon Metrology Laser Radar solution provides automated, non-contact measurement capability for medium to large-volume applications of up to 50 meter radius. This next generation of metrology system precisely measures geometry without requiring photogrammetry t...Read More.
Metal Fatigue Solutions Opens NYC Office
Posted: 2018-3-16Metal Fatigue Solutions (MFS), producer of the next generation of advanced Nondestructive Testing (NDT) and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) technology systems for major civil and industrial infrastructure, today announced it has opened an office in New York City's Empire State Building.
MFS' newly established East Coast regional headquarters will serve a growing customer base whose companies or projects are located in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland and others. It also provides increased a...Read More.
User Spotlight – Nick Vass MIIMS, Registered Marine Surveyor
Posted: 2018-3-15Popular with marine surveyors, the Cygnus 4 ultrasonic thickness gauge was employed in the pre-purchase survey for a Migrant 36 steel cutter. Conducted ashore, the thickness gauging inspection covers the hull, superstructures, keel, and rudder. The hull has been coated with paint above the waterline and with epoxy resin and blue antifouling paint below the waterline. But thanks to the Cygnus-Pioneered Multiple Echo technique, the gauge was able to measure the remaining metal thickness without the need to re...Read More.
Sensor Networks to Design and Build 253 Element Transducer for NASA
Posted: 2018-3-12Sensor Networks, Inc. (SNI) is pleased to announce its recent NASA Contract award # 80NSSC18P0895 of $77, 495. to design and fabricate a custom 253-element circular ultrasonic array transducer.
The "UT Probe" will be used in a phased-array ultrasonic test configuration to do research at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA on the Advanced Composites Project. NASA research scientist, Dr. Patrick Johnston, indicates that he’ll be using this novel approach to measure composite-fiber orientation and...Read More.
TUV India and Vadict USA to Provide Industrial AI
Posted: 2018-3-7TUV India Pvt. Ltd., part of TÜV NORD GROUP, is pleased to announce its association with Vadict USA Inc. as a knowledge partner to provide the Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the industrial enterprises.
TUV India offers a comprehensive and diverse range of technical services to its large customer base which includes leading corporate houses, public sector organizations, and medium and small scale enterprises. TUV India provides various services in Management Systems Certification, Industrial Inspection ...Read More.
VisiConsult Digitizes X-ray Inspection at a Leading Aerospace Company
Posted: 2018-3-7Recently, a well-known maintenance and repair (MRO) company invested in the flexible XRHGantry system from VisiConsult to perform nondestructive testing on turbine parts. This speeds up the inspection process of heavy, large and complex components while ensuring the highest quality. The XRHGantry is a roof mounted system with seven programmable axes. Throughput and running costs have been significantly reduced through the use of the digital technology.
The flexible system design enables the XRHGantry to ...Read More.