Ultrasound Scans for Damage to Concrete Bridges
Posted: 2018-5-22The concrete Pantheon in Rome is in excellent condition after 2 000 years. Steel reinforcement can dramatically reduce lifespan of concrete structures however and deterioration can begin after only 10 years.
Infrastructures such as bridges and roads are usually reinforced concrete, which need continuous monitoring for regular operation and safety. Large concrete structures pose various challenges mainly due to the wide range of aggregates, fragments compacted together, in the material.
‘On a roll’ - n...Read More.
Computational Imaging: Methods, Benefits, and Enabling Technologies
Vision Systems recently had a Q&A with Marc Landman, Vice President, CCS America in which computational imaging technologies, benefits, products, and applications within machine vision are discussed. Click the link above for the full article.
You recently released the LSS-2404 lighting controller for computational imaging. What led to this product being developed, and why?
Precision illumination is always critical t...Read More.
New Patent for Positive Material Identification Process
Posted: 2018-5-22Global pipeline solutions provider T.D. Williamson (TDW) received a patent for its Positive Material Identification (PMI) process from the U.S. Patent Office.
The PMI process, patent number US 9,880,056, uses a variety of non-destructive tools and techniques to generate traceable, verifiable and complete pipe records for in-situ pipe material verification, providing trusted results along with considerable cost, time and efficiency benefits.
TDW began developing the PMI process in 2011, soon after th...Read More.
CFM56-7B Engine Fan Blade Inspection - GE Approved Glycerol Supplier
Posted: 2018-5-22Echo Ultrasonics is approved by GE as a supplier of Glycerol batch # 205 for the inspection of CFM56-7B engine fan blades in accordance with SB 72-1033.
Echo’s GE approved Glycerol Echo Lot 205 is available in 16-oz / 500 ml bottles for overnight delivery worldwide. Contact: Echo Direct 24/7 at 360-671-9121 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Part number GLY-16, batch # 205.
According to the NTSB May 3rd investigative update, "On April 20, 2018, CFM International issued Service Bulletin 72-1033 applicabl...Read More.
FlawTech, Inc. has appointed new VP
Posted: 2018-5-18FlawTech, the world leader in flaw specimen manufacturing technology based in Concord, North Carolina, providing flawed specimens to the global NDT industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ricky L. Morgan as their new Vice President.
Ricky is a US Army Veteran and a College of Oceaneering Graduate with over 30 years of experience in providing NDT Inspections to the Amusement Park, Construction, Infrastructure, Marine, Petro-chemical and Power Industries. He retains ASNT NDT Level III Certifica...Read More.
The Importance of Surface Finish when Making NDT Reference Standards and Test Blocks
Posted: 2018-5-17Surface finish describes the roughness or irregularity of a surface using a measurement system to quantify the results. This system covers a wide range from extremely rough-textured surfaces all the way to those that are highly polished, mirror-like surfaces. The predominant parameter is Roughness Average, denoted by "Ra," which is the arithmetic mean deviation of a profile. The higher the number, the rougher the finish. Roughly milled surfaces will be in the 250 to 500 Ra µin (6.3 to 12.5 µm) range. S...Read More.
Eddyfi Technologies Launches the First Standard Pulsed Eddy Current Array Solution
Posted: 2018-5-17The groundbreaking pulsed eddy current array (PECA) technology makes corrosion under insulation (CUI) and corrosion under fireproofing (CUF) inspections as much as 10 times faster than with single-element PEC probes.
Québec, Canada, May 17, 2018 — Eddyfi Technologies is proud to be the first to globally market a standard PECA probe dedicated to improving the productivity of corrosion under insulation (CUI) and corrosion under fireproofing (CUF) inspections. As of today, new Lyft® systems will drive array...Read More.
AATA to Host First Ever All Women 10-week NDT Training Course
Posted: 2018-5-16In keeping with their continued efforts to promote diversity and offer opportunities to traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM, the American Advanced Technical Academy (AATA) is presenting the first ever all-women NDT training course this July for those wishing to enter the NDT profession. The 10-week course is free for qualifying students and includes classroom and hands-on instruction in all the major NDT techniques. We are thrilled that twelve women have already signed up to attend. However, we ne...Read More.
IDIR Funds $5.5 Million for Coatings and Testing
Posted: 2018-5-16Roman Maev, Director General of UWindsor's Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research (IDIR), and his research team were joined today by industry partners to announce research funding of $5,488,206 through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's (NSERC) Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) program.
The IDIR's project, Novel Quantitive Nondestructive Quality Evaluation of Advance Joining and Consolidation Manufacturing Processes, will develop and test resilient coatings an...Read More.
Utah Air National Guard Veteran Honored as SLCC Graduate of Excellence
Posted: 2018-5-16"Off and on" for three years, Aaron Christopher Hornok lived on the streets of Salt Lake City.
At times he lived out of his car. Other times he stayed with friends, at a shelter or he camped near streams so he could fish for food.
He watched fellow homeless veterans die on the streets "and I was the only one with them."
"The streets alone can kill you. It’s a never-ending pit," Hornok recently wrote in an essay.
Not only was he watching lives literally disappear before his eyes, the limited savi...Read More.