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API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: FFS Evaluation of Widely Scattered Pits Posted: Inspectioneering has recently published a blog post titled "API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: FFS Evaluation of Widely Scattered Pits." Click the link above to read the full article. Introduction: API 579-1/ASME FFS-1, Part 6 defines pitting as: "localized regions of metal loss that can be characterized by a pit diameter on the order of the plate thickness or less, and a pit depth that is less than the plate thickness." The fitness-for-service (FFS) assessment procedures in Part 6 can be ...Read More.
Phased Array bolt inspections DNV-GL approved Posted: Recently, the UT Phased Array bolt and stud inspections of Control Union have been approved by DNV-GL. Together with our sister company ITS (International Test Solutions) we have been performing in-situ bolt and stud Phased Array inspections for some time now and have achieved great results and cost savings for our clients in offshore, maritime and renewables. For the most efficient inspection, we have developed the ScalaStud(R) guiding mechanisms. After a desk and practical assessment, these inspection ...Read More.
Volume Graphics Releases New Generation of CT Software Solutions Posted: Volume Graphics has announced the latest generation of its software solutions for non-destructive quality assurance with industrial computed tomography (CT): Version 3.3 of VGSTUDIO MAX, VGSTUDIO, VGMETROLOGY, and VGinLINE. Updates in 3.3 include multi-material dimensioning, native Q-DAS support, OCR-based automation, and high-quality volume meshing. The company is the leading provider of industrial CT software, according to management consultants Frost & Sullivan (basis: "2018 Global Industrial CT So ...Read More.
Professors in NDT Support Michigan State Chair Posted: A gift valued at $1.001 million from Acting President Satish Udpa and his wife, Lalita Udpa, will support the education of Michigan State University College of Engineering students. Both are engineering professors at MSU and experts in the area of nondestructive evaluation. They made their gift before Satish Udpa’s appointment as acting president in January. Their gift will create the Satish and Lalita Udpa Endowed Graduate Fellowship and the Satish and Lalita Udpa Endowed Scholarship. The Udpas sever ...Read More.
Volume Graphics Releases New Generation of CT Software Solutions Posted: Updates in 3.3 include multi-material dimensioning, native Q-DAS support, OCR-based automation, and high-quality volume meshing Volume Graphics has announced the latest generation of its software solutions for non-destructive quality assurance with industrial computed tomography (CT): Version 3.3 of VGSTUDIO MAX, VGSTUDIO, VGMETROLOGY, and VGinLINE. The company is the leading provider of industrial CT software, according to management consultants Frost & Sullivan (basis: "2018 Global Industrial CT Sof ...Read More.
Oceaneering’s TAXI Digital Radiography Solution to Provide Significant Cost Savings Posted: Oceaneering International, Inc. ("Oceaneering") has launched a new digital radiography solution for the oil and gas sector, the Trip Avoidance X-ray Inspection (TAXI™) system, aimed at reducing the number of unplanned shutdowns. Recognized as a finalist at this year’s SPE Offshore Achievement Awards’ "Innovator" category, the TAXI™ solution represents a step-change in industrial radiography operations. Typically, radiography uses gamma radiation emitting isotopes. This upsets nucleonic level control ins ...Read More.
Terra Drone Invests in RoNik for Marine UT Posted: Tokyo – July 2, 2019 – Terra Drone Corporation, one of largest providers of industrial drone solutions in the world, is announcing the completion of its investment in RoNik Inspectioneering, a leading Dutch company that performs visual and ultrasonic inspections using wireless robotics. With this investment, RoNik Inspectioneering becomes a part of the Terra Drone group and gets renamed as Terra Inspectioneering. The company will focus on non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection services of industrial, ...Read More.
ABB Wins Award for Submersible Transformer Inspection Robot Posted: ABB’s free-swimming robot that redefines transformer inspection services received the 2019 ‘Power Product of the Year’ award. On May 30, 2019, ABB was honoured with an Electrical Review Excellence award for its ABB Ability™ inspection for transformers – TXplore™ -- in the ‘Power Product of the Year’ category. Electrical Review is the leading electrical industry publication in the UK. The judging panel, under the leadership of the highly-respected industry figure – Prof. Ian F. Bitterlin, Con ...Read More.
Ultrasonic Testing for the Power Generation Industry Posted: Ultrasonic nondestructive testing, also known as ultrasonic NDT or simply UT, is a method of characterizing the thickness or internal structure of a test piece using high-frequency sound waves. The frequencies, or pitch, used for ultrasonic testing typically range from 500 kHz to 20 MHz, many times higher than the limit of human hearing. High-frequency sound waves are very directional and will travel through a medium, such as steel or plastic, until they encounter a boundary with another medium ...Read More.
K2 Industrial Services, Drone Services, LLC and Censys Technologies Bring Drone-Based Inspections to the Midwest Posted: Energy and utility inspections have long been conducted internally and externally with manpower by industrial service companies. K2, an ASRC Industrial Services Company, is expanding their inspection services to many specialized fields including power plants, transmission and renewable energy. When working with power plants, they will be able to conduct inspections of stacks, tanks, boilers, roofing, oily waste ponds, piping, and more. For transmission and renewable energy needs, K2 will focus on transforme ...Read More.
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