Nondestructive Examination (NDE) For Engineers Course

Tue, August 07 2018, 8:30 AM - Thu, August 09 2018, 12:00 PM [EST]

11515 Vanstory Drive, Suite 125, Huntersville, NC, United States

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Event Information

Tue, August 07 2018, 8:30 AM - Thu, August 09 2018, 12:00 PM [EST]

About the Event

Nondestructive examination (NDE) is an important tool for aging management of plant components.

Nondestructive examination (NDE) is an important tool for aging management of plant components and is utilized throughout the energy industry to assess the condition of critical assets. An understanding of NDE principles, as well as their capabilities and limitations, is essential to making engineering decisions based on NDE data.

SI is pleased to offer this course developed for engineers, managers, or anyone making equipment decisions based on NDE findings.  During the course, industry-specific NDE methods are reviewed. A general introduction and review of the most common NDE methods is presented while frequently used NDE technologies and techniques will be explored in depth with multiple hands-on technology demonstrations. Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) concepts and technologies will also be discussed.  A general process for matching inspection needs with NDE methods, technologies, and techniques is included.  Participants will learn basic quality control measures, recommended reporting requirements, planning and strategies for the effective utilization of NDE results.

Who Should Attend

Engineers and managers who seek a better understanding of modern methods for NDE of piping, headers, pressure vessels and tubing as well as strategies for effective use of NDE results. This course may be of special interest to those involved with integrity management, inservice inspections, and aging management programs.

Day 1

·         Course Introduction

·         Material Processing and Service Flaws

·         Intro to NDE

·         Visual Testing (VT), Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)* and Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT)*

·         Eddy Current Testing (ET)*

·         Laser Methods*

Day 2

·         Ultrasonic Testing (UT)*

·         Guided Wave Testing (GWT)

·         Radiographic Testing (RT)

·         Fitness for Service Evaluations (NDE, Modeling, Analysis)

 

Day 3

·         Selecting NDE Methods

·         Planning for NDE

·         Reporting of NDE Results

·         Structural Health Monitoring 

 
* Includes live demonstrations of MT, PT, ET and Eddy Current Arrays, Laser Profilometry and Modeling, and Phased Array UT with encoding devices including the new LATITUDE non-mechanized encoding system

 

Training Course Accommodation Details

Attendees are responsible for booking their own hotel accommodations, for convenience we have reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn in Charlotte, NC. Use the link or remember to mention Structural Integrity to receive the discounted room rate at $129 per night. July 7th is the last day to reserve at the reduced rate. Breakfast will be included in the negotiated hotel rate. Lunch will be provided during class instructional days. Dinner will be the responsibility of the attendee. 

 

Event Cancellations

If Structural Integrity Associates cancels this event, all registrants will receive a full refund of fees paid with no administration fee assessed. Refunds will be made within two business weeks following the scheduled date of the event, using the original form of payment. 

Attendee Cancellations/Substitutions

Registrants who are unable to attend an event are encouraged to request the option of providing a substitute participant to attend in his/her place. Substitution requests must be made by email to the event contact provided in the registration receipt or confirmation email up five business days prior to the event. 

If someone is unable to replace the registered participant, a cancellation request must be made by email to the event contact. Fee-based event cancellations will be accepted till 12:00 pm (Eastern Time) six business weeks prior to the event. 

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About the Organizer

Structural Integrity Associates, Inc. has provided support and engineering services to the power industry for more than 30 years, and have transformed that formidable experience and expertise into an integrated, multidisciplinary approach that combines engineering analysis, advanced nondestructive examination, materials evaluation, repair technologies, data management, and online monitoring to attain the best possible solutions for fossil plant owners and operators.

CONTACT ORGANIZER

Event Speakers

Jeff Milligan

Manager, NDS Application Development Group

Jeff Milligan is a mechanical engineer who specializes in NDE. As an NDE Level III, he leads the Application and Development group and manages the Commercial NDE Certification Program at SI. His NDE background spans 18 years and primarily focuses on ultrasonic and eddy current solutions for the power generation and high-pressure vessel industries. His responsibilities include feasibility testing, technique development, software simulation, and design of ultrasonic probe/wedges.

Allen M. Porter

Associate

Allen Porter is a Level III in the NDE Applications and Development Group at Structural Integrity. He has an MS in Material Science from SMU and is an ASNT Level III in ultrasonic and eddy current testing with over 35 years’ experience in NDE research, application and development. His knowledge spans the power generation and aerospace industries with extensive experience with both metals and non-metals.

Event Schedule

  • August 7, 2018
  • August 8, 2018
  • August 9, 2018
08:30 AM
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05:00 PM
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Day 1

Charlotte Office

$0.00

- Course Introduction - Material Processing and Service Flaws - Intro to NDE - Visual Testing (VT), Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) and Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT) - Eddy Current Testing (ET) - Laser Methods

08:30 AM
to
05:00 PM
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Day 2

Charlotte Office

$0.00

- Ultrasonic Testing (UT) - Guided Wave Testing (GWT) - Radiographic Testing (RT) - Fitness for Service Evaluations (NDE, Modeling, Analysis) – New Topic

08:30 AM
to
12:00 PM
Track :

Day 3

$0.00

- Selecting NDE Methods - Planning for NDE - Reporting of NDE Results - Structural Health Monitoring