Inspection Trends Archive

Inspection Trends Archive

2018

  Spring
Spring 2018 Spring
Applications of Stud, Back, Backing, and Surfacing Weld Symbols • Understanding Peening • The Challenges of Nondestructive Examination Education

  Winter
Winter 2018 Winter
Applications of the Edge Weld Symbol • A Century of Innovations in Aerospace Welding Culminates in a New Edition of AWS D17.1 • Ultrasonic Examination: Not Just for Welds

2017

  Fall
Fall 2017 Fall
Applications of Plug and Slot Weld Symbols • Beyond PPE: Safety in the Welding Inspection Environment • Selected Subjects of Metallurgy • How the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology Helps the Inspection Industry

  Summer
Summer 2017 Summer
Liquid Penetrant Examination • Prequalified vs. Qualified Welding Procedure Specifications • Update to AWS B1.10, Guide for the Nondestructive Examination of Welds

  Spring
Spring 2017 Spring
NDE School Profiles • Applications of Fillet Weld Symbols • Choosing Marking Tools and Temperature Sticks

  Winter
Winter 2017 Winter
Application of Groove Weld Symbols • Better WPS Templates • AWS Certification Program Update

2016

  Fall
Fall 2016 Fall
Magnetic Particle Testing Update • Inspectiong Pipes

  Summer
Summer 2016 Summer
Visual Weld Inspection of Structural Steel • Ultrasonic Transducers Explained • The CWI Part B Practical Exam

  Spring
Spring 2016 Spring
Inspection Tools • Inspecting Cast Irons • First CWIs • NDE School Profiles

  Winter
Winter 2016 Winter
The CWI Program Turns 40 • The Originals Speak Out • It's Only Pipe

2015

  Fall
Fall 2015 Fall
Transforming Pipeline Inspection with Digital Radiography • Flexible Hose Manufacturer Steps Up Its Quality Program • Tips for Shop Welding Inspection • Progress in Use of Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing in Steel Bridge Fabrication

Summer
Summer
A Guided Bend Testing Primer • Internal Weld Inspection Using Borescopes • Tips for Better Positive Material Identification • Understanding Caulking

  Spring
Inspection Trends - Spring 2015 Spring
Texas School Offers Both Wet and Dry Inspection Training • Corrosion Monitoring, Detection, and Measurement • Pennsylvania School Offers Wide Range of NDE-Related Courses

 Winter
Inspection Trends - Winter 2015 Winter
Application of Phased Array Ultrasonics to AWS Codes • How to Visually Inspect Tube/Pipe Groove Welds • It's All about the Certification

2014

  Fall
Fall 2014 Fall
Brinell Hardness Testing • Welding Inspection Below Zero • Quality – It's a Team Effort • Advice from the Pros

Summer
Summer
Advances in Eddy Current Inspection Technology • Understanding Protected Zones • Understanding Eddy Current Inspection of Ferrous Materials • Tips for Preparing Top-Notch Inspection Reports

  Spring
Spring
Choosing the Right Tool for the Job • Make Weld Inspection a Safer Bet • NDE Program Prepares Students for Petrochemical Jobs

 Winter
Winter
Choosing a Borescope for Orbital Weld Inspections • Applying Visible Penetrants at Low Temperatures • The Key to Eliminating Costly Rework

2013

  Fall
Fall 2013 Fall
Understanding Welder Performance Qualification • Performing Inspections in Confined Spaces • Qualifying Welders on Fillet Welds • Ethics Alert: Recent Cases

Summer
Summer 2013 Summer
What Can a Flawed Specimen Teach You? • Understanding Arc Strikes • Reviewing Welding Procedures

  Spring
Spring 2013 Spring
Tips for Working Overseas • Good Practices for Inspecting Austenitic Stainless Steel Tube and Pipe Systems in Hygienic Applications • How to Handle 'Routine' Inspections • Being in Business as a CWI

 Winter
Winter 2013 Winter
What Are the Inspectors' Roles and Responsibilities? • What You Should Know about Soundness Testing • What Is Your Role in Monitoring Shear Wave UT?

2012

  Fall
Fall 2012 Fall
Inspecting to the Requirements of AWS D1.1 • College Works to Produce Grads Well-Versed in Core NDE Inspection Methods • Ethics Alert: Ethical Conundrums • Moraine Valley Aims to Place Students on the Job Quickly • Florida School Offers 'Go-to-Work' Training

Summer
Summer 2012 Summer
Understanding Welder Performance Qualification • Performing Inspections in Confined Spaces • Qualifying Welders on Fillet Welds • Ethics Alert: Recent Cases

  Spring
Spring 2012 Spring
The Role of Ultrasonic Inspection in the Power-Generation Industry • Understanding Test Ring Specimens • Advice for Inspectors in the Energy Industry • Ethics Alert: How to File an Ethics Violation Complaint

 Winter
Winter 2012 Winter
Using Phased Array Ultrasonics for Detecting and Sizing Cracks in Welds • Destructive Testing Basics • Ethics Alert: Certified vs. Qualified

2011

  Fall
Fall 2011 Fall
Laser Tool Offers Alternative for Precise Visual Weld Inspection • How to Deal with the Unexpected • Visual Inspection Tips from the Pros

Summer
Summer 2011 Summer
Keeping Safe from Falls • Writing Inspection Reports • Inspecting Skewed T-Joints • Staying Cool on the Job

  Spring
Spring 2011 Spring
Reading Radiographs • Bridge Inspection Update • Using a Robotic System to Inspect Boiler Tubes • Tips for Qualifying Welders

 Winter
Winter 2011 Winter
Hand-Held XRF Analyzers Advance PMI Programs • Magnetic Particle Powder Performance • Certification Fraud: A Serious Problem for Everyone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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