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News items submitted by local sections for the month of September 2016


Chicago, Illinois

On 28 June, the Chicago Section and ASTM Committee E07 on Nondestructive Testing met for professional outreach to share activities of interest to the nondestructive testing (NDT) community. The meeting was an evening reception at the Marriott Downtown at the Magnificent Mile and allowed fellowship and sharing between those from the local Section and an international group of E07 committee members.

Golden Gate

San Francisco, California

The Golden Gate Section met on 11 June at Mare Island Historical Museum (MIHM), in Vallejo, California for the final meeting of the 2015–2016 program year. In attendance were: Dan Kerr, director and organizer, retired; George Henke, organizer, retired; Jim Cook, director, retired; Don Patterson, CEL; and Graham Thomas, retired.

A representative from MIHM gave a very interesting, one-hour guided tour of the museum. The five Section members in attendance brainstormed how to “standardize” the nondestructive testing (NDT) exhibit area and make it more attractive to laypeople, not just NDT specialists. Good suggestions were exchanged. Kerr and Henke will work with MIHM staff to educate the guides about NDT and reorganize the area so the guides will start including it on their guided tours.

Miami Valley

Cincinnati, Ohio

The Miami Valley Section met on 7 July at the Trinity Gastro Pub for its year-end executive meeting. At the meeting, the Section thanked outgoing Section Chair Vicki Kramb, while welcoming its new slate of officers. The meeting was well attended and brought in new ideas for managing the Section.

Miami Valley
From left: outgoing Miami Valley Section Chair Vicki Kramb, newly elected Chair Lisa Price, newly elected Vice Chair Jon Beasey, and newly elected Secretary/Treasurer Claudia Kropas-Hughes.


Shanghai, China

The Shanghai Section held its first technical meeting on 2 July at No. 601, Yechen Rd., Shanghai, with 118 members and guests present. One meeting speaker was ASNT Chair of the Board L. Terry Clausing. Clausing gave two presentations, “Infrared Inspection using Infrared Cameras” and “With Respect to Current and Future NDT Technologies.” In addition, Li Long gave a presentation on “Smart LED UV Lamp for MPI and FPI.” The Section appreciates the speakers’ time and effort, and thanks the meeting sponsor, CHiNDT.

The Shanghai Section welcomed 118 members and guests at its July technical meeting.

Southern Africa

Randburg, South Africa

The Southern Africa Section met at the School of Applied Non-Destructive Examination in Boksburg, South Africa on 5 July to discuss the program for the 2016–2017 year. Garth Appel gave feedback from his visit to the World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing, in Munich, Germany, which proved to be a very successful event for South Africa. The Section wanted to give input for the ASNT 75th Anniversary Annual Conference in the U.S. in October, so this was discussed.

Simon Wilding was welcomed as the new chair, and he was keen to get up to speed with all Section information. He suggested that the Section have a technical evening to inform all ASNT NDT Level III personnel on how to obtain the required recertification points in time.

Section Highlight

The joint reception between the Chicago Section and ASTM was sponsored by the Section and the E07 Committee to promote a dialog on nondestructive testing and enhance the relationships with the Section’s Chicago compatriots.

A good time was had by all at the Chicago Section meeting with ASTM Committee E07 on Nondestructive Testing: (back row, from left) Section Chair Chuck Johnson, of Karden Sales; E07 Committee Chair Andy Washabaugh, of Jentek Sensors, Inc.; and Section and E07 Committee member Stu Kleven, of Alloyweld Inspection. Front row, from left: E07 Committee Past Chair Claudia Kropas-Hughes, of the U.S. Air Force; and Section and E07 Committee member Jennifer Anaya, of Alloyweld Inspection.