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April 2023
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Welcome to a new month of The NDT Technician newsletter, a roundup of the latest news and resources especially curated for the nondestructive testing (NDT) inspector. Have a suggestion or feedback? Contact the editor, Jill Ross, at  
Read ASNT’s response on train derailments.
NDT pioneer Chuck Hellier dicusses his career in NDT on the Chat NDT with ASNT podcast.
To Reduce Train Derailments, Invest in Personnel
The recent Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, renewed the nation’s interest in rail safety. Read ASNT’s response published in The Hill
[read: 5 min] 
Podcast: Chuck Hellier Shares His NDT Career Journey
In this two-part episode of Chat NDT with ASNT, Jill Ross, ASNT Director of Publications, speaks with NDT pioneer Chuck Hellier about his career in NDT and how he became a leader in NDT training. 
[listen: 77 min (two parts)] 
First cohort of students graduating from Avalos P-TECH’s NDT program.
Learn the basics of acoustic emission testing
Congrats to 
the NDT Class of ’23!
The NDT program started in 2019 at Rose M. Avalos Pathways in Technology Early College High (P-TECH) School in Houston, Texas, is now preparing to graduate its first cohort of students in 2023.
[read: 4 min] 
Read the original Materials Evaluationarticle introducing Avalos P-TECH to readers.
[read: 15 min]
Basics of Acoustic Emission Analysis for Field Testing
Acoustic emission is a sudden, transient release of energy that takes place due to material deformation, structural failure, or something similar. Learn the basics of acoustic emission testing in this blog post by Stanley F. Botten. 
[read: 10 min] 
Apply to ASNT RISE. ASNT’s NDT leadership development program.
ASNT's Education is hosting 2 Spanish language webinars.
“RISE” in Your Career 
with ASNT
Are you an NDT professional with less than 10 years in the industry who’s looking to boost your career? Applications are open now for the next class of ASNT’s RISE program for leadership development in the NDT field (and beyond!). ASNT RISE is sponsored by AATA.
Spanish Language Webinars
ASNT is hosting two webinars in Spanish presented by Jorge T. Reyna on June 27 on NDT Inspections Anti-Corrosion Coating Inspections and on October 10 on Magnetic Particle Inspection of Coated Parts.
ASNT está organizando dos seminarios web en español presentados por Jorge T. Reyna el 27 de Junio sobre Inspecciones de NDT Inspecciones de Recubrimientos Anticorrosión y el 10 de Octubre sobre Inspección de Partículas Magnéticas de Partes Recubiertas.
Sign up for the liquid penetrant testing courses level 1 and II with ASNT NDT Classroom.
Learn the Fundamentals of Liquid Penetrant Testing
Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT) is an NDT method used to detect cracks and cavities open to the surface of nonporous metallic materials. PT is one of the most popular NDT methods for inspection. This comprehensive course covers the required PT training necessary for completing a PT certification program, such as NAS-410, SNT-TC-1A, and NavSea Technical Publication T9074-AS-GIB-010/271. This course content conforms to the training subjects listed in ANSI/ASNT CP-105, Standard Topical Outlines for Qualification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel. 
The instructor for this course is Gary D. Larson, who has 45 years of experience performing NDT, including 35 years as an NDT Level III. He holds ASNT NDT Level III certifications in UT, RT, PT, MT, and VT. 
QA Quips by Eddie Pompa
QA Quips. The NDT Technician.
New Year, New Job?
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Read Past Issues Online
Did you know that you can access (and download) past issues of TNT online, even the email newsletters? 
Hey, Cool Pic!
Are you out in the field performing NDT? Do you take awesome photos? We have a new section in Materials Evaluation called Snapshots and are currently accepting submissions. Submit your high-res photo to for a chance to be featured in an upcoming issue!
People Watch
Are you an ASNT member who's recently been promoted, started a new position, or achieved a milestone in your career? Submit your achievements to to be featured in Materials Evaluation’s People Watch section.
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