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July 2023
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 jross@asnt.org.  
The Young NDT Professional: New Episode of Chat NDT with ASNT
ASNT Comments on Titan Tragedy
Aerospace vs. Oil & Gas: 
Which Is Better for Technicians?
In a new episode of Chat NDT with ASNT, we present a conversation between two technicians, one in the aerospace industry and one working in oil and gas. Which industry will prevail in this friendly battle? 
[listen: 52 min]
 
 
ASNT Comments 
on Titan Tragedy
The deadly implosion of the Titan submersible raises questions about whether the vessel exploring the Titanic wreckage was destined for disaster because of its unconventional design. Neal J. Couture, CAE, ASNT Executive Director, is quoted in this Associated Press article. [read: 5 min]
 
Nondestructive Testing of the Liberty Bell
What Does Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Mean for NDT?
Nondestructive Testing 
of the Liberty Bell
In April 2001, the Liberty Bell was vandalized by a visitor wielding a sledgehammer. Due to this attack, and in preparation to relocate the bell to its new home in Liberty Bell Center, NDT was performed to assess the damage and to determine the overall condition of this icon.  
[read: 11 min]
 
What Does Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Mean for NDT? 
The July issue of Materials Evaluation is a special Technical Focus Issue — read it now for free and discover the latest on the emerging issue of AI/ML in NDT. 
 
 
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Standard on Fall Protection Updated
Watch the “This Is NDT” Video Series Featuring NDT Technicians at Work
Standard on Fall 
Protection Updated
Get caught up on the updates to ANSI/ASSP Z359.2-2023: Minimum Requirements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program.
[read: 4 min]
 
“This Is NDT” Video Series 
Quinton LeJeune started his career in the US Air Force and now spends his days inspecting piping systems, pressure vessels, and storage tanks for the petrochemical industry. Third in ASNT’s award-winning “This Is NDT” Technicians video series.  
[watch: 2 min]
 
Read more about Quinton on our blog, ASNT Pulse.
 
QA Quips by Eddie Pompa
QA Quips. The NDT Technician.
ASNT Webinar on NDT Inspections During Coating Projects
ASNT's Education is hosting an Underwater NDT webinar. Save your seat.
Tee Up in Houston
to Support NDT Initiatives
The ASNT Foundation is hosting its first annual golf tournament on Saturday, 21 October at Hermann Park Golf Course in Houston, TX. The funds raised will be used for the ASNT Foundation's programming to support current and future generations of NDT professionals through scholarships, grants, research, and workforce development initiatives. Support the ASNT Foundation by signing up to be a sponsor or register for the event.
 
Explore the World 
of Underwater NDT
Dive into underwater NDT with Joshua de Monbrun, the chair of ASNT’s Underwater NDT Committee. De Monbrun will review current methods and technologies used in underwater NDT, how to become an underwater inspector, the specialized equipment used to increase inspector safety, the industry's future, and more. A surprising variety of industries need qualified inspectors who are also capable divers, and this need is expected to grow. 
 
Sign up for the radiation safety course with ASNT NDT Classroom.
ASNT NDT Classroom's Radiation Safety training is taught by industry expert Walt Cofer. It provides an understanding of the basic principles and fundamentals of radiation safety applicable to gamma and X-ray industrial radiography. This course is now accepted in all 50 states.
 
 
Find Your Next NDT Position
Career opportunities in the NDT field are bountiful, whether you're a fresh high school graduate or a seasoned professional making a career change. Get a head start landing your next dream NDT job by visiting the ASNT Career Center
 
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 MEEditor@asnt.org 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 press@asnt.org to be featured in Materials Evaluation’s People Watch section.
 
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