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The NDT Technician

February 2024

Welcome to a new month of The NDT Technician newsletter, a roundup of the latest news and resources specially curated for the nondestructive testing (NDT) inspector. Have a suggestion or feedback? Contact Haley Cowans at hcowans@asnt.org.   

NDT Unboxed: Waterproof Notebooks

NDT Unboxed: Waterproof Notebooks

Have you ever tried to take inspection notes while working in the rain—or while covered in UT couplant? In this episode of NDT Unboxed, Brent Moulton tests out a few Rite in the Rain products through the lens of his experiences scrubbing pipelines in Alaska. 

[watch: 4 min]

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Help us to make The NDT Techniciannewsletter a fun and engaging source of knowledge for the NDT practitioner. Please fill out this four-question, multiple-choice survey to tell us what you’d like to see in 2024!

NDT of Aircraft Wheels

Nondestructive Testing (NDT) of Commercial Aircraft Wheels

Commercial aircraft wheels and their associated hardware are NDT inspected more often than any other aircraft component. Learn more about the main flaws these components often contain and the NDT methods used to inspect them. 

[read: 7 min]

Test your Visual Testing Knowledge.

Test Your Knowledge!

The following Level II question is from the new edition of the ASNT Questions & Answers Book: Visual Testing (VT), available for purchase at The Source.   

 

Which of the following is usually the best method to provide lighting during VT in confined spaces using a rigid borescope?  

  1. A bulb at the distal tip.  
  2. External source and fiber light guide.  
  3. A separate light source immediately at the surface.  
  4. A flashlight from outside.  

(Answer at the bottom of the email)  

TED NDT
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Angles Matter

When it comes to performing liquid penetrant testing (PT) it is important to observe the fluid flow across the surface of the test object to ensure it is wetting effectively. In this post, Eddie Pompa explains the importance of contact angle for effective PT inspections. 

[read: 1 min] 

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The Space Race

The Space Race, a new National Geographic documentary, weaves together the stories of Black astronauts seeking to break the bonds of social injustice to reach for the stars, including Guion Bluford, Ed Dwight, and Charles Bolden, among many others. One of the executive producers of the documentary, Leland Melvin, worked in the NDE Sciences Branch at NASA Langley Research Center beginning in 1989 and continued working in NDE for NASA before becoming an astronaut. 

[watch: 1 h 31 min] 

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Apply to ASNT RISE 

The ASNT RISE Leadership Development Program is a pathway to becoming a leader in the NDT industry. This year-long program blends face-to-face and online training, active event participation, and invaluable mentorship from seasoned industry veterans. Submit your application by 6 May.

Present at ASNT's Advanced Imaging conference.

Enhance Your Visibility

Share your research and best practices with NDT colleagues by submitting a proposal for the Advanced Imaging for NDT conference. Topics include computed tomography, neutron radiography, metrology, laser scanning, and more. Submit by 25 February.

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Volunteer with ASNT

Volunteers are the fuel that powers ASNT. ASNT offers a variety of ways to get involved, from short-term volunteer projects to committee, council, and board service. Every new volunteer brings fresh energy and expertise to help ASNT better serve members and the NDT industry.

Submit an ASNT Awards and Honors nominatoin.

Submit Your Award Entry!

Nominate exceptional nondestructive testing (NDT) professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the NDT field and the Society. Click here to learn more about ASNT Foundation scholarships, grants, and fellowships. Submissions are due 29 February.

Find Your Next NDT Position

Career opportunities in NDT are vast. To get a head start finding

your next job, visit the ASNT Career Center.

People Watch

ASNT members with career milestones can submit achievements to press@asnt.org for a feature in Materials Evaluation’s People Watch.

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"Test Your Knowledge" Answer: B. External source and fiber light guide.

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