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Technical Meetings

Due to the current pandemic virtual meetings have resumed unless noted otherwise. Virtual meetings will allow you to attend a technical meeting from your smart phone, laptop, tablet, or desktop at any location with an internet connection. Unless otherwise posted meetings will be virtual this fall. Physical meetings, when allowed, will be held at the Great American Casino in Tukwila (between the Riverside Inn and Foster Golf Course on the North side of Interurban Ave S) typically on the second Tuesday of the month. A reminder email will be sent out announcing the meeting or event location each month.

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ASNT Virtual Section Meetings
Ricky Morgan
PACIFIC NORTHWEST MEETINGS AND EVENTS SCHEDULE BELOW

Topic: NDT and the Amusement Park Industry: Safety and Service Life
Speaker: Ricky Morgan, FlawTech
Date: Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET

Synopsis of presentation: Morgan will present a broad perspective about NDT's critical role to ensure rider safety and the expected service life of amusement park rides, so riders get the thrill they expect.
Description of presentation.


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Pacific Northwest Meetings and Events Schedule

Virtual meetings will resume in the Fall. NOTE NEW TIMES & MEETINGS ON 2nd Tuesday of each Month Sept. through May.
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Aug 20, 2020
2020-09-20 18:00:00 2020-09-20 19:00:00 America/Vancouver PNW ASNT Section Meeting Planning Meeting Virtual-Webex Pacific NW Section info@asntpnws.com
6pm
Planning Meeting
BOD
Virtual
Sept 8, 2020
2020-09-08 18:00:00 2020-09-08 20:30:00 America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Meeting Technical Meeting Virtual via Zoom PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:00p Social
6:10p Pres.
6:40p-7:00p Networking
Development of Extended Range Piping Calibration Blocks for Ultrasonic Weld Examination
Paul Holloway, P.E.
of Holloway NDT Engineering, LTD
Virtual
Oct 13, 2020
2020-10-13 18:30:00 2020-10-13 19:30 America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Meeting Technical Meeting Virtual via ZOOM PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:30p Meeting
7:10-7:30 Networking
Benefits of Renewing MT Oil Carrier
Michael Kowatch
of QTI Services
Virtual
Nov 10, 2020
2020-11-10 18:30:00 2020-11-10 19:30:00 America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Meeting Technical Meeting Virtual w/ZOOM PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:30p Meeting
7:10-7:30 Networking
How Small NDE Service Providers Can Use NDE 4.0 as a Competitive Advantage
Johannes Kraijesteijn
of 3angles, Inc
Virtual
Dec 08, 2020
2020-12-08 18:30:00 2020-12-08 19:30:00 America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Meeting Technical Meeting Virtual via ZOOM PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:30p Meeting
7:10-7:30 Networking
Putting the Meta into Metadata
David S Forsyth
of Texas Research International - Austin
Virtual
Jan. 12, 2021
2021-01-12 18:30:00 2021-01-12 19:30:00 America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Meeting Technical Meeting Virtual w/ZOOM PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:30p Meeting
7:10-7:30 Networking
The Operational Value of Digitizing the NDT Inspection Process
Bruce Breeden
of Floodlight Software
Virtual
Feb. 09, 2021
2021-02-09 18:30:00 2021-02-09 19:30:00 America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Meeting Technical Meeting Virtual via ZOOM PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:30p Meeting
7:10-7:30 Networking
Activating Automated Analysis
Jesse Hernandez
of Zetec
Virtual
Feb. 18, 2021
2021-02-18 10:30:00 2021-02-18 11:30:00 America/Vancouver Colorado ASNT Section Meeting Technical Meeting Virtual via GoToMeeting Anish Poudel, Ph.D. anish_poudel@aar.com
10:30 am
to 11:30 am Meeting
Olympus Weld Sight Software
Mr. Chris Rizzi, NDT III, NDT Program Coordinator
Virtual
by Colorado Section ASNT
Mar 09, 2021
2021-03-09 18:30 pm 2020-03-09 19:30 pm America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Event PNWS Technical Meeting Virtual w/ZOOM PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:30p Meeting
7:10-7:30 Networking
NDE 4.0: Opportunities, Challenges, and Global Efforts
Dr. Ripi Singh
of InspiringNEXT
Virtual
Apr 13, 2021
2020-04-13 18:30:00 2020-04-13 19:30:00 America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Meeting Technical Meeting Virtual PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:30p Meeting
7:10-7:30 Networking
Sliding Suction Based NDT Robotic Crawler
Nomination for 2021-2022 Officers & BOD
Peter Vancamp
Virtual
May 11, 2021
2021-05-11 18:30:00 2021-05-11 19:30:00 America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Meeting Technical Meeting Virtual PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:30p Meeting
7:10-7:30 Networking
Mitigation of Sheave Trunnion Cracks for the Burlington Bristol Bridge
and Election of 2020-2021 Officers & BOD
Robert D. Gessel
of WJE Associates
Virtual
June 22-24, 2021
2021-06-22 08:00:00 2021-06-24 16:30:00 America/Vancouver NDT of Composites 2021 Seattle ASNT & PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
8:00 a.m.
4:30 p.m.
NDT of Composites 2021 Topical
Call for Papers
Seattle
Nov 11-18, 2021
2021-11-15 08:00:00 2021-11-18 17:00:00 America/Vancouver ASNT ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2021 ASNT & PNWS BOD ASNT.org
8:00 a.m.
4:30 p.m.
ASNT 2021: Annual Fall Conference
Call for Papers
Phoenix, AZ

2020-2021 Program Year Meeting Summaries

May 11, 2021
Pacific NW Section (PNWS) Meeting Summary

Meeting Date: May 11th, 2021
Location: Virtual ZOOM meeting
Attendance: 6
Speaker, Company: Robert D. Gessel, CWI, CRI, ASNT Level III of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE)
Title of Presentation:Mitigation of Sheave Trunnion Cracks for the Burlington Bristol Bridge

A live presentation was provided by Robert Gessel of WJE. Rob conducted NDE (MT,UT) on the Burlington Bristol Bridge crossing the Deleware river in Pennsylvania. Since this bridge contains the heavily trafficed New Jersey Route 413 and Pennsylvania Route 413 traffic was accomodated with periodic maximum 20 minute closures during the nights while NDE was conducted. In addition to providing information to allow the trunions to be in service longer and preventing major interruptions in service or an infrastructure castastrophe a side benifit was observing some spectacular sunrises from the trunion locations at the top of the bridge . The six members who enjoyed the first-hand presentation were able to see some spectacular views taken during some of the time between inspections. After the presentation members asked Rob questions regarding the inspections.

Figure 1 - Rob Gessel explains use of trunion
Figure 2 - Proof of attendance.

April 13, 2021
Pacific NW Section (PNWS) Meeting Summary

Meeting Date: April 13th, 2021
Location: Virtual ZOOM meeting
Attendance: 8
Speaker, Company: Peter Van Camp of Invert Robotics, Inc.
Title of Presentation:Sliding Suction based NDT Robotic Crawler

Eight members joined a video conference via Zoom on April 13, 2021 for Peter Van Camp of Invert Robotics presentation of the many uses for Invert Robotics suction-based crawler. The sliding suction crawler is currently being used in the Food, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Aerospace and Energy industries. With a 11 lb. payload capacity various nondestructive testing tools can be carried to the inspection points including weld inspection, thickness testing, B-scan and is ideally suited for grid mapping on many surfaces with a 6 µM RA finish. The suction-based crawler is also a good alternative to confined space entry and extensive rope access reducing the personnel risks. Following Peter’s informative presentation, the attendees discussed possible uses at the companies they represent.

Figure 1 - Presentation: Sliding Suction based NDT Robotic Crawler.
Figure 2 - Proof of attendance. Kathy is listed as voice on the phone and video.

March 9, 2021
Pacific NW Section (PNWS) Meeting Summary

Meeting Date: March 9th, 2021
Location: Virtual ZOOM meeting
Attendance: 13
Speaker, Company: Dr. Ripi Singh, Plus4Pi LLC
Title of Presentation: NDE 4.0: Opportunities, Challenges, and Global Efforts

Thirteen members gathered via Zoom virtual meeting to listen to Dr. Ripi Singh of Plus4PI LLC talk about NDE 4.0. Dr. Singh talked about why we should use it and how it is used. The use of NDE with the 4th Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) includes a closed circle of going from the physical world to the cyber world back to the physical world etc., etc.. The result of using NDE4.0 should be mass new jobs and improved work flow. After Dr. Singh’s presentation a group discussion on how NDE 4.0 is or can be implemented in local companies.

Figure 1 - Presentation on NDE 4.0: Opportunities, Challenges, and Global Efforts and how we got here.
Figure 2 - Proof of attendance.

February 9, 2021
Pacific NW Section (PNWS) Meeting Summary

Meeting Date: February 9th, 2021
Location: Virtual ZOOM meeting
Attendance: 14
Speaker, Company: Jesse Hernandez, ZETEC
Title of Presentation: Activated Automated Analysis

The video was shown and was then followed by a lively discussion among the attendees. Mr. Hernandez presented information on the new automated analysis by Eddy Current equipment. After the video discussion, we had a 30 minute networking time that everyone participated in.

This image shows the top, side, and end views of indications.
Figure 1 - This image shows the top, side, and end views of indications.
Proof of attendance.
Figure 2 - Proof of attendance.

January 12, 2021
Pacific Northwest Section of ASNT Meeting Summary

Meeting Date: January 12, 2021
Location: Virtual ZOOM meeting
Attendance: 7
Speaker, Company: Bruce Breeden, floodlight software
Title of Video Presentation: The Operational Value of Digitizing the NDT Inspection Process

The video was shown followed by a lively discussion among the attendees. After the video discussion, we had a 30 minute networking time that everyone participated in.

Proof of attendance.
Plus: Kathy Ferguson & Chris Black
Figure 1 - Proof of attendance.

December 08, 2020
Pacific Northwest Section of ASNT Meeting Summary

Meeting Date:December 08, 2020
Location: Virtual ZOOM meeting
Speaker, Company: David S Forsyth of Texas Research International - Austin
Title of Video Presentation: Putting the Meta into Metadata
Thirteen members and guests came together on December 08, 2020 to hear Mr. David Forsyth provide a presentation of using meta data in daily NDE operations. Testing meta data is essentially the information necessary to meaningfully interpret the testing results. Information of meta data should include who collected it, why it was collected and where it was collected. It should also include how to interpret the data being presented. Mr. Forsyth also stressed that a purpose of generating useful meta-data will make future interpretation possible and meaningful, whether months or years from date of collection. Following the presentation several attendees gave examples of how meta data is currently being used at their facilities. Ideas to improve the requirement and use of meta data were also discussed. One of the ideas given during the presentation was that manufactures of similar equipment could use common data formats similar to the DICONDE format used in DR/CR. Doing so may be advantageous to the end user. After lively discussion of the video, we had a 30 minute networking time that everyone stayed on-line for and participated in.

Speaker: David S Forsyth of Texas Research
International - Austin
Proof of Attendance (Screen Shot):























November 10, 2020
Pacific Northwest Section of ASNT Meeting Summary

Meeting Date: November 10, 2020
Location: Virtual ZOOM meeting
Attendance: 12
Speaker, Company: Johannes Kraijesteijn, of 3angles, Inc.
Title of Video Presentation: How Small NDE Service Providers Can Use NDE 4.0 as a Competitive Advantage

Meeting Summary: The video was shown followed by a lively discussion among the attendees. After the video discussion, we had a 30 minute networking time that everyone stayed on-line for and participated in.

Proof of Attendance (Zoom Screen Shot):



with Trey Gordon & Chris Black on phone

Presentation

October 13, 2020
Pacific Northwest Section of ASNT Meeting Summary

Meeting Date: October 13th, 2020
Location: ZOOM meeting
Attendance: 10
Speaker, Company: Michael Kowatch of QTI Services
Title of Presentation:Benefits of Renewing MT Oil Carrier
Meeting Summary: A presentation was given on the cost savings benefits of using a newly developed specialized system for cleaning magnetic particle testing oil so that it can be reused many times. Following the presentation the attendees discussed what they learned and networked.
Proof of Attendance:
Nine members including one student member of ASNT participated in a virtual meeting of the Pacific Northwest section of ASNT on October 13, 2020. Lessons learned during the first meeting of the year were corrected and operations went smoothly. A video 1prepared at the 2018 ASNT Fall conference by ISC was shown titled "Benefits of Renewing MT Oil Carrier". The presentation was made by Michael Kowatch of QTI Service. Michael presented information that the carrier oil for magnetic particle could be renewed instead of being replaced almost infinitely. He presented information that he presented to Nadcap (used by aerospace NDE providers) to justify his renewal process. This process is advertised as being compliant with ASTM and AMS standards. A question & answer period followed his presentation which were included in the video. His answers to the questions that were recorded were enlightening and instigated a lively discussion among the attendees. The web site for his product is http://www.qtillc.com/mag-renew.html or information can also be found at https://magrenewstore.com/. On the Nov 10, 2020 virtual meeting a presentation titled “How Small NDE Service Providers Can Use NDE 4.0 as a Competitive Advantage” by Johannes Kraijesteijn is scheduled. This will be a HYOD event (Have Your Own Dinner).

September 08, 2020
Pacific Northwest Section of ASNT Meeting Summary

On the evening of September 8th 2020 twelve members joined the first virtual meeting of the program year. A video prepared by ISC at the 2018 ASNT Fall conference was shown titled "Development of Extended Range Piping Calibration Blocks for Ultrasonic Weld Examination". The presentation by Brian Holloway, P.E. of Holloway NDT & Engineering, Inc. provided an attractive alternative to Ultrasonic shear wave calibration standards, both conventional and phased array, that will meet industry standard ASME section 4:2017 and the fabrication process. This informative presentation on the fabrication of alternate ASME Ultrasonic calibartion blocks for piping of various diameters and wall thicknesses was followed by a lively discussion amoung the members.

Written by,
Tyler Young PNWS ASNT
Vice Chairman


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