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Monthly Technical Meetings

Due to the current pandemic meetings are tentatively scheduled to resume in the fall of 2020. We are exploring alternatively conducting virtual meetings or centrally located meeting when necessary. 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, the meetings take place 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 first Tuesday of the month. A reminder email will be sent out announcing the meeting or event each month.

NOTE: Be sure to check the calendar often, as there can be last minute changes.

Download the May 12th Presentation by Scott Tromba of Zetec in either format (the pdf format is quicker to download).

Eddy Current Array In Lieu of PT and MT for Aerospace Inspection as Adobe pdf or
Eddy Current Array In Lieu of PT and MT for Aerospace Inspection as PowerPoint pps

HELP INSTRUCTIONS FOR LISTENING TO PRESENTATIONS WITH AUDIO

Meetings and Events Schedule

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DATE
TIME
TOPIC
SPEAKER
LOCATION

SEPT 7, 2019
2019-09-7 18:30:00 2019-09-7 20:30:00 America/Vancouver PNW ASNT Section Meeting Planning Meeting GAC Pacific NW Section info@asntpnws.com
3pm
Planning Meeting BOD Great American Casino, Tukwila
OCT 01, 2019
2019-10-01 18:30:00 2019-10-01 20:30:00 America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Meeting Technical Meeting Great American Casino PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:30p Dinner
7:30p Pres.
The Space Elevator Concepts, Impact and the Need for In-situ Non-destructive Testing
Abstract of presentation
Dr. Bryan E. Laubscher
of Odysseus Technologies, Inc.
Great American Casino, Tukwila
NOV 05, 2019
2019-11-05 18:30:00 2019-11-05 20:30:00 America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Meeting Technical Meeting Great American Casino PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:30p Dinner
7:30p Pres.
An overview of the development of eddy current equipment and inspections in aviation from the 1950s to today
Abstract of presentation
Jim Pellicer, Boeing retired Great American Casino, Tukwila
DEC 03, 2019
2019-12-03 18:30:00 2019-12-03 20:30:00 America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Meeting Technical Meeting Great American Casino PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:30p Dinner
7:30p Pres.
Fall Conference Recap & ISC update with "Nondestructive Testing in the Railroad Industry" by Anish Poudel; Principal Investigator-NDE at the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. Emery E. Roberts, Region 16 Director Great American Casino, Tukwila
JAN 07, 2020
2020-01-07 18:30:00 2020-01-07 20:30:00 America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Meeting Technical Meeting Old Spaghetti Factory, Tukwila PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:30p Dinner
7:30p Pres.
Fluke Acoustic Imaging: How Technology Can Be Adapted for Better Solutions Michael D. Stuart
Sr. Manager, Technology & Product Development
Fluke Corporation
The Old Spaghetti Factory, SouthCenter Tukwila
FEB 04, 2020
2020-02-04 18:30:00 2020-02-04 20:30:00 America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Meeting Technical Meeting Great American Casino PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:30p Dinner
7:30p Pres.
Statistics in Digital Radiography; More than Meets the Eye Jay Zimmerman of Carestream Great American Casino, Tukwila
MAR 03, 2020
2021-03-03 18:30:00 2021 03-03 20:30:00 America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Meeting Technical Meeting Great American Casino PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
6:30p Dinner
7:30p Pres.
“Failure Investigation and Monitoring of Roof Transport Wheel Axles” Robert Gessel of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Great American Casino, Tukwila
Canceled due to coranavirus
APR 4, 2020
Canceled due
to coranavirus

8am-4:30p
Canceled due
to coranavirus

Radiation Safety Refresher Seminar

Canceled due
to coranavirus

Various
Canceled due
to coranavirus

Bellevue College, Bellevue
APR 07, 2020
2020-4-7 6:30 pm 2020-4-7 8:30 pm America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Event PNWS Technical Meeting Great American Casino PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD Virtual Meeting
Download presentation ↓

UT weld root indications

Michael Virgilio ASNT Level III UT, MT, PT of Mayes Terracon Download Presentation
May 12, 2020
2020-05-12 18:30:00 2020-05-12 20:30:00 America/Vancouver ASNT PNW Section Meeting Technical Meeting Virtual PNWS BOD info@asntpnws.com
5:30p BOD
Virtual Meeting,
Pres. &
nominations
Download presentation ↓

Eddy Current Array in lieu of Dye penetrant

Scott Tromba of Zetec Download Presentation


2019-2020 Program Year Meeting Summaries

May 12, 2020
ASNT Pacific NW Section Meeting Summary

Due to the coronavirus pandemic the meeting presentation was uploaded to the section’s web site for download and this was a virtual meeting.
Nominations for the 2020-2021 Program Year are being conducted. Current nominees for your Board of Directors including Officers can be found on the section web site. Please provide a ballot with your nominees by clicking here with your write in nomination or just click the Submit button to send your ballot with the listed nominees. You may nominate yourself if you can complete the term of service or wish to become more involved with your local section. Only valid/current ASNT member ballots will be counted.

The evenings presentation "Eddy Current Array in Lieu of PT and MT for Aerospace Inspection" can be downloaded here. Fifeteen members joined a virtual meeting via Boeing's WebEx to hear Scott Tromba provide a narrative to most of his online presentation. Eddy Current array not only is a good choice for flat surfaces and bolt holes but is able to provide 100% outside diameter coverage of small diameter tubes with it’s 2” tape probes (currently for 1/4" diameter. Larger tape probes are currently being developed). Examples of the output can be seen in his prsentation and below.

Only one scan is needed to cover the full inspection areaTam Panel used for ET photo to left
Eddy Current Array in Lieu of PT and MT for Aerospace InspectionCertificate of Appreciation for presenter Scott Tromba

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April 7, 2020
ASNT Pacific NW Section Meeting Summary

Due to the coronavirus pandemic the meeting presentation was uploaded to the section’s web site for download.
Our speaker, Mike Virgilio of Mayes Testing Terracon, provided a PowerPoint slide show entitled ‘UT Weld Root Indications” with audio of his presentation to be placed on the web site for all members to download at their leisure. Mike is an ASNT Level III in UT, MT and PT with many years experience ultrasonically testing welds. The project was uploaded using Microsoft Teams since there was a restriction on file size on the upload programs. According to web site statistics available from the site provider the web page where the presentation can be downloaded was visited 116 times during April and the presentation was accessed 74 times. The presentation can be downloaded from here

Root crackingMacro section of root cracking
UT weld root indications PresentationCertificate of Appreciation for presenter Michael Virgilio

On May 5th we hope to do much the same with the presentation by Scott Tromba of Zetec on “Eddy Current Array in Lieu of PT and MT for Aerospace Inspection”. We hold nominations for officers and directors in May. Please nominate a current officer or write-in candidates for the positions of 2-year directors (3), student directors (2) and secretary. To date Flynn Spears has accepted nomination for 2-year director and Kathy Ferguson has accepted nomination for Chair. Elections will be at a later date. Make a nomination at http://www.asntpnws.com/nominations2020.html.
Please confirm that your nominee is willing to serve prior to making the nomination.


March 3, 2020
ASNT Pacific NW Section Meeting Summary

Meeting Date: 3-3-2020
Location: Great American Casino, Tukwila, WA
Attendance: 17
Speaker, Company, title: Robert D. Gessel, CWI, CRI, ASNT Level III Senior Specialist Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc “Failure Investigation and Monitoring of Roof Transport Wheel Axles”
Presentation:

On March 3 we had the pleasure of listing to Robert D. Gessel, on “Failure Investigation and Monitoring of Roof Transport Wheel Axles.” This presentation was about a local monument, The T-Mobile Stadium. Robert presented us slides on the investigation when a wheel barring broke for the retractable roof. The Non-Destructive Method used to find the cracks in the axles, was Ultra Sonic. A shear wave examination was performed to determined that other barring with similar damaging defects where among others barring’s. Overall, without having the technology of Ultrasonic, finding hazardous defect like the one that cause the barring to break, would have been a much longer a costly project.

Summary of Project considerations:

    * Fracture of a Roof Transport Wheel Axle
    * T-Moble field where the failure was
    * Bearing size 6” diameter
    * 127 roof transport wheels, when & where unknown
    * Priority: restore operation, Determine cause
    * New jacking points where installed, to help in future problems
    * Manual UT scan were from the first attempts
    * 25 degree angle scan
    * In the field the machine a grove, that help lock in the axle
    * A lock in Collar was installed to help
    * 41 possible cracks out of 128
    * MT was used to verify the cracks.
    * largest was 31 ½ in length

Speaker Rob Gessel during his interesting presentationSpeaker Rob Gessel (left) receives honoraium from Vice Chair Tyler Young (right)

Thank you,
Tyler Young
Vice Chairman PNWS ASNT


February 4, 2020
ASNT Pacific NW Section Meeting Summary

Meeting Date: 2-4-2020
Location: Great American Casino, Tukwila, WA
Attendance: 18
Speaker, Company, title: Jay Zimmerman “Statistics in Digital Radiography; More Than Meets the Eye”. Carestream NDT
Presentation:
Tonight we had the pleasure of hosting, Jay Zimmerman on the topic of “Statistics in Digital Radiography; More Than Meets the Eye”. With Carestream NDT. His presentation was unique, in the way as he presented the topic his also gave us a quiz. As he went through the slide show he would also show a picture of a location and we had to guest what state that picture was taken in. Jay is an active hiker so you can imagine, how amazing these pictures of places where! Overall, the presentation, meet my eye in the world of digital radiography. A few key notes of the presentation:

  • Color in radiographs are in black and white
  • 12 bit and 16bit form captured
  • Carestream reginal sales
  • Kodak aquired in 2007
  • How to maintain the original radiograph?
  • What we looking for in RT(distantly change)
  • Region of interest Wall thickness tool (instant)
  • What is metadata? (everything about the image but the image itself)
  • What does DICOM mean? Digital Imaging Communication protocol for Medical) AKA (Digital Imaging Communication protocol for Non-destructive Examination)
  • Diconde Mode and Core Mode (window based)
  • Fun picture location quiz

Jay starts presentation with geography quiz

Vice Chair (Tyler Young on left) handing Jay Zimmerman (on right) a PNWS ASNT badge and pin for his wonderful presentation

Thank you,
Tyler Young
Vice Chairman PNWS ASNT


January 5, 2020
ASNT Pacific NW Section Meeting Summary

Meeting Date: 1-7-2020
Location: The Old Spaghetti Factory Tukwila, WA
Attendance: 10
Speaker, Company, title: Stuart, Michael with Fluke Acoustic Imaging: How Technology Can Be Adapted for Better Solutions”

An exciting night at our PNWS ASNT meeting. We had the pleasure of Michael Stuart presenting from Fluke Technologies. An amazing, in-depth overview of the ii900 from Fluke technologies. FYI, when this equipment is in use, the silent ones are detected! Lol! Furthermore, if you would like to contact Michael and speak to him more about how Fluke can help you with your NDT needs here is his contact information.

Michael D. Stuart
Sr. Manager, Technology & Product Development
Fluke Corporation
Thermal / Infrared Thermography, Level III
Certified in compliance with (ASNT) SNT-TC-1A-2006
PH: 425-446-5602 michael.stuart@fluke.com

A note from Micheal: In the next month or so, Tom and I will be going out on various “learning visits” that will help us to directionally confirm some of our “problems worth solving” theories regarding fixed installation of acoustic imaging devices, but I would like to see if anyone in the group has contacts or networking who could suggest a few additional places to visit.

Speaker Michael Stuart present Squeaky Lemer design.

Speaker Michael Stuart accepting token of appreciation from Chair Tyler Young (right).

Thank you,
Tyler Young
Vice Chairman PNWS ASNT


December 3, 2019
ASNT Pacific NW Section Meeting Summary

Meeting Date: 12-3-2019
Location: Great American Casino; Tukwilla, Wa
Attendance: 10
Speaker, Company, title: Region 16 Director, Emery E. Roberts, presents a summary of ASNT 2019 Fall Conference before a video from the ISC video library ‘Nondestructive Testing in the Railroad Industry’ by Anish Poudel.

During the month of December meeting, we had the pleasure of having our very own Emery E. Roberts present on ASNT 2019 fall conference. In addition, a video about Nondestructive Testing and how it was used in the Railroad industry. A few topics Emery went over that were presented at this year's fall conference were;

  • Fall conference 1745 attendees.
  • 5 short courses offered.
  • 100+ sessions over the 3 day of the conference.
  • Engineering council is new this year.
  • New membership category – New NDT professional membership.
  • 15,175 member worldwide as of 11-18-2019.
  • Why do attend meetings? 29% responded “for professional development”.
  • Daily news letter (new).

Furthermore, this year was a year not to miss, however if you were unable to attend the conference next year will be just as exciting.

Region 16 Director Emery E. Roberts presents recap of Fall 2019 Conference.

(Left to right) Emery E. Roberts receives ASNT pen & pencil set and Section challenge coing from Chair Chris Maraschky.

Thank you,
Tyler Young
Vice Chairman PNWS ASNT


November 5, 2019
ASNT Pacific NW Section Meeting Summary

Meeting Date: November 5 2019
Location: Great American Casino, Tukwila, WA
Attendance: 21
Speaker, Company: James Pellicer

Title of Presentation: An overview of the development of eddy current equipment and inspections in aviation from the 1950s to today
Meeting summary: The loss of three De Havilland Comet aircraft in about a year during 1952-53 showed a lack of understanding of metal fatigue at a time when NDT was in its infancy. The need for research into these fields propelled a number of initiatives that still took years to bring effective solutions.
Early instrumentation was only suitable for laboratory use but the real demand was for portable equipment that could be taken out to the airplanes. Companies both in the US and Europe started development that has over the years become what we are more familiar now. Most cracks started at fastener holes and this became the focus of the majority of inspections and this remains the case even today.
After the overview we will look at specific applications that influenced the development of both probes and instrumentation that is still going on today, including possible future designs. Written by James Pellicer.

SPEAKER BIO

Jim Pellicer obtained a degree in Electrical engineering in Spain (his native country), and after doing his military service moved to England where he started working in NDT at British European Airways (BEA) in 1970 and was involved in the development of both instruments and procedures for airplane NDT inspections. This continued when the merger of BEA and BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corp) to form British Airways and included the first Low Frequency Eddy Current Instrument and the first automated aircraft wheel tester.
After 15 years he joined the NDT development team at Nortec Corp in Kennewick WA that became Staveley NDT and later Olympus. In 1990 he joined the Boeing R&D NDT group in Renton and was also involved in the support of the aging aircraft programs to the airlines.Jim is a retired Boeing Associate Technical Fellow (ATF) and a Fellow of both the British Institute of NDT (BINDT) and the American Society for NDT (ASNT)

Jim Pellicer present 'History of NDT in the Aviation Industry'.jpg.

Chair Chris Maraschky (right) presents to Jame Pellicer (left).


October 2019
ASNT Pacific NW Section Meeting Summary

Meeting Date: October 1, 2019
Location: Great American Casino
Attendance: 17
Speaker, Company: Dr. Bryan E. Laubscher of Odysseus Technologies, Inc.

Dr. Bryan E. Laubscher of Odysseus Technologies, Inc. presents on how nanotube technology could be the missing components for solving equation of the Space Elevator theory. Dr. Laubscher is responsible for developing a new growth of nanotubes so they could be used for several uses that push the laws of physic to its ends. Furthermore, Dr. Laubscher explains why a space elevator would change the world as we know. He goes on to explain, with a space elevator the cost would be great at first, however, once built, then the only other cost would be the operating expense. For example, the cost for a person to travel to space would be around the same price as an airplane flight in today’s dollars. Overall, I feel that Dr. Bryan Laubscher presented on a concept of today, however, with this technology the concept may become a reality very shortly.

With the new creation of a Space Elevator comes old method of maintaining. NDT, would play a very important role in keeping Space Elevators operational, safe and minimal repair expense. Dr. Laubscher talks about how with environmental and service corrosion regular examination will be needed. With specialized NDT methods we are the glue that holds the sticks together! Overall, with new technologies being developed every day the need for NDT is more than ever. We have the responsibility to keep progress moving forward, and progress will reward us greatly!

Chair Chis Maraschky introduces speaker Dr. Laubscher.

Chair Chris Maraschky (right) applauds Dr. Lauscher after presenting him ASNT pen & pencil set.

Written by,
Tyler Young PNWS ASNT
Vice Chairman




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