Technical Evening – Tuesday, 05 April 2022
The ASNT SA Section will be hosting a technical evening on Tuesday 5 April at 5.30pm at SANDE, 22 Dakota Road, Impala Park, Boksburg.
This will be a live presentation by Neil Harrap on:
ADVANCED ULTRASONIC METHODS ToFD AND PAUT Vs RADIOGRAPHY
ToFD and PAUT are now often used in lieu of RT, in particular for weld inspection.
The presentation will give an overview of ToFD and PAUT, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of these methods.
Following the presentation there will be time to have hands on with PAUT equipment Sonatest Veo3,and scan welds and corrosion samples.
Please RSVP to Glenda@basadibds.com for catering purposes.
Pizza and cool drinks as usual!
This will be a great opportunity to get a feel of PAUT.
Technical Information Meeting – 24th March 2022
The ASNT Southern Africa Section had an extremely well attended technical evening on Thursday 24th March 2022 at SANDE in Boksburg.
Not only were there 14 people attending live, but there were a further 18 attendees via Zoom.
Anoesjka Grundel, from BAMR was at SANDE and Ben Andrew and Matt Davison, from Elcometer joined on Zoom from the United Kingdom. They presented on: Non-Destructive Monitoring of Water and gas pipelines for the Utility.
Those present enjoyed some time working with the equipment and also the usual pizza at the Boksburg meetings
Technical Information Meeting – 09 September 2021
The ASNT SA Section held a technical meeting via Zoom on Thursday 09th September 2021 at 3.00pm SA time.
DR YOSEPH BAR-COHEN FROM NASA’S JET PROPULSION LABORATORY presented on the topic: HUMANLIKE ROBOTS AS ARTIFICIAL INSPECTORS.
Dr Bar-Cohen reviewed the state-of-the-art humanlike robots, the development challenges and their application as potential NDT inspectors.
This prominent academic is a Senior Research Scientist and a Group Supervisor at Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) http://ndeaa.jpl.nasa.gov/ He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, in 1979. His research is focused on electroactive mechanisms, biomimetics and NDE.
The meeting was well attended and many participated in the question and answer session.
Points towards re-certification issued on request to those who attended.
Technical Information Meeting – 20th April 2021
The ASNT SA Section held a very successful technical meeting via Zoom on Tuesday 20th April 2021 at 3.00pm SA time.
Jan-Albert Viljoen from Gammatec South Africa and Christian Smith from Interactive Aerial, USA presented on the
ZENITH – CONFINED SPACE INSPECTION CAMERA SYSTEM.
The meeting had 18 attendees in total and there was a lively debate on all aspects of this new technology.
Technical Information Meeting – 25th January 2021
The ASNT SA Section hosted a very informative technical meeting via a Zoom on Monday 25 January 2021 at 4.00pm SA time.
Kevin Bertrand from EddyFi Quebec presented on Tangential Eddy Current Array (TECA™) for weld inspection and Fast Inspection of Surface-breaking Cracks without Surface Preparation
Tangential eddy current array (TECA) is an advanced electromagnetic inspection technology that uses ECA to introduce alternating currents into the surface of the component under test to detect and size surface-breaking cracks.
Email: email@example.com if you would like a copy of the presentation.
Technical Information Meeting – 17 December 2020
The ASNT South Africa Section held their last technical meeting of 2020 via Zoom on Thursday 17th December at 3.00pm (South Africa time).
Neil Harrap from N99NDT Ltd presented on:
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR NDT
This highly informative presentation was well attended and proved to be a great opportunity to find out more about this innovative process.
It also gave members to obtain some extra recertification points this year.
Technical Information Meeting – 22 October 2020
The ASNT Southern Africa Section had their first Zoom Technical meeting on Thursday 22 October 2020 at 3.00pm SA time.
Neil Harrap from N99NDT gave a very informative presentation on ONLINE LEARNING FOR NDT.
The meeting was very well attended – there were 22 attendees. There was a lot of interest in the topic, so there will be a second presentation soon to accommodate those who could not attend this session and wished to participate.
Emails and requests for more information began as soon as the meeting ended. It was a special meeting as our Regional Director, Mark Ormrod accepted and joined us from the UK. We also were joined by Tim Berry from Gammatec, who was in Wales, UK.
It looks like ONLINE LEARNING will be taking off in South Africa soon.