20/09/2013 New PCN Level 3 pathway to Incorporated Engineer registration

Following the alignment of PCN Level 2 certification with the requirements for Engineering Technician (EngTech) registration, the Engineering Council has now also agreed that PCN Level 3 certification satisfies the knowledge and understanding requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

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19/09/2013 Some facts about NDT training syllabuses

John Moody, Technical Support Engineer at BINDT, discusses how and why an NDT training syllabus is developed…

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18/09/2013 Brian Lambert retires… at the grand age of 80!

Brian Lambert, President of the NDT Society of Great Britain from 1972-1974, was recently presented with a BINDT lapel badge and gift, on behalf of BINDT staff, its Certification Management Committee and Council, on the occasion of his retirement, which also happened to coincide with his 80th birthday!

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17/09/2013 Lavender International flourishes

A global leader in NDT training programmes, Lavender International is continuing to experience strong growth, with the recent addition of five new staff members.

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16/09/2013 Tritex NDT open US office

Tritex NDT Ltd, manufacturer of multiple echo ultrasonic thickness gauges that measure metal thickness whilst ignoring coatings, has opened an office in the United States as part of an ongoing strategy of expansion.

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13/09/2013 Lawrence Goldberg inducted into Divers’ Hall of Fame

Lawrence Goldberg, Sea Test Services, was recently inducted into the ADCI Divers’ Hall of Fame. He was acknowledged for his significant contributions to NDT and the commercial diving industry. Goldberg is regarded as one of the ‘fathers’ of underwater NDT because of the new tools and methods that he invented for ensuring the structural integrity of offshore structures.

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12/09/2013 European representation of PRAGMA NDT

Imaginos NDE has introduced the PRAGMA NDT range of ultrasonic phased array equipment to the European NDT market.

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11/09/2013 TÜV Rheinland acquires specialist service provider

TÜV Rheinland Intercert Kft, a subsidiary of TÜV Rheinland AG in Hungary, has acquired 100% of Minell Quality Control and Services Ltd. The company provides services in the area of non-destructive testing for industrial clients, particularly in the energy business. With the acquisition, TÜV Rheinland strategically and geographically expands the portfolio in industrial services.

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10/09/2013 NDT Limited’s Training Section now open for business

NDT Limited (Sheffield) has announced the recent appointment of Mr Craig Hobson as Training Manager. Craig will be responsible for the development of NDT Limited’s existing BINDT PCN-approved magnetic particle, penetrant and radiography training courses and facilities, as well as introducing the new PCN-approved training course for ultrasonic inspection.

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09/09/2013 Silverwing achieves early success with new arc scanning head

Silverwing has announced the launch of its new RMS ARC scanners for large pipe and slug catcher inspection, with early orders from RBG Middle East and Oceaneering for corrosion mapping contracts.

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06/09/2013 IMechE’s Sonaspection acquisition strengthens capabilities

On 4 July, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers announced the acquisition of the internationally-recognised non-destructive testing samples company Sonaspection, based in Lancaster.

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05/09/2013 Matthews Training achieves 97% first-time pass rate for API 510/570 exams

Matthews Training has announced that, at the June 2013 API 510 and 570 exams, 35 out of 36 candidates registered first-time passes. Top marks of 94% were achieved by Paul Wilkinson and Steve Day; well done to them. The full results chart is available for review on the Matthews Training website.

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04/09/2013 NDT expert joins Ashtead Technology

Ashtead Technology has announced the appointment of Neil Harrap as Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Market Manager.

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03/09/2013 Demand grows for NDT equipment

Stringent product usage specifications, strong government safety regulations mandating the safety of personnel and tight quality control requirements are especially driving demand for NDT equipment, according to a report by Research and Markets Ltd*.

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02/09/2013 Putting a test case for integrity management

Widely-publicised catastrophic failures of forged materials in deepwater applications have called into question the structural integrity of such products and focused industry attention on the need for carefully-managed ‘integrity management’ of key components. Errors in material selection at the design stage, the use of incorrect heat treatment techniques and inconsistent mechanical testing regimes, often involving test-pieces not taken from the actual components, can lead to product failures during operation, typically resulting in significant environmental, safety and financial costs.

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