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New Complete NDT Training

Feb10 InspirationalIf you are looking for nondestructive testing certifications, AINDT could not make the process simpler to obtain your NDT Training online. AINDT's Nondestructive Testing Technologies Certificate Program is thorough and complete. Our online training is on demand—enroll today and start tomorrow! What's more, our interactive learning management system is second-to-none. At your convenience, you will complete reading assignments, view PowerPoint presentations, interact with our flashcard reviews, watch instructor video lectures, complete graded quizzes, and write essays. Our program contains your complete curriculum, including all required textbooks and study material. Each student receives a complete set of ASNT personal training publications which include classroom training books and student lecture guides: your own personal library of NDT knowledge. The final step is hands-on training, which will be completed over 18 days at our Baxter, MN facility. You will use various types of equipment used for each of the NDT methods covered in your online theory courses, and with the help of our instructors you will complete actual NDT examinations, interpret results, and document your findings. Call today for more information (855) 313-0325 and visit us on the web. Get started on a rewarding, competitive new career in NDT today with AINDT!
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Radiation Safety Online

AINDT offers many types of NDT training. One of these is a Radiation Safety course online. For $799 inclusive, AINDT offers this 40-hour course on Industrial Radiography and is designed to meet the training requirements for formal certification in Radiation Safety for both X-ray and gamma Radiographers. This course also discusses the requirements of the Department of Transportation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and outlines the "Suggested State Regulations for Controlling Radiation (SSRCR)." This 40 hour course exceeds the recommendations and training outline set forth by the NRC training manual available as NUREG/BR-0024 Working Safely in Gamma Radiography and its subsequent ASNT revisions. This course addresses required training topics for radiographic personnel specified in federal (10 CFR 34.43) and equivalent state radiation control regulations, as well as the topics listed in Appendix A to ASNT CP-105-2011 (excluding neutron radiography.) If you're interested in a rewarding career in radiography, contact AINDT about our online Radiation Safety course. Visit us on the web or call for more information (855) 313-0325 today. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!
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Hire Our Graduates!

Feb02 InspirationalLooking for well trained, qualified employees? Look no further than graduates of AINDT! Graduates of our Nondestructive Technologies Certificate Program are serious about NDT! Now is the time to invest in employees who have invested in themselves for a rewarding, important career in nondestructive testing. Our graduates have completed their Level I and II training in UT, RT, MT, PT, and VT NDT methods, as well as their 40 Radiation Safety Course. Contact jeffletourneau@trainingndt.com to schedule a visit to meet our graduates during their hands-on training or to receive resumes. AINDT also offers NDT training for your current technicians. We look forward to assisting you!
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Radiation Safety Refresher

Feb01 InspirationalAINDT is your source for industrial radiation safety training. In addition, 10 CFR 34.43 training states require "annual refresher safety training for each radiographer and radiographer's assistant at intervals not to exceed 12 months." AINDT also offers your Radiation Safety 8 Hour annual Refresher Training course. For just $129, this online course offers a convenient and cost-effective way to meet the required annual radiation safety refresher training for your company. Our program includes PowerPoint presentations, video lectures, flashcard reviews, graded reviews, graded quizzes and a 60-question final exam. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a digital and hard copy of a certificate of completion for each employee. Keep your radiation safety training current with AINDT. Visit us on the web or call for more details: (855) 313-0325. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!
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NDT Training

Feb03 InspirationalAINDT offers your complete training to get you started on a rewarding, high-paying career in nondestructive testing. NDT is a constantly-evolving field in high demand in all manner of industries, from transportation to utility and power. If you are looking for an NDT training school that offers all the training you need to get into a rewarding career in nondestructive testing, look no further than AINDT! Our blended learning program offers you the convenience of online NDT training from wherever you may live, followed by hands-on NDT training at our Baxter, MN facility. The combination of our online NDT curriculum, followed by 18 days of hands-on training using the most up-to-date NDT equipment will give you the skills needed to enter into a rewarding career in nondestructive testing. Our NDT training program includes all required study material and books for your online training, which takes approximately 6 months. Our training program will prepare you for NDT certification by an NDT employer. The online portion of your NDT training can be started at any time, and hands-on training is available 6 times per year (every other month starting in January) and will be scheduled at the student's discretion. With job placement assistance and an amazing new career waiting for you, call AINDT today for more information: (855) 313-0325. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!
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Radiation Safety Refresher

Feb01 InspirationalAINDT is your source for industrial radiation safety training. In addition, 10 CFR 34.43 training states require "annual refresher safety training for each radiographer and radiographer's assistant at intervals not to exceed 12 months." AINDT also offers your Radiation Safety 8 Hour Yearly Refresher Training course. For just $129, this online course offers a convenient and cost-effective way to meet the required annual radiation safety refresher training for your company. Our program includes PowerPoint presentations, video lectures, flashcard reviews, graded reviews, graded quizzes and a 60-question final exam. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a digital and hard copy of a certificate of completion for each employee. Keep your radiation safety training current with AINDT. Visit us on the web or call for more details: (855) 313-0325. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!

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Hire Our Graduates!

Hire Our Graduates!Looking for well trained, qualified employees? Look no further than graduates of AINDT! Graduates of our Nondestructive Technologies Certificate Program are serious about NDT! Now is the time to invest in employees who have invested in themselves for a rewarding, important career in nondestructive testing. Our graduates have completed their Level I and II training in UT, RT, MT, PT, and VT NDT methods, as well as their 40 Radiation Safety Course. Contact jeffletourneau@trainingndt.com to schedule a visit to meet our graduates during their hands-on training or to receive resumes. AINDT also offers NDT training for your current technicians. We look forward to assisting you!

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How Nondestructive Testing Helps Keep Railways on Track

By Olympus NDT Applications Team - January 31, 2017

"One of the oldest methods of modern transportation, the history of rail dates back nearly 500 years. With an expansive and aging infrastructure, railroads require constant support to maintain their integrity and operate safely.

Many types of nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques have been used to help ensure the quality of both the rail and the many components that make up a rail car. These methods range from the so-called “car knocker,” which uses acoustic resonance to detect cracked wheels, to the “oil and whiting” test used for fatigue crack detection in steam locomotive pins and axles. Currently, ultrasonic testing (UT) is the preferred method of NDT in the railroad industry.

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NDT Training

NDT TrainingAINDT offers your complete training to get you started on a rewarding, high-paying career in nondestructive testing. NDT is a constantly-evolving field in high demand in all manner of industries, from transportation to utility and power. If you are looking for an NDT training school that offers all the training you need to get into a rewarding career in nondestructive testing, look no further than AINDT! Our blended learning program offers you the convenience of online NDT training from wherever you may live, followed by hands-on NDT training at our Baxter, MN facility. The combination of our online NDT curriculum, followed by 18 days of hands-on training using the most up-to-date NDT equipment will give you the skills needed to enter into a rewarding career in nondestructive testing. Our NDT training program includes all required study material and books for your online training, which takes approximately 6 months. Our training program will prepare you for NDT certification by an NDT employer. The online portion of your NDT training can be started at any time, and hands-on training is available 6 times per year (every other month starting in January) and will be scheduled at the student's discretion. With job placement assistance and an amazing new career waiting for you, call AINDT today for more information: (855) 313-0325. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!

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NDT Certification

NDT CertificationAINDT offers your complete training and certification to get you started on a rewarding, high-paying career in nondestructive testing. NDT is a constantly-evolving field in high demand in all manner of industries, from transportation to utility and power. If you are looking for an NDT training school that offers all the training you need to get into a rewarding career in nondestructive testing, look no further than AINDT! Our blended learning program offers you the convenience of online NDT training from wherever you may live, followed by hands-on NDT training at our Baxter, MN facility. The combination of our online NDT curriculum, followed by 18 days of hands-on training using the most up-to-date NDT equipment will give you the skills needed to enter into a rewarding career in nondestructive testing. Our NDT training program includes all required study material and books for your online training, which takes approximately 6 months. Our training program will prepare you for NDT certification by an NDT employer. The online portion of your NDT training can be started at any time, and hands-on training is available 6 times per year (every other month starting in January) and will be scheduled at the student's discretion. With job placement assistance and an amazing new career waiting for you, call AINDT today for more information: (855) 313-0325. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!

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Radiation Safety Online

Radiation Safety OnlineAINDT offers many types of NDT training. One of these is a Radiation Safety course online. For $799 inclusive, AINDT offers this 40 hour course on Industrial Radiography and is designed to meet the training requirements for formal certification in Radiation Safety for both X-ray and gamma Radiographers. This course also discusses the requirements of the Department of Transportation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and outlines the "Suggested State Regulations for Controlling Radiation (SSRCR)." This 40 hour course exceeds the recommendations and training outline set forth by the NRC training manual available as NUREG/BR-0024 Working Safely in Gamma Radiography and its subsequent ASNT revisions. This course addresses required training topics for radiographic personnel specified in federal (10 CFR 34.43) and equivalent state radiation control regulations, as well as the topics listed in Appendix A to ASNT CP-105-2011 (excluding neutron radiography.) If you're interested in a rewarding career in radiography, contact AINDT about our online Radiation Safety course. Visit us on the web or call for more information (855) 313-0325 today. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!

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Ultrasonic Testing: 9 Experts Discuss One of the Smartest Technologies in NDT

Source: Berg Engineering & Sales Company, Inc.

"Ultrasonic testing is an NDT technology for detecting test piece discontinuities which may not be visible to the human eye. These defects can include cracks, corrosion, inclusions, porosity outside of specified tolerances, and voids. Ultrasonic testing devices pass ultrasonic sound waves into the test piece and measure the waves that reflect back to the device. The profile of the reflection is interpreted by software and the human operator to determine if the test piece is within spec.

In this article, we’ve interviewed several experts on ultrasonic testing. We hope to provide an overview of this technology and the good which it is doing in the world. We asked our panel of experts the following questions:

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Your New Career Awaits

Your New Career AwaitsYou want a new career that challenges you and pays well. That's where AINDT comes in. Finding the time to train for a new career is often where people get discouraged. That’s why we make it easy for you! Our ASNT Level III Basic Exam prep course saves you both time and money on food, travel, and lodging expenses by allowing you to study at home. Work at your own pace, and focus on the areas you know you need most. Our course also includes multiple practice final exams, ensuring you are prepared to succeed! Call us today for more information (855) 313-0325. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!

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Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection Market by Technique, Service, Vertical, and Geography

Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection Market by Technique, Service, Vertical, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022
Source: Research and Markets, June 2016
http://www.researchandmarkets.com/publication/m8ung6o/3750332

"The Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Market is Expected to Reach USD 11.39 Billion by 2022 at a CAGR of 8.30% Between 2016 and 2022"

"The non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection market size was valued at USD 6.46 Billion in 2015 and is expected to increase to USD 11.39 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 8.30% between 2016 and 2022. The base year considered for the study is 2015 and the forecast period is between 2016 and 2022. This report provides a detailed analysis of the non-destructive inspection market based on technique, method, service, vertical, and geography. The demand for NDT is increasing all over the world due to regulations by governments for improving the overall safety of industrial assets, workforce, and the surrounding environment. Non-destructive testing is a process to test defects or discontinuities in materials, components, or assemblies without destroying its serviceability."

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Save The Dates

Save The DatesOur current enrollment is starting for our UT Shearwave Weld Examination courses this year. Earn your certification and earn more opportunities for lucrative employment in the future! AINDT is offering this 5-day, intensive, hands-on course at our Baxter, Minnesota location on the following dates in 2017:

  • March 27th - March 31st
  • May 22nd - May 26th
  • July 31st - Aug. 4th
  • Oct. 2nd - Oct. 6th

If these dates don’t work out for you, we are offering custom dates to groups of four or more from your company. Contact us for details or to arrange your custom dates: (855) 313-0325. We look forward to speaking with you!

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ASNT Level III Basic Exam Materials

ASNT Level III Basic Exam MaterialsAINDT's intensive exam prep course offers everything you need for success on your exam. You may want to get a jump on the materials you will need for your ASNT Level III Basic Exam prep course. There are four books required for this course. These books are available for purchase from ASNT.org or we can ship them to you when you enroll:

  • ASNT Level III Study Guide: Basic, Revised
  • Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A: Personnel Qualification and Certification in Nondestructive Testing 2011
  • ASNT Standard for Qualification & Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel, ANSI/ASNT CP-189-2011
  • Materials and Processes for NDT Technology, Second Edition

Call AINDT today for more information or to speak to an instructor: (855) 313-0325. Your exciting new career awaits!

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5 Days To A Better Career

5 Days To A Better CareerDo you have 5 days to devote to an even better career? Able to travel to our Baxter, Minnesota location? Then AINDT invites you to increase your certification capabilities with our UT Shearwave Weld Examination course. This intensive, hands-on course is broken up into 40 hours of instruction over 5 days. The best part is, we do not have any minimum class requirements, and we do not cancel classes! If only one student enrolls, we will still be holding this class. Custom dates are also available for groups of four or more from your company. Please contact us to arrange dates to best suit your needs. That's how dedicated we are at AINDT to getting you the training you need for the best possible career in NDT. Expanding your certifications expands your job prospects. It's just that simple! Call AINDT today for more information on enrollment: (855) 313-0325. Instructors are on hand to answer all your questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

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ASNT Level III Basic Exam

ASNT Level III Basic ExamAt AINDT, our success is your success. We want you to have the best possible opportunities in this exciting field, so we prepare you with the most effective methods. Our ASNT Level III Basic Exam prep course is tailored to best prepare you for exam success. This online program covers the three main components of the ASNT Level III Basic Exam:

  • SNT-TC-1A/CP-189 comparisons and analysis to understand various programs which establish the criteria for NDT personal certification as well as their differences
  • Materials and processes for NDT technology, and
  • 11 various methods contained in Recommended Practice TC-1A

Call (855) 313-0325 today for more information on the ASNT Level III Basic Exam prep course and getting started with your new career in NDT.

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Intensive Training

Intensive TrainingWhen you sign up for the UT Shearwave Weld Examination, you get so much more than information. This course, like all AINDT training, offers intensive hands-on training. Attendees will participate in creating scan plans, DAC curves, AWS rating, and inspection of numerous flawed weld samples. With any NDT training, experience is always the best teacher, so you will get the focus and hands-on approach needed to ensure your success with your training. We have several Ultrasonic Scopes for you to use, but if possible, please bring your own so you can become more familiar with it. Call (855) 313-0325 today for more information on the UT Shearwave 5-day Weld Examination course. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!

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UT Shearwave Weld Examination

If you are a UT Level I or II technician looking to fully expand your knowledge of shearwave calibration, this 5-day course is for you. UT Shearwave Weld Examination will give you in-depth education on not only shearwave calibration, but scanning, interpretation, and evaluation techniques. AINDT has everything you need to get you certified in our latest corporate training course. You bring yourself, we bring the knowledge. Expand your training and skill set and open more doors for lucrative future employment. Inquire online or call today (855) 313-0325 for more information on registering. Your new career awaits!

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