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Another Happy Graduate of AINDT!

Hey guys,

I just finished my first week and thought I'd share what it has been like. Of course, I'm just assisting on these for now, but once I get my certs, I'll be out there on my own doing this stuff.

Day 1: MT on welds for a piece to be used by a private space exploration company.

Day2: UT lamination scans on large steel plates used for construction of a new ferry.

Day 3: PT on welds for ferry construction; UT shear wave on pipe welds

Day 4: UT thickness gauging the hull of a small freighter

Day 5: UT thickness gauging safety pins on the top of a grain elevator (about 100 feet up, harnessed and dangling off the roof); MT on a repair weld for the boom of a cement truck

Never know what the day will hold for me, and I really like that. No RT, which is unfortunate. We've mostly got maritime customers, but it seems like there is quite a bit of railroad, construction, paper mill, and manufacturing customers, too.

It's a good gig. I'll let you know when another position opens up.

Thanks again for everything,

Morris
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Everyday NDT

AINDT offers top-notch training in for an exciting new career in a variety of fields that will always be in high demand. But what IS NDT? Nondestructive testing creates a safer world for all of us in our daily lives. For example, at least 126,696,000 lug nuts were NDT-tested on the 7,918,601 cars sold in the US in 2014. 61,064 structurally-deficient bridges require NDT testing for their 215 million daily crossings. Since 2007, two notable bridge failures occurred in the US due to NDT-detectable problems. Starting to get the picture? NDT testing is used in just about every major field you can think of, including 1,726,359 miles of oil and gas pipeline in the US as of 2013. With 140,000 rail miles in the US, 2014 brought 295 derailments due to structural failure which NDT detects. NDT is an ever-growing field with increasing demand. Billions of airline passengers also benefit from NDT. If you're ready for an important new career in NDT, call today to speak to one of our instructors for more information. Competitive salaries and job placement assistance are all part of NDT. Call AINDT today! (855) 313-0325.

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UT Shear Wave Weld Exam

UT Shear Wave Weld ExamAINDT offers a wide array of courses toward your certification, including UT Shear Wave Weld Form Examination. This intensive, hands-on 40-hour course runs $995. It is designed for existing Ultrasonic Level I & II technicians wanting to gain in-depth knowledge of shear wave calibration, scanning, interpretation and evaluation techniques. This course will cover AWS D1.1, AWS D1.5, ASME V and API 1104 requirements. In this course, you will create scan plans, DAC curves, AWS rating, and inspection of numerous flawed weld samples. We have several Ultrasonic Scopes for you to use, but please bring your own if you have one to become more familiar with it. This course is held at our Baxter MN facility and we have no minimum class requirements! If one person signs up, the class will be held. Custom dates are available for groups of four or more, otherwise regular classes will be held May 22-26, July 31-August 4, and October 2-6. Call today for more information and to speak to one of our instructors: (855) 313- 0325.

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9 Transparently Amazing Facts About X-Rays

9 Transparently Amazing Facts About X-RaysIn 1895, Wilhelm Roentgen, a professor of Physics in Worzburg, Bavaria, was the first to find a way to peer inside the body without surgery. On the evening of November 8, he was experimenting with the conduction of electricity through low-pressure gases using an induction coil and a partially-evacuated glass tube when he accidentally discovered a mysterious ray capable of lighting up a fluorescent screen a few meters away.

On the evening of November 8, he was experimenting with the conduction of electricity through low-pressure gases using an induction coil and a partially-evacuated glass tube when he accidentally discovered a mysterious ray capable of lighting up a fluorescent screen a few meters away.

When he passed his hand between the ray and the screen, he glimpsed a shadow of his own bones. Further experimentation showed that the screen could be replaced by a photographic plate—and the x-ray was born. Roentgen would later earn the first Nobel Prize in physics for his discovery.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/70900/9-transparently-amazing-facts-about-x-rays

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Understanding Hydrogen Induced Cold Cracking in Welds

Karsten Madsen | Apr 26, 2017

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/understanding-hydrogen-induced-cold-cracking-welds-karsten-madsen

"Like others, I probably contributed to some weld cracking earlier in my career through ignorance about the effects of hydrogen on some metals. Problem #1 … working as a young Welder, there was usually a stash of 7018 electrodes somewhere handy saving a trip to the holding oven. Problem #2 … I'm showing my age in saying that at that time, microwave ovens had not yet showed up in cafeterias to warm up meals. No problems though as electrode ovens did a good job of heating up leftover mac 'n cheese or a can of baked beans for a warm dinner.

Adding to our ignorance, the welding rods used in both of these circumstances seemed none the worse for the wear making welds that appeared to be acceptable. So the loosely applied rules about keeping the electrodes only in dry holding ovens and used within 4 hours did not seem to justify compliance. Moisture absorbed by SMAW electrode flux coating is only one source of hydrogen entering a weld deposit. It can also exist in FCAW wires, SAW flux or come from high ambient humidity or lubricants used in other manufacturing processes. Moisture of course is hydrogen and oxygen while oils and greases are usually hydrocarbons.

My intent here is to explain in understandable terms why it is so important to control weld exposure to hydrogen for those higher strength steels that are susceptible to hydrogen induced cold cracking (HICC). I’m not a Metallurgist and I may be taking some liberties in the following explanation, but to me at least hearing the effects of HICC first hand and my analogies to explain this phenomenon seem to make sense."

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Corporate NDT Training

Corporate NDT TrainingThe American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) offers online and hands-on training for your company. Simply set up a corporate account with us for easy billing and additional discounts. All individual classes include study material, access to our online learning system, and instructor support via phone, video conference and/or email. Our online Level I and II final exams are fully proctored by Examity online proctoring services to ensure the highest level of integrity for your company's training needs. Unlike most NDT schools we have no minimum class size or limited training schedules. We will work with your schedule to get you the training you need. We are a fully-staffed NDT school, offering training in UT, RT, MT, PT, VT and radiation safety. Our 6,200 square foot facility includes all the equipment and flawed specimens you'll need to complete your hands-on training. Call us today (855) 313-0325 and we will work with you to customize an NDT program fits your budget and schedule!

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5 Most Popular Inspection Techniques for the Oil and Gas Industry

By Lawrence Agbezuge
April 17, 2017

"The oil and gas industry operates according to stringent standards that primarily strive to keep equipment running efficiently while maintaining workplace safety. Conforming to such standards is challenging because oil and gas operations involve drilling (both on land and offshore), reservoir engineering, well servicing, production services, refining and transportation of petroleum products, and many other operations.
Not only is it challenging to conform to industry standards, but it is expensive to maintain a safe workplace and to protect workers from harm. It is necessary to equip workers with protective apparel; to continually train them on practicing safety procedures; and to keep them up to date on practicing improved equipment inspection techniques.

What is NDT?

Many NDT (Non Destructive Testing) methods are utilized in the oil and gas industry. The best NDT methods address issues regarding safety, equipment reliability, and environmental protection and government regulations."

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Why AINDT?

American Institute of Nondestructive TestingThe American Institute of Nondestructive Testing not only offers training for exciting, high-demand careers with competitive salaries—we offer blended learning, which the U.S. Department of Education has found to be the most effective method of learning. AINDT's blended learning program combines flexible, affordable instruction as well as hands-on training to complete your course. Best of all, our online courses offer the ultimate flexibility. You can study, watch video lectures, and even complete quizzes on your iPad, iPhone, and Android devices! Instructors are able to teach active learning courses over the internet, and students can work at home on other assignments at their own pace, which helps stimulate self-directed learning. Instructors are free to offer more individualized assistance to those who need it, rather than being in a large lecture hall. AINDT's blended learning is designed to ensure success. Are YOU ready for an exciting new direction? Call AINDT for details today. Instructors are on hand waiting to speak with you! (855) 313-0325.

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NDT Careers

NDT CareersOne of the greatest advantages of a career in nondestructive testing with AINDT is its reliability. Nondestructive testing is a crucial field that is always in demand. Pipelines, bridges, motor vehicles, buildings, aircraft, watercraft, power stations, trains, oil platforms, and refineries are all inspected using NDT testing methods. As a graduate of AINDT, you will be qualified to start a career in a vast array of fields including aerospace, aviation, auto and boat racing, construction, manufacturing, oil and gas development, amusement parks, railroad, and even alternative energy including nuclear, wind, and solar. Start an exciting, rewarding new career with job security and competitive salary ranges that show an increase every year. Instructors are waiting to personally speak with you so call today and get started on your new career tomorrow! (855) 313-0325.

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Personalized Hybrid Training School

If you are considering a new career in nondestructive testing, contact AINDT today. We are a personalized hybrid training school for nondestructive testing, that prides itself in top-notch education, a state-of-the-art facility, great relationships with top employers in the NDT industry, and more. AINDT is individualized—we take great strides to personally get to know each student--not only their learning style but their goals for a new career path. We are not a high-pressure sales company. We are passionate about what we do, and we do it well. You won't get an automated voicemail system. Our instructors are on hand to personally take your calls and answer all your questions. At AINDT, we want you to know our school, understand the career field of nondestructive testing, and make the right choice for you and your life. You will love your new career with NDT. Call us today to get started: (855) 313-0325 or visit us on the web at www.trainingndt.com

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Corrosion Under Insulation: The 7 Inspection Methods You Must Know About

Melissa Syvrais | Apr 14, 2016
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/corrosion-under-insulation-7-inspection-methods-you-must-syvrais-1

April 4, 2016 - Author: Charles Tremblay

As we discussed in our previous article, corrosion under insulation (CUI) is one of the most difficult corrosion processes to prevent. The reason for that is, by and large, no matter the precautions taken, water invariably seeps into the insulation and begins its dirty work—sometimes unseen until process leakage occurs. Data shows that about 60% of pipe leaks are caused by CUI. That’s not good.

CUI is difficult to find because the insulation covers the corrosion problem until it is too late. Removing insulation, inspecting, and then reinstating the insulation after inspection is an expensive process. Inspecting without removing insulation and weather jackets greatly reduces the cost of inspections. Non-destructive testing methods to detect CUI in such a way is therefore a major benefit to the industry.

There are a number of methods used today to inspect for CUI. No one method is ever used by itself—several methods complement each other for optimal results, but that’s not the object of this article.

The most common and straightforward way to inspect for corrosion under insulation is to cut plugs in the insulation that can be removed to allow for ultrasonic testing. The other commonly used methods are radiography, and complete insulation removal. More advanced methods include pulsed eddy current. CLICK HERE to read the seven most common methods of inspecting for CUI with their pros and cons.

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Why Choose AINDT?

Why Choose AINDT?AINDT is the nondestructive testing school that offers individual training for NDT technicians. We offer versatility, with both online NDT education and hands-on NDT training at our fully staffed and fully equipped 6,400 square foot facility. Since AINDT is the original NDT blended learning school in the U.S., we can customize a program to meet your company's needs with either online or hands-on NDT education, or a combination of the two. AINDT offers excellent customer service, always on hand to answer all questions, and handle every call personally. We offer the highest quality NDT education possible. AINDT cares about every student and gives each individual the time and personal attention they require to succeed. Call us today for more information and to get started on your exciting NDT training. (855) 313-0325.

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How To Start Your Career In Nondestructive Testing

How To Start Your Career In Nondestructive TestingAINDT (American Institute of Nondestructive Testing) can get you started on an exciting, rewarding new career in a lucrative, growing field. Nondestructive testing is used in all areas of modern life, and you can be a part of it! AINDT offers a Nondestructive Testing Technologies Certificate Program that will get you on your way to your high-paying new career. Best of all, we offer on-demand online training—enroll today and start tomorrow! The Nondestructive Testing Technologies Certificate Program also offers a complete curriculum, including all needed materials and textbooks. To finish your training, you will complete a hands-on training program for 18 days at our Baxter, MN facility. Your new rewarding career awaits with AINDT. Call today and talk to one of our instructors: (855) 313-0325. We look forward to speaking with you!

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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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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