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Parts life, Inc. has retained the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing as its’ responsible NDT Level III and NDT training provider.

NDT Level III and NDT training providerParts life, Inc. has retained the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing as its’ responsible NDT Level III and NDT training provider.

“Retaining the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing as our Responsible NDT Level III and for additional employee training is a great strategic move for us.” Said Rohit Bhalla, Parts Life COO. “The depth of knowledge their team brings to our NDT program will be beneficial for the growth of our company.”

Parts Life, Inc. was founded in 2007 and provides customized obsolescence and supply chain solutions for mission critical military assets. PLI addresses the strategic gap between current assets being used past their intended lifespan and new systems being introduced. Replacement parts are often unavailable due to diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages (DMSMS). As a DMSMS solutions provider, Parts Life, Inc.’s mission is to increase the lifespan of military assets by providing high-quality parts that meet and exceed OEM specifications.

Since its inception, PLI has acquired several manufacturing branches to further expand their capacity and capabilities. In 2017 PLI acquired DeVal Lifecycle Support (formerly DeVal Corporation), a HUBZone armament support manufacturing company in Philadelphia, PA with over 60 years’ experience. In 2019 PLI acquired LC Engineers, Inc., an electro-mechanical company located in Rahway, NJ, with over 20 years’ experience. These acquisitions have allowed PLI to become a one stop shop for engineering and manufacturing needs

Parts Life, Inc. is a Certified Small Business, ITAR registered, DDTC registered, ISO9001, and AS9100D certified organization. Parts Life, Inc. has extensive project management experience in developing teams that bring specific expertise in electrical and mechanical engineering, test and validation, manufacturing, and integration. We hold Level 2 & 3 Purchase Cards, and have experience with Seaport-E and BPA. We also have extensive experience developing Source Approval Requests (SAR) in IAW Categories I, II, and III requirements per the DLA's AO/SAR process.

About the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing:
The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing is a licensed private career school that offers a "Nondestructive Testing Technologies" certificate training program for individuals wanting to enter the rewarding field of NDT, as well as corporate NDT training solutions for the petrochemical, aerospace, structural, Manufacturing, Railroad and Alternative Energy industries nationwide.

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American Institute of Nondestructive Testing purchases new training facility

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The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing has purchased a 21,600 sq. ft facility of which 15,600 sq. ft will be used to expand their training facility.

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing provides nondestructive testing training for major corporations, as well as offers a complete “Nondestructive Testing Technologies Certificate”, vocational style training program for students across the country interested in entering into a rewarding career in nondestructive testing.

The building will provide adequate space for the expansion of AINDT’s training capabilities. The new campus will include a testing center, student lounge, additional classrooms, video production studio, welding equipment, liquid penetrant Fluorescent Penetrant Testing Equipment System, among other items.

“The new facility will allow us to expand our services to meet the needs of our clients.” Said Don Booth CEO. “Adding additional equipment such as the liquid penetrant Fluorescent Penetrant Testing Equipment System, production studio, improved student amenities, and an improved testing center will make a positive impact on our students learning experience.”

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Build Your Credit As You Repay With Meritize

AINDT now offers financing through Meritize. Meritize loans look beyond your FICO score and use your academic history to help determine your loan options-- even if you don't have a cosigner. If you do have a cosigner, your options are even better! Best of all, repaying your Meritize loan helps you rebuild your credit. What could be better? More repayment options!

  • Choose how to repay-- full payments, interest-only payments, or no payments until 3 months after graduation
  • Repay your loan over 3 or 5 years
  • Avoid prepayment penalty fees if you choose to pay loan off early
  • Access to Meritize Career Success Services for job and career support
  • Choose fixed or variable rates

With so many options, AINDT could not make it easier for you to begin a new, rewarding career in non-destructive testing. Instructors are waiting to speak with you, so call today for more information: (855) 313-0325.

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Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) Level I and II Online Course

Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) Level I and II Online CourseAINDT offers a Level I and Level II Online Course for Magnetic Particle Testing (MT). This course is $799, contains both Level 1 and 2 study material and covers the theory of Magnetic Particle Examination. Areas of study include:

  • Magnetic fields
  • Flux leakage
  • Magnetization processes
  • Particles/mediums
  • Applications
  • Basic principles
  • Safety considerations

AINDT courses exceed standard criteria and get you well prepared for qualification. Call today, instructors are waiting to speak with you! (855) 313-0325.

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ASNT Level III Visual Testing Exam Prep Course

ASNT Level III Visual Testing Exam Prep CourseAINDT (Baxter, MN) offers the ASNT Level III Visual Testing Exam Prep Course. Our online program covers in detail the components of Visual Testing. Our prep course saves you time and money and allows you to work at your own pace. This interactive and engaging course is available on any internet-ready mobile device, including tablets. The ASNT Level III Visual Testing Exam Prep Course is $599 and includes:

  • Reading assignments
  • PowerPoint presentations of key points for each chapter
  • Flashcard question review
  • Practice quizzes
  • Multiple practice final exams

Required text is included in the price and will be shipped to you when you enroll. Call TODAY to get enrolled and ready for your ASNT Level III Visual Testing Exam Prep Course! (855) 313-0325.

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ASNT Level III Magnetic Particle Testing Exam Prep Course

ASNT Level III Magnetic Particle Testing Exam Prep CourseAINDT (Baxter, MN) offers the ASNT Level III Magnetic Particle Testing Exam Prep Course. Our online program covers in detail the components of Magnetic Particle Testing. Our prep course saves you time and money and allows you to work at your own pace. This interactive and engaging course is available on any internet-ready mobile device, including tablets. The ASNT Level III Magnetic Particle Testing Exam Prep Course is $599 and contains:

  • Reading assignments
  • PowerPoint presentations of key points for each chapter
  • Flashcard question review
  • Practice quizzes
  • Multiple practice final exams

Required text is included in the price and will be shipped to you when you enroll. Call TODAY to get enrolled and ready for your ASNT Level III Magnetic Particle Testing Exam Prep Course! (855) 313-0325.

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ASNT Level III Radiographic Testing Exam Prep Course

AINDT (Baxter, MN) offers the ASNT Level III Radiographic Testing Exam Prep Course. This program covers in detail the components of radiographic testing. Our prep course saves you time and money and allows you to work at your own pace. This interactive and engaging course is available on any internet-ready mobile device, including tablets. The ASNT Level III Radiographic Testing Exam Prep Course is $599 and includes:

  • Reading assignments
  • PowerPoint presentations of key points for each chapter.
  • Flashcard question review
  • Practice quizzes
  • Video lectures for RT math
  • Multiple practice final exams

Required text is included in the price and will be shipped to you when you enroll. Call TODAY to get enrolled and ready for your ASNT Level III Radiographic Testing Exam Prep Course! (855) 313-0325.

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How Low Temperatures Impact Dye Penetrant Testing

In this article, we look at how lower inspection temperatures affect the performance of dye penetrant testing cleaners, penetrant and developers

The operating temperature range for penetrant inspection as specified in ASTM E1417 Standard Practice for Liquid Penetrant Testing is 40°F to 125°F (4°C to 52°C), but how is the penetrant inspection affected at temperatures below 40°F (4°C) and can the inspection process be adjusted to achieve acceptable results?

To answer these questions, we evaluated SKC-S cleaner/remover, SKL-SP2 solvent removable dye penetrant and SKD-S2 non-aqueous developer at a range of temperatures in order to figure out what NDT inspectors can expect when using these, or similar quality dye penetrant products when inspecting at lower temperatures

Cleaning at lower temperatures

At lower temperatures in the range of 32°F – 50°F (0°C – 10°C), the solvent cleaner will take longer to dry.

We used 75°F (24°C) as our ambient, standard operating temperature, and observed how decreasing temperatures impacted how quickly the solvent cleaner dried. Below are our suggested drying time for solvent-based cleaner/removers at lower temperatures.
 

TemperatureCleaner Drying Time
75°F / 24°C Standard
50°F / 10°C 2 x Standard
40°F / 4°C 3 x Standard
32°F / 0°C 4 x Standard

It is critical to make sure the solvent has evaporated during the precleaning step either by wiping with a clean, lint free cloth or using air dryers to ensure a clean and dry part prior to penetrant application. Unevaporated cleaner remaining in indications can impede penetrant entry into the surface breaking indications.

Dwelling at lower temperatures

Penetration time should also be extended since the viscosity of penetrant increases with decreasing temperatures, which slows down penetration and can significantly impact the test results.
 

TemperatureDwell Time
75°F / 24°C Standard
45°F / 7°C 2 x Standard
32°F / 0°C 2.5 x Standard

Developer at lower temperatures

Developer drying time is more of a challenge and our tests showed the developing action is impeded because of the slower solvent evaporation. When the developer dries, the indications become fuzzy or show excessive bleed out.

Penetrant Developer

We were not able to get good results at 32°F (0°C) because the developer remained wet and did not dry within a reasonable amount of time. At 38 – 40°F (3 – 4°C), and with some air movement, developer film will dry at 5 times the standard time at 75°F (24°C).
 

TemperatureDeveloper Drying Time
75°F / 24°C Standard
40°F / 4°C 5 x Standard

A positive note is at low temperatures, we found good indications with extremely small and tight defects. The slow drying rate of the developer film allows greater bleed out of the penetrant from the defect. For large defects, longer development time caused excessive bleed out making indication interpretation more difficult.


Contact us if you need more help assessing your low temperature dye penetrant application, or have any questions on additional products for dye or liquid penetrant testing

Do you have any tips for low temperature dye penetrant testing or other non-destructive testing?
Share your ideas in the comments section below.

Source: https://magnaflux.com/Magnaflux/Blog/Low-Temperature-Dye-Penetrant-Testing?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Education&utm_content=Low-Temp-Dye-Penetrant

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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:

  1. How is ultrasonic testing creating a safer world?
  2. What advice do you have for someone who wants to start a career in ultrasonic testing?
  3. What is the most serious flaw you’ve ever detected via ultrasonic testing?"

To get expert answers to the above questions, click here.

If you want to learn more about one of the smartest technologies in NDT, talk to an American Institute of Nondestructive Testing Instructor today! 855-313-0325.

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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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The Rewards Are Endless

The Rewards Are EndlessAINDT offers online certification courses and vocational training in an exciting, expanding industry. What's more, you want more than a new job, you want a career. AINDT not only offers job placement assistance to those who complete our technical vocational training, you will become certified in an industry that is expanding every year. That's what we call job security. Non-destructive testing offers a crucial service to just about every industry you can think of. Enroll today and get started on an exciting new career in non-destructive testing. Call 855-313-0325. Instructors are waiting to speak with you and answer your questions.

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School For Thought

Oct02 InspirationalGraphicIf you're looking for a new direction in a rewarding new career, look no further than AINDT. AINDT offers the best, most affordable vocational school around. Non-destructive testing is a growing industry that is needed in just about every aspect of our daily lives from the auto industry, to bridges, to oil and gas development, to aerospace. AINDT offers the technical vocational training you need to get certified in a high-demand, well-paying career that will never become obsolete. Combining both interactive, trade school courses with hands-on training, AINDT also offers job placement assistance to find your perfect fit in your chosen field. Call 855-313-0325 today. Instructors are waiting to talk to you!
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Exhausting Search for a New Beginning Ends in NDT Industry

"I graduated from college with a Bachelors. and upon completion began a career that I eventually came to loathe. After an exhausting search for a new beginning I came across the NDT industry. I became more and more excited in the thought of Testing as a career but the only issue was the difficulty of returning to education considering I have a wife and child. Eventually I enrolled in a local college that would have taken two years to finish and even though I had purchased books and was two days away from attending my first class I discovered AINDT. In a matter of 48 hours I dropped the local school and began my online education immediately through AINDT where 6 months later I was entirely done with all my course work and received 4 different job offers afterwards of which I accepted an NDE Assistant position with Mistras!"

-Jense

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Hands-On Training - Great Learning Experience

Feb10_InspirationalGraphic"Thanks again guys for allowing me to hop in the UT portion of the hands on training. It was a great learning experience and confidence builder for me. I have been practicing my calibration, and testing the capabilities of the transducers I have since returning to work. I am really trying to get a grasp on what distances and types of materials I can shoot and still resolve differing signals. I forwarded your contact info to our recruiter, and will recommend your institute to other’s I know in the industry.

I can send you guys some scrap parts for your new mag bench. I will begin a collection and let you know when I have some. I can have them shipped or if you guys are interested in taking a tour of our facility and lab, I could schedule something and you could take them with you."

Paul Dalenberg
Quality Assurance Support | Fastenal Company

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Further Your Career in Nondestructive Testing!

b2ap3_thumbnail_Dec02_YourCareer.jpgFurther YOUR Career! Already working in the NDT field? Awesome! You can further your career with AINDT by taking Individual Classes.

From Intro to NDT to Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) Level I and II and everything in between is offered at AINDT.

All individual classes include study material, access to our online learning system, and instructor support via phone, gototraining.com video conference, and/or email. See for yourself the variety of courses available at the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing. Call 855-313-0325 and talk to an instructor to see if individual NDT courses are right for you!

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Career in NonDestructive Testing Could be for YOU!

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Not sure if a career in NDT is right for you? The American Institute of NonDestructive Testing (AINDT) offers an "Intro to NDT (Online)" Course to introduce you to the disciplines of NDT.  The benefits and limitations of each method as well as an overview of the industry will be discussed.

Take the course when it's convenient for you and find out how a career in NDT can change your life! Click Here to find out more or contact an Instructor today to find out more!
 

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