Olympus Provides Hands-On Nondestructive Testing Instruction to Engineering Students

Olympus recently donated OmniScan™ flaw detection equipment to LeTourneau University to support the next generation of nondestructive testing (NDT) inspectors. Olympus phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) specialists Curtis Dickinson and Rob ...

AWS Publications | January 27, 2022 | Inspection
Welding Digest ►  Olympus Provides Hands-On Nondestructive Testing Instruction to Engineering Students

Olympus recently donated OmniScan™ flaw detection equipment to LeTourneau University to support the next generation of nondestructive testing (NDT) inspectors. Olympus phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) specialists Curtis Dickinson and Rob Frashefski traveled to the campus in Longview, Texas to offer students in-person instruction.

The class they visited, Nondestructive Evaluation and Testing, is a senior-level course that teaches engineering students the theory and practice of NDT methods. Using the OmniScan equipment to demonstrate, the Olympus experts discussed PAUT theory and practice with the students in the Welding/Materials Joining Engineering program. “It was a great experience getting to learn about ultrasonic phased array and how to maximize the use of the equipment in our studies,” said Amber Van Duyn, Welding Engineering Junior.

 

Lead photo: Olympus application specialist Curtis Dickinson (center) instructs students Miguel Gonzalez (left) and Amber Van Duyn (right) on proper inspection methods with phased array ultrasonic inspection technology.