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The Benefits of Eddy Current Array Examination of Stress-Corrosion Cracking

Stress-corrosion cracking occurs when cracks link corrosion pits, causing multiple cracks in all orientations in the base material of pressure vessels, pipes, and storage tanks.

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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.

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Complementary Inspection Certifications

A discussion about additional certifications that enhance the CWI credential to broaden the inspection career.

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What to Expect at Inspection Expo & Conference (IEC) 2022

If you're new to the inspection world or just looking to become a better inspector, you have a unique opportunity to make connections, gain knowledge that can boost your career, and keep your inspections business on the cutting edge during the Inspection Expo & Conference (IEC), taking place February 23-25, 2022, in beautiful Fort Worth, Texas.

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The Art of Intentionally Flawed Specimens and NDE Performance Demonstration

An inside glance at what it takes to make these intricate samples.

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Industry Standards in the Gulf Coast Region

A review of product codes, standards, and personnel certification programs related to welding inspection in this challenging geographical area.

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Moving from Manual Visual Arc Weld Inspection to Robot Vision

Most components produced by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 manufacturers are welded using robots, but the majority of the welds are still manually visually inspected.

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Modern Videoscope Capabilities for Easier Weld Inspection

Nondestructive examination plays an important role in equipment diagnosis during the maintenance of welded structures. However, inspection using ultrasonic flaw detection can be difficult or even impossible if the weld is inaccessible. The good news is that new remote visual inspection (RVI) technologies have been developed that enable highly efficient and accurate weld inspection. Testing methods are also diversifying.

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Three Tips for Accurate Weld Analysis Using Handheld XRF

Handheld x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers, more commonly called handheld XRF or HHXRF, are useful tools for installing new or replacement sections in a welding project. Here are three best practices to perform accurate weld analysis with HHXRF analyzers.

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AWS Announces New CWI Pathway for IIW Diploma Holders New “CWI by IIW Waiver”

The American Welding Society (AWS) is pleased to introduce a new pathway for certain IIW diploma holders to achieve the AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) credential, through the “CWI by IIW Waiver” program.

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Inspection Techniques for Weld Applications

Nondestructive examination (NDE) techniques range from simple manual and visual tests to sophisticated technologies that can detect surface and subsurface flaws, porosity, variations in metallurgical structure, and other discontinuities without having to destroy, damage, or waste assets. 

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Four New Inspection Tools for Enhanced Efficiency

To conduct inspections, professionals rely on a variety of tools that allow them to assess the quality of a component and its suitability for an intended application.

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