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Bruce Maxfield
Bruce Maxfield
00:36 Feb-17-2019
Establishing a Certification for EMAT Ultrasonic NDE

I am a consultant working with itRobotics in the Houston, Texas area (www.itrobotics.com). itRobotics is commercializing EMATs for applications within several industrial sectors. Some potential users of these NDE inspection services have inquired about having some of their inspection technicians trained to perform an independent assessment of inspection issues for their suitability to benefit them from one or more of the cost, environmental or other advantages that may be inherent in an EMAT-based inspection. The experience of itRobotics as well as my own personal experience is that a large majority of NDT technicians or engineers possessing Level III UT certification are not equipped to perform EMAT-based test evaluations. Currently, I do the training as well as EMAT test assessment suitability for itRobotics. This could certainly be viewed by a prospective client as not being an independent test assessment and evaluation. I have been asked by itRobotics to look into establishing an independent training and certification program through some appropriate professional organization. I am posting here to solicit feedback from the ultrasonic NDE/NDT community on which body or bodies might be most appropriate as the “certification authority”.

 
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ASHOK KUMAR PATRA
,
Saudi K-KEM Engineering service co, Saudi Arabia, Joined May 2018, 55

ASHOK KUMAR PATRA

,
Saudi K-KEM Engineering service co,
Saudi Arabia,
Joined May 2018
55
12:25 Feb-17-2019
Re: Establishing a Certification for EMAT Ultrasonic NDE
In Reply to Bruce Maxfield at 00:36 Feb-17-2019 (Opening).

EMAT is a technique of Ultrasonic testing. Only you use magnetostriction for sound generation then data acquisition and plotting A-scan B-scan or C-scan. You have to calibrate machine as per UT only.

So level-III in UT can provide this training provided he has good knowledge of EMAT machine.


Or he will change your procedure and nominate you as a trainer in your procedure for qualification of level-I/ level-II technicians and himself.


Then he will arrange for test as per ASNT-TC -1A . General min 40 questions, Specific 20 questions min, Practical and Reporting.


signing authority as per ASNT a Level-III UT.


If only machine operator you yourself can provide training.

 
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Petronext International
Petronext International
07:55 Feb-19-2019
Re: Establishing a Certification for EMAT Ultrasonic NDE
In Reply to Bruce Maxfield at 00:36 Feb-17-2019 (Opening).

So level-III in UT can provide this training provided he has good knowledge of EMAT machine.

 
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ASHOK KUMAR PATRA
,
Saudi K-KEM Engineering service co, Saudi Arabia, Joined May 2018, 55

ASHOK KUMAR PATRA

,
Saudi K-KEM Engineering service co,
Saudi Arabia,
Joined May 2018
55
09:46 Feb-19-2019
Re: Establishing a Certification for EMAT Ultrasonic NDE
In Reply to Petronext International at 07:55 Feb-19-2019 .

Dear,

If he has good knowledge and have a certificate of training from the machine manufacturer is better.
so the proof of some training and good practical and reporting.

 
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Volkan Eritmen
Sales,
Innerspec Technologies, Spain, Joined Jan 2019, 5

Volkan Eritmen

Sales,
Innerspec Technologies,
Spain,
Joined Jan 2019
5
12:03 Feb-19-2019
Re: Establishing a Certification for EMAT Ultrasonic NDE
In Reply to ASHOK KUMAR PATRA at 09:46 Feb-19-2019 .

We, Innerspec Technologies, are providing EMAT trainings for our customers. They could focus on a specific application such as High Temperature Thickness Measuremen, Residual Stress Measurement or Corrosion Detection Under Pipe Support or simply they could get a full EMAT training includes all of our main applications.

For more information please contact me: veritmen@innerspec.com

 
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Clair D'El Rei
NDT Inspector,
I am looking for a new opportunity in the labor market and I accept proposals from other countries i, Brazil, Joined Feb 2019, 15

Clair D'El Rei

NDT Inspector,
I am looking for a new opportunity in the labor market and I accept proposals from other countries i,
Brazil,
Joined Feb 2019
15
19:25 Feb-20-2019
Re: Establishing a Certification for EMAT Ultrasonic NDE
In Reply to Bruce Maxfield at 00:36 Feb-17-2019 (Opening).

Good afternoon;
I am an Inspector in UT-ASNT TC1A/ISO9712 e UT SNQC/ABENDI-BRASIL / ISO9712.
I would like to receive more information about this application method for inspection.

 
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