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Ultrasonic Instrument Linearity Tester|
WINDSOR, CT -- ABB AMDATA, best known for its ultrasonic imaging systems and scanners, introduces its latest product innovation: the CALin linearity tester for ultrasonic instruments.
News from the CORDIS Database
Acquisition Opportunity: NDT / NDE Company $7 Million
Evaluation of Currently Applied Ultrasonic Sizing Techniques for Ctress Corrosion Cracks in Steam Generator tubes This article the 17th EPRI Steam Generator NDE Workshop, August 17-19, 1998, and other news have been recently updated on the Nuson Homepage.
Nondestructive Evaluation, Vibration and Wave Propagation
A New Panametrics Newsletter is online
Newsletter - Inspection Solutions No. 62 June 1998
The NTIAC Newsletter Volume 23, Number 4
New Sites added to the Virtual Library
In Bill's PAPERS/PUBLICATIONS we remember also his Papers on NDTnet with his Workshop Messages. Bill participated on the Panel of Experts at the first Workshop on Ultrasonic Transducers on NDTnet.
NDTnet Launches New Robot -
IMPROVED PAN-TILT-ZOOM CAMERA FOR VESSEL INSPECTION|
Visual Inspection Technologies, Inc. introduces the latest design for a unitized, PTZ (Pan, Tilt, Zoom) inspection system.
Aircraft Incident Report recommends better periodic detailed inspection!
Checking railway wheels during production
USDM '98 Conference Review
24 News from the CORDIS Database
Two new German articles are published at the DGZfP Homepage:
Flux-Focusing Sensor and Rotating Probe Method for Rivet/Fastener Inspection
The University of Dayton established a new NDE Center
IBM's Analytical Services for the Industries
Symposium Proceedings Initiative on the Internet
Search all NASA web sites from one place
KARL DEUTSCH Presents Three New Products|
Wall Thickness Gauging - Secure Measurement and Reliable .
Layer Thickness Measuring with or without PC
New Operating Unit for the Structure Testing with VITOMETER 5030
The new ABB
18 News from the CORDIS Database
American - Russian joint venture Intron Plus .
Radpruefung waehrend der Produktion
The Cover of the Journal of the Italian NDT Society highlights German's Train accident.
Airborne Ultrasonic Flaw Detector Makes The Un-Inspectable...Inspectable.
Huntington Beach, CA-NDT Systems 3.8.98
Phased Array Technique Helps to Inspect a Water Friction Brake for 220 MW Turbines
A Complete UT Instrument on a Single PCI-Board.
NDT.net Updated Mission Statement
ANDSCAN® . . . Can be used to check aircraft fuselage panels for corrosion;
Discover Magazine Breakthrough technologies: "electroactive polymers"
New Approaches to Non-Destructive Testing
Ultra Optec Homepage: Reference and Press
RAPIDUS is a new CORDIS Database Service
Nuson Software Research|
The Nuson software department is currently working on ground-shaking new technology. Future Nerason systems will not only be able to visualize test data in traditional A, B and C-scan displays, but also in a fully interactive, true 3-dimensional interface.
International Societies join forces to create a truly global optics resource
NASA Success Story: Improvement of the state-of-the-art of
Business Opportunity in the NDT Food Industry
Imperium Inc. Develops First Ultrasound Camcorder to Detect Subsurface
Corrosion for U.S. Navy
The PROCEEDINGS & VIDEOS OF 7TH ECNDT
Detection of Corrosion Under Thermal Insulation
NDT/NDE - UT Positions available in Canada
Summary of NDT response to the train accident
NDT work also needs awareness of ethics; in the Summary we will clarify what happened in the media and why NDT.net got so deeply involved.
Survey on Ultrasonic Flaw Detectors characterizations is still open
NDT Innovation Prizes
International Innovation Award to FORCE Institute
Philips and Andrex
announce their merger and the formation of, YXLON International.
Non-Destructive Testing in Turkiye
Nondestructive Testing Services Market Growing
| Christopher M. Fortunko
Chris Fortunko passed away on June 27, 1998 due to a heart attack.
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Train Accident - (Chronologically Updated)
Wednesday's June 3. train accident in Eschede near Hannover, the worst in Germany in over half a century, shows all too clearly the importance of NDT in the railway industry. Germany's fastest train was traveling at 200 km/hr when it derailed and slammed into a bridge, killing 98 people.
Preliminary investigations place blame for the accident on a broken wheel. Schneider's article in this issue describes an UT technique which was developed to prevent accidents coursed by broken railroad wheels of cargo trains. It has been reported that the train received just one day before an 20.000 Km -Inspection. During this process also the wheels have been checked ultrasonically without recognition of any defect. The Deutsche Bahn has recalled all 60 ICE I trains back for inspection. The newer ICE II will continue in operation, at a reduced speed of 160 km/hr until further notice. We will try to keep you updated on this story.
CNN interactive about the high-speed train crash
German officials suspect damaged wheel caused crash
More of this disaster on the Internet
DB Pressemitteilung: Ultraschall-Untersuchung der Radreifen
A previous press release from the Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) stated that UT was applied for in-service inspection of the wheel involved in the accident, as recently as one day the derailment occurred. However, June 6. evening the Deutsche Bahn retracted their report and said that Ultrasonic testing was NOT applied at all and is not part of this inspection stage.
Probleme mit dem Rißnachweis bei Radreifen des Hochgeschwindigkeitszuges ICE
Die Deutsche Bahn versucht abzulenken
dpa-Meldung: Hintergründe im Zusammenhang mit der ICE Radreifenprüfung
Pressemitteilung der DGZfP
Gegendarstellung und Kommentar zu BILD am Sonntag 14. Juni 1998 'ICE-Sicherheit'
Bis eine Prüfmethode freigeben ist sind alle ICE 1 Züge vorerst gestoppt
Der Vorfall bei der Deutsche Bahn ist in der Industrie kein Einzelfall
Presseinformation des Eisenbahn-Bundesamtes und der Deutsche Bahn AG zu dem Eisenbahnunglück von Eschede
Risshypothesen am Radreifen der ICE 1 der Deutschen Bahn AG
Railway Occurrence Reports
These documents are the final versions of occurrence investigation reports as approved by the Transportation Safety Board. For example: .....inadequate inspection practices/equipment to detect slid-flat wheels
; and the lack of emphasis placed on safety inspections of passenger train brakes.
Patent Database Search Results: rail* and ultrasonic
EU Project defines requirements for the safety and efficiency of rail transport
CRDM Housing Leak sends ABB NUCLEAR POWER TEAMS into emergency mobilization
Krautkramer Systems and Probes On The Worldwide WEB
Integrating Nondestructive Evaluation as applied in Aerospace into the High School Science Curriculum
QMI introduces new solutions for testing of highly attenuating
QMI's new product is called AIRMAX. It is designed for air-coupled transducers only, with a frequency range of 40 kHz to 200 kHz.
Don't Miss the Krautkramer Site for the New USN 52R High Resolution Flaw Detector!
Packed with features designed to address your most rigorous inspection and test code requirements!
R/D Tech launched its new Internet Site
A comprehensive and informative Web Site design.
In situ nondestructive testing with smart components
Conductive SiC-fibre reinforced composites should be able to give information about their degree of damage after and during mechanical or thermal stress. Bases for the "intelligent components" are silicon carbide fibre-reinforced composites. The SiC-fibres are used as electrical sensor to detect the damage degree or the temperature of the specimen, because of their electrical conductivity. The insulating matrix consists of borosilicate glass.
FIZ Karlsruhe launches a broker service for delivery of documents - AutoDoc
The system will provide a centralized service including a help desk and a billing service for the customers on one hand and for the document suppliers on the other hand.
NUKEM: Inspection of welds
Nutronik markets a comprehensive range of inspection systems for all weld inspection activities, from weld and weld-section measurement of HF-welded pipes via inspection of submerged-arc welds up to and including end-cap inspection of pipes for nuclear service.
Durchbruch für neue Produktlinie -
NUKEM-Arbeitsgebiet Nutronik expandiert im In- und Austand
Durchbruch für diese neue Produktlinie mit einem kürzlich bei NUKEM eingegangenen Auftrag der Mannesmannröhren GmbH, Mülhelm. Aber auch die Lieferung einer Vierkantknüppelprfüfanlage an die Baoshan Iron & Steel Corporation in Shanghai markiert einen Meilenstein für den Einstieg in den zukunftsträchtigen chinesischen Markt. Bereits im Januar ging bei NUKEM ein Auftrag der Mannesmann-Tochter MHP, Hamm, für eine Rohrprüfanlage Rota 90Z ein.
IIW Block Ultrasonic Characteristics - - ASTM Needs Your Help
IIW blocks of different steels and manufacturing processes can have different velocity and attenuation characteristics. This in turn may impact the results obtained from ultrasonic nondestructive examinations. The American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) needs your help in developing realistic tolerances for IIW carbon steel calibration blocks. Can you loan ASTM one or more of your companys blocks for a couple of months so that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can make specific parametric measurements?
Recent Weld Testing related European Communities News:
Materials characterisation and inspection of laser brazing and welding joints
CamuS: computer aided ultrasonic non destructive testing
Rapid Quality Weld Inspection without Surface Preparation
Development of a Portable Remote Controlled Real-time Radioscopy System for Quantitative Industrial Inspection of Large Thickness Steel Pipes and Weldings
Effect of Ultrasonic Scattering on Inspection of Austenitic Welds
Automatic defect characterization of materials by ultrasound
EMAT - Ultrasonic Phased Array System
EMAT technology, combined with Phased Array techniques, developed by the Fraunhofer-IZFP, using horizontally polarized shear waves (SH-wave) to improve the inspectability of stainless steel welds, dissimilar metal welds, buttered welds, cladding, etc.
Electromagnetic Acoustic Transducers (EMAT) for the the inspection of Heat Exchanger Tubes
The Chugoku Electric Company Inc., in cooperation with Hitachi Ltd., has used laser sheet method and electromagnetic acoustic transducers (EMAT) to develop an diagnostic device which measures the thickness distribution of the heat exchanger tubes of thermal power station boilers. Thickness is measured by the interval times of the ultrasonic waves. Precision is within ±0.1mm.
Acoustic Transducers (EMAT) for stress measurements
The current research objectives using NDT methods includes the development of advanced sensors and methods based on existing technologies in other nondestructive testing, in particular Magnetic Barkhausen Noise (MBN), eddy current, and ultrasonic with such wave generating devices as electromagnetic acoustic transducers (EMAT) and lasers. Found at Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) Homepage.
EMAT system to detect Stress Corrosion Crack Detection (SCC)
Tests demonstrated the capability of an EMAT system to detect SCC and map the cracks. The EMAT inspection device provides a means for putting ultrasonic energy into the wall of the pipeline in a wide range of guided wave modes. The EMAT ultrasonic wave can interact with SCC and provide information regarding the location of the crack as well as the general characteristics of the crack colony. By Gas Research Institute, Chicago, IL published in Pipeline & Gas Journal.
EC Programme NEWS: Improving Nuclear Safety in Europe
As part of its activities to increase the safety of nuclear fission technology in Europe, the Institute for Systems Informatics and Safety of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre operates the FARO test facility at Ispra in Italy.
New Application of Ultrasonic Array Probes and Electromagnetic Devices
This project (Acronym: RAPINSPECT) targets the adaptation and new application of sensors for low cost final quality control in traditional industrial sectors (manufacture of high quality welded components). The RAPINSPECT project aims to reduce manufacturing costs by securing a major reduction in the costs of weld surface preparation for NDT and in the costs of performing NDT.
European Information Network Services
The EINS World Wide Web Interface provides an easy access to comprehensive and up-to-date scientific and technical online databases. EINS is an integrated database network of the following hosts: ESA-IRS, DIMDI, ECHO, FIZ Karlsruhe and Questel.Orbit.
What's New at MicroPatent
Through World PatentSearch on the web, search and view US, European and International patent information. When your research session is complete, seamlessly obtain your copy through our PatentWeb document delivery service. Usage of the World PatentSearch Beta is free to all PatentWebTM registered users.
SUBITO: A German Document Delivery System
With this service you can get almost any document easily and inexpensively. The Internet site is in German, but the service also delivers abroad.
NDT Methods for Flaw Detection during Welding
The final ultrasonic TOFD trials of the BRITE-EURAM II project 'NDT Methods for Flaw Detection During Welding' took place in Oct 1997. The aim of the trials was to demonstrate NDT using TOFD whilst welding was taking place - i.e. the ultrasonic probes were to be placed a short distance behind the weld torch. The trials successfully demonstrated the techniques and methods developed during the four year study to undertake NDT during welding.
Check also the Forum Discussion
The 1998 Nondestructive Testing Industry Directory
With over 300 pages, the 1998 edition of the Nondestructive Testing Industry Directory is the most complete listing of individuals and companies involved with NDT available anywhere. BCC - Business Communications Company, Inc.
The web site of The British Institute of NDT has recently been updated
includes programmes for the forthcoming seminars on Medical and Industrial Applications of Ultrasonics and NDT Imaging and Signal Processing, as well as a section devoted to the MTQ 98 Exhibition to take place 19-21 May at the NEC.
DACH Zeitung - Fachbeiträge Online
12 Fachbeiträge der DACH- Zeitung sind auf der DGZFP Homepage bzw. auf NDTnet als 'Mirror Page' verfügbar. Neue Ausgaben werden regelmäßig hinzugefügt. Authoren können eine Englische Version bei NDTnet zur Veröffentlichung abgeben, siehe das Beispiel August Haller, EMPA Dübendorf
Job open at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory NDT Division
The Nondestructive and Materials Evaluation Section has an opening for a mechanical engineer to conduct research and development activities in the area of laser-based ultrasonic testing for materials characterization. 1/16/98 - Open
WinTmaker TestMaker Software
Materials Research Institute announces the new Windows based software version of the NDT TestMaker software. With these tools the WinTmaker edition of the NDT TestMaker will make it a simple task to make questions or generate multiple choice tests for a training/study tool or provide an effective method for generating exams for certification programmes such as CGSB, ASNT, CEN and ISO.
Panametrics Introduces the Model
36DL PLUS Ultrasonic Thickness Gage with Waveform Display
New Homepage of HKG: Handelsgesellschaft Krämer GmbH |Deutsch|
The Handelsgesellschaft Kraemer GmbH is one of the leading providers for x-ray-films, equipment and accessories in the wide field of testing materials.
Profile-Independent Flow Measurement with Ultrasound
The system developed at Fraunhofer-Institut für Biomedizinische Technik (IBMT) is based on a tracking algorithm. In pulse/echo mode, the ultrasound transducer emits short signals and receives the echos reflected from scatterers carried by the flowing medium. A correlation algorithm evaluates the velocity of scattering patterns in different depths.
DGZfP-Jahrestagung: Vortragsanmeldungen bis 28.02.1998
70 Jahre ZfP von Schweißverbindungen. Jahrestagung der DGZfP in Bamberg 7. - 9. September 1998.
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