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NDT.net Issue - 2009-05 - NEWS

Olympus NDT Announces a Free Live Webinar "The Benefits of Phased Array in Weld Inspection"


Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas (OSSA)226, Waltham, MA, USA
Ultrasonic Testing (UT), phased array, computer based training, Internet
 
NDT.net Journal
Issue: 2009-05
Olympus NDT has scheduled a free webinar titled "The Benefits of Phased Array in Weld Inspection". This 45 minute event is scheduled on Tuesday, May 19, at 11:00 AM Eastern Time (10:00 AM Central Time).

The webinar explains the benefits of ultrasound phased array as an NDT technology. In recent years phased array flaw detectors have become smaller and more affordable, and are now realistic for general weld inspections. In contrast to single element instruments, ultrasonic phased arrays use multiple ultrasonic elements and electronic time delays to create beams that can be steered, scanned, swept and focused electronically. This webinar covers the advantages of phased array technology and how it can improve weld inspections. The following topics will be discussed:

  • How phased arrays significantly increase the speed of your inspection
  • Much improved imaging of the weld defects
  • Highly reproducible inspections
  • The keys to make your inspection more cost-effective
  • Availability of wide range of instruments at various price levels
  • Training takes the mystery out of phased array

Speakers: J. Mark Davis, founder of Davis NDE and University of Ultrasonics, is a graduate of the US Navy NDT Program and an ASNT UT Level III with over 30 years of experience in Welding, Quality Assurance and NDT. Mark will summarize the benefits of phased array inspections, and discuss specific applications of weld inspections.

Coleman Flanagan, Product Manager of Portable Flaw Detectors for Olympus NDT, is responsible for the EPOCH 1000 Series Ultrasonic flaw detectors. Coleman will highlight the various product features such as the AWS D.1.1/D1.5 weld rating calculator.

Francois-Come Beaupre, Product Applications Leader at Olympus NDT, is responsible for advanced phased array applications and support.

This informative 45 minute live webinar includes a Q & A session. Attendees can register on-line at www.olympus-ims.com/weldinspection

About Olympus NDT
Olympus NDT is a world-leading manufacturer of innovative nondestructive testing instruments that are used in industrial and research applications ranging from aerospace, power generation, petrochemical, civil infrastructure and automotive to consumer products. Leading edge testing technologies include ultrasound, ultrasound phased array, eddy current, and eddy current array. Its products include flaw detectors, thickness gages, in-line systems, automated systems, industrial scanners, pulser-receivers, probes, transducers, and various accessories. Olympus NDT is also a distributor of remote visual inspection instruments and high speed video cameras in the Americas. Olympus NDT is based in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, and has sales and service centers in all principal industrial locations worldwide.

For more information please contact:

Meindert Anderson
Corporate Marketing Communications Manager
Olympus
(1) 781-419-3562
meindert.anderson@olympusNDT.com
Web: www.olympus-ims.com

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