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5 Most Popular Inspection Techniques for the Oil and Gas Industry

By Lawrence Agbezuge
April 17, 2017

"The oil and gas industry operates according to stringent standards that primarily strive to keep equipment running efficiently while maintaining workplace safety. Conforming to such standards is challenging because oil and gas operations involve drilling (both on land and offshore), reservoir engineering, well servicing, production services, refining and transportation of petroleum products, and many other operations.
Not only is it challenging to conform to industry standards, but it is expensive to maintain a safe workplace and to protect workers from harm. It is necessary to equip workers with protective apparel; to continually train them on practicing safety procedures; and to keep them up to date on practicing improved equipment inspection techniques.

What is NDT?

Many NDT (Non Destructive Testing) methods are utilized in the oil and gas industry. The best NDT methods address issues regarding safety, equipment reliability, and environmental protection and government regulations."

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How Nondestructive Testing Helps Keep Railways on Track

By Olympus NDT Applications Team - January 31, 2017

"One of the oldest methods of modern transportation, the history of rail dates back nearly 500 years. With an expansive and aging infrastructure, railroads require constant support to maintain their integrity and operate safely.

Many types of nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques have been used to help ensure the quality of both the rail and the many components that make up a rail car. These methods range from the so-called “car knocker,” which uses acoustic resonance to detect cracked wheels, to the “oil and whiting” test used for fatigue crack detection in steam locomotive pins and axles. Currently, ultrasonic testing (UT) is the preferred method of NDT in the railroad industry.

Ultrasonic testing uses high frequency, directional sound waves to measure material thickness, find hidden flaws, or analyze material properties. UT requires the use of a transducer that transmits and/or receives the ultrasound signals being passed into the metal and a flaw detector to process the results. While UT is used in a range of applications, it is especially important for rail testing."

If you are interested in exploring a career in Nondestructive Testing, talk to an NDT Instructor today 855-313-0325!

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Save The Dates

Save The DatesOur current enrollment is starting for our UT Shearwave Weld Examination courses this year. Earn your certification and earn more opportunities for lucrative employment in the future! AINDT is offering this 5-day, intensive, hands-on course at our Baxter, Minnesota location on the following dates in 2017:

  • March 27th - March 31st
  • May 22nd - May 26th
  • July 31st - Aug. 4th
  • Oct. 2nd - Oct. 6th

If these dates don’t work out for you, we are offering custom dates to groups of four or more from your company. Contact us for details or to arrange your custom dates: (855) 313-0325. We look forward to speaking with you!

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Vestas to Fill 800 Jobs in Colorado by the End of 2014

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By Adrian D. Garcia 11:36 a.m. MDT July 19, 2014

The Coloradoan reports on the announcement of Vestas Wind Systems regarding the 800 jobs they plan to add by the end of 2014. What industry are these jobs in? The answer - wind energy. An increase in wind energy demand has left Vestas needing hundreds more workers in all of its Colorado factories. 

"Overall, we [Vestas] think these are great jobs and an opportunity for people to join an industry that's got legs and be a part of it for the long term."

"These are new blue-collar jobs. They're manufacturing jobs in a long tradition of blue-collar manufacturing, but they're also high-tech," he said. "We're not building your granddad's windmill. These are modern power plants."

The jobs will help the company meet global demand for wind turbines in 2015 and 2016. Since 1979, Vestas has supplied more than 51,000 wind turbines to 73 countries — 52 percent more than its closest competitor, the release said.


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Interested in exploring a high-tech career in nondestructive testing (NDT)? Contact The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (Baxter, MN) for information on careers in NDT. Call 855-313-0325 today to talk to an AINDT Instructor. 

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AINDT Adds the GE USM GO to it's training facility

b2ap3_thumbnail_USM-GO.jpgThe American Institute of NonDestructive Testing has added the GE USM GO to it's training facility. USM Go is setting new standards in flaw detection instrumentation. The new ultrasonic Go platform from GE's Inspection Technologies business combines a thickness gauge and a flaw detector in one single lightweight instrument. 

USM Go offers a wide range of applications: 

  • Weld Inspection
  • Inspection of Forgings and Castings
  • Inspection of Rails
  • Inspection of Composites

For more information about the GE USM Go device, visit www.gesensinginspection.com.

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Why Choose American Institute of Non-Destructive Testing?

The American Institute of Non-Destructive Testing offers experience you can trust with over 40 years in the Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection b2ap3_thumbnail_iStock_000013773964_Medium.jpgIndustry. With a combination of online and classroom training - in only 16 weeks you can be on your way to a high demand career!

  • High Earning Potential - Starting pay in the Non-Destructive Testing industry ranges from $40 – 50,000 per year. Most graduates can look forward to earning $100,000 or more within a few years!

  • Low Cost - We have created the most affordable NDT and inspection training packages available. Our packages include all the necessary on-line training modules, study material, books, hands-on lab work, and housing costs.

  • No Guess Work – AINDT understands the industry demands. Our focus is to consistently deliver the most well-equipped, responsible, and knowledgeable professionals to the Non-Destructive Testing needs of civic-minded organizations and communities.

Open enrollment for October semester starts June 1st. Read more about why you should choose the American Institute of Non-Destructive Testing. If you are ready to change your life, contact an Enrollment Specialist at 855-313-0325 to learn more about non-destructive testing and YOUR exciting new career path! 

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