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Ultrasonic Testing (UT) Level II Online Course

Ultrasonic Testing (UT) Level I Online CourseAINDT offers the Ultrasonic Testing (UT) Level II Online Course. This course runs $699 and covers advanced theory, application and variables, such as:

  • Beam profile
  • Near and far zones
  • Acoustic impedance
  • Absorption
  • Sound characteristics
  • Refraction
  • Mode conversion

Instructors are waiting to speak with you, so call today for more information: (855) 313-0325.

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Build Your Credit As You Repay With Meritize

AINDT now offers financing through Meritize. Meritize loans look beyond your FICO score and use your academic history to help determine your loan options-- even if you don't have a cosigner. If you do have a cosigner, your options are even better! Best of all, repaying your Meritize loan helps you rebuild your credit. What could be better? More repayment options!

  • Choose how to repay-- full payments, interest-only payments, or no payments until 3 months after graduation
  • Repay your loan over 3 or 5 years
  • Avoid prepayment penalty fees if you choose to pay loan off early
  • Access to Meritize Career Success Services for job and career support
  • Choose fixed or variable rates

With so many options, AINDT could not make it easier for you to begin a new, rewarding career in non-destructive testing. Instructors are waiting to speak with you, so call today for more information: (855) 313-0325.

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Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) Level I and II Online Course

Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) Level I and II Online CourseAINDT offers a Level I and Level II Online Course for Magnetic Particle Testing (MT). This course is $799, contains both Level 1 and 2 study material and covers the theory of Magnetic Particle Examination. Areas of study include:

  • Magnetic fields
  • Flux leakage
  • Magnetization processes
  • Particles/mediums
  • Applications
  • Basic principles
  • Safety considerations

AINDT courses exceed standard criteria and get you well prepared for qualification. Call today, instructors are waiting to speak with you! (855) 313-0325.

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ASNT Level III Visual Testing Exam Prep Course

ASNT Level III Visual Testing Exam Prep CourseAINDT (Baxter, MN) offers the ASNT Level III Visual Testing Exam Prep Course. Our online program covers in detail the components of Visual Testing. Our prep course saves you time and money and allows you to work at your own pace. This interactive and engaging course is available on any internet-ready mobile device, including tablets. The ASNT Level III Visual Testing Exam Prep Course is $599 and includes:

  • Reading assignments
  • PowerPoint presentations of key points for each chapter
  • Flashcard question review
  • Practice quizzes
  • Multiple practice final exams

Required text is included in the price and will be shipped to you when you enroll. Call TODAY to get enrolled and ready for your ASNT Level III Visual Testing Exam Prep Course! (855) 313-0325.

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ASNT Level III Liquid Penetrant Testing Exam

ASNT Level III Liquid Penetrant Testing ExamAINDT (Baxter, MN) offers the ASNT Level III Liquid Penetrant Testing Exam. Our online program covers in detail the components of Liquid Penetrant Testing. Our prep course saves you time and money and allows you to work at your own pace. This interactive and engaging course is available on any internet-ready mobile device, including tablets. The ASNT Level III Liquid Penetrant Testing Exam is $599 and includes:

  • Reading assignments
  • PowerPoint presentations of key points for each chapter
  • Flashcard question review
  • Practice quizzes
  • Multiple practice final exams

Required text is included in the price and will be shipped to you when you enroll. Call TODAY to get enrolled and ready for your ASNT Level III Liquid Penetrant Testing Exam! (855) 313-0325.

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ASNT Level III Radiographic Testing Exam Prep Course

ASNT Level III Radiographic Testing Exam Prep CourseAINDT (Baxter, MN) offers the ASNT Level III Radiographic Testing Exam Prep Course. This program covers in detail the components of radiographic testing. Our prep course saves you time and money and allows you to work at your own pace. This interactive and engaging course is available on any internet-ready mobile device, including tablets. The ASNT Level III Radiographic Testing Exam Prep Course is $599 and includes:

  • Reading assignments
  • PowerPoint presentations of key points for each chapter.
  • Flashcard question review
  • Practice quizzes
  • Video lectures for RT math
  • Multiple practice final exams

Required text is included in the price and will be shipped to you when you enroll. Call TODAY to get enrolled and ready for your ASNT Level III Radiographic Testing Exam Prep Course! (855) 313-0325.

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NDT Career Information

NDT Career InformationNDT, Quality Control, and Quality Assurance are vital to the daily function of countless companies. NDT Examinations are necessary to ensure safety and reliability for companies, personnel, products, and the public. Pipelines, bridges, motor vehicles, buildings, aircraft, water craft, power stations, trains, oil platforms, and refineries are all inspected using NDT testing methods. As a graduate of the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT), you will be qualified to start a career in a vast array of fields such as:

  • Aerospace
  • Aviation
  • Auto and boat racing
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil and gas development
  • Amusement parks
  • Railroad
  • Alternative energy: nuclear, wind, solar

Choose a career that is as rewarding as it is lucrative. NDT is always going to be a high-demand industry, and salaries are competitive. Call today and get started today. It's that easy! Instructors are waiting to speak with you: (855) 313-0325.

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ASNT Level III Visual Testing Exam Prep Course

ASNT Level III Visual Testing Exam Prep CourseAINDT (Baxter, MN) offers the ASNT Level III Visual Testing Exam Prep Course. Our online program covers in detail the components of Visual Testing. Our prep course saves you time and money and allows you to work at your own pace. This interactive and engaging course is available on any internet-ready mobile device, including tablets. The ASNT Level III Visual Testing Exam Prep Course is $599 and includes:

  • Reading assignments
  • PowerPoint presentations of key points for each chapter
  • Flashcard question review
  • Practice quizzes
  • Multiple practice final exams

Required text is included in the price and will be shipped to you when you enroll. Call TODAY to get enrolled and ready for your ASNT Level III Visual Testing Exam Prep Course! (855) 313-0325.

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ASNT Level III Liquid Penetrant Testing Exam

ASNT Level III Liquid Penetrant Testing ExamAINDT (Baxter, MN) offers the ASNT Level III Liquid Penetrant Testing Exam. Our online program covers in detail the components of Liquid Penetrant Testing. Our prep course saves you time and money and allows you to work at your own pace. This interactive and engaging course is available on any internet-ready mobile device, including tablets. The ASNT Level III Liquid Penetrant Testing Exam is $599 and includes:

  • Reading assignments
  • PowerPoint presentations of key points for each chapter
  • Flashcard question review
  • Practice quizzes
  • Multiple practice final exams

Required text is included in the price and will be shipped to you when you enroll. Call TODAY to get enrolled and ready for your ASNT Level III Liquid Penetrant Testing Exam! (855) 313-0325.

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ASNT Level III Radiographic Testing Exam Prep Course

AINDT (Baxter, MN) offers the ASNT Level III Radiographic Testing Exam Prep Course. This program covers in detail the components of radiographic testing. Our prep course saves you time and money and allows you to work at your own pace. This interactive and engaging course is available on any internet-ready mobile device, including tablets. The ASNT Level III Radiographic Testing Exam Prep Course is $599 and includes:

  • Reading assignments
  • PowerPoint presentations of key points for each chapter.
  • Flashcard question review
  • Practice quizzes
  • Video lectures for RT math
  • Multiple practice final exams

Required text is included in the price and will be shipped to you when you enroll. Call TODAY to get enrolled and ready for your ASNT Level III Radiographic Testing Exam Prep Course! (855) 313-0325.

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How Low Temperatures Impact Dye Penetrant Testing

In this article, we look at how lower inspection temperatures affect the performance of dye penetrant testing cleaners, penetrant and developers

The operating temperature range for penetrant inspection as specified in ASTM E1417 Standard Practice for Liquid Penetrant Testing is 40°F to 125°F (4°C to 52°C), but how is the penetrant inspection affected at temperatures below 40°F (4°C) and can the inspection process be adjusted to achieve acceptable results?

To answer these questions, we evaluated SKC-S cleaner/remover, SKL-SP2 solvent removable dye penetrant and SKD-S2 non-aqueous developer at a range of temperatures in order to figure out what NDT inspectors can expect when using these, or similar quality dye penetrant products when inspecting at lower temperatures

Cleaning at lower temperatures

At lower temperatures in the range of 32°F – 50°F (0°C – 10°C), the solvent cleaner will take longer to dry.

We used 75°F (24°C) as our ambient, standard operating temperature, and observed how decreasing temperatures impacted how quickly the solvent cleaner dried. Below are our suggested drying time for solvent-based cleaner/removers at lower temperatures.
 

TemperatureCleaner Drying Time
75°F / 24°C Standard
50°F / 10°C 2 x Standard
40°F / 4°C 3 x Standard
32°F / 0°C 4 x Standard

It is critical to make sure the solvent has evaporated during the precleaning step either by wiping with a clean, lint free cloth or using air dryers to ensure a clean and dry part prior to penetrant application. Unevaporated cleaner remaining in indications can impede penetrant entry into the surface breaking indications.

Dwelling at lower temperatures

Penetration time should also be extended since the viscosity of penetrant increases with decreasing temperatures, which slows down penetration and can significantly impact the test results.
 

TemperatureDwell Time
75°F / 24°C Standard
45°F / 7°C 2 x Standard
32°F / 0°C 2.5 x Standard

Developer at lower temperatures

Developer drying time is more of a challenge and our tests showed the developing action is impeded because of the slower solvent evaporation. When the developer dries, the indications become fuzzy or show excessive bleed out.

Penetrant Developer

We were not able to get good results at 32°F (0°C) because the developer remained wet and did not dry within a reasonable amount of time. At 38 – 40°F (3 – 4°C), and with some air movement, developer film will dry at 5 times the standard time at 75°F (24°C).
 

TemperatureDeveloper Drying Time
75°F / 24°C Standard
40°F / 4°C 5 x Standard

A positive note is at low temperatures, we found good indications with extremely small and tight defects. The slow drying rate of the developer film allows greater bleed out of the penetrant from the defect. For large defects, longer development time caused excessive bleed out making indication interpretation more difficult.


Contact us if you need more help assessing your low temperature dye penetrant application, or have any questions on additional products for dye or liquid penetrant testing

Do you have any tips for low temperature dye penetrant testing or other non-destructive testing?
Share your ideas in the comments section below.

Source: https://magnaflux.com/Magnaflux/Blog/Low-Temperature-Dye-Penetrant-Testing?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Education&utm_content=Low-Temp-Dye-Penetrant

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9 Transparently Amazing Facts About X-Rays

9 Transparently Amazing Facts About X-RaysIn 1895, Wilhelm Roentgen, a professor of Physics in Worzburg, Bavaria, was the first to find a way to peer inside the body without surgery. On the evening of November 8, he was experimenting with the conduction of electricity through low-pressure gases using an induction coil and a partially-evacuated glass tube when he accidentally discovered a mysterious ray capable of lighting up a fluorescent screen a few meters away.

On the evening of November 8, he was experimenting with the conduction of electricity through low-pressure gases using an induction coil and a partially-evacuated glass tube when he accidentally discovered a mysterious ray capable of lighting up a fluorescent screen a few meters away.

When he passed his hand between the ray and the screen, he glimpsed a shadow of his own bones. Further experimentation showed that the screen could be replaced by a photographic plate—and the x-ray was born. Roentgen would later earn the first Nobel Prize in physics for his discovery.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/70900/9-transparently-amazing-facts-about-x-rays

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Corporate NDT Training

Corporate NDT TrainingThe American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) offers online and hands-on training for your company. Simply set up a corporate account with us for easy billing and additional discounts. All individual classes include study material, access to our online learning system, and instructor support via phone, video conference and/or email. Our online Level I and II final exams are fully proctored by Examity online proctoring services to ensure the highest level of integrity for your company's training needs. Unlike most NDT schools we have no minimum class size or limited training schedules. We will work with your schedule to get you the training you need. We are a fully-staffed NDT school, offering training in UT, RT, MT, PT, VT and radiation safety. Our 6,200 square foot facility includes all the equipment and flawed specimens you'll need to complete your hands-on training. Call us today (855) 313-0325 and we will work with you to customize an NDT program fits your budget and schedule!

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Corrosion Under Insulation: The 7 Inspection Methods You Must Know About

Melissa Syvrais | Apr 14, 2016
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/corrosion-under-insulation-7-inspection-methods-you-must-syvrais-1

April 4, 2016 - Author: Charles Tremblay

As we discussed in our previous article, corrosion under insulation (CUI) is one of the most difficult corrosion processes to prevent. The reason for that is, by and large, no matter the precautions taken, water invariably seeps into the insulation and begins its dirty work—sometimes unseen until process leakage occurs. Data shows that about 60% of pipe leaks are caused by CUI. That’s not good.

CUI is difficult to find because the insulation covers the corrosion problem until it is too late. Removing insulation, inspecting, and then reinstating the insulation after inspection is an expensive process. Inspecting without removing insulation and weather jackets greatly reduces the cost of inspections. Non-destructive testing methods to detect CUI in such a way is therefore a major benefit to the industry.

There are a number of methods used today to inspect for CUI. No one method is ever used by itself—several methods complement each other for optimal results, but that’s not the object of this article.

The most common and straightforward way to inspect for corrosion under insulation is to cut plugs in the insulation that can be removed to allow for ultrasonic testing. The other commonly used methods are radiography, and complete insulation removal. More advanced methods include pulsed eddy current. CLICK HERE to read the seven most common methods of inspecting for CUI with their pros and cons.

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NDT Certification

NDT CertificationAINDT offers your complete training and certification to get you started on a rewarding, high-paying career in nondestructive testing. NDT is a constantly-evolving field in high demand in all manner of industries, from transportation to utility and power. If you are looking for an NDT training school that offers all the training you need to get into a rewarding career in nondestructive testing, look no further than AINDT! Our blended learning program offers you the convenience of online NDT training from wherever you may live, followed by hands-on NDT training at our Baxter, MN facility. The combination of our online NDT curriculum, followed by 18 days of hands-on training using the most up-to-date NDT equipment will give you the skills needed to enter into a rewarding career in nondestructive testing. Our NDT training program includes all required study material and books for your online training, which takes approximately 6 months. Our training program will prepare you for NDT certification by an NDT employer. The online portion of your NDT training can be started at any time, and hands-on training is available 6 times per year (every other month starting in January) and will be scheduled at the student's discretion. With job placement assistance and an amazing new career waiting for you, call AINDT today for more information: (855) 313-0325. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!

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Ultrasonic Testing: 9 Experts Discuss One of the Smartest Technologies in NDT

Source: Berg Engineering & Sales Company, Inc.

"Ultrasonic testing is an NDT technology for detecting test piece discontinuities which may not be visible to the human eye. These defects can include cracks, corrosion, inclusions, porosity outside of specified tolerances, and voids. Ultrasonic testing devices pass ultrasonic sound waves into the test piece and measure the waves that reflect back to the device. The profile of the reflection is interpreted by software and the human operator to determine if the test piece is within spec.

In this article, we’ve interviewed several experts on ultrasonic testing. We hope to provide an overview of this technology and the good which it is doing in the world. We asked our panel of experts the following questions:

  1. How is ultrasonic testing creating a safer world?
  2. What advice do you have for someone who wants to start a career in ultrasonic testing?
  3. What is the most serious flaw you’ve ever detected via ultrasonic testing?"

To get expert answers to the above questions, click here.

If you want to learn more about one of the smartest technologies in NDT, talk to an American Institute of Nondestructive Testing Instructor today! 855-313-0325.

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ASNT Level III Basic Exam

ASNT Level III Basic ExamAt AINDT, our success is your success. We want you to have the best possible opportunities in this exciting field, so we prepare you with the most effective methods. Our ASNT Level III Basic Exam prep course is tailored to best prepare you for exam success. This online program covers the three main components of the ASNT Level III Basic Exam:

  • SNT-TC-1A/CP-189 comparisons and analysis to understand various programs which establish the criteria for NDT personal certification as well as their differences
  • Materials and processes for NDT technology, and
  • 11 various methods contained in Recommended Practice TC-1A

Call (855) 313-0325 today for more information on the ASNT Level III Basic Exam prep course and getting started with your new career in NDT.

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NDT training services market is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period

Source:
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ndt-services-market-by-testing-technique-type-vertical--geography---global-forecast-to-2022-300370291.html

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Nov 29, 2016, 23:38 ET

"NDT training services market is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period"

"The demand for NDT services would increase in the near future owing to the aging infrastructure and the increasing rate of new infrastructure development. Moreover, owing to the shift to advanced NDT techniques, such as phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) from traditional NDT techniques; there would be a need for skilled technicians. As a result, the NDT training services market is expected to grow because of the shortage for trained technicians for conducting NDT inspections in the NDT market.
"Oil & gas sector is expected to hold the largest share during the forecast period"

The demand for NDT technologies in the oil & gas sector is largely driven by government regulations for improving the safety of people and environment by avoiding oil spillage due to leaks, bursting of pipes, or any other accidents. As majority of the piping infrastructure and refineries are timeworn, it is imperative to conduct regular NDT inspections to ensure the integrity of these assets. The fall in oil prices since the end of 2014 are not expected to significantly impact the demand for NDT inspection on existing infrastructure. Thus, the oil & gas sector is expected to remain the largest market for NDT during the forecast period."

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School For Thought

Oct02 InspirationalGraphicIf you're looking for a new direction in a rewarding new career, look no further than AINDT. AINDT offers the best, most affordable vocational school around. Non-destructive testing is a growing industry that is needed in just about every aspect of our daily lives from the auto industry, to bridges, to oil and gas development, to aerospace. AINDT offers the technical vocational training you need to get certified in a high-demand, well-paying career that will never become obsolete. Combining both interactive, trade school courses with hands-on training, AINDT also offers job placement assistance to find your perfect fit in your chosen field. Call 855-313-0325 today. Instructors are waiting to talk to you!
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Exhausting Search for a New Beginning Ends in NDT Industry

"I graduated from college with a Bachelors. and upon completion began a career that I eventually came to loathe. After an exhausting search for a new beginning I came across the NDT industry. I became more and more excited in the thought of Testing as a career but the only issue was the difficulty of returning to education considering I have a wife and child. Eventually I enrolled in a local college that would have taken two years to finish and even though I had purchased books and was two days away from attending my first class I discovered AINDT. In a matter of 48 hours I dropped the local school and began my online education immediately through AINDT where 6 months later I was entirely done with all my course work and received 4 different job offers afterwards of which I accepted an NDE Assistant position with Mistras!"

-Jense

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