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AINDT offers top-notch training in for an exciting new career in a variety of fields that will always be in high demand. But what IS NDT? Nondestructive testing creates a safer world for all of us in our daily lives. For example, at least 126,696,000 lug nuts were NDT-tested on the 7,918,601 cars sold in the US in 2014. 61,064 structurally-deficient bridges require NDT testing for their 215 million daily crossings. Since 2007, two notable bridge failures occurred in the US due to NDT-detectable problems. Starting to get the picture? NDT testing is used in just about every major field you can think of, including 1,726,359 miles of oil and gas pipeline in the US as of 2013. With 140,000 rail miles in the US, 2014 brought 295 derailments due to structural failure which NDT detects. NDT is an ever-growing field with increasing demand. Billions of airline passengers also benefit from NDT. If you're ready for an important new career in NDT, call today to speak to one of our instructors for more information. Competitive salaries and job placement assistance are all part of NDT. Call AINDT today! (855) 313-0325.

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Understanding Hydrogen Induced Cold Cracking in Welds

Karsten Madsen | Apr 26, 2017

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/understanding-hydrogen-induced-cold-cracking-welds-karsten-madsen

"Like others, I probably contributed to some weld cracking earlier in my career through ignorance about the effects of hydrogen on some metals. Problem #1 … working as a young Welder, there was usually a stash of 7018 electrodes somewhere handy saving a trip to the holding oven. Problem #2 … I'm showing my age in saying that at that time, microwave ovens had not yet showed up in cafeterias to warm up meals. No problems though as electrode ovens did a good job of heating up leftover mac 'n cheese or a can of baked beans for a warm dinner.

Adding to our ignorance, the welding rods used in both of these circumstances seemed none the worse for the wear making welds that appeared to be acceptable. So the loosely applied rules about keeping the electrodes only in dry holding ovens and used within 4 hours did not seem to justify compliance. Moisture absorbed by SMAW electrode flux coating is only one source of hydrogen entering a weld deposit. It can also exist in FCAW wires, SAW flux or come from high ambient humidity or lubricants used in other manufacturing processes. Moisture of course is hydrogen and oxygen while oils and greases are usually hydrocarbons.

My intent here is to explain in understandable terms why it is so important to control weld exposure to hydrogen for those higher strength steels that are susceptible to hydrogen induced cold cracking (HICC). I’m not a Metallurgist and I may be taking some liberties in the following explanation, but to me at least hearing the effects of HICC first hand and my analogies to explain this phenomenon seem to make sense."

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NDT Training

NDT TrainingAINDT offers your complete training 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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Your New Career Awaits

Your New Career AwaitsYou want a new career that challenges you and pays well. That's where AINDT comes in. Finding the time to train for a new career is often where people get discouraged. That’s why we make it easy for you! Our ASNT Level III Basic Exam prep course saves you both time and money on food, travel, and lodging expenses by allowing you to study at home. Work at your own pace, and focus on the areas you know you need most. Our course also includes multiple practice final exams, ensuring you are prepared to succeed! Call us today for more information (855) 313-0325. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!

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ASNT Level III Basic Exam Materials

ASNT Level III Basic Exam MaterialsAINDT's intensive exam prep course offers everything you need for success on your exam. You may want to get a jump on the materials you will need for your ASNT Level III Basic Exam prep course. There are four books required for this course. These books are available for purchase from ASNT.org or we can ship them to you when you enroll:

  • ASNT Level III Study Guide: Basic, Revised
  • Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A: Personnel Qualification and Certification in Nondestructive Testing 2011
  • ASNT Standard for Qualification & Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel, ANSI/ASNT CP-189-2011
  • Materials and Processes for NDT Technology, Second Edition

Call AINDT today for more information or to speak to an instructor: (855) 313-0325. Your exciting new career awaits!

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Everything You Need

Everything You NeedOur ASNT Level III Basic Exam prep course is more than just reading. We have everything you need to succeed across a variety of platforms. In addition to reading assignments, our ASNT Level III Basic Exam prep course includes:

  • PowerPoint presentations of key points for each chapter
  • Flashcard question review
  • Practice quizzes
  • Video lectures for NDT math and method demonstrations
  • Multiple practice final exams

This engaging and exciting course gives you all the ingredients for a successful pass on the ASNT Level III Basic Exam. Work on your own time, at your own pace. Call (855) 313-0325 today for more information and to speak to one of our instructors. Your exciting new career awaits!

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Research and Hard Work Land Dream Career

Recent American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) shared his experience of finding a job after completing the program.

I’m writing to thank everyone at AINDT! I just accepted a job offer from a large NDT company in my area and I’m starting soon. I’m excited to start my NDT career and I couldn’t have done it without you guys. I was impressed during my hands-on training with how many students were getting calls from employers. I had calls and an interview during class and now after 3 interviews, I just got the job of my choice. It’s only 9 days after completing class and I was on vacation with no phone or email for 5 of those days! I did a lot of research before choosing NDT for my career path and then researched my NDT training options before choosing AINDT. I believe that there is no comparable program in the market today. AINDT is the best bang-for-the-buck in terms of return on investment in education. I worked hard, but still I can’t believe the opportunities that are now open to me based on the relative low cost and time investment at AINDT. I’ll make more in the next year than many college graduates with 4 years of education and massive student loans. Thanks again!

Rick Price

If you want to find out if a career in NDT is right for you, call and talk to an AINDT Instructor today!

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NDT Training: The Best Investment You'll Ever Make

Source: http://www.bergeng.com/blog/choose-a-career-in-ndt-nondestructive-testing/

Title: Choose A Career In Nondestructive Testing

Make A Great Living In A Growing Sector

"It’s no secret that the US economy, and the global economy in general, have seen some tough times. Many sectors were slow to recover from the 2008 recession, and for the American middle class, things aren’t getting much easier.

In many career fields, an expensive college education leads to a middle class income saddled with student loan debt. NDT (nondestructive testing) is one incredible exception. A career in nondestructive testing requires a relatively small investment in education, and the payoff is an excellent salary.

Just how excellent is that salary? Glad you asked. We researched education and salaries for various careers and compared the results to a typical NDT salary, as reported by PQNDT in their annual NDT salary survey. Check it out–and check out the full survey from PQNDT. Whether you’re a seasoned NDT professional or you’re considering a career in NDT, the survey from PQNDT is an incredible resource."

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Choose A Career In Nondestructive Testing: Make A Great Living In A Growing Sector

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Technological Variety

b2ap3_thumbnail_Mar08_InspirationalGraphic.jpgAINDT offers certification training in a competitive, high-demand career that will always be useful. Job placement is a priority for our certified trainers through AINDT, and the salary range is far superior to many other fields. What's more, there is a wide variety of technologies that NDT covers, ensuring a fit for every interest. Among our certifications, AINDT offers training in:

  • Visual and optical testing (VT)
  • Radiography (RT)
  • Ultrasonic testing (UT)
  • Magnetic particle testing (MT)
  • Penetrant testing (PT)

AINDT offers both online classes and intensive hands-on training to earn your certifications in NDT. Call today and get started on the career of a lifetime! In just 16 weeks you can be on your way to a high-paying, high-demand career that is as important as it is rewarding.

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Emerging Growth Markets for NDT


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http://www.ndt.org/news.asp?objectid=50229

The emerging markets for NDT inspection services are Brazil, China, India, and South Africa. Surprisingly, of these markets, China is the smallest. This is due to the trend in China wherein end-user industries prefer performing NDT inspections in-house rather than outsourcing. Similar to the global NDT inspection services market, these emerging growth markets are characterized by a large number of competitors, although most participants are relatively small. 

End-user industries such as oil and gas and power generation are the key drivers. High oil and gas prices have ensured that the operators earn significant revenue. This revenue has been duly invested back into developing the infrastructure in the energy industry.

To read more of the Industry Report,Click Here.

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