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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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Phased Array Tutorial

Source: Olympus
http://www.olympus-ims.com/en/ndt-tutorials/phased-array/?utm_content=sf47320560&utm_medium=spredfast&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=Olympus+IMS&sf47320560=1

"Ultrasonic phased array testing is a powerful NDT technology and one whose use is growing rapidly, however it can seem complex to a person who has not worked with it. This self-guided tutorial is a basic introduction to ultrasonic phased array testing, both for newcomers and for more experienced users who want a review of basic principles. It begins with what phased array testing is and how it works, then outlines some considerations for selecting probes and instruments, and ends with links to phased array application notes and a phased array glossary. In addition to text and illustrations it includes a series of interactive Flash files as learning tools."

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Selenium-75 Gamma Radioactive Sources Will Sustain Growth in an Otherwise Struggling Market

Source: MarketWatch, http://www.marketwatch.com/story/selenium-75-gamma-radioactive-sources-will-sustain-growth-in-an-otherwise-struggling-market-2016-06-09-42035829

Published: June 9, 2016 4:58 a.m. ET

LONDON, Jun 09, 2016 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) -- With demand from the oil industry stagnating, migration from Iridium-192 to Selenium-75 sources, especially in Europe, is a window of opportunity

Frost & Sullivan Measurement & Instrumentation Research Group
LONDON, June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gamma radiography is severely challenged to hold on to its share in the non-destructive testing (NDT) market as the sustained depression in oil prices curtails investment from the oil industry. Since oil and gas represents more than 50 percent of the global demand for gamma NDT radioactive sources, the price decline of over 65 percent for oil within the last year has hit market growth significantly. Before the dramatic decline in oil prices, this market was forecast to grow by over 4 percent, but the current outlook is tepid, almost bleak, for most regions.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Strategic Analysis of the Global Gamma Non-destructive Testing (NDT) Radioactive Sources Market [http://www.frost.com/sublib/display-report.do?id=MBF0-01-00-00-00&src=IN] (http://frost.ly/fo [http://frost.ly/fo]), finds that the market volume was at 19,622 sources in 2015 and estimates this to reach 20,813 by 2020. The study covers Iridium-192, Selenium-75 and Cobalt-60 sources. For complimentary access to more information on this research, please visit:http://frost.ly/g0 [http://frost.ly/g0]

"Research shows that below $50-a-barrel, drilling activity declines by over 30 percent, directly impacting budget allocations in the oil and gas industry. For the first time since 1986, there is a double dip in capital expenditure budgets with reductions for 2015 and 2016," noted Frost & Sullivan Measurement and Instrumentation Principal Lead Nikhil Jain. "While this will reduce demand for gamma NDT radioactive sources, the continuing need for radioactive sources that can generate electromagnetic radiation without electricity will sustain the market."

Gamma radiography will still be in demand for applications in remote locations, where there is little or minimal access to electricity. While competing x-ray generators require electricity to produce radiation, radioactive sources can produce up to 1,000 kilovolts without electricity.

Among gamma radiation sources, Selenium-75 is expected to provide growth opportunities in the long term due to a softer gamma ray spectrum than Iridium-192. This trend has been more pronounced in Europe due to stringent safety regulations. As such, Iridium-192 and Cobalt-60 will be phased out within the next 15 years.

"In terms of unit shipment, the impact of migration to Selenium-75 sources may not be very prominent," added Jain. "But Selenium-75 sources are priced at almost 1.5 to 2 times that of Iridium-192 sources, presenting the potential for robust revenues."

Strategic Analysis of the Global Gamma Non-destructive Testing (NDT) Radioactive Sources Market is part of the Test and Measurement [http://ww2.frost.com/research/industry/measurement-instrumentation/test-measurement] (http://frost.ly/fp [http://frost.ly/fp]) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan's related studies include: Analysis of the Global Non-destructive Test Equipment Market, Analysis of the Industrial Digital X-ray Inspection Systems Market, Industrial X-ray Film Market, Analysis of the Global NDT Training Services Market, Analysis of the Emerging and Non-traditional Non-destructive Testing Equipment Market, Analysis of Global NDT Software Market, and Strategic Analysis of the North American Oil and Gas NDT Inspection Services Market, among others. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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13 Devices You’ve Never Heard Of That Are Saving Lives Right Now

Source: http://www.bergeng.com/blog/life-saving-devices/

"From the GE DM5E to the Labino BigBeam Aero, the world is full of incredible devices that you’ve never even heard of. These devices require specialized training to operate, and they’re a little complex. You won’t hear about them outside the industry in which they’re used. But these devices and their operators are unsung heroes. Without them, we would face grave danger in everyday situations.

Believe it or not, this article isn’t about medical devices! Those have been covered elsewhere. We’re looking at test equipment in a different sector: NDT (nondestructive testing). NDT specialists test all sorts of things that we rely on every day, from the lug nuts on our cars to the bridges we drive over. Without NDT specialists and their incredible tools, we might hesitate to board an airplane or buy a house near a railroad track. And while NDT equipment doesn’t eliminate the dangers associated with all these things, it does help NDT specialists to detect flaws in materials before somebody gets killed."

Click Here to look at testing equipment in NDT (nondestructive testing) and how that affects things we rely on every day.

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High-Demand Jobs Fuel NDT School Growth

Source: http://www.qualitymag.com/articles/93225-high-demand-jobs-fuel-ndt-school-growth
Quality Magazine, April 1, 2016

BAXTER, MN — Nondestructive Testing (NDT) is one of the leading high demand jobs that is showing growth year over year. The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing is an NDT school located in Baxter, Minn., that has currently moved into a new 6,400 square-foot building.

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing was founded in May 2013 by CEO Donald Booth. Its NDT training program consists of five months of online training followed by 24 days of intensive hands-on training at their Baxter, Minn., facility.

Graduates will use radiographic, ultrasonic, magnetic particle and visual inspection tools, among others, to learn the skills necessary to enter into the field of nondestructive testing. These skills will be used for inspection in a vast array of fields such as aerospace, aviation, pipeline integrity, railroad, refineries, as well as alternative energies such as nuclear and wind.

Since the grand opening of the NDT School, the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing has had a 95 percent employment placement.

When asked why he believes his school has shown such great success, AINDT CEO Donald Booth replied, "The success of our school is largely due to the fact that skilled trades, more often than not, lead to high demand careers in a shorter time frame of education, which is what people are looking for in today’s economy. Our blended learning program allows for more individuals to be able to change careers without disrupting their lives completely by having to relocate or just drop everything to go back to school. People have lives, family, and commitments, we make it as easy as possible to get an education to move forward in life and get into a high demand career with great pay."

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Job Security

b2ap3_thumbnail_Feb07_InspirationalGraphic.jpgLet's face it, in the current economic crisis, nothing is more crucial than having a career that offers job security. You won't find a better opportunity than in the field of NDT. AINDT graduates get assistance with job placement, and a career in a growing field that will never become obsolete. How many other careers can you say that about? NDT touches all aspects of our lives, and at a time when the median household income is going DOWN, NDT salaries are steadily going UP. From NDT shipbuilding salaries increasing over 30% from 2006, to NDT construction salaries increasing over a whopping 63% in the same time span, NDT careers are growing not just in number, but in popularity. Every field of NDT salaries is increasing, including aerospace, defense, laboratory, petrochemical, steel, and utility and power. Ready for a life-changing career that offers competitive salaries, job security, AND the ability to save lives and offer crucial testing? Call AINDT today and start a new, rewarding career that changes and saves lives.
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Unlimited Possibilities

b2ap3_thumbnail_Mar06_InspirationalGraphic.jpgAs a graduate of the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT), you will be on your way to a rewarding job in a high-demand field with competitive salary range. How competitive? With a payout of $2,450 for your certification, depending on which level of training you complete, your salary range will typically be between $63,259 (Level I) up to $111,512 (Level III). Not only that, you will be part of an ever-growing field tasked with keeping America's industries safe and reliable. How's that for job satisfaction? The possibilities are endless for a career in NDT, including:

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

If you're ready for a career that gives back far more than it gets, call AINDT today and get started on rewarding training that will take you further than you ever imagined, with competitive salaries that you won't find anywhere else.

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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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What Is NDT?

b2ap3_thumbnail_Mar02_InspirationalGraphic.jpgNon-destructive testing (NDT) covers an endless array of components we use in our everyday lives. Structural integrity is crucial in all of our machines and structures, down to the smallest detail. NDT technicians are certified in testing all these components for safety and reliability. NDT typically takes place many times at regular intervals, utilizing methods that do not interfere with the materials. NDT tests for effects of wear, fatigue, corrosion, stress, or any other factors that may interfere with the safety and structural integrity of the material at hand. If this sounds like a crucial field to be involved in, that's because it is! Call AINDT today to get started training for an exciting new career that is in increasingly high demand.
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Safety First

b2ap3_thumbnail_Mar01_InspirationalGraphic.jpgMost people don't realize what a crucial part non-destructive testing (NDT) plays in their everyday lives. The fact is, non-destructive testing touches just about every aspect of our modern world, whether we are aware of it or not. The ever-growing industry of non-destructive testing is one that not only has increasing demand, but a field that will never become obsolete. Non-destructive testing covers everything from the lug nuts on your vehicle, to bridge structure integrity, to oil and gas pipelines, railroads, to airlines and beyond. AINDT is the key to starting you on an exciting new career that will always be in high demand. Choose a career with built-in job security. Start your training with AINDT today.
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NDT Training: The Best Investment You'll Ever Make

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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."

Click Here to read more about certification levels, how NDT stacks up against other typical career paths, NDT salaries and more.

If you'd like to talk to an NDT Instructor to see if a career in NDT is right for you, give us a call. We are ready to answer all of your questions!

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Ultrasonic Velocity and Attenuation Measurements in Geological Samples

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Source: Olympus, Application Notes
http://www.olympus-ims.com/en/applications/ultrasonic-velocity-and-attenuation-measurements-in-geological-samples/?utm_content=sf44187015&utm_medium=spredfast&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=Olympus+IMS&sf44187015=1

"Ultrasonic velocity and attenuation measurements in geological samples such as rocks and minerals."

Click Here to read how "Ultrasonic velocity and attenuation measurements in geological samples such as rocks and minerals." You'll learn about the background of ultrasonic velocity, the equipment needed, the procedures commonly used for preparing samples and more.

If you think a career in Ultrasonic testing could be for you, contact the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing to talk directly with an instructor!

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Hands-On Training - Great Learning Experience

Feb10_InspirationalGraphic"Thanks again guys for allowing me to hop in the UT portion of the hands on training. It was a great learning experience and confidence builder for me. I have been practicing my calibration, and testing the capabilities of the transducers I have since returning to work. I am really trying to get a grasp on what distances and types of materials I can shoot and still resolve differing signals. I forwarded your contact info to our recruiter, and will recommend your institute to other’s I know in the industry.

I can send you guys some scrap parts for your new mag bench. I will begin a collection and let you know when I have some. I can have them shipped or if you guys are interested in taking a tour of our facility and lab, I could schedule something and you could take them with you."

Paul Dalenberg
Quality Assurance Support | Fastenal Company

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NDT Market Worth 2015-2020 Projections

NDT Market Worth 18.88 Billion USD by 2020
Source: NDT Blog, (http://nondestructivetesting.org/ndt-market-worth/?fb_ref=14b784e1a81a464cbb017de413757dd0-Facebook)
Posted 22 January 2016, By ndtinstructor
Under Non-Destructive Testing Blog

"The NDT market worth is estimated to be valued at USD 12.98 Billion in 2015 and is projected to reach USD 18.88 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 7.78% from 2015 to 2020. Years considered for this study are 2014 as the base year and the projections are made up to 2020.

This report provides qualitative and quantitative information about the global NDT market. It identifies the market application gaps, emerging technologies, the need for new product launches, and high potential geographic regions and countries. It also provides a segmentation of the market, tracking the market size, market share, revenue projections, and financial portfolio, covering a broad spectrum of the different methods, end-user, applications, and techniques of NDT industry."

To read the entire report of NDT's market worth projected by 2020, click here.

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing is a personalized hybrid teaching school for nondestructive testing, that prides itself in top notch eduction, a state of the art facility, great relationships with top employers in the NDT industry and more.

Call today and talk directly to an instructor to answer any questions you may have. We want you to know our school, understand the career field of nondestructive testing to make the right choice for you and your life.

Give us a call, we look forward to answering all of your questions and getting to know you. 855-313-0325.

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AINDT Will Be at the Nondestructive Testing Management Association In Las Vegas

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The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing will be at the Nondestructive Testing Management Association February 16-18th at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. Come see us at the show!

Here's a copy of the agenda, available sessions, and the registration form: http://www.ndtma.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2016-Conference-Program.pdf

Take a look at the Exhibitor list here: http://www.ndtma.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Exhibitor-List.pdf

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Business After Hours - American Institute of Nondestructive Testing

Press Release Source: Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce
http://chamber.explorebrainerdlakes.com/events/details/business-after-hours-american-institute-of-nondestructive-testing-52196

Date: February 9, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM CST
Location: 7938 College Drive, Baxter, MN
Fees/Admission: Chamber members are invited to attend this free event.

Join American Institute of Nondestructive Testing, as they host a Business After Hours on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at their location in Baxter.

Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event, so bring your business cards and get ready to network with other business representatives in the area. Attendees are also invited to bring door prizes.

As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. To make your reservations, click here or call (218) 289-2838.

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The invisible and high-tech work of non-destructive inspectors

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John Lorinc, January 11, 2016

Visit: www.Macleans.ca

The invisible and high-tech work of non-destructive inspectors
High-demand jobs identify mechanical and structural failures—which saves lives and money

"Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) professionals use a range of technologies—radiography, ultrasound, liquid penetrants—to inspect critical mechanical systems, from airplane engines to nuclear plants, rail-car tankers to industrial machinery. The common denominator is that these technicians can’t directly check parts, such as the interior of pipelines, so they use sophisticated sensing equipment that collects data indicating hidden weaknesses such as faulty welds."

NDT, Quality Control, and Quality Assurance are vital to the daily function of countless companies and civic-minded organizations. 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, pipelines, oil platforms, and refineries are all inspected using NDT testing methods.

American Institute of Nondestructive Testing is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. Call 855-313-0325 to talk with an AINDT Instructor!

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Welding Wonders: 4 Fun Facts About Magnetic Particle Inspection

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"Everyone loses from low-quality manufacturing, which is why welders and metal manufacturers have developed magnetic particle inspection or MPI. Designed to detect cracks and flaws, MPI is one of the most popular quality assurance methods in the metals industry."

If you work or take an interest in metals manufacturing, you should make sure and read this article.

Nondestructive Testing (NDT) plays an important role in assuring that structural and mechanical components perform their function in a safe, reliable, and cost-effective manner. NDT technicians perform the necessary tests to locate the indicators and discontinuities that may cause failures or shut downs in such systems. These tests are performed in a manner that does not affect the future usefulness of the object or material – hence, the name “nondestructive.” NDT allows for careful and thorough materials evaluation without the need for deconstruction or damage. NDT is typically used at various points in a part’s life cycle. NDT can be used prior to the use of a component for the sake of quality control. NDT is also employed while components are in use to detect service related conditions caused by wear, fatigue, corrosion, stress, or other factors which affect reliability.

American Institute of Nondestructive Testing is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. Call today 855-313-0325 to find out if a career in nondestructive testing is right for you!

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What Makes AINDT Stand Out?

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AINDT careers stand out among the rest for the simple reason that the demand for nondestructive testing is continuous and ongoing in all aspects of modern life. Any part, product, or structure in need of quality assurance and durability utilizes nondestructive testing. Nondestructive training is also very extensive and you can obtain your nondestructive training certificate in as little as six months. AINDT offers a combination of online classes followed by intensive hands-on training. What's more, you can work towards your new, high-demand career while still going about your current life. AINDT makes your transition to a new, high-paying career as seamless as possible, offering over 95% employment placement for our newly-qualified nondestructive testing technicians. Call 855-313-0325 or visit our AINDT website at http://www.trainingndt.com/ today for more information. An exciting, high-demand, high-paying career is waiting for you!
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AINDT Is Your Next Level

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Everyone has to have a job to get by. If you're ready to take your ambition to the next level, AINDT can give you so much more than a job. With AINDT, you have a career. And not just any career...a career in one of the leading high-demand fields that continues to grow year after year. Receiving your nondestructive testing certification through extensive training at AINDT, you are joining the ranks of nondestructive certified technicians with over a 95% placement rate. How many other careers can say that? Nondestructive testing is the backbone of all our modern technologies, yet many people have never heard of it, much less understood its crucial nature. If you're ready for your next-level, high-paying, high-demand career, call or visit our website to schedule a phone consultation with one of our knowledgeable instructors.
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