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Ultrasonics for Nondestructive Testing 2017

Foxwoods Resort
Mashantucket, CT
28 - 30 June 2017

The ultrasonic testing (UT) market is expected to reach $3.93 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 8.3% between 2016 and 2022. As reported on NDT.net, the factors which are driving the growth of market include development of portable phased array ultrasonic testing equipment, need for reliable non-destructive testing technique for fiberglass and carbon fiber composites in manufacturing, growth in ultrasonic testing services market, and government mandates.

Program Information and Registration

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Wednesday Afternoon

Room: Celebrity A

12:00 PM

Lunch and Welcome

Presenter(s): N/A

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1:00 PM

Short Course: Ultrasonics

Presenter(s): Mr Daniel Richard

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5:00 PM

Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Presenter(s): N/A

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Thursday Morning

Room: Celebrity A

8:00 AM

Phased Array Certification Practical Examinations – how much is enough?

Presenter(s): Mr Lawrence E Mullins, Sr

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8:30 AM

Scalable NDT Instruments for the Inspection of Variable Geometry Components

Presenter(s): Mr Etienne Grondin

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9:00 AM

Innovations in Phased Array Ultrasound: Full Matrix Capture and the Total Focusing Method

Presenter(s): Mr Alan Caulder

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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Break

Break - AM

N/A

Room: Celebrity A

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Thursday Mid-Morning

Room: Celebrity A

10:00 AM

Phased Array Wedge Wear and Errant Instrument Inputs – How are examinations really impacted?

Presenter(s): Mr Lawrence E Mullins, Sr

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10:30 AM

An Innovative Solution for Assisted Phased Array Inspections

Presenter(s): Mr David Jankowski

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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Lunch

Lunch with Exhibitors

N/A

Room: Celebrity B

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Thursday Afternoon

Room: Celebrity A

1:00 PM

Continuous Monitoring System Using Thin-Film UT Sensor Arrays

Presenter(s): Mr Tomohiro Kinoshita

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1:30 PM

Finite Element Simulation of Ultrosonic Testing of Steel Rod using Active Fiber Optic Sensors

Presenter(s): Mr Qixiang Tang

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2:00 PM

Ultrasonic Tomography for Manual and Automated Testing of Metal and Concrete

Presenter(s): Mr Andrey Bulavinov

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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Break

Break - PM

N/A

Room: Celebrity A

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Thursday Late Afternoon

Room: Celebrity A

3:00 PM

Network-distributed Ultrasound

Presenter(s): Mr Bruce A Pellegrino

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3:30 PM

Online Training Experiences

Presenter(s): Mr Lawrence E Mullins Jr

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4:00 PM

Is That Flaw Really There?

Presenter(s): Mr Robert M Ryan

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4:30 PM

Acoustography: A simple alternative to traditional Ultrasonic NDT

Presenter(s): Dr Jaswinder S Sandhu

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New this year

Short Course: Fundamental Basis of Full Matrix Capture (FMC) and Total Focusing Method (TFM)  Technology

Daniel Richard, Zetec

Full Matrix Capture (FMC) is a data-acquisition process where each array element is sequentially used as a single emitter and all array elements are used as receivers creating a matrix of A-Scan data stream. Once the data of this matrix is collected, signal is processed using the Total Focusing Method (TFM) to produce an image where each pixel is a dedicated and focused focal laws in the region of interest.

This training session will explain the theory behind this technology, its strength and weakness, and explore its capability versus typical corrosion and weld examination.

Introduction

  • Terminology
  • Standard phased array beam forming recap
  • FMC data collection introduction
  • TFM data processing introduction

FMC Characteristics

  • Signal characteristics
  • Scale factor of FMC data
  • FMC versus HMC data collection
  • FMC data – How to use them
  • FMC typical signal explained

TFM Characteristics

  • Signal characteristics
  • TFM Frame parameters
  • Focusing capability
  • Coverage capability
  • Impact of frame parameters on amplitude
  • Use case – Corrosion and Weld examination explained

Information of interest

  • Codes situation
  • Calibration situation
  • Preview of the future

About the Instructor

Daniel Richard

Daniel Richard has been with Zetec since 2000 and is currently Technology Manager for Phased Array Ultrasoincs. He has a bachelor’s degree in software engineering from Laval University in Quebec City, Canada. Daniel has been working in advanced phased array ultrasonic product and solution development for more 15 years, and is Zetec’s subject matter expert for the aerospace industry.

Presentations are being solicited for presentations on development and real-world applications ultrasonic technologies in the following industries

  • Aerospace
  • Power Generation
  • Petrochemical
  • Metal Billet and Tubular Goods
  • Pipeline Construction
  • Maintenance
  • Structural Metals
  • Composites
  • General Manufacturing
  • Wall Thickness Measurement in Corrosion Survey Applications
Participants from industry, academia, government and research organizations are encouraged to present at this ASNT Conference. This will be an excellent opportunity for sharing your knowledge as well as gaining exposure in the nondestructive testing industry and community.

Build Your Brand: Exhibit with ASNT!

Exhibiting at an ASNT conference or topical event is a productive way to showcase products and services. With constant face-to-face interactions with your target audience, exhibiting at our conference ensures that your marketing budget and time is being well spent!

Exhibitor resources and registration options are at right, details about this conference are below.

Exhibiting Hours

Wednesday, June 28th - 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 29th - 11:00 am to 1:30 pm (lunch in exhibit area)

List of Exhibitors for Ultrasonics

as of 24 May 2017

ACS-Solutions GmbH

Advanced OEM Solutions

Danatronics

GE Digital Solutions

JIREH Industries

Matec Instrument Companies Inc

Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems

NdtXducer LLC

OKOS Solutions LLC

Olympus America Inc

Hotel Accommodations and Travel

Foxwoods Resort and Casino
350 Trolley Line Blvd.
Mashantucket, CT 06338
(800) 369-9663

ASNT rate: $139/night (plus taxes/fees)

Deadline for ASNT rate is June 2, 2017

Make your reservation online here.
Or call 1-800-369-9663 or 860-312-3000—ask for the ASNT room block (group code is M1ASN0617I).

The nearest major airport is Theodore Francis Green Memorial State Airport (PVD, domestic flights only) which is 42 miles from Foxwoods Resort and Casino. Another major airport is Bradley International Airport (BDL, domestic and international flights) in Hartford, Connecticut and is 64 miles from Foxwoods Resort and Casino.

New this year

Short Course: Fundamental Basis of Full Matrix Capture (FMC) and Total Focusing Method (TFM)  Technology

Daniel Richard, Zetec

Full Matrix Capture (FMC) is a data-acquisition process where each array element is sequentially used as a single emitter and all array elements are used as receivers creating a matrix of A-Scan data stream. Once the data of this matrix is collected, signal is processed using the Total Focusing Method (TFM) to produce an image where each pixel is a dedicated and focused focal laws in the region of interest.

This training session will explain the theory behind this technology, its strength and weakness, and explore its capability versus typical corrosion and weld examination.

Introduction

  • Terminology
  • Standard phased array beam forming recap
  • FMC data collection introduction
  • TFM data processing introduction

FMC Characteristics

  • Signal characteristics
  • Scale factor of FMC data
  • FMC versus HMC data collection
  • FMC data – How to use them
  • FMC typical signal explained

TFM Characteristics

  • Signal characteristics
  • TFM Frame parameters
  • Focusing capability
  • Coverage capability
  • Impact of frame parameters on amplitude
  • Use case – Corrosion and Weld examination explained

Information of interest

  • Codes situation
  • Calibration situation
  • Preview of the future

About the Instructor

Daniel Richard

Daniel Richard has been with Zetec since 2000 and is currently Technology Manager for Phased Array Ultrasoincs. He has a bachelor’s degree in software engineering from Laval University in Quebec City, Canada. Daniel has been working in advanced phased array ultrasonic product and solution development for more 15 years, and is Zetec’s subject matter expert for the aerospace industry.

Watch this page for additional resources as they become available.