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Ricky Morgan

NDT and the Amusement Park Industry: Safety and Service Life

Speaker: Ricky Morgan, FlawTech
Date: Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET

Not a day goes by that our life is not affected by manmade infrastructure. We take for granted that the structures we cross going to work, visit when running errands, or on family outings will always be there and will be safe. Millions of people worldwide enjoy the excitement and thrill of amusement park rides without fear of whether or not they will return to the ground safely.

Amusement park ride safety does not happen by accident. It requires reliable engineering practices, responsible fabricators, and a great deal of effective NDT performed by qualified personnel. Ricky Morgan, FlawTech, will discuss the NDT involved in several well-known amusement park projects, how riders are kept safe, and what happens when attention to ride safety doesn’t occur. Amusement park rides occasionally fail, and the vast majority of accidents occur because of rider error and failing to follow instructions. The public tends to take this all in stride until we or someone we love is injured or worse due to a failure in the ride’s expected performance.

Morgan will present a broad perspective about NDT's critical role to ensure rider safety and the expected service life of amusement park rides, so riders get the thrill they expect.

Lennart Schulenberg

NDT 4.0 – A Technology Overview

Speaker: Lennart Schulenburg
Date: Wednesday, 14 July
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

The world around us is changing at a rapid pace. Emerging megatrends like robotics, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and many more are reshaping activities in our personal and professional life. This presentation will address the major drivers of digital transformation and how it affects our industry. It will identify disruptions, threats, and opportunities that professionals, managers, and companies have to address to succeed in the future. We will also spend some time looking at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on NDE and how the new normal affects the way we have been previously working. This presentation will help NDE experts to understand the why of the emerging NDE 4.0 transformation. The talk will heavily focus on Radiography (RT) and will include many practical examples to illustrate the concepts.

Lennart Schulenburg is an NDT expert and Managing Director at the X-Ray innovator VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions. With a degree in Computational Informatics and an MBA from Germany's top business school, he successfully initiates insightful technology research. Schulenberg is a regular speaker at industry events where he shares the latest trends and innovations in NDT. His motto, “it’s never a problem, rather a challenge,” illustrates Schulenburg's enthusiasm for the transformations driven by Industry 4.0.

 

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