ASNT Annual Conference 2016
ASNT Annual Conference 2016
Long Beach, CA
|Every year, the NDT world comes together at the ASNT Annual Conference. This event is the largest conference for technicians, researchers, and other professionals to exchange information and technologies about nondestructive testing.
This year, the Annual Conference is a milestone in ASNT history! Join us as we celebrate 75 Years of Success in Creating a Safer World with special activities and programs throughout this event.
| Wondering what you missed last year?
See the highlights from 2015!
- Short Courses
- Special Events
- Companion Program
Registration is now open -- Early bird savings end 29 September!
Short Course Descriptions Online
This year's short course information is now online. Visit the "Short Courses" tab to learn more.
Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities Available
There are still options to become and exhibitor or sponsor. Spots on the trade show floor fill up quickly, so be sure to reserve your booth today!
The program schedule is currently being developed. Be sure to see what other events are happening at this conference.
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Our featured speakers are confirmed! Exhibitor opportunities are still available.
ASNT Annual Conference Featured Speakers
Leland Melvin | American Engineer and NASA Astronaut
8:00 AM | Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Lester Award Lecture
Steven Shepard | Thermal Wave Imaging, Inc.
8:00 AM | Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Dr. Shepard received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Wayne State University, where he worked initially in nonlinear optics in liquid crystals. Shifting focus to photothermal phenomena, he completed his dissertation on thermoacoustic surface displacements in solids in 1987 and joined the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (TACOM) where he led the High Speed IR Imaging group, winning the 1991 Army R&D Achievement Award for his work in in-situ imaging of combustion phenomena.
Charles "Chuck" Hellier, III | The Summit Group
8:00 AM | Thursday, 27 October 2016
Charles J. Hellier founded Hellier Technical Training and Consulting. After the acquisition of his company 1998, he remained as President, then General Manager until his retirement in 2003. He continued as consultant with the company until retiring again in 2011. He has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. During this time, he provided extensive training, consultation and engineering services to a broad range of industries including aerospace, construction, power generation, shipbuilding, chemical, transportation, and others. He is currently a principal of The Summit Group, LLC a company providing management, technical seminars and consulting services.
The abstract submission period has ended.The program is being reviewed and scheduled by the Program Committee. A list of approved presentation titles and speakers will be posted to this page in mid-July and the final schedule will be available by early August. Speakers will be notified accordingly.
If you have any questions on the program, please contact the Conference Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon acceptance, speakers are encouraged to submit a 8-page papers summary of the work that will be presented. Instructions will be provided with the acceptance letter. Proceedings will be made available electronically to all attendees at the Conference, and will be stored in the ASNT Digital Library after the Conference. The deadline for submitting your paper summaries is 19 September 2016. Complete details can be found here.
ASNT endeavors to provide a forum for the rational, objective presentation of ideas and knowledge free of gratuitous commercialism which may otherwise interfere with the primary purpose of a given presentation, that is, to educate the listener regarding specific aspects of the NDT industry. As a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization, ASNT cannot endorse any specific product or process, nor can it knowingly promote under its auspices presentations whose primary purpose is to promote a given company, product or process. Presentations deemed too commercial by the program committee will not be accepted.
Questions concerning the Conference should be directed to the ASNT conference department at email@example.com or call us at (800)222-2768 or (614)274-6003 X213.
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.
Exhibit Dates and HoursMonday, 24 October, 5:00-8:00 pm: Welcome Reception
Tuesday, 25 October, 10:00 am-5:00 pm: Lunch and afternoon break in the Exhibit Hall
Wednesday, 26 October, 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Pricing$2800 ASNT Corporate Partner
$3300 Non-Corporate Partner
Click here for information on becoming a corporate partner
Planned Program Areas
- Condition Assessment
- Forensic Investigation
- Structural Health Monitoring
- Construction Quality Management
- Recent Innovations in NDT/NDE+
Special Video Opportunity for Exhibitors with Quality Media
In partnership with Quality Media, we offer exhibitors the opportunity to schedule a video team from Quality to film a short video at their booth during the Annual Conference. Videos can be used for marketing purposes and will be distributed by Quality after the conference. Click here to learn more!
List of Exhibitors for ASNT Annual Conference 2016
as of 28 July 2016
3E NDT LLC
Access Plug Flange Inc
Acoustic Technology Group
Acuren Inspection, Inc.
Advanced Inspection Technologies
Advanced OEM Solutions
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals
Aerofab NDT LLC
American Aerospace Technical Academy
American Society for Nondestructive Testing
Amotus Solutions Inc
AMS Store and Shred, LLC.
Applied Technical Services
Baugh & Weedon Ltd
Chemetall US Inc
Circle Systems Inc
Comet Technologies USA Inc
Commodity Resource & Environmental Inc
Dantec Dynamics Inc
DURR NDT GmbH & Co KG
Eclipse Scientific Products Inc
ETher NDE Ltd
FlawSpec Manufacturing Inc
Foerster Instruments Inc
FUJIFilm NDT Systems
GE Measurement & Control
Genesis Systems Group
Golden Engineering Inc
Guangzhou Doppler Electronic Technologies Co Ltd
Guided Ultrasonics Ltd
Guided Wave Analysis LLC
High Tech Supplies Inc
Hi-Spec Systems Ltd
Innerspec Technologies Inc
Inspection Plug Strategies LLC
Instrument Technology Inc
Inuktun InCommand Robotics LLC
Ionix Advanced Technologies
Jentek Sensors Inc
Jesse Garant Metrology Center
Jireh Industries Ltd
JMD NDT Inc
Kinetic Solutions LLC
Lavender International NDT Consultants
Lickenbrock Technologies LLC
Logos Imaging LLC
Marietta Nondestructive Testing Inc
Matec Instrument Companies Inc
Matrix U/E Technologies Ltd
Metal Fatigue Solutions
MFE Enterprises Inc
MISTRAS Group Inc
MPM Products Inc
Nanjing Tycho Information Technology Co Ltd
NDT Classroom Inc
NDT Italiana Srl
NDT Seals Inc
NDT Solutions Inc
NDT Supply.com Inc
NDT Systems Inc
North Star Imaging Inc
North Texas Calibration
NOVO DR Ltd
Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas
Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd
PH Tool Reference Standards
Phoenix Inspection Systems Ltd
Phoenix Nuclear Labs, LLC
Pinnacle X-Ray Solutions
Plant Integrity Ltd
QSA Global Inc
Quality Equipment Distributors
Quest Integrated LLC
R-CON NDT Inc
RF System Lab
ScanMaster IRT Inc
SE International Inc
Shanghai CHiNDT Systems and Services
Shenzhen Yateks Optical Electronic Technology Co
Sonaspection International Inc
Soundwel Technology Corp Ltd
Source Production & Equipment Co Inc
Southwest Research Institute
Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corporation
Starmans Electronics Ltd
Structural Diagnostics Inc
Structural Integrity Associates
TEAM Industrial Services
TechCorr USA LLC
Technology Design Ltd
Test Equipment Distributors LLC
TEST NDT LLC
The Phased Array Company
Thermal Wave Imaging Inc
Thermo Fisher Scientific
TSC Inspection Systems
Ultracon Service LLC
University of Ultrasonics
Varian Security & Industrial Products
Virtual Media Integration
VisiConsult X-Ray Solutions Americas Corp.
Vision Financial Group Inc
Vizaar Industrial Imaging
VJ Technologies Inc
Volume Graphics Inc
Willick Engineering Company Inc
X-Scan Imaging Corporation
Zhengzhou Runde Dellonscope Co Ltd
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Long Beach, CA 90802
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NOTE: Deadline for ASNT rate is 23 September 2016. Be sure to ask for the ASNT or American Society for Nondestructive Testing room block when making your reservations.
Beware of Room Poachers! Unauthorized third-party housing companies have been contacting members to get them to reserve their sleeping room through them. This is a scam! You will NEVER receive a phone call directly from ASNT conference organizers or vendors on our behalf. In order to make a legitimate sleeping room reservation with the conference hotels, please use the links or phone numbers here.
Reservations made through any housing services company cannot be guaranteed by ASNT and could result in additional charges, incorrect hotel placement, or inflated room rates for ASNT participants.
Travel InformationThe Long Beach Airport (LGB) provides commercial service to 12 nonstop destinations, with connections worldwide. Served by Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways and American Airlines, LGB is the smart choice for your business and leisure travel.
Alternative area airports include Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Orange County's John Wayne Airport (SNA). These airports offer hundreds of flights into and out of the area and are only a quick 25 minutes from Long Beach.
Ground Transportation from Long Beach AirportCar Rentals
Car rental offices are located in the Airport Ground Transportation Center located directly across the terminal building. The following companies are available:Avis (800) 331-1212
Budget (800) 527-0700
Enterprise (800) 736-8222
Hertz (800) 654-3131
National / Alamo (800) 227-7368
Taxis are available at the Taxi stand outside the terminal. Please visit Long Beach Yellow Cab's website at www.longbeachyellowcab.com.
Additional Travel Information
For more information on ground transportation from LGB, LAX, or SNA, visit their websites:
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• Satisfy your inner urbanite at downtown Long Beach’s vibrant waterfront scene.
• Tour a 1930s ocean liner
• Watch sea lions at Long Beach’s aquarium
• Visit museums and enjoy live performances
• Cruise Naples canals.
• Spot dolphins at play on your way to Catalina Island.
• Or take a short jaunt to Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, or other Southern California attractions.
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Short Course AMonday, 24 October 2016
8:00 am-12:00 pm
Leadership and Ethics in NDT
Don Locke, Hellier NDT
This course is designed for NDT level IIIs and NDT instructors. As leaders in NDT, one needs to prepare to set a high standard and keep seeking excellence. After review of leadership and ethics statements the class will move to a higher level by engaging students in practical situational demonstrations and sharing of real life experiences. NDT managers can also benefit from this course.
- Compare ASNT ethics policies vs your own ethics and life style
- Learn how to practice leadership skills
- Acknowledgement that pursuing excellence should be a standard of performance
About the Instructor
Don Locke has 44 years of NDT experience in all inspection methods, including 24 years in the USAF NDT program, a decade in NDT research and development and another decade in training and management. In addition to being a frequent instructor at ASNT conferences over the past 20 years, Don has also taught NDT at San Jacinto College and leadership and management at the University of Houston.
Short Course B
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Corrosion Assessment, Causes and Prevention
Ron Bianchetti, P.E. ENEngineering LLC
This course is designed for engineers, technicians and managers. The course will provide an understanding of corrosion processes on a variety of infrastructure components, evaluation of corrosion causes and corrosion prevention techniques. The attendees will have a better understanding of corrosion, evaluation techniques and mitigation strategies.
- Understanding corrosion process
- Identifying types of corrosion
- Evaluating corrosion
- Understanding mitigation techniques
About the Instructor
Mr. Bianchetti has 40+ years of professional experience in Corrosion Engineering Design, Project Management and Construction Management. His experience includes design, project management and construction management for oil and gas pipelines, water/wastewater facilities, power generation facilities, offshore facilities and reinforced and pre-stressed concrete structures. In addition, Mr. Bianchetti has had extensive experience in the development of asset management, preventative maintenance programs and pipeline integrity management for oil and gas gathering facilities, oil and gas production facilities and oil and gas transmission and distribution facilities. Mr. Bianchetti has published over 15 technical papers and presented over 200 technical presentations. He was the editor for the 2nd Edition of the Peabody book titled “Control of Pipeline Corrosion” and is currently developing the 3rd Edition of Peabody. Mr. Bianchetti is a NACE LEAD INSTRUCTOR for the following courses: CP-1 Corrosion Tester Course; CP-2 Corrosion Technician Course; NACE Basic Corrosion Course.
Short Course C
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Field Applications and Inspection Reports of Guided Wave Testing (GWT)
Sang Kim, Guided Wave Analysis LLC
This course will be valuable for maintenance management personnel, inspectors, or operators who are responsible for pipeline integrity, pressure vessel, or tank in oil or gas companies, refinery, chemical,
petrochemical plants, or offshore facilities. The course will present 1) theory of GWT method and field inspection procedure, 2) generation of inspection report, sensitivity, operating frequency, and inspection range, 3) hand-on demonstration of the techniques using pipe and plate samples, and 4) applications with lots of photos and field testing data over the last 17 years. During the course, guided wave testing method will be demonstrated with sample pipe and plates having defects.
- Gain an understanding of ultrasonic guided wave testing method
- Review the application areas of guided wave testing method for pipeline, pressure vessel, and tank in their facilities
- Learn how to check GWT reports
- Discuss GWT applications such as CUI inspection, PMI inspection, high-temperature pipeline, pipe support, road crossing, buried pipeline, pressure vessel, and tank wall.
About the Instructor
Dr. Kim has a Masters and Doctorate degree in the NDT field from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Over the past 27 years, he has been researching and developing new technologies, sensors, and software for nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of materials and structures in KAIST, POSCO, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), and Guided Wave Analysis LLC. He is a MsS guided wave testing level 3, PCN level 3 in guided wave testing, and an ASNT NDT level 3 in UT and ET. Dr. Kim has presented and published more than 43 scientific papers on various NDE-related topics. He has also been awarded 2006 R &D 1000 with MsS heat exchanger probe development using guided wave testing, and awarded 2011 ASNT outstanding paper award for “Improving Guided Wave Testing of Pipelines with Mechanical Attachments.” Dr. Kim has been granted 14 US patents.
Short Course D
Thursday, 27 October 2016
9:00 am-1:00 pm
Nadcap / TPG NDT Audits Explained
Israel Vasquez, Vastek Consulting
This four (4) part short course will provide an understanding of whom and what Nadcap and The Transportation Power Generation (TPG) NDT audits are, how your company can best prepare, what happens during and after the audit. This will be done by providing tactics and suggestions for the attendees, in order to assist them and their company in making a smoother transition through the Nadcap / TPG Audit process.
Part 1 - What and who is Nadcap/TPG, the preparation required prior to the audit, the methodology of the audit, the meaning of “Existence, Adequacy, and Compliance” and the pit-falls to avoid.
Part 2 - How to complete the Nadcap/TPG audit checklists, collecting objective evidence, how to determine if you are in compliance, and what resources are required for the audit.
Part 3 - The Entrance meeting, what happens during the audit, what you need to do during the compliance part (inspection demonstration), and examples of typical Nadcap/TPG non-compliances (NCRs).
Part 4 - The Exit meeting, major and minor noncompliance, implementation of corrective actions, and root cause.
- Learn how to complete the Nadcap / TPG audit checklists and collect the supporting objective evidence.
- Understand the methodology which the Nadcap / TPG auditor is required to use to verify
- Learn how to instruct personnel on demonstrating the NDT process control checks and the inspection of parts.
- Gain an understanding of what happens during the Entrance meeting, the daily debriefings, and the Elosing
- Review acceptable and unacceptable responses when answering noncompliance questions
About the InstructorMr. Vásquez has over 43 years’ experience in a Quality Assurance / Nondestructive Testing capacity, and is an independent consultant. He is a Lead Nadcap NDT / Quality Systems Auditor (since 1993) for the Performance Review Institute (PRI) a division of The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and has conducted over 800 Quality System / NDT audits for the Nadcap Program. Mr. Vásquez is an ASNT Fellow, and a Level 3 Certificate holder in three NDT methods (PT, MT and RT). Mr. Vásquez is a member of ASNT, and ASTM and has held Level 3 Certifications and approvals from several major Aerospace / Defense Contractors such as Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, The Boeing Company, Bell Helicopter, Honeywell, and Rolls-Royce.
Monday, October 24
New day, new time. This year the Awards that are usually presented at the Wednesday night Banquet will be presented at the Awards Luncheon. A ticket to the luncheon will be included with all Full Conference Registrations. All other registration types may purchase an Awards Luncheon ticket for $50.
ASNT Annual Business Meeting & Town Hall Meeting
Find out what is going on in your association. Hear from ASNT leadership on financial status, ratify the newly elected officers and board members and share your thoughts and comments during the Town Hall part of the meeting.
Welcome Reception with Exhibitors
The official opening of the ASNT Annual Conference. It’s a busy week so don’t miss this opportunity to visit the more than 200 companies who participate in the tradeshow. We always lay out a nice spread and the Welcome Reception is a good time to see all your ASNT friends that you haven’t seen since last year.
Tuesday, October 25
A Day of S.T.E.M.
9:00 am-2:00 pm
Our program is growing by leaps and bounds. What used to be our High School Teachers seminar is now a full day of NDT education for high school students. We recruit local members to talk to the students and conduct hands-on experiments. This year we are planning on having 200 local students attend and learn about NDT.
Lunch with Exhibitors
This time has been set aside for you to have a nice lunch and to have some dedicated time to visit the exhibits. If you are looking for new technology, new equipment, or NDT services, you must take advantage of this time to visit the exhibitors.
Exhibitors Innovation Forum
New this year. Exhibitors have been given the opportunity to sign up for 15 minute presentations on their latest developments. See the schedule posted on the Exhibitors tab or on the signage onsite to see who is participating. The Forum will be located in the back of the Exhibit Hall.Wednesday, October 26
Lunch with Exhibitors
Your last chance to visit the exhibits. Again, just lunch and a couple of hours to visit with suppliers of NDT technology and equipment. If you don’t get a chance to see them now, you’ll have to wait until next year.
Exhibitors Innovation Forum
More presentations by selected exhibitors.
75th Anniversary Party on the Queen Mary
The Companion Suite will be open daily from 8:00-10:30 am in the Beacon Rotunda at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
- Monday—Get-acquainted breakfast and learn more about Long Beach from a representative from the Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Tuesday—Enjoy a continental breakfast and plan your day. Be sure to sign up for the Behind-the-scenes tour of the Aquarium of the Pacific in advance. Space is limited to 50 people. Optional fee required.
- Wednesday—Meet for breakfast and hear a local speaker (TBA)
- Thursday—Come to the final breakfast and say goodbye until next year.
Special 75th Anniversary keepsake door prizes given each dayA Companion registration also includes the Welcome Reception. Tickets for the Awards Luncheon and the 75th Anniversary Party are not included in the Companion registration fee.
Increase your name awareness and product visibility by sponsoring an ASNT event!
As a sponsor, you will reach each event attendee on the show floor and beyond. A sponsorship increases your company's visibility to NDT decision makers, your current customers, and prospective clients. You'll also benefit from additional exposure though pre-event promotional materials, in print and online.
We provide a variety of sponsorships at each of our trade shows. Contact Ruth Staat at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss sponsorship opportunities for your company today.
Conference Wi-FiThere is an average of 1.7 mobile devices per person today. Your splash page and message will be reminding attendees everyday – when they enter the meeting space and log-in – that you care about them.
Keynote Speaker: Leland MelvinLeland’s story is a fascinating look at how perseverance and passion led him from the NFL to NASA. Before becoming an astronaut, he played professional football with the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys. Armed with a BS in Chemistry and a MS in Materials Science Engineering, he traveled off-planet twice on Space Shuttle Atlantis to help build the International Space Station. By working on such high stakes teams, Leland developed a deep and nuanced understanding of effective team dynamics. Upon hanging up his space boots, he led NASA Education and co-chaired the White House’s Federal Coordination in STEM Education Task Force, developing the nation’s 5-year STEM education plan.
Take 5 minutes at the Keynote Session to address attendees and introduce the speaker. Also includes a special photo op at the Meet and Greet following the General Session.
Conference Proceedings Flash DriveSpeakers at the Annual Conference are given the opportunity to submit a short paper on their research. Each attendee receives the proceedings on a flash drive. Have your information added to the flash drives as the proceedings sponsor.
RefreshmentsSponsor a break where attendees linger for discussions during and after sessions.
Registration ScholarshipsSponsor registration scholarships to those who may not have the resources to attend. Recognition of your sponsorship will be on the attendee badge and you can pick the recipients!