Non-Destructive Technology

NDT, NDTE
 

The demand for non-destructive testing services (NDT) is growing rapidly throughout the manufacturing, aviation, and petrochemical industries and inspection companies must be positioned to respond with credentialed technicians.

The rapid growth and acceptance of NDT is due to many factors, especially:

  •     Increased Complexity of Modern Machinery
  •     Increased Demand on Machines
  •     Engineering Demands for Sounder Materials
  •     Public Demands for Greater Safety
  •     Rising Costs of Failure

The result has been an increase in demand for highly skilled technicians that are also certified to meet or exceed nationally recognized standards for professional practice put forth by The American Society for Non-destructive Testing (ASNT).

San Jacinto College's NDT Technician courses provide the necessary classroom training to prepare for ASNT certification in NDT Surface Methods – Level 1 and Level 2, NDT Ultrasonic Testing – Level 1 and Level 2, and NDT Radiographic Interpretation.

2020 In Space Inspection Workshop

2020 In-Space and Petrochemical Inspection Workshop

April 14-16, 2020

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Location:      Center for Petrochemical Energy Technology – San Jacinto College Central campus, Pasadena, Texas. Near NASA/Johnson Space Center

Sponsors:       TBD

Co-Chairs:   John Nyholt/San Jacinto College/API

                      George Studor/NASA Engineering and Safety Center/NDE

Duration:      2 ½ Days plus Tours, Exhibits, Demonstrations, and Competitions

Keynote Speakers: TBD

Available Speaker Slots:      88 (Goal of 21 Users, 67 Technologies)

Abstracts Due/Early Registration Rate Cut-off:                                                November 30, 2019

Speaker Registration Rate Cut-off:                                                                     December 31, 2019

Registration Link: TBD

Attendees: $300

Exhibitors: $1,000

Sponsors: $5,000

 

Objectives:

1. Explore the most difficult challenges for aerospace and energy for damage/flaw detection and measurement.

2. Explore the latest technology advancements to address these Challenges with NDE, inspection sensing systems, wireless sensing, robotic inspection and autonomous systems.

3. Investigate synergetic technologies, development opportunities and applications across multiple industries such as Aerospace and Space Exploration, Energy and Oil and Gas.

4. Encourage relationships and partnerships through meals and breaks together, one-on-one sessions, exhibits and posters, demonstrations on realistic test articles and a drone autonomous inspection competition.

5. Explore the new capabilities and opportunities at the new Center for Petrochemical, Energy and Technology (CPET) at San Jacinto College and potentially Johnson Space Center.

 

Scope: Examples of areas of interest are:

a. Concealed Damage – Penetrating Inspection Imagers and Monitoring Sensors

b. Difficult to Access Areas – Versatile Inspection tools & Platforms

c. Extreme Natural and Induced Environments that drive design and inspection 

d. Design Drivers for Spacecraft and Remote Operations Constraints driving inspection

e. Autonomous Detection/Inspection Operations (e.g. Free-Flying platforms)

f. Miniaturized Inspection/NDE Sensors  

g. Passive Wireless Sensors and Hybrid Active/Passive Wireless for environments, flaws and events

h. Health-Monitoring and Event Detection for Condition-based Inspections

 

Previous In-Space Inspection Workshop(ISIW) Programs and Presentations:

ISIW2017                       - https://www.asnt.org/isiw

ISIW2014 & ISIW2012 - https://www.nasa.gov/offices/nesc/workshops/ISIW2014.html

 

2020 In-Space and Petrochemical Inspection Workshop

Draft Agenda as of August 9, 2019

Time

S

Topic

Topics          

#

0830

1

Critical Inspection Overview  Aerospace and Energy

Look across current and past workshop input                                                       with an emphasis on cross-industry challenges

2

0930

2

Challenging Environments/Risks  Aerospace and Energy

Summarize the most challenging (known) environments and environments that are challenging because we don’t know what they are

2

10:30

 

Break

 

 

11:00

3A

Aerospace Needs

Describe inspection needs of spacecraft in-space, including

monitoring to trigger/schedule inspections or measure environments

2

11:00

3B

Energy Needs

Summarize inspection/monitoring needs for upstream (underwater/ground), midstream(transport), and downstream(refining)

2

12:00

 

Lunch

 

 

12:30

 

Lunch Speaker - 1

An Invited Speaker with vision and experience

1

1:00

 

Break

 

 

1:30

4A

Flying/Flown Systems Technologies

Actual in-space flight systems (NASA, DOD or Industry)                                          

3

1:30

4B

Difficult to Access Areas-Aerospace

Robotic Platforms, Sensors and Methods

3

1:30

4C

Inspection of Additive Mfgr Structures

NASA-DOE-Industry

3

1:30

4D

Passive Wireless Sensors 1

Latest selected from PWS Workshop

3

3:00

 

Break

 

 

3:30

5A

Fielded Oil & Gas Technologies

Actual fielded technologies (Gov, Industry)

3

3:30

5B

Difficult to Access Areas-Energy

Robotic Platforms, Sensors and Methods

3

3:30

5C

Miniature Backscatter X-ray Systems

Government, Industry, University

3

3:30

5D

Wireless for Condition-based Insp.

Wireless Sensors - Modularity, Long Life, Extreme Environments

3

5:00

 

Demos,Poster,Exhibits,1-on-1 sessions

 

 

 

 

2nd Day

Topics               

 

08:00

6

Aerospace Monitoring Needs

Monitoring for Condition-based Inspection - Government, Industry

2

09:00

7

Energy Monitoring Needs

Monitoring for Condition-based Inspection - Government, Industry

2

10:00

 

Break

 

 

10:30

7A

3D LoS Inspection Technology

Visual, IR, Laser, etc

3

10:30

7B

Multi-Spectral Imagers

Government, Industry, University

3

10:30

7C

Materials to Enhance Inspection

Enhancing Line-of-Sight and Penetrating imagers with materials

3

10:30

7D

Passive Wireless Sensors 2

Government, Industry, University

3

12:00

 

Lunch

 

 

12:30

 

Lunch Speaker -2

An Invited Speaker with vision and experience

1

1:00

 

Break

 

 

1:30

7A

Grnd Test Facilities: Needs/Technology

Government, Industry, University

3

1:30

7B

Multi-Frequency Microphones

Government, Industry, University

3

1:30

7C

Penetrating Sensors/Imagers

Government, Industry, University

3

1:30

7D

Active Wireless Sensor Networks

security, local data processing, autonomy

3

3:00

 

Break

 

 

3:30

8A

Processing & Data Automation

Solve Detection & Inspection Problems as close to the sensors as possible

3

3:30

8B

Autonomous Inspection with Drones 1

Spaceflight and Neutral Buoyancy Drones

3

3:30

8C

Next Gen Insp Systems: Aerospace

Government, Industry, University

3

3:30

8D

Hybrid & Future Wireless Systems

Government, Industry, University

3

5:00

 

Demos,Poster,Exhibits,1-on-1 sessions

 

 

 

 

3rd Day

Topics            

 

08:00

9

Spaceflight Inspection Needs

Inspection of AM manufactured parts/repairs (on ground and in space)

2

09:00

10

Energy Inspection Needs

Inspection of AM manufactured parts/repairs (on ground, water, in field)

2

10:00

 

Break

 

 

10:30

11A

R&D Center Technology/Opportunities

Government, Industry, University

3

10:30

11B

Autonomous Inspection with Drones 2

Aerial Drones

3

10:30

11C

Next Gen Insp Systems: Energy

Government, Industry, University

3

10:30

11D

Additive Mfg Passive Wireless Sensors

Government, Industry, University

3

12:00

 

Lunch

 

 

12:30

 

Lunch Speaker -3

An Invited Speaker with vision and experience

1

1:00

 

Break

 

 

1:30 – 5:00

One-on-One Sessions

Tours of San Jacinto Laboratory

Tour of Johnson Space Center

“First Drone” Inspection Competition

Users have 1-on-1 Table, Providers sign-up for 15 min sessions

 

Potential Total Speakers: 33 + 41 + 17 = 91