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Originally Posted: Tue, Jun 11th 2019 at 7:20 AM #1049
IR Supplies and Services will be holding an open house at their Burlington location on July 9, and you are invited to join them.  Activities start at noon and they will be providing lunch, site tours, a chance to meet with product vendors, and product demonstrations.  This is a great opportunity to meet with the team that is bringing NDT supplies and services to Eastern Canada.
 
IR is located at 1329 Heine Court, Burlington, Ontario and their website is IRSS.ca.
 
Please RSVP to marketing@irss.ca.
Originally Posted: Mon, Apr 8th 2019 at 10:04 AM #1045
Located on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, the penitentiary was once home to gangsters and criminals including Al Capone, Alvin ‘Creepy’ Karpis, and George ‘Machine Gun’ Kelly. Now, archaeologists have used ground-penetrating radar data and terrestrial laser scans to non-destructively uncover a hidden military traverse underneath the prison. Led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York, the team also made use of georectifications – where old digitised maps are linked to a coordinate system so that they can be accurately geolocated in 3D space – to locate and assess the historical remains.

The team’s methods revealed that remnants of buried structures – including a "bombproof" earthwork traverse along with its underlying vaulted brick masonry tunnel and ventilation ducts – ran east to west beneath the prison recreation yard.

"The remains of these historical archaeology features were just a few centimetres beneath the surface and they were miraculously and impeccably preserved," said Binghamton University archaeologist Timothy de Smet. "The concrete veneer of the recreation yard floor is incredibly thin and, in fact, in places sitting directly atop the architecture from the 1860s. We also learned that some of the earthwork traverses were covered over with thin concrete layers through time, likely to decrease erosion on the rainy windy island. It was wonderful to find the history just beneath our feet that we can visualise for the public."

View the full article on The Engineer.

Originally Posted: Tue, Mar 5th 2019 at 1:31 PM #1036

Carestream’s Non- Destructive Testing (NDT) business has experienced rapid growth and is expanding operations in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA). In order to manage and support this growth, Philippe Moreau has joined Carestream NDT as the Regional Business Manager NDT for EMEA.

“We are excited to welcome Philippe to the Carestream NDT team. His skill set enhances and strengthens Carestream’s growing presence in NDT and in EMEA, and he has proven himself to be a successful customer focused leader in many markets and technologies,” said Marty Graen, Vice President and General Manager, Carestream Non-Destructive Testing.

Previously in roles of increasing responsibility at General Electric/Baker Hughes (a GE Company), Mr. Moreau brings 30 years of sales experience to Carestream including 25 years specifically in NDT film and digital radiography sales and consulting. This experience, combined with his deep knowledge of the region and market dynamics, will help drive business growth through exceptional customer service and technology solutions.

In addition, Carestream has appointed Thirugnana (Thiru) Sambandam as the new Regional Business Manager NDT for Emerging Markets, responsible for driving customer focused business growth in the Middle East, Africa, Russia and the Baltics. “Thiru is a high performing 21-year veteran in sales and operations for the Middle East and Africa markets. The key to his proven success has been a keen focus on customer needs and challenges. He will bring this same passion to this leadership role to enhance our focus on customer satisfaction and business growth,” said Mr. Graen.


About Carestream Health
Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic and other applications—all backed by a global service and support network. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative or call 888-777-2072, or visit www.carestream.com. To view Carestream’s latest news announcements, please visit www.carestream.com/news.

 
Originally Posted: Wed, Feb 20th 2019 at 10:54 AM #1034
Alberta is preparing a giant crude-by-rail operation to help its oil-sands producers cope with a pipeline crunch, and it expects a big profit from the venture.
The Canadian province, which holds the world’s third-largest crude reserves, plans to net C$2.2 billion ($1.7 billion) after investing C$3.7 billion to lease tank cars and buy service from rail providers, generating C$5.9 billion from sales and increased royalty and tax revenue, according to a statement on Tuesday.
 
The rail plan is one of Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s signature moves to help the province’s oil producers, who have been hurt by pipeline shortages that have made it difficult to ship their crude to refiners on the U.S. Gulf Coast, weighing on prices. The plan also comes after Notley mandated production cuts to ease the strain on shipping capacity and work down a glut of oil that had built up in storage.
 
Not all oil companies have the capital to invest in crude by rail, Notley said at a press conference Tuesday in explaining why government intervention was necessary.
“That’s why it was important to step up,” she said.
 
The deal reached with Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. and Canadian National Railway Co. entails leasing 4,400 rail cars over three years, buying crude from the province’s producers, and then shipping the oil to various markets throughout North America. The province expects to generate revenue from the profit it turns on selling crude to refiners, as well as from the higher oil prices that the additional shipping capacity will support.

Key Goals
Add 120,000 barrels a day of crude-by-rail capacity over three years Lease 4,400 rail cars for three years Shrink Canadian crude discount by $4 a barrel over two yearsAlberta’s investment in rail comes as companies struggle to get new oil pipelines built to get Alberta’s crude to markets even as production rose and pipeline bottlenecks developed, causing heavy Canadian crude’s discount to West Texas Intermediate futures to widen to $50 a barrel in October.
 
“The investment in crude by rail and the elevation of the amount of crude going by rail comes as a result of successive federal government failings” to get new pipelines approved and built, Notley said Tuesday.
 
Last year, Canada’s federal government bought the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan Inc. to keep alive a project to expand the only pipeline that carries Alberta’s crude to the Pacific Coast. That project later suffered a setback when a court ruled that the National Energy Board would have to resume regulatory hearings.
The rail service will begin in July with about 20,000 barrels a day before ramping up to its full capacity of 120,000 barrels a day by mid-2020. The province is still in negotiations with potential refiners, but expects to sell to refiners within Canada and along the U.S. Gulf Coast.
 
“Absolutely no risk” exists in finding markets for the oil and that the oil would displace rail shipments of agricultural and other commodities, Notley said.
Companies including Imperial Oil Ltd. have criticized the government’s intervention in the market, saying the mandatory production curtailments caused the price difference between Canadian crude and competing grades elsewhere to narrow so much that shipping by rail is no longer economic. The discount of Western Canadian Select shrank to less than $7 a barrel last month. Amid the criticism, Notley’s government recently reduced curtailment to 250,000 barrels a day from 325,000 barrels a day and the price discount has since widened to $15 a barrel.
“We anticipate that differentials will get back to rail economics very soon,” she said.
 
The rail plan has a few differences from the outline Notley provided in a speech in November. The lease of 4,400 rail cars, without buying or leasing locomotives, is less than the 7,000 cars and 80 locomotives originally planned. The lower figure came about through negotiations with the rail lines and more efficient routes, the province said.
“We are confident that this will turn out to be a good business decision for taxpayers,” she said. “The risk is in doing nothing.”
 
Originally Posted: Wed, Feb 20th 2019 at 10:04 AM #1033
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc said on Thursday it had taken a stake in Suncor Energy Inc, sending the U.S.-listed shares of the oil and gas producer up 4 percent in after-market trading.
 
Berkshire said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it has a stake of 10.8 million shares in the company, representing about 0.7 percent of Suncor’s total outstanding shares, according to Eikon data from Refinitiv.
Article via Reuters.
 
Originally Posted: Wed, Feb 20th 2019 at 9:03 AM #1032
FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Endeavor Robotic Holdings, Inc., a leading developer of battle-tested, tactical unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) for the global military, public safety, and critical infrastructure markets, from Arlington Capital Partners for $385 million in cash. Endeavor’s highly-mobile and easy to operate ground robots utilize advanced sensing and actuation in providing explosive ordnance disposal, reconnaissance, inspection, and hazardous materials support for troops, police, and industrial users at stand-off range. Along with the recent acquisition of Aeryon Labs, FLIR has significantly expanded its unmanned systems capabilities.
 
Based outside Boston and formerly known as iRobot Defense & Security, Endeavor has shipped more than 7,000 UGVs to customers in over 55 countries. Their robots have been deployed in numerous applications, including by police and SWAT teams, by first responders, and at nuclear power and industrial plants. Endeavor is one of the largest UGV providers to the United States (U.S.) Department of Defense (DoD), and a key supplier of unmanned systems for the accelerating modernization of global military and law enforcement operational assets. Having recently been awarded the U.S. Army’s Man Transportable Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc II) contract, Endeavor is a major participant in several programmatic opportunities with the U.S. DoD and its ally militaries worldwide.
 
"The acquisition of Endeavor Robotics, coupled with previous acquisitions of Aeryon Labs and Prox Dynamics, has positioned FLIR as a leading unmanned solutions provider and advances the strategy we detailed at our Investor Day last year," said Jim Cannon, President and CEO of FLIR Systems. "This acquisition aligns with our evolution from sensors to intelligent sensing and ultimately solutions that save lives and livelihoods. Endeavor’s momentum with the U.S. DoD and other global defense and police forces provides us significant opportunity to participate in long-term franchise programs and will help us create growth for the company."
 
Having the largest deployed fleet of tactical robotics systems in the world, Endeavor has over 30 years of proven experience in advanced ruggedized UGVs. The company’s family of UGVs covers a broad spectrum of robot weight classes, from the five-pound throwable FirstLook® reconnaissance robot to the 500-pound Kobra™ heavy-lift robot, and all models are controllable under one common command and control system. Endeavor’s modular approach to design also allows for varying payloads and sensor systems for the needs of each customer, including imaging and reconnaissance, vehicle and room inspection, bomb disposal, hazardous materials detection and disposal, radiation monitoring, and route clearance.
 
"Joining forces with FLIR Systems will allow Endeavor to take its life-saving technology to the next level, so we can better serve the warfighter, the police officer, and the first responder who use our robots on the frontlines every day," said Sean Bielat, CEO of Endeavor. "We’re excited to be part of a company that sees its strategic growth in unmanned systems and will invest in our products, platforms and people. It is a tremendous fit and we look forward to the mission ahead."
 
Upon closing of the acquisition, which is expected in the first quarter of 2019, Endeavor will be part of the FLIR Government and Defense Business Unit’s Unmanned Systems and Integrated Solutions division. The transaction is expected to be $0.03 dilutive to FLIR Systems’ 2019 adjusted earnings per share due to borrowing costs associated with funding the transaction, and accretive thereafter. FLIR Systems’ management will discuss this strategic acquisition during its 2018 Q4 earnings call scheduled for February 13, at 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
 
About FLIR Systems
 
Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon, FLIR Systems is a world-leading maker of sensor systems that enhance perception and heighten awareness, helping to save lives, improve productivity, and protect the environment. Through its nearly 3,700 employees, FLIR Systems’ vision is to be "The World’s Sixth Sense" by leveraging thermal imaging and adjacent technologies to provide innovative, intelligent solutions for security and surveillance, environmental and condition monitoring, outdoor recreation, machine vision, navigation, and advanced threat detection.
 
Article via FLIR website.
Originally Posted: Tue, Feb 12th 2019 at 1:22 PM #1031
NDT.net has revamped its website providing a mobile-friendly design. Today, about 33% of NDT.net users already access the platform from mobile devices, with the tendency to increase. India has been on top of the list - 50% of the users are already accessing NDT.net from mobile devices.

"NDT.net is based on a complex customized programming system. Redesigning a website with such features is a challenge, but is absolutely necessary to serve the needs of our users. ", says Rolf Diederichs owner of NDT.net, "I am pleased to see we have successfully mastered this project, ready to be launched for 2019. This has been a major step to make our website more user-friendly."

The front page received a completely new design and all other sections are now reacting responsively on mobile devices. This development has been a major milestone. This is especially for forum users, which frequently engage in problem solving and other discussions on the spot using mobile devices. In addition to the mobile design, the forum has also received an embedded translation box to ease communication across countries. Last but not least, the exhibition has received mobile-friendly navigation and search filters.

NDT.net has provided an innovative and open access web-platform for the global community of non-destructive testing since 1996. It will continue its development and improvement in order to provide users worldwide with high-quality website, unique features and services.

Further feedback and suggestions for the website can always be addressed to info@ndt.net.
www.ndt.net
 
Originally Posted: Fri, Jan 18th 2019 at 9:32 AM #1029

Rebecca Rudolph is VP of Global Sales for YXLON Copenhagen and COMET Industrial X-ray from 1st of January 2019. Rebecca joined COMET as Sales & Business Development Manager for portable X-ray systems in North America in 2014 and then was promoted as VP Marketing & Sales for the American market in 2017.

Rebecca's expertise lies in understanding and working with a variety of NDT modalities for materials inspection and characterization, including mini- and microfocus X-ray imaging, portable X-ray sources, detectors, and X-ray computed tomography.

She has a diverse background in a number of microscopy and spectrography techniques and holds a B.A. in Geology from Oberlin College.

You can read more about Rebecca and the YXLON Copenhagen sales department on our website: www.yxlon-portables.com/about/sales-organization

Originally Posted: Fri, Jan 18th 2019 at 9:17 AM #1028

Noah Fredette is Director of Sales and Marketing for the American market from 1st of January 2019. Noah joined COMET as the Senior Sales & Business Development Manager for portable X-ray systems in North America in 2017 and brings his experience and enthusiasm to the continued delivery of sales and new customer development.

Noah has been working with X-ray and digital radiography technology in the industrial world for over five years, focusing on the aerospace and oil & gas markets. He also has extensive experience negotiating contracts with multi-national corporations, key account management and holds a B.S in Business Administration from Juniata College.

Noah uses his past experience in non-destructive imaging applications, sales, and account management to drive the growth of COMET’s portable brand in America.

You can read more about Noah and the YXLON Copenhagen sales department on our website: www.yxlon-portables.com/about/sales-organization

Originally Posted: Thu, Jan 10th 2019 at 8:33 AM #1027

To support the upcoming growth of the business, Nucleom began the construction of its new headquarters last July, an investment of approximately $6 million. In addition to the project management, administrative support and business unit, a research and development laboratory on Non-Destructive Testing will be built to develop innovative inspection methods and techniques.

For Nucleom, the construction of the new headquarters will result in the consolidation of more than a hundred positions in Canada and will double the number of jobs available in Quebec within a 5-year period. As part of this growth focus, PROFIT 500 placed Nucleom as the number 1 fastest growing company in Quebec City in 2017. Since then, Nucleom has continued to grow by doubling its turnover in 2018.

During winter 2019, Nucleom will join the leading expertise of the Michelet Innovation area at 3405 Rue Pierre-Ardouin. In fact, the company is focusing on the particularly flourishing sector of Non-Destructive Testing in Quebec City, an acknowledged world leader in this field, to establish its headquarters.

The latter will support all the major contracts, thereby ensuring the integrity of equipment in the nuclear sector mainly, but also in the petrochemical, mines and infrastructure sectors. Nucleom’s projects have helped to promote public and environmental protection in these sectors.

To support the company growth, Nucleom is glad to count on its association with Investissement Québec as a financial partner, who granted a $1.733 million-dollar loan directly from their equity.

“Nucleom is led by an experienced and dynamic team that has a well-defined strategic vision for the company. We are proud to support this leader in their growth, and thereby, to play an active role in the development of Quebec’s next generation of business people. The company is in an excellent position to build on opportunities in the nuclear industry and to continue its growth”, declared Pierre Gabriel Côté, President and Chief Executive Officer of Investissement Québec.

This was also made possible through the LEED Certification Assistance Program by Vision Entrepreneuriale Québec 2023, City of Quebec. Also, a special thanks to the National Bank for their financial support in this growth project. Nucleom is also very grateful to its employees, clients and collaborators. This sustained growth over the years reflects the dedication of the entire team and their loyalty.

View more on the Nucleom website.

Originally Posted: Wed, Dec 5th 2018 at 8:20 AM #1024
HEARN, Murray George, age 91, of Port Dover, Ontario, died Tuesday morning, November 27, 2018 surrounded by his family at Brantford Hospital. Born June 10,1927 in Hamilton, Ontario, he was the son of the late Alfred and Kathleen (nee Hayward) Hearn. Predeceased by his older sister Ann Bowen (Lloyd) and younger brother Irvin Hearn (Jane).

For 35 years Murray worked at Stelco Steel in Hamilton and later in Nanticoke. His love for life was large and he was a true Canadian, visiting all capital cities. Murray loved to spend time with family and friends and if he could get them to fish, fly or sit around a campfire with him even better. He volunteered many years for Scouts Canada in Stoney Creek. He was a member of the Canadian Heritage War Plane Museum and the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association.

Dearly loved father to the late Christine Wedmid (Nick), John (Willa), Kathy Austen (Keith), Peter (Olenka), late Janie, Patricia Hamilton, George (Debbie) and Roberta Hunt (Kevin). He was loved and will be sadly missed by each of his 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and his nieces and nephews. He truly enjoyed his adventures with his partner, Diane James, over the past 6 years. A friend to Dar and Greg, Shannon Hall, Lynda and Shelly Manzer and David and Donna Manzer.

The family would like for you to join them in a Celebration of Life at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158, 212 Market Street, Port Dover, on Sunday December 9, 1:00-4.00 pm. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca
Poppa. The Man. The Myth. The Legend.
Originally Posted: Mon, Dec 3rd 2018 at 1:28 PM #1023
IR Opens New Location in Eastern Canada
 
Burlington, Ontario--IR is spreading its reach, across Canada that is.  In addition to its offices and showroom in Western Canada—Edmonton, Alberta to be specific--IR will now have an eastern presence.  The change takes place with the opening of their new location in Burlington, Ontario.
 
“We’re really excited about this change and how it provides support for the NDT industry right across Canada,” said Robbie VanHoek, National Business Development Manager at IR.  “We have clients all over the world, and we’ve been able to support those clients from our home office in Edmonton.  We really want to be able to provide face-to-face service for specific NDT hotspots though, and selecting this location in Eastern Canada for our expansion seems like the natural decision”.
 
Robbie who has been with IR for over five years, will now call Burlington his home base.  There he will oversee business that includes an in-store shopping option.  This is in addition to the e-commerce option that IR already has in place.
 
Originally known as Industrial Radiography Supplies and Services, IR is a mainstay in the non-destructive testing (NDT) industry.  It first supported companies, as its name suggested, using radiographic methods.  Clients were not only able to source the supplies required for their everyday business, they were able to get maintenance on their equipment in a highly regulated industry where service was previously unavailable.  Over the years the focus broadened, and IR added more NDT disciplines in their offering, including ultrasonics, magnetic particle, and liquid penetrant.
 
“We recently increased our bench strength with the addition of two highly qualified and experienced business development specialists”, said Brian Sargent, co-owner of IR.  “With the extra support at home, we are now able to broaden our reach beyond oil and gas, and into aerospace, power generation and manufacturing.  We’re really excited about sharing our expertise in an industry that is all about high standards.”
 
The official opening of the IR location in Burlington is today, Monday December 3, 2018.  The address and other contact information can be found on the IR website at IRSS.ca.
 
Originally Posted: Mon, Dec 3rd 2018 at 12:58 PM #1022
We are pleased to announce the senior appointment of Mr. Nathan Leslie to the role of Chief Sales Officer.
Having joined NDT Global in 2014, Mr. Leslie held the position of USA Key Account Team Manager, supporting several of our largest clients identify critical corrosion and crack like features in their pipeline assets, utilizing high-resolution ultrasonic technologies.
 
With over a decade of experience in the oil and gas industry, Mr. Leslie brings an in-depth knowledge and proven record of accomplishment of expanding presence and market share. Graduating from Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX. Mr. Leslie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus on Marketing. He has continued his studies completing various sales and management courses.
 
Mr. Leslie commented, "I am excited about joining the talented Executive Leadership team we have at NDT Global. In the role of Chief Sales Officer, I look forward to working with our Sales and Marketing teams to deliver unique solutions our clients need to operate their assets safely and efficiently - without failures".
The appointment of Mr. Leslie to the executive leadership team supports NDT Global's commitment to developing service offerings to meet the future needs of the industry. This appointment will drive the go to market strategy, providing strong sales leadership and planning for NDT Global's sales strategies in existing and developing markets.
Originally Posted: Mon, Nov 19th 2018 at 10:24 AM #1021
Canadian heavy crude prices rallied Friday as U.S. refinery demand rises and increased volumes are shipped by rail car.
Heavy Western Canadian Select’s discount to West Texas Intermediate futures narrowed to $39.25 a barrel, the smallest since late September, data compiled by Bloomberg show. The absolute price increased to $17.43 a barrel after dropping on Thursday to the lowest in Bloomberg data stretching back a decade.
 
BP Plc returned its crude unit and a coker to operation after maintenance was completed, a person familiar with operations said Wednesday. At the same time, increased volumes of crude are being exported by rail as companies sign up for multi-year contracts.
 
Crude-by-rail loadings at monitored terminals in Western Canada reached a record-high monthly average of 274,000 barrels a day in October, according to Genscape Inc. data. Canadian oil companies have said they seek to double those volumes by next year.
 
“If rail volumes continue expanding, it could help cover for limited storage space and help producers avoid cuts,” Dylan White, oil market analyst at Genscape Inc. said in an email.
A glut caused by a surge Western Canadian production running into limited pipeline capacity this year has caused heavy and light grades to trade at record discounts to world oil benchmarks. Last month, WCS more than $50 a barrel to WTI. A year ago, the discount was less than $15.
 
The price collapse has prompted oil sands producers including Cenovus Energy Inc. and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. to shut what could amount to 140,000 barrels a day or more this quarter.
Crude inventories at five monitored terminals in Western Canada reached 34.2 million barrels the week ended Nov. 9, Genscape’s White said. That’s an increase of about a million barrels versus two weeks earlier. Inventories reached the highest observed capacity in May 2014.
 
Article via EnergyNow.
Originally Posted: Thu, Nov 1st 2018 at 3:50 PM #1019
The NRCan NDTCB has implemented a significant program update to its certification process for Non-Destructive Testing (NDT). The minimum percentage of qualifying work experience obtained by NDT candidates in order to be eligible for practical examination has been reduced from 50% to 25% (reference updated [Version 03] NRCan NDTCB Rules of Implementation for CAN/CGSB-48.9712-2014). The current Rules of Implementation for CAN/CGSB-48.9712-2014 can be found on our website at the following link: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/mining-materials/non-destructive-testing/8586.
 
This means that candidates who have obtained 25% or more of their total required work experience hours (and have satisfied all minimum application requirements) are eligible to receive admittance to the NDT practical examination for a given method. This change affects new applications and applications already in process. Candidates are responsible to contact the NRCan NDTCB to inquire about their eligibility for practical examination, or to submit work experience hours for review to receive their practical examination admittance and registration form(s). The NRCan NDTCB will not notify candidates of their eligibility for practical examination—candidates must initiate this process/inquiry. Please contact the NDTCB for more information.

Background: This program update is being implemented by the NRCan NDTCB as part of our continuous improvement to further streamline the certification process, and to assist candidates in gaining both employment/work experience and certification in the field of NDT.

Based on recent feedback from various industry stakeholders and program users across Canada, the NRCan NDTCB is aware that it may be challenging for candidates to gain access to the qualifying work experience required for both practical examination eligibility and certification eligibility, which may then create potential time delays and barriers for the fulfillment of certification and examination requirements.

 
Although program updates such as this may improve the certification process for current and future candidates, the NDTCB would like to encourage the NDT industry/employers to continue to improve access to and provide opportunities for quality work experience for NDT certification candidates.
 
As always, the NRCan NDTCB appreciates your participation and continued support and we strongly encourage you to share this update with as many current or future candidates as possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.
 
Thank you

 
Bonjour,
 
L’OCEND de RNCan a mis en œuvre une importante mise à jour du programme concernant son processus de certification en essais non destructifs (END). Le pourcentage minimum d’expérience de travail nécessaire que les candidats à la certification en END doivent avoir obtenu pour être admissibles à l’examen pratique a été réduit de 50 % à 25 % (référence mise à jour [version 03] : Règles de mise en œuvre de la norme CAN/CGSB-48.9712-2014 de l’OCEND de RNCan). Les règles de la mise en œuvre de la norme CAN/CGSB-48.9712-2014 sont disponibles sur notre site Web à l'adresse suivante: https://www.rncan.gc.ca/mines-materiaux/essais-non-destructifs/8587.
 
Cela signifie que les candidats qui ont obtenu au moins 25 % du nombre total d’heures d'expérience de travail exigées (et qui ont satisfait à toutes les exigences minimales applicables à la demande de certification) peuvent être admis à l'examen pratique de certification en END pour une méthode donnée. Cette modification touche les nouvelles demandes et les demandes déjà en cours de traitement. Les candidats sont responsable de communiquer avec l’OCEND de RNCan pour se renseigner sur leur admissibilité à l’examen pratique ou pour soumettre les heures d’expérience de travail afin de recevoir leurs formulaires d’admission et d’inscription à l’examen pratique. L’OCEND de RNCan n’informera pas les candidats de leur admissibilité à l’examen pratique, les candidats doivent se charger par eux-mêmes de cette requête ou demande de renseignements. Veuillez communiquer avec l’OCEND pour obtenir de plus amples informations.

Contexte : Cette mise à jour du programme est mise en œuvre par l’OCEND de RNCan dans le cadre de notre processus d’amélioration continue pour but de simplifier le processus de certification et d’aider les candidats à acquérir de l’expérience professionnelle/emploi et une certification dans le domaine des END.

Les commentaires reçus récemment de divers intervenants de l'industrie et utilisateurs du programme de partout au Canada ont montré à l’OCEND de RNCan qu'il pouvait être difficile pour les candidats d'accéder à l’expérience de travail nécessaire exigée pour l'admissibilité à l’examen pratique et à la certification, ce qui peut entraîner des retards et créer des obstacles au respect des exigences en matière d’admissibilité à la certification et à l’examen.

Bien que les mises à jour du programme comme celle-ci puissent améliorer le processus de certification des candidats actuels et futurs, l’OCEND souhaite encourager le secteur des END et les employeurs à continuer à améliorer l'accès à des possibilités d'expérience de travail de qualité pour les candidats à la certification en END.
 
Comme toujours, l’OCEND de RNCan vous remercie de votre participation et de votre soutien constant et nous vous encourageons vivement à partager cette mise à jour avec autant de candidats présents ou futurs que possible. Si vous avez des questions, n'hésitez pas à contacter notre bureau.
 
Merci,
 
National Non-Destructive Testing Certification Body (NDTCB)
Natural Resources Canada
183 Longwood Road South, 1st Floor
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8P 0A5
Telephone: 1-866-858-0473
Fax: (905) 645-0836
NDT Email: nrcan.ndt-end.rncan@canada.ca
Website: http://ndt.nrcan.gc.ca
 
Organisme nationale de certification en essais non destructifs (OCEND)
Ressources naturelles Canada
183, chemin Longwood sud, 1ère Étage
Hamilton (Ontario) Canada  L8P 0A5
Téléphone : 1-866-858-0473
Télécopieur : (905) 645-0836
Courriel END :  nrcan.ndt-end.rncan@canada.ca  
 
 
 
Originally Posted: Thu, Oct 18th 2018 at 11:56 AM #1018
The CNSC is the first regulator in Canada to implement clear guidance and requirements for managing worker fitness for duty with respect to alcohol and drug use, which includes a comprehensive set of alcohol and drug testing measures.
 
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Originally Posted: Tue, Oct 16th 2018 at 9:14 AM #1017

Building on last year's success, we are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Winnipeg Open House on Wednesday October 17th.

Some of the new and exciting products and solutions that will be showcased are:

    C - Scan Solution for the fast inspection of composite structures
    Handheld Eddy Current Instrument with array probes for surface inspection of cracks, corrosion, conductivity and coating thickness
    Drone Inspection - Inspection of inaccessible, dangerous, and confined spaces all while reducing downtime, inspection costs, and increasing safety

 

We will also have product specialists on-hand to help you with solutions for inspection challenges in:

    Visual Inspection
    Radiography
    Ultrasonic
    Eddy Current
    Drone Inspection
    MPI/LPI

 

Visit the Intech NDE website for more details.

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