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The first segments of pipe for the Coastal GasLink Project begin to arrive at storage sites this week in anticipation of construction ramp up later next year, TC Energy reported on Tuesday.
The $6.6-billion pipeline, which will provide the natural gas feed for the $40-billion LNG Canada project, will stretch 670 kilometres from the Dawson Creek area in Northeast B.C. to the coast at Kitimat.
 
TC Energy said that starting in December 2019, pipe will be transported by rail and truck and stored at sites across the project route until it’s needed for assembly and installation. That phase of construction is expected to start next summer and continue through to 2022.
 
Initial deliveries are planned for the Chetwynd and Kitimat area. Deliveries to other areas across the route will continue through April 2021, the company said.
“With construction progressing on the Coastal GasLink Project, we are committed to delivering economic benefits across the province. With more than $1 billion in employment and contracting opportunities for Indigenous and local communities, significant benefits are already being realized across the project right-of-way,” TC Energy said.
“In fact, nearly 1,000 women and men are currently working on the project to make sure we are ready for mainline construction in 2020.”
 
Tommy Thomson, 1956 - 2019

It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of Tommy on Thursday, October 24th, 2019. Tommy died peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a 2 year hard fought battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband and best friend of Pauline, loving and supportive father of Ryan (Nita) and Megan, much loved son of Mary and Tommy (deceased) and loving brother of Liz. Tommy was dearly loved by his mother-in-law Helen and father-in-law Daniel (deceased). He will be lovingly remembered by his sister-in-law Anne, brother-in-law’s Jeff, Kevin and Raymond and his nieces Maria, Cherl, Francesca, Lauren and Rebecca. Lovingly remembered by his many cousins.

Tommy was born in Greenock, Scotland, and immigrated with Pauline and his children in 1988. He was a well-established, respected and successful business man in the N.D.T. industry. He was a mentor to many and always made time for others. Tommy was always the life and soul of the party and had the gift of making everyone around him laugh. He loved time with his family, good friends - too many to mention, soccer, sailing and travelling.

Thank you to all our friends and neighbours for prayers, support, gifts of food, garden work, and Fr. Larry Parent for spiritual support. We also would like to thank Dr. Hubay and her team at GRCC and the palliative team including Dr. Tan and especially nurses, Allison and Diane for their compassionate care and support.

At Tommy’s request, cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to share happy memories with his family at Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Visitation was held 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019. Visitation continued from 10:00 am - 10:45 am, with a Memorial Service that followed at 11:00 am in the chapel on Thursday, October 31st, 2019. At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers donations can be made to Prostate Cancer Canada - Research or Grand River Hospital Foundation - Cancer Centre.

Visit www.henrywalser.com for Thomas' memorial.
With sadness, we report the passing of  Roger Lyon, a very active NDT community member.
 
Roger Lyon spent 12 years in the Royal Navy between 1960 and 1972 before embarking on an NDT career for 40 years.  He was the sitting president of EFNDT, elected in Gothenberg, Sweden.  Roger had been active in the British Institute of NDT, starting off in the PCN Technical Committee and then as Chairman of the Certification Advisory Board, Chairman of the Certification Management Committee, Chairman of the SANDT Advisory Committee, Member of Council, Vice President, President Elect, President, Member of the Industry Committee, MQ&E, ECWG, Executive COmmittee, EFNDT and BINDT/ICorr Policy Group.
 
Roger passed away suddenly on September 30th, 2019.

Since 1986 INTECH NDE, a privately held company with offices in Edmonton, Alberta and Richmond, British Columbia, has built a reputation for meeting our customer's needs by developing successful alliances with the world's top quality-conscious manufacturers of inspection and NDE products.

INTECH NDE is pleased to announce that we have opened a new location in Oakville, Ontario to better serve our customers in Eastern Canada. Our office is located at 1200 Speers Road, Unit 48, Oakville. This new office encompasses the same ideals that have contributed to our success in our other locations. It has been a pleasure to work with our existing customers directly in their territory. Since opening in July we have rapidly built up our customer base by meeting with new customers, discussing their requirements and helping them overcome the inspection challenges they face.

Our mission remains the same -  to position ourselves as the "first choice" partner for any company implementing or expanding an inspection program or service. Our goal is to contribute to our Industry through our collective skills and knowledge and to commit to the success of our customers while, at the same time enhancing our company, our employees and our community. Our promise is to provide our customers with dependable products, exceptional service and technical expertise.

Phoenix, LLC., a nuclear technology company based in Monona, Wisconsin, is set to open its new neutron radiography facility in Fitchburg, Wisconsin before the end of this year.  This state-of-the-art facility, which will offer thermal and fast neutron imaging along with two-dimensional and CT X-ray imaging, will be a one-stop radiography services vendor for NDT professionals that mitigates the risk and complications of using nuclear reactor facilities.
 
  • Powerful and unique nondestructive testing method which was first developed soon after the discovery of the neutron in the 1930s. As a viable tool for industrial NDT, N-ray has existed since at least the 1950s; however, until now, only fission reactors could provide a high enough neutron flux to produce radiographic images in a timely manner, restricting its use to a small community of NDT professionals.
  • Neutron imaging works similarly to X-ray imaging. By firing a beam of neutron radiation at an object, NDT professionals can create an image of its internal structure. Neutrons interact differently with most materials compared to X-rays, though; unlike X-rays, which easily pass through light materials without penetrating denser materials, neutrons can easily pass through dense materials without penetrating lighter materials.
  • Neutron imaging is ideal for the aerospace and defense industries, since there are many components that cannot be easily imaged with X-ray alone.
  • The Phoenix Neutron Imaging Facility (PNIC) will be the first and as-yet only facility to offer both X-ray and neutron radiography services to NDT specialists without the need for a fission reactor
 
Construction on PNIC began in October, 2018. PNIC will open in fall 2019 and begin accepting work from new clients in early 2020. In addition to this new facility, the company is set to break ground on its new corporate headquarters on the same site.
 
About Phoenix:
Transforming nuclear technology to better our world since 2005, Phoenix designs the world’s strongest fusion neutron generators. Convenient, reliable, and safe, Phoenix’s cutting-edge technology has been used in the aerospace, defense, medical, and energy sectors to improve manufacturing efficiency and quality.
 
Contact:
Katie Rittenhouse
Sales and Marketing Director
(608) 210-3060
Zetec Inc, a global leader in NDT solutions, has announced the hiring of Paul Hillman as its UK-based Sales Manager.
 
Paul will manage sales and business development for Zetec’s ultrasonic and eddy current technology solutions in Northern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He has more than eight years of global product sales, key account and channel partner experience in industrial NDT markets and completed an FdSc in NDT, including eddy current and ultrasonics. Paul also holds a Level 2 in phased array.
Paul’s experience fits perfectly with the company’s continued growth in aerospace, oil & gas, military, manufacturing and other industries in the Europe, Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI) region, while supporting its leadership in NDT for power-generation markets. “We are excited to have Paul joining the Zetec team. His expertise will help to bring our innovative solutions to the territories’ key NDT leaders,” said Laurent Enenkel, Vice President of Zetec in the EMEAI region.
 
“Zetec has a long track record of developing innovative and technology-leading equipment for the NDT industry. I am delighted to be a part of its growing success in solving the most demanding of applications,” said Paul.
 
Paul is based in the UK and will be working with Zetec’s customers and channel partners throughout the EMEA region.

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