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Category: Industry
Posted: Mon, Jan 16th 2023 at 11:42 AM
Please click here for full details about the new Deployment of NRCan NDTCB online PT and MT written exams.
Category: CINDE
Posted: Mon, Jan 16th 2023 at 8:40 AM
Online Written Examination System Roll-out Plan for CGSB MT and PT multiple choice examinations
1. Official launch date for MT and PT exams is February 1, 2023.  Click here for full details.
2. The NRCan NDTCB website has been updated with notices/applicable examination registration instructions for the PT & MT multiple-choice questions electronic written exams.  Click here for registration information.
3. The Yardstick-Meazure online exam system portal link, where candidates are required to purchase and book the exams, will be sent directly to the approved candidates through their “Electronic Written Examination Authorization” letter sent via email. This link cannot be accessed directly from the NRCan NDTCB website, only the authorization letter.
4. The NRCan NDTCB-issued “Electronic Written Exam Authorization” letter replaces the “Written Admittance Form” for the MT and PT methods (and eventually all other methods). It provides official authorization for the candidates to write an exam for the method they applied for using the electronic written exam (computer-based format). This letter provides the link to access the Yardstick-Meazure online exam system portal, NRCan NDTCB Policy Manual and instructions how to book the written exam.
5. This current transition plan is applicable to MT & PT multiple-choice exams only effective February 1, 2023. All other methods, such as UT, ET, RT and XRF (as well as the Level 3 basic examination which is common to all methods) will follow the current standard paper-based process until they are phased-out in the coming months, for which you will be notified of the transition plans and dates.

Eligibility/Registering for Initial Written Examination and Re-examination for MT & PT Certifications
1. All new candidates are automatically eligible for the online written examination system. An “Application Approval/Electronic Written Exam Authorization” letter will be sent by email once their application for examination eligibility is approved. Registering for a paper-based format exam through an AEC is no longer an option.
2. Candidates that currently have valid MT and/or PT written examination admittance and registration form(s) that have NOT YET scheduled the examination(s) at an AEC are required to obtain an “Electronic Written Exam Authorization” letter by submitting a written request via email to the NDTCB, and then book the examination through the Yardstick-Meazure online exam system portal.
3. Candidates that currently have valid MT and/or PT written examination admittance and registration form(s) that have ALREADY scheduled the paper-based examination(s) through an AEC with examination dates between February 1, 2023 - March 3, 2023 can select one of the following options:
Option 1: Write the paper-based exam booked at an AEC as previously scheduled up to March 3, 2023.
Option 2: Cancel previously booked paper-based exam scheduled, submit a written request via email to the NDTCB to obtain an “Electronic Written Exam Authorization” letter, and rebook the exam through the Yardstick-Meazure online exam system portal to write the electronic exam in-person in selected AEC.
4. Candidates that currently have valid MT and/or PT written examination admittance and registration form(s) that have ALREADY scheduled the paper-based examination(s) through an AEC with examination dates from March 4, 2023 & onwards will NOT be able to write the paper-based examination(s). They must cancel previously booked paper-based exam, submit a written request via email to the NDTCB to obtain an “Electronic Written Exam Authorization” letter, and rebook the exam through the Yardstick Meazure online exam system portal to write the electronic exam in-person in selected AEC.

Note: If the candidate has already paid the examination centre fees, the AEC is required to refund this fee to the candidate, as the candidate must pay for the examination through the Yardstick-Meazure online exam system portal.
Category: Industry
Posted: Mon, Nov 28th 2022 at 10:27 AM
Baker Hughes has announced an agreement to acquire Quest Integrity, a subsidiary of Team, Inc and a global leader in the development and delivery of technology-enabled asset inspection and reliability management solutions across the pipeline, refining, petrochemical and power generation sectors. This complements Baker Hughes’ existing asset integrity offerings and will support customers with the delivery of actionable insights on a broader range of industrial infrastructure.

Baker Hughes’ asset integrity solutions include pipeline inspection services that detect, characterize, locate and size anomalies in the wall of a pipeline that might potentially compromise its integrity. Quest Integrity’s technology will expand this capability to support "difficult-to-inspect" pipelines where the construction or operation of the line does not allow for conventional inline inspection methods to yield reliable results.

The acquisition includes Quest Integrity’s Invista™ and Furnace Tube Inspection (FTIS) technology. Invista™ enables new inspection capability that extends across pipelines, marine loading lines, petrochemical, chemical, refining, power, utility and other industrial segments and facilities, such as airports. FTIS technology applies the same principles to enable the inspection of heater coils, a critical component in furnaces, detecting issues with corrosion and deformation for customers in the petrochemical and refining industries.

Quest Integrity also brings significant engineering expertise, with a focus on conducting critical assessments to deliver actionable insights and verify asset integrity across a diverse range of industrial assets such as pipelines, pressure vessels, tanks, and turbine blades.

"The acquisition of Quest Integrity marks another step in Baker Hughes’ commitment to help customers ensure their asset infrastructure is safe and reliable and demonstrates how we continue to invest for growth in this area," said Rami Qasem, executive vice president of Digital Solutions at Baker Hughes. "Today’s announcement strengthens Baker Hughes’ unique capability to bring holistic industrial asset management services to our customers."

Earlier this year, Baker Hughes acquired Qi2 Elements, a designer and manufacturer of advanced robotic sensor systems that inspect, assess and monitor the integrity of critical energy infrastructure. Along with pipeline inspection, Baker Hughes’ asset integrity expertise includes a range of industrial inspection and non-destructive testing (NDT) solutions.

The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2022 and will be integrated into the Process & Pipeline Services product line within Baker Hughes’ Digital Solutions segment.

About Baker Hughes:

Baker Hughes (NASDAQ: BKR) is an energy technology company that provides solutions to energy and industrial customers worldwide. Built on a century of experience and conducting business in over 120 countries, our innovative technologies and services are taking energy forward – making it safer, cleaner and more efficient for people and the planet. Visit us at bakerhughes.com.
Article from Baker Hughes website.

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