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Notice of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the Canadian Institute for Non-destructive Evaluation (CINDE)
Category: CINDE
Posted: Wed, Apr 5th 2017 at 8:02 AM

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2017 will be held June 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the NDT in Canada Conference in Quebec City.

All CINDE voting members are encouraged to attend and participate in the AGM. To help ensure that adequate space is available, please RSVP your intention to attend to the National Office: Email info@cinde.ca Phone: 905-387-1655 ext 221. 

During the AGM, Directors will be elected as needed and announcements made about the award recipients who made outstanding contributions through technical achievement and the advancement of NDT in Canada or through publication in the CINDE Journal.

The Nominations Committee develops the slate of Officers and Directors for each elective office or position on the Board becoming vacant at the close of the next Annual General Membership Meeting. To be an eligible Board candidate, the Secretary shall confirm that the nominee:

     1. Is a member of CINDE in good standing.
     2. Has indicated an understanding of the duties required and his/her availability and willingness to serve and fulfill the duties if elected.
     3. Has served on the Board as a member of the Executive Committee prior to being nominated for the position of Vice President.

Members can submit the name(s) of individuals for consideration as a Board member to the Nomination Committee by emailing the candidate's full contact information to info@cinde.ca

Eddyfi Confirms Acquisition of TSC Inspection Systems
Category: Industry
Posted: Thu, May 18th 2017 at 10:39 AM

This new acquisition by Eddyfi Technologies further broadens the company’s product portfolio and addressable markets.

As a world leader in advanced inspection solutions, Eddyfi Technologies is thrilled to announce the acquisition of TSC Inspection Systems. Headquartered in Milton Keynes, UK, TSC has significantly contributed in shaping the landscape of electromagnetic testing technologies over the last 30 years. The company developed the field-proven ACFM® technology with support from BP, BG Group, Conoco, and Shell, who were keen to significantly improve the reliability of underwater inspections, reduce operator dependence, and provide auditable inspection records. Decades later, the ACFM technology is specified by owners and operators of safety-critical infrastructures worldwide and is accepted as one of the most reliable methods of detecting surface-breaking cracks in steel structures and metallic components. The company’s StressProbe™ technology also provides highly versatile, non-contacting strain measurement systems that can operate through coatings in harsh environments, both onshore and subsea. TSC currently has 35 employees and satellite offices in Aberdeen and Singapore.

Read on https://goo.gl/9eYzVf

PRAGMA introduces the PAUT 32/128 Cartridge
Category: Product
Posted: Mon, May 15th 2017 at 8:47 AM

PRAGMA is proud to introduce the new PAUT 32/128 Instrument Cartridge. The PAUT 32/128 is a new cartridge for advanced phased array and mono/TOFD inspections. It features 32 active channels, multiplexing over 128 elements, 200-Volt pulsing, up to 3000 focal laws, and many other advanced features.

The cartridge features an I-PEX connector with standard pinout, offering PAUT probe compatibility with other brands. The state-of-the-art bipolar square-wave pulser is adjustable up to 200 Volts, to improve sensitivity or reach deeper penetration.

Learn more on the PRAGMA website.

 

Silverwing Launches Floormap3Di-R
Category: Product
Posted: Mon, May 15th 2017 at 8:13 AM

The Floormap3Di-R is fastest tank bottom inspection system developed by Silverwing, with scanning speeds of up to 1 m/s which is twice the speed of the previous model. The Floormap will improve your inspection efficiency whilst improving accuracy and data quality.

The Floormap combines two distinct technologies, MFL and STARS. The introduction of STARS (Surface topology air-gap reluctance sensors) enables the scanner to determine whether there is corrosion top side, bottom side or below the surface coating.

Improved signal to noise ratio combined with STARS and MFL ensures a more accurate and efficient inspection of coated and thicker plates.

Learn more on the Silverwing website.

 
Eddyfi releases a high-resolution model of its field-proven Sharck probe for the direct assessment of stress-corrosion cracking in pipeline integrity applications.
Category: Product
Posted: Mon, May 15th 2017 at 8:08 AM

Eddyfi, a world leader in electromagnetic inspection technologies, is proud to introduce a solution specifically intended for the in-ditch direct assessment of stress-corrosion cracking (SCCDA) in pipelines. As its other namesakes, this high-resolution probe uses tangential eddy current array (TECA™) technology and is designed for the detection and depth measurement of surface-breaking cracks in carbon steel.

Read more https://goo.gl/HvgNMf

Eddyfi Releases Magnifi 4
Category: Product
Posted: Fri, May 5th 2017 at 8:43 AM

The company brings major functional and productivity improvement to its industry-leading Magnifi data acquisition and analysis software.
 
As a world leader in electromagnetic inspection technologies, Eddyfi is proud to launch the latest upgrade of its data acquisition and analysis software—Magnifi® 4. With this new version, Eddyfi confirms its commitment to the efficiency of its software. With an entire team dedicated to software, the company is able to respond to the constant demands of the continually growing user base, which plays a major role in customer productivity and satisfaction. The ever-evolving Magnifi has seen many improvements over the years, but this latest upgrade brings about major changes intended to increase user productivity in their electromagnetic non-destructive testing, whatever the technology they are using, whether it be ECT, ECA, RFT, NFT, or IRIS.
 
Read more at https://goo.gl/ARUZZn

Call for Award Nominations for 2017
Category: CINDE
Posted: Wed, Apr 5th 2017 at 7:58 AM

The Canadian Institute for Non-destructive Evaluation (CINDE) has a long history of recognizing those people who have furthered the technical progress of NDT or made other significant contributions to the Canadian NDT / NDE community as a whole. For a list of past Award recipients, please click here.  Each year CINDE accepts nominations for the following awards:

W.E. Havercroft Award
Established in 1977, this award is named after William E. Havercroft who was widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of NDT in Canada. It is given to a member of CINDE who has made outstanding contribution towards NDT in Canada. Contributions may be in any area including technical, educational or managerial capacities. Recipients will receive a life-time membership with CINDE.

Technical Achievement Award
Established in 1983, this award is given to an individual who has made an outstanding technical contribution to NDT in Canada. Recipients are selected on the merit of their technical achievement and the resulting paper as published in a recognized technical journal. Recipients will receive a one (1) year membership (or extension if an active member) with CINDE.

Fellow of CINDE
Established in 1983, this award is given to a CINDE member who has made continuous and significant contributions to the advancement of NDT / NDE in the scientific, technical, educational, managerial or related areas. Nominees must have at least 10 years membership in CINDE, with 5 continuous years of membership immediately prior to the nomination.

Canadian NDT Research Award
For outstanding and sustained excellence within NDT research and development that has contributed to innovation and/or breakthroughs that have benefited Canadian society and industry partners. Recipient must be a CINDE Member in good standing.

Award Nomination Procedure
Awards are given out at the Annual General Meeting. Anyone can submit an award nomination for someone who they feel is a deserving individual per the award criteria. If upon review of the Awards Committee it is decided that nominees are insufficiently qualified, then no award will be conferred.  Nominations for these awards should be submitted to the Awards Committee, care of CINDE National Office in Hamilton:

     135 Fennell Avenue West
     Hamilton, ON L9C 0E5
     Fax: 905-574-6080
     Email: nominations@cinde.ca

If you would like to nominate or apply, download a nomination form here.

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Products Limited Announces Acquisition of Air Dynamics Company Limited.
Category: Industry
Posted: Fri, Mar 31st 2017 at 2:41 PM

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Products Group of Companies, a major re-seller and distributor of NDT equipment and supplies, announced on March 16th, 2017, the successful acquisition of Air Dynamics Company Limited, a leading supplier in the Canadian aerospace industry. The transaction is an integral part of the NDT Products strategic growth plan and continued expansion into Eastern Canada.

Air Dynamics represents major brands serving the aerospace market including 3M, PPG, Elixair, Marvel Aero, among others. Air Dynamics product mix includes aerospace sealants & adhesives, power supplies & accessories, marking equipment, tooling and ground service equipment (GSE). Air Dynamics is a Transport Canada licensed facility and is an approved supplier for major airlines, military and defense establishments and aircraft manufacturers and OEMs. Air Dynamics facility will remain in Baie‐D’Urfé, Quebec and NDT Products Limited will be managing and overseeing the company’s sales and operations under the leadership of M. Sean McKernan, President and CEO of NDT Products Limited.

The time has come to ensure continued growth and development for the company”, according to Bruce Truesdale, former President of Air Dynamics Company Limited. “Sean and I go back more than 25 years. I hand over Air Dynamics with pride and confidence that Sean, his team, and the Air Dynamic staff, will continue to keep Air Dynamics growing and evolving.”

We look forward to welcoming Air Dynamics to the NDT Products family” says M. Sean McKernan. “Air Dynamics is well-positioned in the aerospace industry and has a significant presence in Quebec and the Maritime Provinces. With this transaction, we will leverage on both companies’ strengths, utilize operational synergies and share best practices. Our team is looking forward to meeting Air Dynamics customers and welcoming them into the NDT Products family.

Media Contact:
Josh McKernan
Sales and Marketing Coordinator
Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Products
jsmckernan@ndtproducts.ca

CDPQ Invests $36.5 Million in Eddyfi, a Fast-Growing Test, Inspection, and Measurement Company
Category: Industry
Posted: Thu, Mar 30th 2017 at 4:30 PM

Today, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) announced an investment in Eddyfi, a manufacturer of advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) solutions. The CA$36.5 million investment combines a minority stake and a credit facility to fund the acquisition plan of the company.

Headquartered in Québec City, Eddyfi develops, manufactures, and commercializes NDT inspection technology globally—instruments, software, and sensors—for the inspection of key assets in the power generation, petrochemical and aerospace industries, to name a few. Eddyfi’s high-performance systems are used to assess the structural integrity of critical components and prevent downtime, financial losses, and casualties.  

With the implementation of its growth plan, Eddyfi is well-positioned to reinforce its status as a global industry leader. Its technologies are perfectly suited to respond to global market trends such as widespread aging critical infrastructure and increased inspection standards imposed on nuclear plants and oil & gas assets, for example.

“This transaction is well aligned with our commitment to help Québec companies expand internationally as part of their growth strategy,” said Christian Dubé, Executive Vice President, Québec at la Caisse. “Over the years, Eddyfi has innovated by investing in technologies to provide increasingly effective solutions better tailored to its clients’ needs. Today its equipment and software are recognized in more than 70 countries.”

“Over the coming years, our growth will be focused in particular on strategic acquisitions. After the acquisition of Silverwing and IPN in 2016, adding a financial partner became essential. However, we needed to be careful in selecting the partner that would best support our culture and style, and be aligned with the ambitions and the dynamics of our industry. Without a doubt, CDPQ is the perfect partner for Eddyfi,” said Martin Thériault, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eddyfi.

Eddyfi currently has close to 200 employees working in its offices based in Canada, France, the United Kingdom, the United States, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa.

About Eddyfi Technologies

Eddyfi Technologies is a label designed to maximize the potential of multiple advanced and niche NDT inspection technology brands. With its two centers of excellence in Québec City (Canada) and Swansea (UK), Eddyfi Technologies focuses on offering high-performance NDT solutions for the inspection of critical components and assets through two strong, complementary brands: Eddyfi and Silverwing. The company serves customers in more than 70 countries in such major industries as nuclear, power generation, oil & gas, and aerospace, leveraging its six offices around the globe, all staffed with NDT experts.

Read more at Eddyfi.com

Eddyfi Introduces the First Portable System for AC and ECT Tubing Inspection
Category: Product
Posted: Tue, Mar 28th 2017 at 4:28 PM
This new Reddy® eddy current testing (ECT) system is perfect for air conditioners and intended to replace aging solutions used in the inspection industry.

Committed to advanced NDT inspection technologies, Eddyfi is pleased to introduce a new addition to its Reddy line dedicated to AC and ECT tubing inspection. This new solution is designed to replace a wide range of existing aging ECT instruments used to inspect air conditioners and to perform other ECT tubing inspections. Most existing ECT instruments are bulky and have not evolved since their introduction, making them incompatible with modern realities where productivity and profitability are crucial.

More at https://goo.gl/KI1wY2.

Past Mohawk College students welcome to take advantage of our Refresher Training
Category: CINDE
Posted: Tue, Mar 21st 2017 at 10:32 AM
Our Refresher Training now includes Mohawk College students!   
 
We welcome past Mohawk College students to take advantage of attending the same course again within 3 years of the original course completion. 
 
Full details can be found here
Eddyfi Reinventing Pulsed Eddy Current. Again.
Category: Product
Posted: Thu, Mar 16th 2017 at 10:44 AM

The new wave of improvements pushes the limits of pulsed eddy current testing even further.

Dedicated to advanced NDT inspection technologies, Eddyfi is proud to announce the release of Lyft® version 1.2 and Lyft Pro, and the launch of its new improved line of pulsed eddy current (PEC) probes.

Version 1.2 of the Lyft software refines existing features in a number of ways. The compensated wall thickness (CWT) tool is nearly twice as precise compared to the previous version 1.1 and it can now be used on a wider range of defect types and shapes. Lyft 1.2 brings improved performances on small defects and the ability to size corrosion near massive metal objects/geometries such as flanges by actively compensating for their electromagnetic contribution, resulting in better flaw sizing and improved versatility.

Read the entire story at https://goo.gl/QWLjNl

 

WiFi for CINDE Students in Hamilton
Category: CINDE
Posted: Thu, Mar 9th 2017 at 12:32 PM
Need WiFi while attending a CINDE training class in Hamilton?  We have arranged with Mohawk College to allow you to gain access to a wifi-guest account.   Visit your Member area for login details (within your pre-course information under Task #11.    
 
 
 
TecScan introduces the ultraSCAN Mx Flatbed Squirter System
Category: Product
Posted: Mon, Feb 27th 2017 at 9:11 AM

TecScan is proud to introduce the ultraSCANTM Mx system which is specially designed for Ultrasonic Testing (UT) of Large Aerospace Composite Panels. With the increasing demand for composite components in the aerospace industry, inspection time is becoming a critical factor in overall production rates. TecScan’s flatbed scanners are designed for high throughput inspection of composite panels and components.

The standard configuration of the ultraSCAN Mx is a 5-axis system (X, Y, Y2, Z, Z2) with an inspection envelop of 3.5 x 2.5m. It comes with a specially designed water delivery system that provides a stable and repeatable UT signal. ultraSCAN Mx offers an efficient way to maximize the scanning rate with the use of multiple ultrasonic probes integrated into a specially designed water-box system. This multi-channel technology minimizes the amount of indexes required to scan the parts, reducing the total scanning time.. Instead of moving a single pair of probes across the surface of the parts, arrays of probes are used in pairs to scan across the inspected panel, the elements of the emitting array being fired simultaneously or one after the other.

Learn more at: www.tecscan.ca

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