February 2015 Newsletter

Chairman’s Message

Chairman’s Message –February 2015

Last month Brett Pond, PhD, PE presented a Failure Analysis tour at the TUV plant in Hopewell Twp. Brett informed the group of 24 attendees of some of TUV’s capabilities when a customer needs a complete analysis of why a part failed in service. Following the tour the group enjoyed dinner at Trenny’s.

This month our speaker will be Brad Bornstein with Olympus. The meeting site will be the Dynasty International Buffet, 20111 Route 19, Cranberry Twp. PA. 16066. Social hour starts @ 5:30 in the Ruby Room, dinner starts between 6 & 6:30 with the presentation set to begin by 7pm.

ASNT’s 24th research symposium (spring conference) at the Hyatt Regency-Orange County in Anaheim, CA runs from March 16thru 19th. The ASNT Research Symposium is one of the finest events for the exchange of ground-breaking, trending, and interesting research in the field of nondestructive testing. The event also serves to identify emerging NDE technologies, provide a professional forum for communication, and promote NDE technology transfer among researchers, engineers, inspectors and equipment makers.
Bob Saunders, 2014-2015 Section Chairman


This month’s presenter will be Brad Bornstein, technical sales at Olympus Scientific. Mr. Bornstein has almost 20 years of technical sales in quality and manufacturing and 10 of those years in technical sales in NDT. Mr. Bornstein graduated from the University of Virginia with a BSME.
The title of the presentation is “Ultrasonic Phased Array Linear Scans with the Rower form wheel Probe.”
Many NDT professionals are familiar with the use of phased array ultrasound on weld inspection applications. This presentation will discuss and demonstrate how Phased Array ultrasound is used on to create C-scan images on zero degree inspection application or composites and metals.
This presentation will help those in attendance to become familiar with phased array ultrasonic applications.
The meeting will be held at the Dynasty Chinese Buffet in Cranberry Township located at 20111 Freedom Rd. Cranberry Township, PA 16066.
Meeting starts at 5:30 PM with the presentation at 7:00 PM
If you plan to attend the meeting, please RSVP as soon as possible to Gary Young at gyoung@elwd.com or 724-752-0055 ext 3194.
Bob Saunders
ASNT Pittsburgh Section
Chairman 2014-2015


2014 – 2015 Meeting Schedule


Month Day Venue Presentation
September 18 Pittsburgh Pirates Game PNC Park – Pirates vs Red Sox ***
October  16 Frank H. Mayer, PE Bridge Inspection

Bocktown Beer and Grill

November  20 Derrick Bauer

Joint meeting with ASM

Slick, Innovative surface Modifications to reduce fouling and corrosion in rotating equipment for the oil and gas Industry
January 15 Bob Nichol TUV – Tour

TUV Plant, Moon Twp, PA

February 19 Brad Bornstein – Olympus


Phased Array UT

Dynasty International Buffet- Cranberry Twp.

March 25 Joint meeting with AWS

Note: This is a Wednesday

Linear Phased Array Inspection

Comfort Inn and Suites Meeting Room located at 180 Gamma Drive, Pittsburgh, PA

April 16 Paul Ellis Centura Xray

Meeting Site-TBD (to be determined)

May 21 Annual Training Seminar  
June 11 Annual Clay Target Shoot Sporting Clays

Castlewood Rod & Gun Club

*** For reservations: contact the social chairman, Gary Young, at 724-752-0055 ext 3194 or email gyoung@elwd.com.

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