Chairman’s Message – November 2017   Our last meeting was held on October 19th at TUV Rheinland Industrial Solutions in Hopewell with dinner at Trenney’s Grill. Our speaker was Brett Pond, Principal Metallurgist and manager of the metallurgical and mechanical test lab. His presentation was on Galvanic Corrosion emphasizing factors that affect galvanic corrosion rates and how to minimize or prevent it. Thanks again to Brett for his interesting and informative presentation and brief tour. Our next meeting will be held on November 16th at the Springfield Grill, 7001 Crider Road, Mars, PA 16046 (724-778-8700). Our speaker will be Robert Woodward who is the lead inspector for Microwave Technologies at System One Services. He has more than fifteen years of experience in the use of all NDE methods as they apply to various industries. Robert has been part of the Microwave Technology team since late 2012 and has since helped to establish and develop emerging microwave techniques, particularly in the inspection of nonmetals.  In addition, Robert enjoys his involvement in his local ASNT section and regularly participates in the training of new NDE technicians where he resides in Aiken, SC.  Robert’s presentation will cover the Microwave’s technology’s capability to volumetrically inspect many different types of non-metallic components in industry today.  The technology is used to interrogate rubber, fiberglass, HDPE, and other materials that prove difficult to inspect for traditional NDE methods.  This can be done with either manual or automated scan imaging techniques. We will meet at the Springfield Grill in the Adams Room at 5:30PM. Dinner will be held at 6:00 PM with the presentation immediately following. If you will be attending the meeting please contact me (instead of Gary Young) at 724-746-9390 or jmarkanich@perrymanco.com. Let’s support our section and Robert Woodward for his valued expertise in this emerging new technology. Thanks, John Markanich ASNT Pittsburgh Chairman
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Thanks again to Hank Rowe from GE for his presentation on Digital Radiography on Thursday, January 21st. Hank presented a very good overview of radiography past, present, and future as well as showing some applications and equipment selections. There were 16 in attendance at the Palm’s Brazilian Steakhouse in Aliquippa. Hank’s presentation can be viewed on our website. This month’s meeting will be held on February 18th and will be held at the Dynasty International Buffet, 20111 Freedom Road, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 (724-772-8883). The meeting will start at 6PM. Please contact Gary Young, our Social Chairman, at 724-752-0055 x3194 or e-mail gyoung@elwd.com by February 12th to reserve your place. This will be a joint meeting with AWS. Our speaker will be John Kurtz, the Eastern Regional Sales Manager of Oxford Instruments Industrial Analysis Division. His presentation will be on PMI – Positive Materials Identification for metals analysis application using the XRF, LIBS, and OES techniques. His presentation will also include a focus section on PMI for welding applications including Grade ID verification and carbon equivalency calculations. Please make every effort to attend this joint meeting. Our March 17th presenter will be Patrick Sansieri from Odyssey Technology Corporation. His discussion will highlight certification, training, and the appropriate standards used. Patrick is an expert and premier instructor in the fields of electromagnetic and ultrasonic inspection and has authored and presented on a national and international stage. On April 21st, our speaker will be Dr. Mehrooz Zamanzadeh (better known as Dr. Zee). Dr. Zee is with Exova Pittsburgh (formerly known as Matco Services). Dr. Zee sell respected in the fields of corrosion, coatings, materials selection and design, and cathodic protection. I would also like to extend my thanks to Bob Nichol, our Vice Chairman, for booking our events, George Maksin for his work with our advertisers and the yearly calendar, Jesse Groom, our Section Secretary, for his work with the announcements and website, and Bob Saunders, our Past Chairman, for his continuing efforts in support of our section. We hope that you will make an effort to attend at least one of the meetings in our spring program. As always, please contact Gary Young, our Social Chairman, at 724-752-0055 x3194 or e-mail Gary at gyoung@elwd.com to reserve your place at our upcoming meetings. John Markanich ASNT Pittsburgh Chairman
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Our speaker this month is Ival Martin. Ival is an ASNT NDT Level III with a strong background in advanced service techniques such as phased array ultrasonics. After graduating the school of Polytechnic Engineering, Wilmington in 2005 Mr. Martin developed in his NDT career as a technician, Operations Manager, and Director until recently forming Aerial Energy Resources, LLC in 2013. Formerly Mr. Martin was a commercial diver, underwater welder/ inspector, instructor, and program developer.

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Welcome to the new year of ASNT meetings. Once again I would like to thank Bob Saunders for handling the chairman duties for our local section for the last several years. Bob left things in very good shape for me to assume the chair position. Bob is still heavily involved as well as George Maksin for the day to day activities of the Pittsburgh Section.
We have a good agenda for this upcoming season

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The March meeting will be a joint meeting with AWS. Please note the Day & Date change for this meeting. It is to be held at Comfort Inn and Suites Meeting Room located at 180 Gamma Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15328 (RIDC Park on Rt. 28). We will be presenting System One speaker Jesse Groom discussing the topic of Linear Phased Array Inspection. The Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 with happy (1/2) hour (cash bar) beginning at 6:00 P.M. with dinner (buffet) at 6:30 P.M.

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To kick off the 2014/2015 ASNT Pittsburgh section meetings, I want to invite everyone to PNC Park where our Pirates are taking on the Boston Red Sox. Plans are still in the works until we see how many tickets we need. This will be open to members and their guests. The deadline to order tickets will be noon on August 8th. Depending on the cost of the seats we will purchase loaded value tickets good for food & refreshments at the ballgame. Once we have the number of those attending arrangements to deliver the individual tickets will be made.

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