Chairman’s Message

February 2016 Chairman’s Message

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 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 to reserve your place at our upcoming meetings. John Markanich ASNT Pittsburgh Chairman