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April 2016 Chairman’s Message

Chairman Message for April 2016 Thanks to Patrick and Carol Sansieri from Odyssey Technology for the March 17th presentation at the Springfield Grill. Patrick’s talk was “Level III Responsibilities, Nadcap, and NAS410”. We appreciate their insight into this subject and the entire certification process. Interpreting and administering training and certification is a challenge to all Level III’s and we certainly appreciate the very informative presentation and discussions that followed. The emphasis was on the leadership role that must be taken by the Level III in the entire production and quality control process. There were 19 attendees at the meeting. Our next meeting will be on Thursday April 21st. Our speaker will be Dr. Mehrooz Zamanzadeh (Dr. Zee) from Exova (formerly Matco Services). Exova specializes in Materials Testing and Corrosion Engineering. Dr. Zee is Exova’s Technical Director and Failure Analyst/Corrosion Investigator. He is NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) certified in corrosion, coatings, material selection and design, and cathodic protection. He has numerous awards from NACE, ASM, and other technical organizations along with having authored over 30 technical publications. Dr. Zamanzadeh has performed and reviewed numerous failure analyses investigations involving corrosion, fatigue, and materials damage in aging structures and holds forty-five patents. The title of the presentation is “Aging Pipe Lines, Explosions and Condition Assessment”. Dr. Zee will discuss the risks associated with our over 2.9 million miles of aging coated pipelines transporting natural gas, oil, and hazardous liquids in the United States. The conditions leading to failures due to corrosion and other factors will be discussed along with techniques for detecting dangerous conditions leading to failures. Case histories of catastrophic failures will also be presented. The meeting will be held at the Pub at Tonidale located at 7001 Steubenville Pike, Oakdale, PA 1507. The phone number is (724) 307-3019 and their website is The social starts at 5:30PM with dinner following. Hats were awarded to all attendees at the last meeting. As promised, shirts will be presented to those who attended several meetings this year. This will be the last speaker meeting until the fall so please make every effort to attend. Please make sure to contact Gary Young, at 724-752-0055 ext 3194 or email, to reserve you seat. Sincerely, John Markanich ASNT Pittsburgh Chairman