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Category: CINDE
Posted: Wed, Dec 1st 2021 at 8:14 AM
CINDE continues operation in Ontario and Alberta abiding by Provincial regulations and public health guidelines. As private individuals, we expect our members and customers to evaluate how any and all government regulations, guidelines, or your own corporate policies affect your personal circumstances.  You can view the current Ontario order in council here.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns via email at  Please note that we are currently experiencing a high volume of calls and emails at this time and will respond as quickly as possible to all inquiries.
CINDE Hamilton location as of August 23, 2021.  Mandatory vaccinations NOW needed to access the campus.   Information on the process for collecting vaccine information, entry to campus (there are now 2 Security Checkpoints available) and any other requirements will also be found through the COVID-19 Update webpage.    Please check this page often as the information can change (i.e. on PPE requirements, designated entrances and daily health screening).
Proof of Vaccination Submission to Mohawk College:  For those who have received or plan to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, the process for submitting proof of vaccination can found here  This requirement will remain in place throughout the 2021-22 academic year.
Request for an Exemption:  For those who would like to request an exemption for medical, religion/creed, or other reasons, the process for requesting an exemption can be found here:  Vaccination exemptions may be granted to people who have either a medical accommodation or an objection based on disability or creed.  People with approved exemptions will be required to be tested regularly and demonstrate a negative COVID-19 result in order to attend their work or lessons on campus.  In an effort to support you through this process, Mohawk will be hosting vaccination clinics for people who still need to be vaccinated, September 9 and September 15 (please note there could be a wait time).
1) A non-medical mask AND face shield (provided by Mohawk Security upon entrance into the College; ask for one if they do not issue one) must be worn at all times where a 2 metre social distancing is not possible.  Visitors are required to follow social distancing guidelines when on the campus (2m distance between others).
2) After passing through one of the Mohawk College Security checkpoints, continue to the CINDE designated waiting area (Main Administration Office E006A) in the hallway.  You will be required to have your temperature taken via a non-contact thermometer as well as signing a waiver (health declaration) at the main office before entering the office/class.   Please review our COVID-19 Acknowledgement, Waiver and Indemnification policy before arriving to the CINDE Office for any course, workshop or exam.  Upon your arrival, you will be asked to complete it with your name and signature and then witnessed by a CINDE Staff member.

3) We will be registering one (1) student at a time in the administration area. Students will then be directed to the Exit and sent to their training/exam room.  Regular social distancing rules and hygiene will be required (hand sanitizer available in each classroom, exam room, and administration area).
Important Notes
-Parking will be charged as of Sept 1st. Please park in any of the designated parking areas (general parking). We recommend choosing a parking location that is close to one of the security entrance checkpoints (see map on main website page).. Click here for parking details.
-For exam candidates, lockers will be provided. Please bring minimal possessions with you.
-Steps 1-3 will be required each day while attending Mohawk College.
-Limited food services will be open at this time or prepared to bring a lunch.

Additional precautions that CINDE is taking to increase health and safety of staff, students, and community:
1) The reception area in E006A is a one-way traffic area and has a Plexiglas shield between the reception staff and students to decrease the chance of virus transmission.
2) Social distancing guidelines (2m distance between staff/students) are in place to ensure the safety of all students. Where distance guidelines cannot be followed, masks and hand sanitizer will be used to decrease the probability of transmission.
3) Hand sanitizer will be provided at all classroom doors so that students can practice increased hand sanitizing.
4) All surfaces will be disinfected and then also sprayed with Clorox electrostatic disinfectant spray.
5) We will continue to limit the number of staff working at the facility to limit the possibility of exposure to students and staff.
CINDE Nisku location as of November 1, 2021. 
CINDE is closely monitoring news in Alberta for any changes.  We remain dedicated to maintaining a safe and accessible learning experience in Nisku and will be following the policies and procedures in cooperation with CWB Nisku.
Category: Product
Posted: Thu, Oct 28th 2021 at 8:50 AM
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has selected Carestream NDT’s INDUSTREX HPX-1 Plus Digital System to replace their previous computed radiography scanners. RCAF’s multi-system purchase of Carestream’s Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) equipment ensures they have advanced computed radiography (CR) assets for future deployment requirements.

Ideal for aerospace applications, the HPX-1 Plus Digital System is a full-width computed radiography reader capable of running extra-long imaging plates—up to 60 inches—with an imaging plate transport system specifically designed to help ensure longer life. It offers faster throughput on plates at high exposure, and has a wide dynamic range with high sensitivity, making it ideal for almost any type of imaging application.

The HPX-1 Plus Digital System enables users to shoot faster, and in some circumstances, reduce exposure time. The ability to maximize critical defect detection is key to players in the aerospace industry like the Royal Canadian Air Force,” said Don Thompson, U.S. & Canada Director of Marketing at Carestream. “We look forward to building our relationship with RCAF to help them meet their NDT needs.”

The HPX-1 Plus offers ultra-high resolution, with a pixel pitch of 25 µm, 35 µm, 50 µm and 100 µm, delivering quality images consistently and dependably. The system’s optics improve sensitivity and reduce unwanted artifacts, allowing users to fine-tune images for optimum capture.

HPX-1 Plus works with Carestream NDT’s award-winning INDUSTREX Digital Viewing Software with image process automation tools that help streamline the inspection process and increase production rates. The INDUSTREX software suite operates seamlessly across all Carestream NDT CR and digital radiography (DR) modalities.

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About Carestream Health
Carestream is a worldwide provider of medical imaging systems; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic, and other applications—all backed by a global service and support network. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative or call 1-888-777-2072 or visit
Category: Industry
Posted: Wed, Oct 27th 2021 at 2:10 PM
Scottish remote sensor specialist Novosound has secured a series of global customer wins, with the Glasgow-based startup led by Dave Hughes converting sales in the aerospace, oil and gas, and energy sectors.  Recent contract wins include in the aerospace sector, with major industry players BAE Systems and GE Aviation.
CEO and co-founder Dave Hughes, who featured on a panel at the Boeing Innovation Forum in Glasgow earlier this month, said: “The team and I are really pleased to see our work in ultrasonics converting into sales with so many international industrial groups, including in the aerospace sector, and we look forward to a series of additional corporate milestone announcements over the coming weeks and months.”
Founded in 2018, Novosound’s patented thin-film manufacturing process, which eliminates conventional limitations in ultrasound sensors, underpins the company’s pioneering non-destructive testing (NDT) products - the Kelpie, Belenus, and Nebula.

Novosound’s Kelpie sensor flexes, twists and bends to inspect difficult shapes and surfaces, the Belenus continually monitors corrosion at high temperatures, and the Nebula is a cloud-based platform that securely stores and reports client asset data. The Kelpie, Belenus and Nebula all utilise the latest so-called thin film deposition technologies to produce the end product - unique 3D-printed ultrasound sensors.
Dave Hughes says the onset of Covid-19 has significantly increased demand for remote monitoring to advance safety and efficiency: “It feels like we’ve seen about ten years of progress in the last 18 months alone.  The technology in the space hadn’t really moved on much over the last few decades, and we’re now showing that we can move the dial and add significant value across a number of industry sectors.  It’s also notable that Scotland is starting to build an ecosystem in remote sensors, and we’re proud to be part of the growing Internet of Things scene here.”
In April, Novosound’s ‘Knowledge Transfer Partnership’ with the University of the West of Scotland was awarded the highest possible grade by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.  Also in April, the company won its first major international award, for its Belenus product at the 2021 Materials Performance Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards.  
Last year, the company appointed Dr Derek Mathieson, former Chief Marketing and Technology Officer at Baker Hughes, as its chairman.  Also in 2020, Novosound appointed former BGF investment director Duncan Macrae as chief financial officer (CFO).
In December 2019, Novosound, originally a spin-out from the University of the West of Scotland, secured a £3.3 million investment round led by private equity investment management firm Foresight Group (via the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund).  Par Equity, Kelvin Capital, Gabriel Investments and Scottish Enterprise also participated in the round.
Derek Mathieson, Chairman, Novosound said: “Novosound is already gaining traction with some of the world’s largest industrial brands, and the next phase of growth for the company will centre around continuing to scale operations, raising the profile of the business across global markets, and increasing sales.
About Novosound
Since its launch in 2018, Novosound has become one of Scotland’s technology success stories with its patented, market disruptive ultrasound sensor technology. Based near Glasgow, the company utilises its in-house design and manufacturing capabilities to engineer a thin-film core material that is flexible, extreme temperature resistant, lightweight, low profile, compact, and capable of producing high resolution images. Using its innovative ultrasound sensors and systems technology, Novosound enables its customers to improve their efficiencies and safety when it comes to inspecting and monitoring their assets across key industries such as Energy, Power Generation and Avia-tion. The Novosound team is made up of scientific, technical and commercial experts who work together with global clients to develop bespoke ultrasound products and solutions. For more information visit or e-mail
Category: Product
Posted: Fri, Oct 22nd 2021 at 10:53 AM
INTECH NDE is thrilled to be partnering with SonaVu™ and adding to its arsenal of Ultrasonic Leak Detection.

SDT is globally known for its ultrasound solutions and has been helping customers anticipate failures, reduce energy loss and waste while enhancing safety for over 45 years. Continually improving their solutions and products with the dedicated in-house R&D team, SDT is a technological pioneer of ultrasound hardware and software coupled with excellent training on all the systems they manufacture.

Now with the added support, sales, and distribution network of INTECH NDE and the evolutionary product design of the SonaVu™ by SDT we hope to help our customers cut the costs consumed by electricity and system leaks.

The SonaVu™ Powered by SDT is an acoustic imaging camera that visualizes sound and ultrasound, to easily locate fugitive emissions, gas leaks and electrical discharge safely from a distance of up to 150 feet. The precise location of faults is shown visually with a high-resolution digital imaging camera.

Equipped with 112 highly sensitive sensors and a precision optical camera, SonaVu™ has limitless applications for asset reliability, energy conservation and safety. Please contact us today for more information or to set up a demo. Or take a look at the Video.
Category: Product
Posted: Fri, Oct 22nd 2021 at 10:41 AM
Helping you grow your business is important to the folks at IR Supplies and Services.  We want to find ways for you access the equipment you need to get the job done.  Equipment that will help you to fulfill your clients’ needs, while also giving you the ability to expand into other projects too.  We understand that you may not always be in the position to make that happen on your own.  That’s why IR now offers in-house financing. 
With financing options from IR you have access to competitive interest rates—as low as 6%*-- and terms up to five years.  There are a number of different options to select from.  Let’s find one that works best for you. Simply let any one of the IR sales representatives know that you are interested in exploring financing options and they will provide you with an application form to complete. Once completed, it will be submitted for processing.  That could take as little as three business days.  Funding will be available only a few days after that.  Contact us to find out more.
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Category: Product
Posted: Fri, Oct 22nd 2021 at 9:40 AM

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Category: Industry
Posted: Mon, Oct 4th 2021 at 11:36 AM

Don’t miss the ‘International Ultrasonic Testing Online Conference 2021’ (UT-Online 2021). The Conference on ‘Novel methods and applications in ultrasonic testing’ will take place from November 1-30, 2021 and is organised by in cooperation with the Ultrasound Institute at Kaunas University of Technology.

This online Conference is a special one, it is free of charge and happens on demand. Participants will have the chance to access presentations 24/7 based on their schedule and interests.

What can you expect?

Participants can expect a broad range of presentations from around the world, mostly recorded and available via screencast or paper contributions in pdf. Discussions will take place over several days in’s forum on a dedicated board for the Conference. Participants can join the discussion from anywhere and at any time during the event.

Even though the event will run for an entire month, the Conference will provide weekly spotlights on specific themes. Those themes will cover:

  • Guided Waves Industrial Applications
  • Laser Ultrasonics
  • Materials Characterization
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • NDT Data Management
  • Signal & Data Processing and Defect Characterization
  • Transducer Design
  • Ultrasonic Phased Arrays

In addition to the technical program participants are invited to check out products and videos from Conference sponsors like Olympus Scientific Solutions and Eddyfi Technologies and other companies at’s exhibition.

Every day one or two presentations will be opened for discussion in the Conference board in’s forum. The good thing about on-demand Conferences is that those discussions have the potential to last several days and go into depth.

How to register?

No registration needed! we keep’s spirit of open access also for this event.

We invite you to create a MyNDT Profile, this gives you the chance to subscribe to the Conference Forum Board to stay up-to-date, be visible in the Conference discussions and link your comments and questions to your profile.

Save the date and join this important event!

More information at

Category: Industry
Posted: Thu, Sep 30th 2021 at 12:54 PM
Notice to NRCan NDTCB clients/candidates regarding awareness of and compliance with the COVID-19 and health and safety protocols at training organizations and examination centres:
Prior to booking training courses or examinations clients and examination/certification candidates should verify that they have the most up-to-date information about any local or specific health and safety protocols/requirements in place at the applicable training organization and/or examination centre.
Category: Product
Posted: Wed, Sep 29th 2021 at 12:47 PM
Computer-aided design (CAD) and engineering firm CAD / CAM Services announced its exclusive partnership with Taiwan-based Microtek to release the NDT-2000 in North America. The NDT-2000 is a next-gen industrial film digitizer capable of offering high resolution images, while being specifically engineered for the non-destructive testing (NDT) radiography testing (RT) industry.
Until now, NDT professionals were forced to use film digitizers that were often problematic, including: slow scanning speed, overly-complicated software, and poor image quality. Not to mention these scanners typically failed to meet the ruggedness required for NDT work which is often done in the field. Additionally, DS class film digitizers are extremely expensive, yet tend to necessitate frequent service, calibration and maintenance requirements.
Read the full article at Design World Online.
Category: Product
Posted: Wed, Sep 29th 2021 at 12:27 PM
MilTouch Solutions, LLC ( has released the MilTouch™ High kV X-Ray Visible Scale for use in high kV radiographic non-destructive testing (NDT). This lead-free scale is available in four lengths, 3 inches (3"), 6 inches (6"), 15 centimeters (15 cm) and 12 inches (12"). It is designed to be visible next to plates of up to two inch (2") thickness under 300 kilovolts (kV). MilTouch™ High kV X-Ray Visible Scales meet the requirements for measurement scale comparators set forth in the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code for Nondestructive Examination.

"The MilTouch™ High kV X-Ray Visible Scales fill a void in the non-destructive testing industry," says MilTouch Solutions, LLC President, Lauren Zimmer. "There are many radiopaque rulers on the market, but few, if any, are lead-free and visible at high kV next to products being tested with a relative thickness above one inch."
The High kV X-Ray Visible Scale serves as a known dimensional comparator and is placed on the imaging plate prior to processing, providing dimensions on the projected image. This scale is then used to interpret dimensions as stated in ASME-V-2019, VIII-287.1.c.
Category: Product
Posted: Wed, Sep 29th 2021 at 12:14 PM
The new NOVO Discovery II System is a fully-featured system packaged in a light Pelican case. It includes the NOVO 22” Large X-ray Detector, which is the lightest and thinnest in the market, with a weight of only 4.3kg (9.4 lbs.) and a width of only 15.6mm (0.6”). This Detector offers outstanding image quality, high energy resistance, and built-in shielding for maximum life span.
The system comes with the NOVO Bright XL, 21.5” touch tablet providing a unique 1500 NIT super brightness for a true sun readable experience and six hours of continuous battery operation. The system also includes the intuitive NOVO Touch Professional Software - a complete software package, allowing easy grabbing of X-Ray images, image processing, various measurements, archiving, and sharing. The software includes powerful tools, such as our proprietary Genie algorithm for enhancing both easy and hard to penetrate areas on the same image while highlighting all the defects with just one touch. It also includes Automatic Wall Thickness Measurement Tool, Automatic Stitching of multiple images, Auto Basic Spatial Resolution Calculator and much more.
The Discovery II system comes with the latest Falcon II Controller, which synchronizes the operation of the X-Ray source and the Detector. This lightweight controller features 500m Line of Sight wireless communication, up to 300m cable operation, a built-in GPS, and simultaneous Multi-tablet viewing and control.
Category: Industry
Posted: Tue, Sep 28th 2021 at 10:46 AM
Sandvik has signed an agreement to acquire US based DWFritz Automation Inc., a leading global provider of precision metrology, inspection- and assembly solutions for advanced manufacturing. DWFritz Automation designs, builds and supports engineer-to-order high-speed, non-contact metrology solutions and automation systems. The company will be reported in the Metrology division, within business area Sandvik Manufacturing and Machining Solutions.

"This is in line with our strategic focus to grow organically and through acquisitions in the advanced manufacturing space, with special focus on industrial software, industrial metrology- and additive manufacturing solutions," says Stefan Widing, President and CEO of Sandvik.

With DWFritz Automation, Sandvik would expand its current metrology offering and take a leading position in in-line metrology, including a broader position in high-speed, high-volume, non-contact inspection and assembly automation.

"By acquiring DWFritz Automation we will be able to expand our metrology and automation offering further. This will not only strengthen our position, but will also enable us to offer full metrology solutions to our customers - which will reduce cost and improve quality significantly in their broader value chain. I look forward to welcoming the DWFritz team to Sandvik," says Kim Hansen, President of the Metrology division in Sandvik Manufacturing Solutions.

DWFritz Automation is headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - with offices in France and China. The company is a trusted partner of many Fortune 500 customers, with over 2,000 systems installed worldwide. In 2020, the company had about 560 employees, revenues of approximately SEK 720 million (USD 78 million) and an EBIT margin slightly dilutive to Sandvik Manufacturing and Machining Solutions. Impact on Sandvik's earnings per share will initially be neutral. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

The transaction is expected to close during the second half of 2021, subject to customary regulatory approvals.
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Category: Industry
Posted: Tue, Sep 28th 2021 at 10:04 AM
Following conclusion of agreement, the company will formally join Eddyfi/NDT and add its NDT solutions to the Group’s product portfolio
Eddyfi/NDT announces today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Zetec, a subsidiary of Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ROP). The transaction is expected to close at the end of the year and is subject to customary closing conditions and approvals.
Founded 50 years ago, Zetec is a major player in the non-destructive industry, with global engineering and manufacturing centers in Quebec City, Canada, and corporate headquarters in Snoqualmie, Washington, USA. Furthermore, Zetec is present around the globe, with Centers of Excellence in Houston, Paris, Seoul and Shanghai. With a footprint in major industries such as Power Generation, Aerospace, Defense, Rail and Manufacturing, its advanced NDT solutions contribute to protecting highly critical assets worldwide.
More specifically, following the closing of the transaction, Zetec will formally join Eddyfi Technologies, a business unit of Eddyfi/NDT. “For over 10 years, we have achieved great success in the NDT market by focusing on specialized NDT technologies. Through innovation and a customer-focused approach, we are a driving force in our industry. We believe that the acquisition of Zetec will complement our market coverage and expertise and allow new opportunities to emerge. I look forward to the game-changing ideas our joined forces will bring to the industry” says Pierre-Hugues Allard, President of Eddyfi Technologies.
Credit Suisse acted as financial advisor to Eddyfi/NDT. McCarthy Tétrault and Foley & Lardner LLP served as its legal advisors.
Article via Eddyfi
Category: Industry
Posted: Tue, Sep 28th 2021 at 9:54 AM
    Demand uncertainty, energy transition hit oil, gas investments
    Global oil demand to reach pre-pandemic levels early 2022 -execs
    Long time before alternative energies can meet oil demand -exec

A lack of investment in new oil and gas supplies, amid a shift in focus to cleaner fuels, is likely to drive price volatility in the next decade as demand for traditional energy sources grows, senior industry executives said.
Global energy investment saw its biggest fall on record in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic hammered demand, while a push for energy transition to meet greener targets pulled more funds into renewable resources.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) too has called on investors to stop funding new fossil fuel projects to reach net zero emissions by mid-century, even as industry participants remain split on forecasts for peak oil demand.
Underinvestment in the global oil and gas sector could lead to tighter supplies at a time when demand is set to recover, senior executives at Vitol (VITOLV.UL), Trafigura (TRAFGF.UL), Hess Corp (HES.N) and Equinor (EQNR.OL) cautioned.
“It seems likely that rather than falling, global oil demand is set to continue to rise as new markets and consumers emerge,” Ben Luckock, co-head of oil trading at Trafigura said at the annual APPEC 2021 conference.
“That raises the prospect of potential cycles of higher prices for traditional forms of energy.
“Whilst that might be beneficial to oil producers in the short term, it also means significant costs to the global economy which is in nobody’s long-term interest,” Luckock added.

A sharp rebound in global demand for energy, power and metals has already led to a supply crunch and a surge in prices.
Gas prices in Europe and Asia are at or near record highs, while those in the United States are at seven-year peaks. Coal prices are at record levels and Brent breached $80 per barrel, highest since 2018.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies still have a cap on oil production, while a lack of investment has limited output from the group’s top two African producers. read more
But the spare capacity may be challenged next year “if we do not see an accelerated pace of investment in the U.S. sector and … rapid rapprochement between the U.S. and Iran”, Vitol’s Asia CEO Mike Mueller said.
He was referring to global talks to revive a nuclear deal with Tehran that could lead to more Iranian supplies.
Several executives said investment in fossil fuel sources was needed to avoid shortages and price swings.
“We’re in a period where we have been investing too little coming back from COVID,” said Eirik Waerness, Equinor’s senior vice president and chief economist.
“That is probably exacerbated by a lot of uncertainty regarding what the energy transition will be, so there will be a wait-and-see attitude here in terms of also going into new types of investment in the energy transition.”
But it will take a long time before new energy sources can compensate for global demand, he added.

Executives at the conference said they expect global oil demand to reach pre-pandemic levels by early next year, in line with a bullish forecast from OPEC.
BP (BP.L) and TotalEnergies expect oil demand to peak in the next decade.
“Depending on where the climate-energy transition goes, there is probably peak demand laying out there somewhere,” said Greg Hill, Hess Corp’s president and chief operating officer.
“I think it’s much further out than what a lot of the pundits are thinking right now,” he added.
He noted that even in the IEA’s sustainable development scenario, oil and gas account for 46% of the global energy mix in 2040.
“The world needs cheap affordable energy. We want to be in that space,” Hill said.
Article via EnergyNow

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