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Category: CINDE
Posted: Fri, Aug 28th 2020 at 11:27 AM
The CINDE Hamilton location will be re-opening July 6th to resume training, workshops, and exams. CINDE will be following health and safety procedures as provided by the Ontario Government and Mohawk College. Please note that the procedures may cause delays in your travel within the campus and during the registration process – please plan accordingly.
 
Procedures
-A non-medical mask or face covering must be worn when at the Mohawk College campus at all times where social distancing is not possible.
-Visitors are required to follow social distancing guidelines when on the campus (2m distance between others).
1) Download the Mohawk Safety App (free on iOS and Android). Alternatively, if you do not wish to download the app, please proceed to the security checkpoint for in-person screening. This will take additional time.
      i) Click on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) button near the top of the page.
     ii) Proceed to the screening assessment tool and provide all information.
    iii) Proceed to security checkpoint and inform them that you have completed the assessment.
2) After passing the Mohawk College Security checkpoint, continue to the CINDE designated waiting area (Main Administration Office E006A) in the hallway.
3) 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.
4) 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 is free until December 2020. Please park in any of the designated parking areas. Choosing a location closest to one of the two (2) entrance locations is recommended:
1) South Entrance, across from the short term parking by the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre Theatre.
2) East Entrance, near the C wing traffic circle.
-Lockers will be provided for workshop and exam candidates. Please bring minimal possessions with you.
-Steps 1-3 will be required each day while attending Mohawk College.
-No food services will be open at this time. Please be prepared to bring a lunch.
-All water fountains will be closed. CINDE will provide water coolers that visitors can use to fill their own water bottles.

Additional precautions that CINDE is taking to increase health and safety of staff, students, and community:
1) The reception area in E006A will be a one-way traffic area and will have 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) will be 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.

 
As the COVID-19 situation continues to change, CINDE will make adjustments to procedures to increase the safety of staff, students, and the community. We appreciate your patience during this time.
 
If you have further questions, please contact info@cinde.ca.
Category: Product
Posted: Wed, Oct 14th 2020 at 1:27 PM
Inspection solutions provider MFE Rentals announces its partnership with global mobile robotics leader Boston Dynamics today giving MFE Rentals customers premier access to the groundbreaking SPOT® robot. Boston Dynamics designed SPOT® to go where other robots cannot go and to perform a broad number of tasks, making it a revolutionary asset across myriad applications.
 
Operators may use Spot to monitor remote or hazardous environments, automate documentation of construction progress, and provide situational awareness in remote settings. The modular platform is customizable and may be reconfigured for various use cases. Spot also may be outfitted with a number of payloads such as the Spot Cam to catch spherical images, the Spot ARM enabling mobile manipulations such as opening doors and grasping objects, and Spot CORE which provides dedicated processing for applications requiring on-robot computation.
 
Spot autonomously navigates over or around obstacles in its path using the real-time mapping conducted by the perception system. Spot also comes equipped with Autowalk, an easy-to-use tablet feature that allows users to record and replay autonomous missions. MFE Rentals says Spot is a revolutionary tool that opens up many opportunities for its customers as they integrate this new technology into their business operations.
 
“With Spot, we are getting a piece of the future right now. It opens up many capabilities for asset managers to remotely monitor facilities, inspect progress, remotely perform inspections, and so much more. Spot is remarkably intuitive and can be adapted to many use cases. We’re proud to include it in our toolkit for our customers,” said Jason Acerbi, MFE Rentals Eastern US General Manager.
MFE Rentals is a leading NDT, RVI, Environmental, and UAV solutions provider with offerings that go well beyond equipment rentals to include sales, calibrations, repairs, and training. As solution providers, MFE’s team helps customers see the possibilities by keeping them informed of innovative inspection applications that save time, save money, and ensure the safety of their operators.

Boston Dynamics SPOT robot is now available through MFE Rentals. For more information, go to https://www.mferentals.com/product/spot/ or contact Jason Acerbi at jacerbi@mferentals.com.
 
MFE Rentals
 
MFE Rentals is your one-stop inspection resource for equipment rentals, sales, calibrations, repairs, and training. With everything from Ultrasonic Thickness Gauges to Material Testing Equipment, Ground Penetrating Radar and top industrial drone equipment, MFE Rentals has what you’re looking for. The MFE Group was founded in 1994 with the opening of MFE Rentals parent company MFE Enterprises, a family-owned and operated inspection equipment manufacturing company. In 2009, MFE Enterprises opened MFE Rentals in an effort to provide their customers access to a full catalog of inspection equipment through rentals or sales. The MFE Group now has over 14 locations across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Middle East. For more information, please visit www.mferentals.com.
Category: Industry
Posted: Mon, Oct 5th 2020 at 10:05 AM
St. Catharines, ON - Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Products Limited, a leading supplier of NDT equipment and supplies, is pleased to announce that Jared Melnyk has joined the company as the New Business Development Manager.

“I am very excited to join Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Products Limited,” said Melnyk. “They are a great group of professionals representing some of the best technology in the industry with a reputation for putting their customers first. I look forward to contributing to their continued success.”

Melnyk is a seasoned sales manager and has been working in the NDT industry for over 20 years. He held various sales management roles at Waygate Technologies, formerly Baker Hughes, a GE Company. Prior to Waygate Technologies, Jared served as a Branch Manager for IRIS NDT.

Jared also brings with him an impressive list of certifications, including CGSB Level II for RT, MT, PT; and pressure equipment inspection certificate from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).

Based in Edmonton, Jared will report directly to Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Products Limited National Sales Manager, Noah McKernan. In his new role, Jared will develop a strategy and support initiatives for client management and acquisition in Canada. He will work with the company’s sales team to maximize opportunities in the NDT market.

“We are confident Jared will deliver further growth for Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Products Limited,” said Noah McKernan. “His years of industry experience and strong network make him an integral part of the company’s strategic plans.”
 
About Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Products Limited
For over 40 years, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Products Limited has been a leading Canadian distributor of equipment and supplies that serve the NDT and transportation maintenance markets. The company represents world-class companies including AGFA, Waygate Technologies (formerly Baker Hughes, a GE Company), Hitachi High-Tech Analytical, Sherwin Inc., REL Inc., Echo Ultrasonics, Sensor Networks, Inc., New Sonic, Circle Systems, Karl Storz, Sames-Kremlin, Spectroline, 3M, Radco, Socomore, to name a few. The company is also an OEM for wastewater filtration systems and liquid penetrant inspection systems. The company’s headquarters is located in St. Catharines, ON, with regional offices in St. Laurant, QC, and Edmonton, AB. Visit ndtproducts.ca for more information.

Media Contact
Aimee Medina
marketing@ndtproducts.ca
Category: Industry
Posted: Thu, Sep 17th 2020 at 10:32 AM

With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the NRCan NDTCB is working to ensure the health and safety of the public and our team members in accordance with all public safety guidelines. We are closely monitoring the situation and will adjust our business practices and client services rapidly as required. We remain at the ready to assist you as best as we can throughout this situation. We will keep you updated on any developments.

At this time, certification processing and services are likely to be disrupted, delayed, and/or postponed.

Temporary accommodations and extensions relating to initial certifications and renewals/recertifications will be provided for select candidates. Currently, the accommodations are:

  • A 12-month extension for NDT renewal and recertification candidates who have certifications that expire from April 15, 2020 to December 15, 2020. This 12-month extension is applied to the current expiry date listed on your certification ID card, and the Directory of Certified Personnel.

  • A 12 month extension for NDT initial certification candidates who have examinations in process that expire(d) after March 15, 2020. This 12-month extension is applied to the current expiry date(s) listed on your most recent examination results letter.

  • A 12-month extension for NDT certificate holders who are due to complete their annual vision test requirement from March 16, 2020 to December 15, 2020.

  • A 12-month extension for XRF renewal and recertification candidates who have certifications that expire from March 16, 2020 to December 15, 2020. This 12-month extension is applied to the current expiry date listed on your certification ID card, and the Directory of Certified Personnel.

  • A 12-month extension for EDO photo ID cards that expire from March 16, 2020 to December 15, 2020. This 12-month extension is applied to the current expiry date listed on your EDO ID card.

For full details and supplementary verification of certification status, please download and read the NRCan NDTCB COVID-19 Temporary Extension Policy Notice (PDF, 189 KB). The appropriate extension accommodations will be applied automatically (no need for candidate to submit a request) without re-issuance of the corresponding paperwork or documents. As conditions evolve, we will adjust services accordingly—temporary accommodations and extensions may be amended or applied as required. Please check our website regularly for further updates on this rapidly evolving situation. For more details, please contact our office.


Contacting and communicating with the NDTCB:

At this time, we will be maintaining communication services via email and telephone. We will not be providing in-person client services at our local office at this time. We encourage clients to provide the NRCan NDTCB with your most up-to-date personal email address and telephone number to avoid interruptions in communication.

For all telephone inquiries, please call our main telephone line: 1-866-858-0473
(Note: other NDTCB telephone lines may not be monitored at this time.)

For email inquiries, send your emails to our main inboxes listed below:
NRCan NDTCB main inbox: ndt@nrcan.gc.ca
NRCan renewal and recertification: nrcan.ndtrecert@canada.ca
EDO written examination: nrcan.cedo-oaea.rncan@canada.ca
(Note: other NDTCB email inboxes may not be monitored at this time.)

The health and safety for the public is a priority for the NDTCB—we appreciate your understanding and support.

Category: Industry
Posted: Tue, Sep 1st 2020 at 12:33 PM

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, announced a Solution Development Partnership with Shell Oil Company to create, test and deploy DJI drone technology at its Deer Park Manufacturing Complex to improve efficiency and worker safety during industrial inspections and emergency incident response.

"As one of the world’s largest energy companies, Shell has provided us with valuable insight into the unique challenges of conducting aerial inspections at one of its largest facilities where infrastructure exceeds the height of 250 feet off the ground," said Cynthia Huang, Director of Business Development at DJI. "Through our collaboration, DJI will receive valuable first-hand insight into the complexities of deploying drone technology at a world-class refinery, and co-develop new product features like AI Spot-Check that will allow Shell and other innovative energy companies to use drones to safely and easily conduct required inspections of critical infrastructure."

Already a pioneer in using drone technology, the Shell Deer Park drone team adopted DJI drones in 2016 to reduce the need to work at height while improving safety and cutting the cost of inspections in the process. As a Solution Development Partner, Shell will work with DJI to develop and test advanced drone solutions, like the DJI Matrice 300 RTK, that allow workers to automate required inspections of critical infrastructure like flare tips and floating roof tanks whose condition and activity are difficult to assess from ground level.

"Shell Deer Park is excited to become a Solution Development Partner with DJI as we continue to adopt drone technology," said Shell Deer Park’s Chief Drone Pilot, John McClain. "Through this partnership, Shell Deer Park will have access to some of the most advanced drone technology from DJI to help elevate workplace safety and improve efficiency across our operations in the world’s largest industry."

The partnership was announced at DJI’s AirWorks 2020 Conference, the premier venue for learning about the latest developments in commercial drone technology, exchanging ideas, and steering the future development of the industry. For more information, please visit www.djiairworks.us.

Article via DJI website.

Category: Product
Posted: Fri, Aug 21st 2020 at 2:53 PM

Carestream’s Nondestructive Testing (NDT) group is adding another product to their family of digital radiography (DR) products: the HPX-DR 2530 high-resolution, compact detector. The detector has a 98μm resolution for a higher level of defect detection and analysis.

Measuring only 250 x 300mm and with a thin profile at 14.7mm, it also adds the capability of NDT inspections in confined spaces. Both features combined make this detector especially useful for a broad range of NDT commercial applications. As with all Carestream NDT detectors, it comes with tungsten shielding allowing a higher cumulative dose on the detector while preserving image quality.
The HPX-DR 2530 detector works with Carestream’s award-winning INDUSTREX Digital Viewing Software. The INDUSTREX software suite operates seamlessly across all Carestream NDT computed radiography (CR) and DR modalities. Customers can easily add the new detector to their tool set of imaging equipment without having to purchase and learn new software.

“The HPX-DR 2530 was developed with our customers and allows them to see more with higher resolution and do more with its compact size. We’re so confident in the design and reliability of this new detector that we are offering a two-year warranty,” said Marty Graen, Global General Manager for Carestream NDT. “In the US and Canada, Carestream is also offering a replacement loaner if the detector does require service during the warranty period—which is a unique option in the industry. This benefit increases customer uptime and eliminates having to purchase back-up detectors,” added Mr. Graen.

For more information please visit http://www.carestream.com/nondestructivetesting.html

Category: Industry
Posted: Tue, Aug 4th 2020 at 3:01 PM

The Apprenticeship Board of the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency is inviting applications for members of a Non-Destructive Tester Trade Advisory Committee (TAC), to advise and make recommendations to the Board.


If you are an employer or employee who is knowledgeable about the nondestructive tester occupation; can collaborate with others in a professional setting; understands the labour market; and can commit to attending virtual or in-person meetings of 2 to 4 hours per month over a one- to two-year period, we encourage you to apply. Committee Members will be compensated for time and expenses. In addition to the virtual meetings, members should be able to commit 2-4 hours per month for preparation and reading of materials between meetings.

For more details or to apply, please contact Kate Wray for an application package.

Email: kate.wray@novascotia.ca

Final submissions will be due by August 28, 2020.

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