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Beaming Up the Perfect Paint Job

New nondestructive technology using radiation can measure paint layer thickness and the size of embedded particles almost to the nanometer, researchers say.


New How-To Offers Lead Guidance

Detecting lead and other toxic metals in existing coatings—a crucial prerequisite to developing a coating maintenance strategy—is the topic of a new instructional video on PaintSquare.


Containment Safety Opens Video Series

Assuring proper ventilation inside containment, a life-or-death issue, kicks off a new PaintSquare Video Learning Center educational series.


Creaform Upgrades Pipeline Software

Creaform has released an updated version of its software platform for pipeline corrosion and mechanical damage assessment, developed for pipeline operators and NDT service companies.


Elcometer to Increase UK Production

Six years after doubling its UK manufacturing space, Elcometer has announced another expansion.


Webinar Dips into Galvanizing Coatings

Navigating the many options for overcoating galvanized steel—for both protective and aesthetic purposes—will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Webinar Looks At Analyzing Soluble Salts

A look at selecting specific procedures for retrieving soluble salts and determining the concentration of salts will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Fischer Porosity Tester Offers Variety

A new porosity tester from Fischer Technology offers a way to test enamel coatings of various thicknesses on a variety of substrates, the company announced.


Audit Rips Caltrans on Bridge Testing

California Department of Transportation employees falsified concrete testing data, were paid for work they did not perform, and stole steel beams and other materials from state project sites...


New Adhesion Tester For Site or Lab

For those who need to test coatings adhesion in small spaces and on a variety of substrates, a new, portable pull-off adhesion tester is now available from Elcometer.


Customers to Foot Half of Pipeline Bill

Two years after a California pipeline explosion killed eight people and demolished a neighborhood, the utility's customers have been handed the bill: $299 million.


Engineers Dance to Structure’s Song

Listen up: Tuning into how a highway bridge sings in the rain can tell engineers a lot about the span's structural integrity, engineers at Brigham Young University have determined.


Nanocoating Tackles Soil Toxins

Seek and destroy. That's how nanoparticles in a new coating could potentially rid soil of dangerous toxins, a Canadian researcher has found.


Remote Offshore Inspections Take Honor

Developers of an award-winning offshore inspection technology that uses Remotely Operated Aerial Vehicles say the system saved hundreds of man hours and millions of dollars in its recent tri...


Pipeline Damage Software Gets Upgrade

Creaform has released a new version of its Pipecheck software that features a new module for assessing mechanical damage to pipelines.


NRC Bans Testing Officer for Misconduct

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has suspended a veteran radiographer for a Texas testing company from work on any NRC facilities in the wake of misconduct on a job at a facility in Wyoming...


TQC Launches Hull Roughness Test Gauge

Dutch developer TQC has extended its range of test products with the release of the DC9000 Hull Roughness Gauge, billed as “the next evolutionary step in hull roughness surveys.”


Alarms Ignored; Spill Draws $3.7M Fine

Federal regulators have proposed a record $3.7 million fine and 24 actions against pipeline operator Enbridge Energy for a corrosion-related rupture that spilled more than 20,000 barrels of ...


‘Ample Warning’ of Deadly Blast Ignored

A gas company’s failure to heed “ample warning signs”—including several fatal explosions—about its century-old mains led to a catastrophic 2011 blast that killed two families in Allentown, P...


Creaform Updates Pipecheck NDT Software

Creaform, a global provider of portable 3D measurement technologies, has released the first major update to its Pipecheck software module for pipeline external corrosion analysis.


PG&E Reveals More Pipeline Corrosion

Embattled Pacific Gas & Electric has notified California state regulators of 180 corrosion areas along its pipeline network that violate the utility’s own standards.


Navy Settles EPA Tank Violations

The U.S. Navy has agreed to pay a $5,855 penalty to settle allegations of underground storage tank violations at its Naval Support Activity facility in Norfolk, VA, the U.S. Environmental Pr...


Webinar Tackles Industrial Painting QC

The many critical issues involved in quality control of industrial painting operations will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


3D Scanner, Software Aid Pipeline Inspection

Creaform, provider of portable 3D optical measurement technologies, has entered the pipeline market with a new 3D scanner and software module designed to assess and report on pipeline integr...


Surface Salt Detection Made for Field

Louisville Solutions Inc. has introduced the SaltSmart Heavy Duty Field Kit, packaging all the components that contractors need to detect soluble surface salt using the new company’s SaltSma...


NDT Crack Detector Uses Eddy Current Array

Olympus has introduced the OmniScan MX, which uses eddy current array testing for detection of stress corrosion cracking in pipelines and other pressure containment equipment.


Elcometer Buys Dakota Ultrasonics

Elcometer Limited, the UK-based global supplier of inspection equipment to the coatings, concrete and metal detection industries, has announced the acquisition of Dakota Ultrasonics Inc. of ...


Software Uses X-rays to Detect Pipe Corrosion

New software developed by federal and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding researchers may lead to a less-expensive, faster method to detect corrosion or other defects in a ship's pipes.


Pocket UT Offers 5 Instruments in 1

The Mistras Group has introduced the Pocket UT, a battery-operated, hand-held, stand-alone, full C-Scan data acquisition system.


Remote Tank Corrosion Imaging Unit Wins Patent

A newly patented video camera-and-software system allows remote, safe inspection and analysis of corrosion in tank liners and other caustic environments, the inventors say.


Tramex Offers Moisture-Meter Kit

Tramex Ltd. announced the availability of the MRH moisture inspection kit, which incorporates the company’s non-invasive impedance test with a heavy-duty pin probe and a relative-humidity pr...


Poseidon Expands Marine Testing

Poseidon Sciences Group (New York, N.Y.) has expanded its marine eco-toxicology testing.


 
 
   

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Axxiom Manufacturing
Schmidt Improves Conversion Kits

Schmidt's conversion kits turn out-of-date blast pots into high quality, efficient blasters. Quick, easy to install with step by step instructions.
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LPI Incorporated
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