Pearl City, Hawaii
The Hawaii Section’s 16 July meeting was a tour of the Marisco shipyard facility at the Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor, located in Kapolei, Hawaii. Mike Anawati, Marisco production superintendent, led the way for five Hawaii Section member participants. The tour started at the machine shop, where the largest steel lathe outside of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii sits. Four shafts were enclosed in plastic for corrosion protection. The tour ended with a visit to the largest floating dry dock in Hawaii, where submarine buoyancy assist modules and three tugboats were being repaired.
The Hawaii Section visited the Marisco dry dock and Ko Olina Resort for their July meeting. From left: Section Secretary Edmund (Ed) W. Chang, Jason Grant, Section Director Jeremy Link, Section Chair Jack R. Laws, and Section Vice Chair Jayme J. Martin.
The India Section successfully conducted a technical meeting on infrared thermography via videoconferencing on 13 June with around 350 members in attendance. ASNT President Michael V. McGloin gave a presentation, addressed the members, and answered their questions. The technical speaker was Menaka Murugesan.
The Section also hosted a training meeting via videoconferencing on 18 July with approximately 270 members and guests in attendance. This was the first training meeting for the fiscal year 2020–2021. The speaker was Siddarth Kasi Viswanath and the topic was “Basic PAUT: Part 2.”
The India Section held a virtual training meeting on 18 July and learned about the basics of PAUT.
Sheffield, United Kingdom
The North Atlantic Section held a virtual meeting on 3 July with 17 members and guests in attendance. Section Chair Thomas Fletcher would like to thank all who attended. The meeting was held virtually for the first time, which worked well and allowed a wider group of members to attend.
The Old Dominion Section met on 20 July at the Calabash restaurant to begin the new fiscal year early and relieve some of the monotony related to staying at home all the time. Fifteen members and guests came out to hear how everyone was doing. The Section’s Regional Director, Regions 3 and 4, William (Bill) F. Via, Jr., gave an update about initiatives going on at ASNT to facilitate remote working conditions and other utilities that may support section meetings.
Keith E. Erk, the new Section chair, reviewed the Section’s program outline to confirm they will continue using the same approach this year, although the Section may need to utilize prerecorded presentations.
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
The Saudi Arabian Section conducted a training session on 26 June through a virtual platform with 60 members and guests in attendance. The topic was “Industrial Radiography Basics and Field Applications.”
The Saudi Arabian Section learned about industrial radiography at its 26 June virtual meeting.
The first ASNT Virtual Section meeting was held on 15 July and featured Antionette (Toni) Y. Bailey presenting on “NDT Inspections in Aerospace Manufacturing and the In-Service FAA Industries.” Bailey shared that aerospace NDT is a complex industry that requires extensive training in aircraft structure, component engineering, and manufacturing processes. Due to the variety of ferrous and nonferrous alloys inspected, NDT technicians are required to be knowledgeable in multiple methods and be proficient in a multitude of techniques within each method. There are many variations in types of airframe and component design; therefore, NDT technicians are required to be highly trained in quality assurance and aircraft maintenance, as well as have an acute understanding that their jobs may have an impact on the potential for loss of life. Bailey discussed and shared photos of NDT inspections for newly manufactured engine components and airframes, heavy check and overhaul inspections for in-service corporate jets, and NDT R&D for space vehicles such as the NASA SLS Rocket and SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket – MARS space flight programs.
A total of 104 members attended this very first meeting of the ASNT Virtual Section. The next meeting will be held on 14 October and will feature Dwayne Witter, who will present on “Incorporating an Effective Rope Access Program into Your NDT Operations.” To participate in ASNT Virtual Section meetings, members should affiliate at asnt.org/virtualsection.
The first ASNT Virtual Section meeting was held on 15 July and featured Antionette (Toni) Y. Bailey presenting on “NDT Inspections in Aerospace Manufacturing and the In-Service FAA Industries.” A total of 104 members attended this inaugural meeting of the ASNT Virtual Section.
Antionette (Toni) Y. Bailey shared how aerospace NDT is a complex industry that requires extensive training in aircraft structure, component engineering, and manufacturing processes at the first ASNT Virtual Section meeting in July.