Testing, inspection, and certification company Atlas Evaluation & Inspection Services (AEIS) announced that the first-ever Goel Ultrasonic Testing (UT) Challenge will take place on December 3-4, 2021, at the firm’s headquarters at 801 Montrose Avenue in South Plainfield, New Jersey, USA.
“Ultrasonic testing is one of the most powerful tools in the NDT [nondestructive testing] toolbox, used on some of today’s most important infrastructure projects to identify flaws before they become problems,” says Nagesh Goel, president and co-founder of AEIS. “We are proud to host the first-ever challenge this year, providing inspection professionals from all over the nation the opportunity to complete a series of UT challenges, competing for the grand prize of $5,000.”
Inspection and UT professionals are invited to participate and can sign up at www.aeis.com/GOELUT. The participants must be UT Level II (SNT-TC-1A/ ISO 9712), with at least two years of structural UT experience. Round one of the challenge will host up to 56 participants on Friday, December 3. while six skilled candidates will advance to round two on Saturday, December 4.
A technician who has experience in structural UT can navigate these challenges through skill and utilizing special procedures, according to the company. Utilizing NDT inspection of infrastructure projects, including ultrasonic testing and advanced ultrasonic techniques such as phased array UT, is a cornerstone of the group’s work. Thus, AEIS created the challenge to recognize and celebrate this generation’s best structural UT technicians.
“NDT offers valuable career opportunities for those interested in working in this growing field,” Goel says. “For over 12 years, AEIS has been providing testing, inspection, and certification solutions to help clients and projects create the best possible outcomes and the greatest level of public safety.”
NDT testing services help determine the integrity and features of infrastructure, materials, and structures, helping project owners ensure compliance, meet material standards, and quality assurance. According to the company, U.S. NDT jobs are expected to grow significantly in the years ahead due to a need for trained and experienced NDT professionals.
Source: AEIS, www.aeis.com.