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Methods of Non-Destructive Testing

Current NDT test methods include: Acoustic Emission Testing (AE) This is a passive NDT technique, which relies on detecting the short bursts of ultrasound emitted by active cracks under a load. Sensors dispersed over the surface the structure detect the AE. It is even possible to detect AE from plasticisation in highly stressed areas [...]

By |2019-09-02T17:56:08+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Non-destructive testing|0 Comments

Essential Elements of a Successful Corrosion Management Program

Maintaining an effective corrosion management program is essential for achieving high reliability at any oil and gas production or refining facility, according to project officials from industry contractor Bechtel. Sameer V. Ghalsasi , a NACE International member and materials specialist at Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals in Houston, Texas,  explained the most important elements [...]

By |2018-02-06T04:48:43+00:00June 3rd, 2017|Corrosion management|0 Comments

Introduction to Nondestructive Testing

For visitors who are not already familiar with NDT, the general information below is intended to provide a basic description of NDT and the most common test methods and techniques used when performing NDT.  As such it is not highly detailed or all encompassing, and for more comprehensive information readers should refer to ASNT [...]

By |2017-06-03T12:32:52+00:00June 3rd, 2017|Engineering, Non-destructive testing|0 Comments


A welder prepares and joins a range of metals of various gauges using electrical and electrical/gas shielded processes. A welder needs to be able to interpret engineering working drawings, standards and symbols correctly translate these requirements into accurate structures and products. Welders need to have a thorough knowledge and understanding of safe working procedures and [...]

By |2017-06-03T12:11:12+00:00June 3rd, 2017|Engineering, Welding|0 Comments

Choosing a Welding Helmet: Balancing Safety, Productivity and Comfort

Choosing a Welding Helmet by Jamy Bulan, Product Manager, Commercial Products, Lincoln Electric A welder is only as effective as the level of personal protection he or she is getting on the job, and the helmet is one of the most important components in a welder’s arsenal of personal protective equipment. There are several factors [...]

By |2017-06-03T12:07:55+00:00June 3rd, 2017|Engineering, Welding|0 Comments

Seven Tips to Help You Outsmart Smart Machines

 by Sandy Smith Want to be considered a leader in the new world of smart machines? Consider adding humility to your skill set. The American manufacturing workforce is shrinking. Workers are being replaced by robots and automated production systems, and managers are being replaced by software programs and Siri. Professor Ed Hess says that [...]

By |2017-03-20T10:34:20+00:00March 19th, 2017|Engineering, Environment|0 Comments


Buying an air compressor for a blasting cabinet can seem like a daunting task, we know. Media Blast manufactures the largest line of Wet Blasters, Dry Siphon, Gravity Feed and Direct Pressure models with categories for Light Duty, Automotive, Sandcarving and Industrial abrasive blasting. Depending on what model you purchase and where you’ll be operating [...]


Siphon abrasive blasting cabinets and direct pressure abrasive blasting cabinets allow operators to recycle abrasive media for reuse. There are many types of abrasive media, each with its own lifespan. Some abrasives, like soda, cannot be recycled without a low blasting pressure and GhostFlow™ technology which results in clean parts, cabinet visibility and a [...]


Soda Blasting involves one of the softer abrasive blasting materials, rating an average 2.4 on the Mohs Scale of mineral hardness (1-10). Most abrasive blasting cabinets aim to maximize abrasive recycles and minimizing dust collector service, and for this reason most sandblasting uses harder abrasives like plastic and glass beads. Soda blasting is the [...]

How to Properly Seal Inside Air on Blaster Pot After Welding

Posted on by Eric R. W. I got an email recently from someone attempting to weld the large pipe nipple to the tank to create a blaster pot as explained in my blaster plans or mini blaster plans. He stated that he was unsuccessful in sealing the air after welding. This post will give [...]

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