Phil Trach, NDT Technical Coordinator and Ultrasonic Testing Level III at Laboratory Testing Inc., will speak at the 2014 ASNT Conference. His presentation, entitled “Introducing Young People to NDT”, will be geared towards informing attendees about how to effectively prepare, practice, and present an introductory lesson in Nondestructive Testing to the younger generation, ranging from children of elementary school age through undergraduate university students who are not currently pursuing a career in Nondestructive Testing. The ASNT Conference will be held at the Charleston Convention Center in Charleston, SC on October 27-30, 2014.
According to Phil Trach,“As the current population of NDT practitioners ages, it becomes necessary for the industry to recruit and train new practitioners. Most potential NDT professionals have little or no direct connection to NDT. Therefore, active recruitment of young people into NDT is necessary.”
Save the Date and Time:
The presentation will take place at 1:00 PM on Thursday, October 30th. Attendees will hear about the required steps to complete the following processes and real-world examples of lessons that were conducted by Trach in schools and universities:
• Compose a lesson plan proposal;
• Prepare the lesson;
• Present the lesson in an effective manner.
Presentation by a Qualified NDT Professional:
Laboratory Testing Inc. has been performing nondestructive testing services for 30 years and holds Nadcap accreditation with the prestigious distinction of 24-month Merit Status. The testing lab offers magnetic particle, liquid penetrant, ultrasonic, hydrostatic pressure, X-ray and visual inspection and testing services. Trach joined LTI in 2005 and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University, is a Pratt & Whitney certified SIM Level 3 and is approved as a nondestructive testing MIL-STD-2132 Examiner in immersion and contact ultrasonic testing. Phil has previously presented at the ASNT Annual Conference; including “Introducing Visitors to NDT: A Universal Template for Constructing Clear and Concise NDT Method Descriptions” in November 2013 and “Digital Chart Recording of Immersion UT” in October 2011.
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To find out more about the 2014 ASNT Annual Conference, visit their website. There will be conference lectures and forums on the latest updates in the NDT field. Lab Testing performs numerous nondestructive test services, including ultrasonic, hydrostatic pressure, magnetic particle and liquid penetrant tests.
About Laboratory Testing Inc.
Laboratory Testing Inc. (labtesting.com) is an independent, accredited testing and metrology laboratory in business since 1984. The company specializes in metals and plastics testing, material analysis, nondestructive testing, failure analysis, calibration services, dimensional inspection, specimen machining and certified reporting of results. The lab is accredited by PRI/Nadcap and A2LA and certified to ISO/IEC 17025, which complies with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. Testing services include mechanical testing, chemical analysis, metallurgical testing, corrosion analysis and nondestructive testing such as ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle inspection, liquid penetrant inspection, X-ray inspection, visual inspection and hydrostatic pressure testing. Chemistry services are available for metals, powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites, ceramics and plastics. The company’s metrology division performs dimensional inspection and dimensional, pressure, force, torque, electrical, temperature, mass and vacuum calibration services traceable to NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). Field calibration, repairs, new instruments and replacement parts are provided.