Inspection Conference Program 2020

Inspection Conference 2020

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20

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9:00am – 5:00pm Arboretum 1-2 WELD CRACKING WORKSHOP
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JAN

21

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7:30am Market Place Registration Open
7:30 – 11:00am Market Place Exhibitor Set Up
8:45 – 10:00am Regency Ballroom Keynote Address: Keni Thomas, Army Ranger
BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Fundamentals
10-11:30am NACE International Window Box Corrosion and Coating Performance Concerns: Intro to Coatings Inspection and Weld Preparation for Coating
AWS Regency Ballroom TBD
ASNT Arboreturm 1-4 Intro into NDT 1
Presenter: Bill Via
Intro into NDT 2
Presenter: Garra Liming
Intro into NDT 3
Panel Discussion
11:30 – 1:00pm Market Place / Inspection Exhibit Hall ALL ATTENDEE LUNCH & OPENING OF EXHIBIT HALL
BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Visual Inspections
1 – 3:00pm NACE International Window Box What Coating and Welds Should Look Like: (SPO178) Pics/Vis 3/Steel hardening(heat)/What it means (w/o magnification, light)/SSPC SP 1
AWS Regency Ballroom Topic 1: (1-2 PM): Visual Welding Inspection Procedures
Presenter: C.E. Pepper, Southeastern Lousiana University
Topics 2: Visual Welding Inspection – Our Most Cost Effective Method
Presenter: Richard Holdren, Arc Specialties
 

ABSTRACT 1

In many industries and industry projects, welding inspectors charged with monitoring the quality of fabricators and contractors, as well as those charged with supervising weld procedure and welder/welding operator qualification, embark on their assignments without the aid of a documented (written) procedure.


ABTRACT 2

Visual examination forms the basis for all types of NDE, as the various methods are means of enhancing discontinuities which can then be visually evaluated and compared with applicable standards. We often take visual examination for granted; however, in the world of welding, visual welding inspection includes activities starting before welding starts, continues throughout the process and finally culminates with a verification that the resulting weld is acceptable. As such, visual welding inspection provides opportunities to prevent defects, or at least detect them prior to weld completion, allowing for more efficient and effective correction compared to after the weld has been completed.

While it appears that visual welding inspection can be performed with relative ease, those experienced with this method will likely agree that it is one of the more difficult NDE methods to apply since it requires the inspector to examine some weld characteristic and then determine if it complies with the applicable standard. In this regard, experience is the best teacher. This aspect of the job is made more difficult by the manner in which various visual weld examination standards and acceptance criteria are specified. This presentation will also offer suggestions for simplifying weld acceptance criteria to make requirements more understandable, which will result in easier application and evaluation, and ultimately a more consistent and effective result.

This has long been evident in many industries, even though Codes invoked by contracts contain very explicit requirements that all inspections and tests be conducted in accordance with a documented procedure. Audits of inspection and testing operations continue to expose a general lack of understanding that any test – visual or other – must be conducted in a very predictable and regulated manner in order to assure both accuracy of the inspection/test, and the thoroughness.

Most sentiments regarding visual inspection procedures regard them as “unnecessary” to a fully trained and certified inspection professional who has likely conducted, “…untold hundreds of similar inspections…”. Those organizations who profess to “do it right”, generally regard the inspection and test report form as the “procedure”. While better than nothing, this practice brings into light the lack of understanding of many between the process of inspection and the collection of data resulting from that process.

In the rare event that a visual inspection procedure is part of a company or individual’s quality management system, the use of this tool is relegated to the book shelf rather than made a part of every-day practice. Similar to Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS), welding inspection procedures simply do not find their way into the hands of those individuals most effected and most reliant on them, and necessary to their day-to-day work activities.

The most effective visual weld inspection procedures are “living documents” that are revised for each assignment, and include detailed information relating to; the items to be inspected, contact information, contract/job references, materials used in fabrication, inspection tools needed, the inspection environment, scope of inspections, reference materials to be used (Code or specification with acceptance criteria), safety hazards anticipated, etc.

ASNT Arboreturm 1-4 Topic 1 (1-1:30PM): Remote Visual Inspection
Presenter: Brandon Tigges
Topics 2 (1:30-2PM): Remote Visual Inspection
Presenter: Steve Benoit
Topic 3 (2-2:30PM): Remote Visual Inspection
Presenter: Ron Kseller
Topic 4 (2:30-3PM): Remote Visual Inspection
Presenter: Paul Thompson
 

ABSTRACT 1

The talk will be about NDT applications for robotics and the process for identifying whether or not a robot could/should be used for an application and identifying whether or not a project is feasible as well as the right technology/delivery system. Robots should not be used for the sake of using robots. There has to be a specific need and business case where the additional mobility and access advantages of the robotic solution and/or the additional data the robotic platform is able to provide needs to add value that doing the inspection manually otherwise would not. Managing the costs associated with developing a new robotic platform is also important because, as a manufacturer, we can’t invest $2million in R&D on a new project only to find out it has no commercial value. The best primary objective of any robotics company or NDT technology company looking to successfully provide robotic solutions for this industry is to speak with more end users, learn about their problems, and find create new ways to solve them. Start with a big problem and solve it instead of building a solution and trying to find where it fits. Start with the customer.

3:00 – 3:30pm Market Place / Inspection Exhibit Hall REFRESHMENT BREAK & EXHIBITOR NETWORKING
BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Drawings and Documentations
3:30-5:00Pm NACE International Window Box Coating Inspection Plan Development: Why Carry a Logbook,How to Complete Daily Reports, Specifications and TDS
AWS Regency Ballroom The Art of Realistic Flawed Specimens – Beyond Notches & Side Drilled Holes
Presenter: Ricky L. Morgan, FlawTech America
 

ABSTRACT

The concept of making flawed specimens seems simple at first thought. Anyone can make a bad weld or product. This is true in concept but making a flawed specimen with accurate dimensions with no distractors other than the intended flaws to gauge an NDT Technicians’ or the CWIs’ performance or ability to properly locate, size and dispatch said specimen to a specific code, procedure or industry standard is another thing all together.

For many years I have heard from inspectors how they fear taking practical exams and how hard it is to get practical experience. In this day and age, we are still experiencing only 50% passing rate on some of the standardized Industry Performance Demonstration Exams. Why is that?

I believe it is most likely linked to lack of adequate preparation. Just because you do it day in and day out doesn’t mean you don’t need a refresher prior to taking an exam.

I will discuss the advantages of having and using realistic flawed specimens to both train on and test with for a variety of industry sectors.

AISC Arboreturm 1-4 Demystifying Chapter N and the Building Code: What You Need to Know
Presenter: Larry Kurth, AISC
 

ABSTRACT

This session will offer an explanation of Chapter N in the AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, including quality requirements for fabrication and erection, the difference between Quality Control and Quality Assurance, and the relation to the International Building Code. We’ll also cover structural steel tolerances and how they relate to inspection.

5:00 – 6:30pm Market Place / Inspection Exhibit Hall HAPPY HOUR IN THE EXHIBIT HALL



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22

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7:30am Market Place Registration Open
7:15 – 8:00am Market Place Coffee and Exhibitor Networking
BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Non Destructive Testing
8-10:00am NACE International Window Box Holiday Testing and Visual Inspection Welds
AWS Regency Ballroom
ASNT Arboreturm 1-4 ASNT Topic 1 (8:00 – 9:00am): Why Develop a Standard Procedure?
Presenter: Michard Taylor
Topic 2 (9:00-10:00am): How are Standards Started?
Presenter: Michael Taylor
10 – 10:30am Market Place / Inspection Exhibit Hall REFRESHMENT BREAK & EXHIBITOR NETWORKING
BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Procedures
10:30-11:30am NACE International Window Box Coating Procedure Development
AWS Regency Ballroom Topic 1: (10:30 – 11:00am) Recommended Best Practices for Developing Alternative Flaw Criteria for AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Welds
Presenter: S. Altstadt and R. Warke
Topic 2: (11:00 – 11:30am): How to Readily Access Accurate Data in Pipeline Integrity Management
Presenter: Randall Stremmel, Metegrity
 

ABSTRACT 1

AWS D1.1 allows for using modern fracture mechanics as a basis for justifying alternative flaw acceptance criteria in structural steel welds, but it does not provide any recommendations for executing this practice. The intent of this paper is to provide recommended best practices for planning and implementing
alternative flaw acceptance criteria programs. The emphasis is placed on the interaction of different technical specialists, workflow, material procurement requirements, and schedule. Consensus fracture mechanics procedures, fracture toughness testing standards, non‐standard fracture mechanics tests,
other necessary material testing, and inspection capabilities are reviewed. Similar to any other engineering method, there are multiple options for level of effort and technical sophistication.

The multiple options, each with its respective pros and cons, are provided. Current and anticipated future research and development trends for fracture mechanics in alternative flaw criteria are briefly discussed.

ABSTRACT 2

Pipelines are among the most complex and critical assets to manage in the world. As evidenced by a recent study into pipeline incidents over the past nine years, the stakes with pipeline failure are high: on average each day in the US alone, 1.7 incidents are reported, requiring 9 people to be evacuated and causing almost $1.3 billion in property damage. In fact, a pipeline catches fire every four days and results in an explosion every 11 days –resulting in injury every five days on average, and a fatality every 26.

[1]With the plethora of leaks and explosions that have been occurring recently, and the increased emphasis on pipeline regulations with the new laws and standards coming out, you are likely all too aware of the stakes. The question is: How can you get ahead of them? The answer lies in digital data. With the recent surge in digitalization, critical and accurate information about pipeline health is more readily accessible than ever. Tools now exist that deliver real data in real time at all stages of the pipeline’s lifecycle –from construction through to operations. In fact, even inspection work can be reported immediately from the field via mobile tablet. Allot this can translate into substantial productivity gains, risk mitigation, and reduced likelihood of failure –but the real game changer is the access to readily accurate data from your asset at any time. Let’s examine how.

AISC Arboreturm 1-4 Understanding Demand Critical Welding for Seismic Applications – and Other Fun Welding Facts!
Presenter: Duane Miller, Lincoln Electric
What do buildings and earthquakes have in common? Demand critical welds! This session will dive into the requirements of AWS D1.8 Seismic Supplement, prequalified connections, and Chapter J – Quality Control and Quality Assurance of the Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 341).
BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Auditing
11:30-12:30pm NACE International Window Box Best Practices for Coating: Comparing the Coating Spec to the Weld Spec
AWS Regency Ballroom Effective Weld Auditing Principles and Practices for the CWI
Presenter: Steven Snyder
 

ABSTRACT

Given the varying duties of many CWI’s, many are often tasked with duties that include overall Quality Assurance responsibilities, not just limited to Visual Welding Inspection and weld Quality Control.

This paper-presentation will explore some proven “best practices” for welding-process auditing as well as some recommended optional road-paths to how CWI’s prepare themselves for career advancement by acquiring additional skills set’s and desired employer industry certifications and endorsements, intended to propel them into other positions, such as Owner Third Party representative and/or Quality Lead/Managers for projects and organizations.

It will review some of the highly desired skills set’s that major organizations and industries are seeking in addition to the person having AWS CWI or SCWI Certification, that assures them Total Project Quality Management is being implemented.

Presentation will conclude with suggested, recommended and proven approaches before manufacturing starts by assigned Vendor Surveillance and Shop Inspection personnel working in tandem with project QA/QC management relative to pre-production meetings and proper Inspection Test Plans (ITP’s).

ASNT / AISC Arboreturm 1-4 ASNT Topic 1 (11:30am – 12 Noon): Introduction into Auditing
Presenter: Marian, Echo Ultrasonic
ASNT Topic 2 (12:00 – 12:30pm): Introduction into Auditing
Presenter: TBD
12:30 – 1:30pm Market Place / Inspection Exhibit Hall ALL ATTENDEE LUNCH & TED TALKS
FOCUS SESSIONS: Inspection
1:30-4:30pm NACE International Window Box Passive Fire Protection and Intumescent Paint: Class B Coatings and Slip Critical Connections
AWS Regency Ballroom Topic1 (1:30 – 2:00pm): Current Practices and Technology for Amusement Ride Inspections
Presenter: David S. Pacasha & Chris Small
Topic 2 (2:00 – 2:30pm): Cutting Edge Inspection Technology That Will Enhance Your Welding Processes
Presenter: Jeff Noruk, Servo Robot Corporation
 

ABSTRACT 1

Current Practices and Technology for Amusement Ride Inspection
The themed park entertainment industry continues to grow in the United States and abroad. The drive to entertain the public with the latest technology and ride systems continues to challenge the ability to perform continuing inspections of mechanical components. Roller coasters are being developed that are faster, go higher, invert and corkscrew at higher frequencies than those currently in use. Mechanical systems providing enhanced ride and show experiences are more complex and must be designed with inspect ability in mind. Existing and new adaptable nondestructive testing processes must be employed to meet the need for increased reliability, safety, fatigue life monitoring, and extended operation hours.

This paper provides an overview of the existing federal and state legislation regulating the themed park industry and the means, methods, and technologies existing and being developed to effectively inspect amusement rides. Actual ride components with examples of existing inspection methods are described.


ABSTRACT 2

Cutting Edge Inspection Technology That Will Enhance Your Welding Process
Inspection of welds has always been a crucial part of the welding quality management process, but using traditional manual gauges can be unreliable, subjective, time consuming, and they cannot be connected to the digital world. Thankfully, there is a new laser weld inspection tool that can inspect your welds quickly, consistently, and accurately. With its state-of-the-art technology, this laser inspection device allows for remote collaboration, real time data diagnostics, and can measure features that are nearly impossible to measure with gauges (i.e. toe angle, over-welding, theoretical throat, etc.). It has also been used by companies for remote inspection which allows for greater safety for the inspector, more reliable measurements, and easier sharing of digital data visit and Industry 4.0

AISC Arboreturm 1-4 Topic 1: Do You Have Bolting Questions? AISC’s Steel Solutions Center Has the Answers
Presenters: Carlo Lini, AISC & Heath Michell, GWY, Inc.
Topic 2: Tighten Up Your Bolting Inspections
Presenter: Bob Shaw, STS
 

ABSTRACT 1

The Steel Solutions Center (SSC) is for anyone who needs technical assistance or tools to make structural steel easy! Today, the SSC will focus on the most common questions about bolting. Come for the all the answers and a live bolting demonstration.

ABSTRACT 2

Building on the earlier bolting session, this presentation will cover advanced inspection topics from the RCSC Specification for Structural Joints Using High-Strength Bolts and the AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings.

5:00 – 6:30pm Market Place / Inspection Exhibit Hall HAPPY HOUR IN THE EXHIBIT HALL – ROUND TWO!



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23

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7:30am Market Place Registration Open
7:15 – 8:00am Market Place Coffee and Exhibitor Networking
BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Higher Level Inspections
8-9:00am NACE International Window Box Coatings Under Insulation: Removing Insulation and Visual Inspection
AWS Regency Ballroom PWHT of Oildield 13Cr Stainless Steels
Presenter: Sri Krishna Chimbli and Michael G. Burns, Stress Engineering Services
 

ABSTRACT

Although 13Cr martensitic stainless steels are widely used for threaded-and coupled oilfield casing and tubing because of their resistance to corrosion by dissolved carbon dioxide and their cost advantage over most other corrosion-resistant alloys, their use for welded downhole components requires careful planning. Their high hardenability creates a hard heat-affected zone whose hardness must be reduced by post-weld heat treatment in order to recover the alloy’s limited resistance to sulfide stress cracking.

At the same time, the relatively high strength of downhole 13Cr stainless steel grades (80-110 ksi specified minimum yield strength) requires tempering temperatures that limit how high the PWHT temperature can go without compromising strength. This article presents experimental work that was done to determine how post-weld heat treatment affects yield strength of 13Cr grades and establish a suitable post-weld heat treatment time and temperature for these alloys.

AISC Arboreturm 1-4 Construction Documents: The Wheres and Whats
Presenter: Andrea Reynolds, Smith Group
The phase “construction documents” covers all kinds of things: design drawings, shop drawings, project specifications, and others – but no single document contains all the information you need to do inspections. This session reviews these different document types to help you find the specific information you need for your inspections.
BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Metallurgy
9-10:00am NACE International Window Box Spray Metalizing
AWS Regency Ballroom
AISC Arboreturm 1-4 Fabricator’s/Erector’s Views on Inspection: Lessons Learned
Presenters: Tim Duke, Williams Erection, Chris Crosby, Cianbro Fabrication and Coating Corporation & Drew Heron, Empire Acero
Some fabricators/erectors are only responsible for QC, while others are responsible for both QC/QA. What are some of the challenges they’ve faced? How have they solved them? This lively panel discussion will share lessons learned and common sense solutions to issues we all run into, whether you’re in the shop or field.
10 – 10:30am Market Place / Inspection Exhibit Hall REFRESHMENT BREAK & EXHIBITOR NETWORKING
BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Industry Standards
10:30-11:30am NACE International Window Box SPO178 – Surface Prep
AWS Arboretum 1-2 / Regency Ballroom
AISC Arboreturm 3-4 Inspection: It’s More Than Welding And Bolting
Presenter, Larry Martof, Quality Management Company
When thinking of inspection, we tend to think of only welding and maybe bolting areas. But other aspects should be considered when thinking about “inspection.” What about paint and coatings, dimensional, tolerances, material storage, or even “inspection” of the quality system? So, broaden your world of inspection and be sure to attend this session!
Business Practices Panel Discussion
11am – 12:30pm All Regency Ballroom Topics to Include:
Starting a Business/Ethics and Conduct on the Job Site/Small Business Practices/Compliance and Common Sense!
10:30am – 1:00pm Exhibitor Break Down

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