IT January 2005

 INSPECTION TRENDS — January 2005 — Winter · Volume 8 · Number 1

Winter Features

Portable Tools Pack Plenty of Analyzing Power
by J. R. Pasmore et al.
Today's field portable X-ray flourescence instruments for positive material identification are smaller, faster, and less expensive than ever, and perform as well as lab-based models

National Board Inspection Code Update
by C. Withers
Changes to the NBIC requirements are explained

Back to Basics: A Guide to AWS Ultrasonic Weld Inspection
by G. E. Smith and U. Aschemeier
Tips are provided for ultrasonic testing according to the AWS D1.1 Code

A New Solution for Ultrasonic Weld Inspection
by M. Moles et al.
New types of equipment and changes to the codes are providing new opportunities for ultrasonic phased array testing

Guidelines for Auditing NDE Agencies
by S. T. Snyder
Help is offered for conducting more effective audits of NDE agencies

Columns & Departments

Editor's Note

News Bulletins

Mark Your Calendar

The Answer Is

Print and Product Showcase

Just the Facts

Advertiser Index

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