ASCE-SEI NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER
University of New Orleans Civil Engineering Dept.
APPLICATION AND ADVANCES IN NON
DESTRUCTIVE WELD TESTING
The increased use of stronger materials, the use of a variety of materials, coupled with the demands for higher productivity,
have made good welding practice critical. Additionally, the introduction of more stringent Code requirements and the difficulty in
maintaining a certified welding staff have further compounded the need for a complete non destructive testing (NDT) program. This
seminar will provide guidance on the requirements for welding inspectors, and NDT technicians and appropriate testing methods. The
probability of detection (POD) of the latest NDT methods, the appropriate application and limitations of VT, MT, UT and PT shall be
addressed including tips on production improvement. The second part of the seminar will focus on advances in Ultrasonic Testing
Methods. New technology allows for performing a more thorough inspection at faster levels with recording capabilities. Mr Mandina
has employed this technology in the US, South America and Europe with a high level of success. Lessons learned and project
experiences will be presented. The ultimate goal is to present methods to improve Quality Control without hampering productivity. The
seminar information is applicable to steel fabrication in the building, offshore, ship-building, civil works, and bridge construction fields.
The seminar shall be presented by Mr. David Mandina. David has over Thirty years of International experience in the Bridge,
Oilfield, Petrochemical and Ship Building Industry and is a global leader in the inspection field. He has developed a state-of-the art
online training program specifically designed to effectively and efficiently train inspection personnel anywhere in the world. The
programs range from the basics such as Eyes and Light through Advanced Ultrasonic Phased Array Training and can be modified to
meet the needs of a singular inspector or an entire NDE Department. His specialties include welding, NDT training, consulting,
supervising and auditing. He has earned certifications from the American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), as a Level III in
Radiography (R/T), Ultrasonic (U/T), Magnetic Particle (M/T), Liquid Penetrant (P/T) and Visual Inspection (V/T). He is also an AWS
Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Certified Welding Educator (CWE), American Petroleum Institute (API) 510, 570 and 653 Inspector
as well as a certified Quality Auditor for ASQ.
SPEAKER David Mandina
Principal, Mandina's Inspection Service, Inc., New Orleans, LA
DATE Thursday, 29 March 2012
PLACE Engineering Auditorium, EN 101, Engineering Bldg.
University of New Orleans (Use parking lot behind Engineering Bldg.)
(For directions go http://www.uno.edu/maps/pdf/maincampusmap.pdf and look for Bldg 13.)
COST See the other side for the cost of the seminar and the registration form.
PDH 2.0 PDH can be earned by attending this seminar.
5:00 -- 5:30 PM Registration (Sandwiches & Soft Drinks)
5:30 -- 5:35 PM Introduction
Mark Gonski, P.E., Corps of Engineers, New Orleans, La.
5:35 – 7:45 PM Main Presentation
David Mandina, Principal, Mandina's Inspection Service, Inc., New Orleans, LA
7:45 PM Questions-Answers & Vote of Thanks
Zolan Prucz, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman ASCE-SEI New Orleans Chapter,
Modjeski & Masters, New Orleans, La.
April 12, 2012 2011Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-11) by ACI
May 9, 2012 Connection Eccentricities and Restraints: Common Misconceptions
DHL Lecture – Dr. Joe Yura, UT Austin, Austin, TX
May 2012 Expansion Joints in Concrete Slabs on Grade
TBD Design of Disney World Structures
ASCE - SEI NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Chairman: ZOLAN PRUCZ Vice Chairman: ANTHONY GOODGION
Treasurer : JAMES DANNER News Letter Editor: OM P. DIXIT
Members: JOHN A. CRUTTI, MIKE CHOUDHRY, L.T. COOPER IV, STEVEN FALL, MARK GONSKI, PAWAN GUPTA, SUBHASH KULKARNI,
JAY JANI, NORMA J. MATTEI, AYMAN OKEIL, WILLIAM RUSHING, JR., WILLIAM H. SEWELL, Jr., TOM SMITH
Corresponding Members: Dr. Aziz SABER (La. Tech.), R.C. HIBBELER (ULL La.), VIJAYA GOPU
APPLICATION AND ADVANCES IN NON DESTRUCTIVE WELD TESTING
In order to ensure a space and refreshment for you, we request you to fill in the following form and mail it to:
Melinda Crutti ,
ASCE Structures Committee, New Orleans Branch, Post Office Box 304,Harvey , La . 70059
For more information please call Melinda @ 366- 6783 or 259- 6783.
$35 All registered on or before 26 March, 2012.
Free - Full Time Student with valid ID registered on or before 26 March, 2012.
Free – Retired Engineers 65 years & older on or before 26 March, 2012
$45 For All at the door
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