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Arming the NDT Technician with the Proper Tools for Manual Inspection

In the past few episodes of Route to Reliability, we've talked about the potential for automation and robotics to economically access hard-to-reach ...

Industry Drivers & Trends in Nondestructive Testing - 2021

Nondestructive testing, or NDT, encompasses inspection technologies and techniques used to detect flaws, increase reliability, maintain asset ...

NDE 4.0: The Digitization of Inspection Data

Today, we're going to take a step back, moving away from individual technologies and look at the bigger picture. I've been fortunate enough to spend ...

Locating Damage in the Dark with Localization

One of the beauties of robotic ultrasonic testing technology is that it allows operators to see and measure things that humans alone cannot (e.g., ...

Meet the Geckos Building Our NDT Software Tools

Gecko Robotics is a unique NDT company. Not only do we specialize in designing and manufacturing our own robots, we build an entire ecosystem of ...

Perspectives on Robotics and Site Safety Outcomes

A few years ago, I heard someone say, “If you’re on-site, you’re in danger.” That’s a simple statement that really stuck with me.

A Cheat Sheet for the Alphabet Soup of Engineering Acronyms

Speaking as an outsider, engineers sure do love acronyms! It’s understandable. Engineers are trying to communicate technical properties, readings, ...

Enhancing Full Matrix Capture & Total Focusing Method with Robotics

In previous blogs, we have touched on Phased Array technology, a modern ultrasonic testing technique that is commonly deployed at oil and gas ...

Technology for HTHA Detection

In a previous blog, we discussed High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA) - what it is, how it occurs, and briefly touched on modern detection ...

It's Earth Day- Robots to the Rescue!

Happy Earth Day, Earthlings. We, the Robots, are here to help! As the world momentarily pauses in celebration of Earth Day, let’s reflect on the ...

What is High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA) And Who is at Risk?

On April 2, 2010, at the Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company in Anacortes, Washington, employees were in the final stages of bringing three of six ...

Women’s History Month: The Leaky Pipeline & A New Revolution

As March comes to a close, we reflect on the trailblazing women who led the way to change by celebrating Women’s History Month and the theme of ...

Top Education Options for Pursuing NDE/NDT Careers

The Nondestructive Evaluation and Testing (NDE/NDT) field is an in-demand career option offering substantial room for advancement, diverse field ...

Why Phased Array UT (PAUT) beats Radiographic Testing (RT)

In a previous blog, we discussed what AUT is and how it is different from manual UT. In this post, we will cover Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing ...

What is Automated Ultrasonic Testing (AUT)?

Ultrasonic testing (UT) is a branch of nondestructive testing techniques that involve emitting high-frequency sound energy, or ultrasonic waves, into ...

Best Nondestructive Evaluation and Testing (NDE/NDT) Resources to Follow in 2021

New Year; New Developments Nondestructive testing and evaluation (NDT/NDE) techniques used to evaluate the condition or properties of materials, ...

Two to Tango: Combining Robotic Inspections with Manual Ultrasound

When It Comes To Plant Inspections, One Size Does NOT Fit All Equipment employed at a coal-fired power generation plant is different from what’s used ...

Boiler Inspections: How Clean is Clean?

Boiler Prep for Gecko Inspections When it comes to boiler inspection preparation, a common question Gecko receives is: What level of cleanliness ...

Top 5 Reasons Industries are Turning to RUG for Piping Inspections

We are witnessing an inflection point in the approach to inspecting piping assets in the oil and gas industry, as well as other process industries.  ...
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