Monday, February 1, 2010

Ankit presents paper on RFT at AWS

The Edmonton Association of Technical Societies (EATS)
It is with great pleasure to announce the revival of the Edmonton Association of Technical Societies (EATS). With the joint effort of nine local technical societies, the EATS will provide one annual dinner meeting of common interest, and an exceptional networking opportunity. Our affiliate technical societies include ASME,ASQ, AWS, ASM, CSCE, CWA, NACE, SME, and STLE.

Advanced Non-Destructive Examination Techniques
To maintain quality for the fabrication of metallic components, non-destructive examination (NDE) is critical. As fabrication techniques, design criteria, and quality systems have advanced, it should come as no surprise that great improvements in NDE also have occurred. For the inaugural annual EATS dinner meeting, we are pleased to announce two back-to-back presentations in the fields of RFT and ACFM.

“Advancements in Remote Field Technology (RFT),” by Ankit Vajpayee
Ankit Vajpayee (B.Sc., M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering) worked at the Kharkiv National University (1999 - 2003), before joining the Russell NDT Group of Companies. Ankit is currently the CEO and Managing director of Russel Technology India, the Director of Business Development of Russell NDE Systems Inc. Canada, and a senior consultant of Russell Technologies Co. He is actively involved with NDT societies world-wide, and holds credentials in Eddy Current Techniques (ECT) and Remote Field Technology (RFT), and is involved with R&D to further advance RFT and its applications.

Ankit will introduce RFT, and explain how it differs from Eddy Current and Magnetic Flux Leakage testing. Ankit will present conventional RFT probes and their applications before introducing advanced array probes. Ankit also will discuss the future of RFT, including the integration of robotics and recent developments in the field.