Welcome to The Conference Program

Conference 25-26 and 27th Sept 2018

GNDT EXPO 2018

Proudly announcing our forthcoming event

This inaugural conference will be the Gulf Region’s largest, dedicated gathering of industry professionals, equipment and technology suppliers, engineers and researchers working in the field of nondestructive testing and evaluation of materials. GNDT EXPO 2018’s technical program will be composed of multiple simultaneous tracks of individually qualified expert speakers and a keynote speaker on each day of the three days of GNDT EXPO 2018, September 25-27, 2018.  

Conference Schedule / Speakers Program

Tuesday, September 25, 2018


Hall E-C-A


9:00-10:00 AM KEYNOTE: David Bajula – The Ultimate Safety Moment, ASNT Chairman

TRAINING & CERTIFICATION, Session Chair: John Kinsey, TRC Solutions, China


10:00-10:30 AM Developing Effective NDT Training & Certification thru Distance Learning, David Mandina & Shannon Murphy, Mandina’s Inspection Services, Inc., USA


10:30-11:00 AM Employment Trends in NDT Industry, Ambrose Gilbert Regu, Al Fares Petro Services Est., Kuwait


11:00-11:30 AM NDE Certification in Aerospace, Prakash Gokulanandam, INICO Inspection Services, India


11:30-12:00 PM Certification Issues Related to SNT TC 1A Administration, Sebastian Fernandes, ASNT UAE Section Secretary, UAE


12:00-2:00 PM  LUNCH


ADVANCING TECHNOLOGIES, Session Chair: Bassam Abu Nabah, AUS, UAE


2:00-2:30 PM Detection of Corrosion Under Insulation & Fireproofing Using Advanced Electromagnetic Inspection Technology, Ankit Vajpayee, Russel Group, Canada

 

2:30-3:00 PM New Developments in Pulsed Eddy Current Testing, Marco Michele Sisto, Eddyfi Technologies, Canada


3:00-3:30 PM Continuous Monitoring of Cracks with Eddy Currents: Application to the Offshore Industry, Dr. Bernard Revaz, Sensima Inspection, Switzerland


3:30-4:00 PM Meeting the Challenges of 21st Century Eddy Current Inspection, John Hansen, Ether NDE, UK


4:00-4:30 PM INTROSCAN: A novel couplant-free wireless crawler for in-service inner-pipe testing of gas compression stations, Dr. Andrey Bulavinov, Dr. Andrey Samokrutov, Dr. Roman Pinchuk, Dr. Stanislav Voronchikhin & Dr. Yuriy Sedelev, ACS Solutions GmbH, Germany


4:30-5:00 PM Condition Assessment of Boiler Water Tubes Using Robotics

Ankit Vajpayee, Russel Group, Canada
 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018


Hall E-C-A


9:00-10:00 AM KEYNOTE: Ricky Morgan – Infrastructure NDT, ASNT Past President

MULTI-INDUSTRY NDT, Session Chair: Ankit Vajpayee, Russel Group, Canada


10:00-10:30 AM New Technology Supporting Legacy Aircraft, Michael R Collingwood, A-Scan Laboratories, Inc., USA


10:30-11:00 AM Installation Quality Control of High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE) Pipeline Thermal Butt Fusion Welds, Karl Schmidt, Evisive, LLC, USA


11:00-11:30 AM Advances in X-ray Imaging Technology that Enable Safe Disposal of Nuclear Waste, Stephen Halliwell, VJ Technologies Inc., USA


11:30-12:00 PM Magnetic Rope Testing: Review of relevant applications and standards, Alexander Mironenko, Intron Plus, Russia


12:00-2:00 PM  LUNCH


ULTRASONICS & THERMOGRAPHY, Session Chair: David Mandina, Mandina’s Inspection Services Inc., USA


2:00-2:30 PM Understanding and Improving Ultrasonic Inspection of the Forging Titanium Alloy, Thodor Tranca, Lulianan Radu DIAC SERVICII sri, Romania


2:30-3:00 PM Sensitivity Setting & Sizing of Ultrasonic Signals Using DGS Method, Miteshkumar Panchal & Sangili Gunasekaran, Heavy Engineering Industries & Shipbuilding Co. K.S.C (Public)- HEISCO, Kuwait


3:00-3:30 PM The Future of Ultrasonic NDT with IoT, Chris Udell, Isaak Tsalicoglou & Ralph Mennicke, Proceq ME, UAE


3:30-4:00 PM Advancing Technology, Chemical and Petroleum, Guided Waves, Infrastructure, NDT of Piping and Pipelines, David Alleyne & Danny Keck, Guided Ultrasonics Ltd., UK


4:00-4:30 PM Sonic IR Crack Length Estimation Using 2D heat Diffusion Model of Uniform Frictional Heating, Dr. Bassam Abu Nabah, Samer Al-Said, AUS, UAE


4:30-5:00 PM AUT in double wall LPG storage Tank Construction

Sangili Gunasekaran & Miteshkumar Panchal, Heavy Engineering Industries & Shipbuilding Co. - HEISCO, Kuwait

  

Thursday, September 27, 2018


Hall E-C-A


9:00-10:00 AM KEYNOTE: Marwan Basrawi – The Management of NDT, GNDT Chairman

NDT SYSTEMS, Session Chair: Marwan Basrawi, DiTECHT Consultancy, UAE


10:00-10:30 AM Advancements in Subsea Nondestructive Testing, Danny Keck, KCS Enterprises, USA 


10:30-11:00 AM  How Industry 4.0 Optimizes Process Management in NDT Inspection Services, Michael Beaugrand, PACSESS NDT, Germany


11:00-11:30 AM Replica Metallography – An NDT Technique for Life Assessment in Industrial Applications, Girish Shejale, Masaood John Brown, UAE


11:30-12:00 PM Detection of High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA) in Petrochemical Reactor Vessels & Pipework Systems, Timothy J. Armitt, Lavender International NDT Consultancy Ltd., UK


12:00-2:00 PM  LUNCH


OIL & GAS NDT, Session Chair: Danny Keck, KCS Enterprises, USA


2:00-2:30 PM  OEM patented PAUT for AUT Industrial Applications, FAAST-PA Delivers High Speed Inspection, Christophe CHOLLET, Philippe Coperet, Socomate International, France


2:30-3:00 PM Environment-Assisted Corrosion Cracking in Carbon Steels Utilizing Advanced Ultrasonic Techniques, Mohammed Abufour, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia


3:00-3:30 PM NDT for the Safety Assessment of Temporary Safe Refuge on Offshore Installations, Arend Dam, Buildingdoctor DMCC, UAE


3:30-4:00 PM Heat Exchanger Tubing Inspection: Revolutionizing Asset Integrity Management, Olivier Lavoie and Rudolph Nel, Eddyfi Technologies, Canada 


4:00-4:30 PM Crack Detection in Pressure Vessel Inlet-Outlet Ports Using Planar Crested Ultrasonic Guided Waves, M.R. Shirmouammad, M.H Soorgee, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran


4:30-5:00 PM Inspection of Coated & Uncoated Storage Tank Floors with Next Generation MEC Technique & TÜV Vertified MEC-F15 Floorscanner, Andreas Boenisch, Innospection International Ltd., UAE


Tuesday, September 25, 2018


Hall B


RADIOGRAPHY, Session Chair: Sebastian Fernandes, ASNT UAE Section Secretary


10:00-10:30 AM Improvement in Image Quality and Productivity of Digital Radiography on Pipeline Girth Welds, Kumar Nidathavolu, Charles Bollinger, 3E NDT, USA


10:30-11:00 AM Transition from Conventional to Computed Radiography in NDT, Krishna Bhuta, Topax NDT Solutions LLP, India


11:00-11:30 AM The Basic Principles of Digital Radiography, Kengo Nomura, FUJIFILM Corporation, Japan


11:30-12:00 PM Small Controlled Area Radiography - Fundamentals and Technology Advancements, Joseph R. Lapinskas, QSA Global, Inc., USA


12:00-2:00 PM  LUNCH


RADIOGRAPHY & LEAK DETECTION, Session Chair: Mohammed Abufour, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia


2:00-2:30 PM Radiographic Interpretation, Sebastian Fernandes, ASNT UAE Section Secretary, UAE


2:30-3:00 PM Enhancing Revenues & Saving Time & Cost in Oil & Power Industry Maintenance Projects via Advanced X-Ray Inspection Techniques, Stephen Halliwell, VJ Technologies Inc., USA 


3:00-3:30 PM  Radiation Safety, Ramamurthi Raghunathan, WENS, UAE


3:30-4:00 PM Numerical Approach to Sensitivity and Response Time of Mass Spectrometric Helium Leak Detection in Large Vacuum Vessel, Venkat N. Ramai, Plasma & Vacuum Technologies, India


4:00-4:30 PM Creep Monitoring with SPICA, J.W. Noteboom, DEKRA, Germany


4:30-5:00 PM Development of miniature X-ray nondestructive system for next generation 3-dimensional stacked semi-conductor, Hyyn Nam Kim, Sung Oh Cho, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea


Wednesday, September 26, 2018


Hall B


EDDY CURRENT APPLICATIONS

Session Chair: Ramamurthi Raghunathan, WENS, UAE


10:00-10:30 AM In-Service Rail Inspection with Eddy Current, Dietmar Griem and Eric Eberius, Rohmann LP, USA


10:30-11:00 AM Simultaneous Inspection of Insulated Pipe and Vessels without Removal of the Insulation Material, Yuan Li, Paul Lott & Danny Keck - EXXAM Systems LLC, USA


11:00-11:30 AM Inspection of Coated and Uncoated Pipelines with Advanced MEC Technique, Andreas Boenisch, Innospection International Ltd., UAE

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CONFERENCE SUBJECTS AND SPEAKERS

  • Simultaneous Inspection of Insulated Pipe and Vessels without Removal of the Insulation Material, Yuan Li, Paul Lott & Danny Keck - EXXAM Systems LLC, USA

Environment-Assisted Corrosion Cracking in Carbon Steels. 

Mohammed Abufour

Saudi Aramco, KSA

  • INTROSCAN: A novel couplant-free wireless crawler for in-service inner-pipe testing of gas compression stations, Dr. Andrey Bulavinov, Dr. Andrey Samokrutov, Dr. Roman Pinchuk, Dr. Stanislav Voronchikhin & Dr. Yuriy Sedelev - ACS-Solutions GmbH, Germany

  • Employment Trends in NDT Industry, Ambrose Gilbert Regu, Al Fares Petro Services Est., Kuwait

  • A Review of High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA) Modelling, Prediction and Non-Intrusive Inspection in Refinery Applications, Timothy J. Armitt, Lavender International NDT Consultancy Ltd., UK 

  • Recent Applications of Evaluations of Equipment in HTHA Service, Timothy J Armitt, Lavender International NDT Consultancy Ltd., UK

  • Inspection of Coated & Uncoated Storage Tank Floors with Next Generation MEC Technique & TÜV Vertified MEC-F15 Floorscanner, Andreas Boenisch, Innospection International Ltd., UA

  • Developing Effective NDT Training and Certification 
  • Utilizing Distance Learning, David A. Mandina and Shannon K. Murphy, Mandina’s Inspection Services, Inc., USA

  • Advancements in Subsea Nondestructive Testing, Danny Keck, KCS Enterprises, USA

  • Detection of HTHA in Petrochemical Reactor Vessels and Pipework Systems, Timothy J. Armitt, Lavender International NDT Consultancy Ltd., UK

  • Enhancing revenues and saving time and cost in oil and power industry maintenance projects via advanced x-ray inspection techniques, Stephen Halliwell, VJ Technologies Inc., USA

  • NDE Certification in Aerospace, Prakash Gokulanandam, INICO Inspection Services, India

  • Detection of corrosion under insulation (CuI) & corrosion under fireproofing (CuF) using advanced Electromagnetic Inspection Technology, Ankit Vajpayee P.Eng. C.Eng., Russell Group, Canada

  • Condition Assessment of Boiler Water Wall Tubes Using Robotics, Ankit Vajpayee P.Eng. C.Eng., Russell Group, Canada

  • Heat Exchanger Tubing Inspection: Revolutionizing Asset Integrity Management, Olivier Lavoie and Rudolph Nel, Eddyfi Technologies, Canada

  • The Future of Ultrasonic NDT with IoT, Chris Udell, Isaak Tsalicoglou, Ralph Mennicke, Proceq ME, UAE

  • New Developments in Pulsed Eddy Current Testing, Marco Michele Sisto, Eddyfi Technologies, Canada

  • Advances in X-ray imaging technology that enable safe disposal of nuclear waste, Stephen Halliwell, VJ Technologies Inc., USA

 Magnetic rope testing: review of relevant applications and standards

Alexander Mironenko,  

Intron Plus, Moscow Russia

Replica Metallography – An NDT Technique for Life Assessment in Industrial Applications Girish Shejale, Masaood John Brown

The Basic Principles of Digital Radiography 

Kengo Nomura, FUJIFILM Corporation, Tokyo Japan

Small Controlled Area Radiography - Fundamentals and Technology Advancements

Joseph R. Lapinskas

QSA Global, Inc

  Numerical Approach to Sensitivity and Response Time of Mass Spectrometric Helium Leak Detection in Large Vacuum Vessel, Venkat N. Ramai, PLASMA & VACUUM TECHNOLOGIES

 Meeting the Challenges of 21st Century Eddy Current Inspection, John Hansen, ETher NDE 

AUT in double wall LPG storage Tank Construction

Sangili Gunasekaran, Miteshkumar Panchal

Heavy Engineering Industries & Shipbuilding Co. K>S>C (Public)- HEISCO 

Turbo Generator testing with the Rotor in Situ

Jan. W. Noteboom

DEKRA 

Creep Monitoring with SPICA

J.W.Noteboom

DEKRA

New Technology Supporting Legacy Aircraft

Michael R Collingwood

A-Scan Laboratories, Inc

Crack detection in pressure vessel inlet-outlet ports using planar crested ultrasonic guided waves

M.R. Shirmouammad, M.H Soorgee

Shahid Beheshti University

Sensitivity setting & sizing of Ultrasonic signals using DGS method

Miteshkumar Panchal, Sangili Gunasekaran

Heavy Engineering Industries & Shipbuilding Co. K.S.C (Public)- HEISCO

Understanding and improving Ultrasonic Inspection of the Forging Titanium Alloy

Thodor Tranca, Lulianan Radu

DIAC SERVICII sri

Development of miniature X-ray nondestructive system for next generation 3-dimensional stacked semi-conductor

Hyyn Nam Kim, Sung Oh Cho

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

The Application of Ultrasonic Guided waves to Detect Fouling Disposition in Pipelines 

Dr. Premesh Shehan Lowe

Brunel University

Installation Quality Control of High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE) Pipeline Thermal Butt Fusion Welds

Karl Schmidt

Evisive, LLC

Radiographic Interpretation

Sebastian Zeferino Fernandes
Petrofac International 

Certification issues relating to SNT TC 1A Administration

Sebastian Zeferino Fernandes

Petrofac International 

OEM patented PAUT for AUT Industrial applications, FAAST-PA delivers high speed inspection

Christophe CHOLLET, Philippe Coperet

 Socomate International

Advancing Technology, Codes, Standards and Regs, Electromagnetic methods

Alexander Mironenko

Intron Plus

Improvement in Image Quality and Productivity of Digital Radiography on Pipeline Girth Welds

Kumar Nidathavolu, P.E, SharpNDE Charles Bollinger, 

3E NDT

How Industry 4.0 optimises process management in NDT inspection services

Michael Beaugrand

PACSESS NDT

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Mr David Bajula

  • David Bajula is the ASNT Chairman of the Board and very active and influential in ASNT’s 3rd party certification and ISO integration program including serving on ASNT’s Certification Management Council and on the USA ISO TAG TC-135 committees, committed to bring the USA position on 3rd party NDT certifications to future updates in ISO. David is employed by Acuren Inspection in the USA now for the past 18 years and serves as their General Manager for Advanced NDT Services and their in-house Subject Matter Expert on Nondestructive Testing. Over the past 35 years David has had a broad based experience in all aspects of Nondestructive Testing and Inspection Services working with companies such as Combustion Engineering and General Electric servicing the Oil & Gas, Nuclear Power and Aerospace industries. David is a Chartered Engineer, an ASNT Level III in 9 methods, CWI and several API credentials. His specialty area is on-stream inspections with Ultrasonic and Electromagnetic techniques. 
  • David has published numerous papers and taught short courses on Advanced NDT and pioneered the application of Phased Array for in-service inspections on critical vessels and piping at temperatures up to 750F




Mr Ricky Morgan

  • Ricky L. Morgan
  • Ricky L. Morgan is the Vice President of FlawTech in Concord, North Carolina USA. He has over 30 years of experience in providing NDT Inspections to the Amusement Park, Construction, Infrastructure, Marine, Petro-chemical and Power Industries. He was integral to the evaluation of hundreds of Buildings in the Los Angeles area after the 1994 Earth Quake. Some of his most recent landmark projects include the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the Las Vegas High Roller. He is a Past President and Chairperson of ASNT. 
  • He is currently serving on the Section Operations Council, Infrastructure Committee, Ultrasonic Committee, Technician Advisory Committee and SNT-TC-1A Review Committee 

Mr Marwan Basrawi


Marwan Basrawi is the founding Regional Director of ASNT’s Middle East Region 19 and founding President of DiTECHT Science & Technology Consultancy, specializing in inspection technology transfer. This is after he completed a career in Saudi Aramco spanning over 35 years, starting in project management, then engineering consulting services and inspection, and finally safety management where he initiated and managed many pioneering programs for each of those departments. He has served two terms on ASNT’s board of directors, been chairman of its Section Operations Council, and continues to be ASNT’s Regional Director in the Middle East since 2001, while currently chairing ASNT’s first ever Engineering Division as well as the International Ad Hoc Committee of the ASNT Board. He is also an ASNT Fellow, the founding chairman of ASNT’s Saudi Arabian Section (SAS), and is current President of the UAE Section, both sections being recipients of ASNT’s President Award for Operational Excellence. Marwan is the founding chairman of biennial regional conferences in the Middle East, starting with the 1st Middle East NDT Conference & Exhibition (MENDT) in 2001 in Bahrain and now the Gulf NDT Expo 2018.

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