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ASNT Section Leader's Conference (SLC)
May 20 & 21, 2016

On May 20 and 21, 2016 section leaders gathered in Columbus, OH for a Section Leader’s Conference (SLC) sponsored by ASNT ISC. In attendance were 45 newly elected officers, directors, and those wishing an update of ASNT guidelines/policies from 11 regions and 24 sections (25% of the total sections) from 5 countries. The Regional Director of ASNT Region 16 & section Secretary Emery E. Roberts along with student directors Danielle Candelari and Robert Copeland of Clover Park Technical College represented the Pacific Northwest section at this even numbered year event. In odd numbered years a Regional Planning Meeting (RPM) is conducted in lieu of the SLC. Region 16 is comprised of the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Columbia River, and Lewis & Clark sections. Topics included National Involvement, Meeting Planning Tips & Criteria for Initiating a Topical, Required Section Reporting, ASNT Branding and Logo Use, Social Media and ASNT Community, Section Management Tools, Leader Succession Planning and Parliamentary Procedures. Workshops included How to Increase Membership Participation, Outreach Activities, Program Planning, Membership Recruitment & Retention, and an Idea Exchange with other section Leaders. The two day conference was concluded with an evening of fantastic bowling. An enjoyable time was had by all participants of many different skill levels.

The next event will be a golf scramble on Saturday July 30th, 2016 at The Golf Club in Hawks Prairie, Lacey, WA. This event helps sponsor the student scholarships mentioned above and acts a great start to the new program year. See you there – golfers and first time golfers – meet old friends and make new ones and enjoy a great day outdoors. Watch the section web site (asntpnws.org) for details regarding the next event/technical meeting in September.


2nd 2016 Scholarship Presentation
May 11, 2016

Flynn Spears (incoming Chair), Dave Hall (Scholarship Chair), Jeff Siegel (outgoing Chair) and Chuck Musson (NDT instructor at Clover Park Technical College) present a certificate and $1,000 check to Matthew Davis of Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) for the 2016 Student Scholarship at Matthew's CPTC classroom. The other, equivalent, scholarship was presented to Davis Tran of the UofW at the May 9th meeting.

-- Photos --
Left to right: Flynn, Chuck, Dave, Matthew Davis, Jeff

Technical Meeting
May 9, 2016

The last official technical meeting for 2016 of the Pacific Northwest section was held on May 9 at the Double Tree Hilton in Southcenter, Tukwila, WA. ISC Vice-President Dave Bajula presented a passionate and informative presentation of ASNT’s Central Certification Program (ACCP). His presentations were recorded for use as a backup for last minute speaker cancellations. The students from Clover Park Technical College and new members attending their first section meeting asked some enlightening questions regarding the purpose of and reasoning behind ACCP. On behalf of the section Dave presented Davis Tran of the University of Washington a $1,000 scholarship to further his NDT education. Matthew Davis, a student at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) was not present to receive his $1,000 scholarship. His winning essay was titled “The Necessity of NDT in Modern Manufacturing”. Matthew’s scholarship check will be presented to him by Chairman Flynn Spears and scholarship chairperson Dave Hall at CPTC. Prior to Dave’s presentations dinners of Ceasar Salad, Blackened Chicken, Tomato Bisque Soup, Cajun Steak and Fish and Chips were enjoyed by 21 members and students in attendance. A Meeting Attendance Incentive drawing was also conducted. Student director Danielle Candelari drew Luke Puckett’s name on the first drawing. Don’t tell Luke’s wife but he gets to write a $240 check to himself. To be eligible for the Meeting Attendance drawing one must sign the guest book at each meeting attended and be present at the drawing. Newly elected officers for the 2016-2017 program year were: Chairperson: Flynn Spears; Vice-Chairperson: Kathy Ferguson; Emery will remain as Secretary and Luke will remain as Treasurer. Trey Gordon, Tim Burkholder and Roy Goodall will be a new 2-year directors.
The next event will be a golf scramble on Saturday July 30th, 2016 at The Golf Club in Hawks Prairie, Lacey, WA. This event helps sponsor the student scholarships mentioned above and acts a great start to the new program year. See you there – golfers and first time golfers – meet old friends and make new ones and enjoy a great day outdoors. Watch the section web site (asntpnws.org) for details regarding the next event/technical meeting.

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Dave Bajula (left) presents on behalf of the Pacific Northwest section a student scholarship certificate and $1,000 check to Davis Tran of the University of Washington for his winning essay. His essay was titled "Emerging Nondestructive Technologies for Composite Materials".
Flynn Spears (right) presents a certificate of appreciation and pen & pencil set to Dave Bajula for his presentation of ACCP.
Newly elected Chairperson Flynn Spears (right) presents a certificate of appreciation to outgoing chairperson Jeff Siegel.
Military Outreach
April 22, 2016

Mr. Flynn Spears of the Pacific Northwest section of ASNT attended the USAF NDI conference at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Florida. The presentation and discussion on the benefits of becoming an ASNT member took place on Friday, 04/22/2016. Flynn’s presentation was made to members of our military transitioning to civilian life. NAS Pensacola is the training facility of the USN and USMC. All attendees at the one day conference were active duty military.

The next meeting will be Monday May 9, 2016 at the Double Tree Hilton in Southcenter, Tukwila. A presentation on ASNT Central Certiication Program will be presented by ASNT Vice President Dave Bajula. In addition section elections and a drawing for $240 will be held. Nomination for officers and directors are open.

-- Photos --
Left to right: Flynn Spears, Karen Bruer, Mike Hamel, Don Locke.

Left to right: Don Lock, Karen Bruer, Mike Hamel, Flynn Spears.

Pictured retired former military now in industry. Left to right: Karen Bruer, Mike ‎Hamel of Test Equipment Distributors, Don Locke of Hellier NDT, and Flynn Spears from the Pacific Northwest section of ASNT.


-- April 7, 2016 --

Michael Zittle, Radioactive Materials Compliance manager from the University of Washington provided an engaging presentation titled “Radiation Protection: Beyond Time, Distance and Shielding” at the April 7, 2016 technical meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section. After Michael’s presentation of the 10 Commandments of Radiation Protection more questions were produced from the audience than in previous meetings were asked and answered. Both the audience and Michael enjoyed themselves. Michael was also a speaker at this year’s Radiation Safety Refresher seminar.
Before the presentation of the evenings topic dinners of Ceasar Salad, Blackened Chicken, Tomato Bisque Soup, Cajun Steak and Beef Aus Jus were enjoyed by the 20 members and students in attendance. The meeting was held at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel – Southcenter, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98188-3388 USA

The next meeting will be Monday May 9, 2016 at the Double Tree Hilton in Southcenter, Tukwila. The ASNT Central Certification Program will be presented by ASNT Vice President Dave Bajula. In addition section elections and a drawing for $240 will be held. Nomination for officers and directors are open.

-- Meeting Photos --

See meeting report for descriptions of photos
--- Career Day - Student Outreach ---
---April 1, 2016---

On April 1, 2016 Jeff Siegel and Emery E. Roberts participated in the STEM aligned "2016 Washington Technology Student Association (WTSA) conference". Jeff judged "Prepared Essays" for Middle and High Schools.
Emery judged 'Essays on Technology" Middle and High Schools titled "Robotics in Technology".


Radiation Safety Refresher Seminar
Adult Education Outreach
---March 26, 2016---

Thirty-eight members and guests attended a special meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section. Speakers Bruce Busby, RSO of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Michael Zittle, Radioactive Materials Compliance Manager at the University of Washington and Scott Cargill, Radiation Safety Officer for Applus RTD were introduced by Emery E. Roberts, Section Secretary and Seminar Chairman. Section Chairman Jeff Siegel opened the seminar with an introduction and purpose of the Section. ASNT membership applications were distributed and people encouraged to attend a future meeting of the Section. The seminar was held at the Mountaineers Building, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115.
Bruce presented a great presentation of radiation basics, health effects of radiation exposure, risk management, and the ramifications of prior incidents. Michael Zittel of the University of Washington presented the “10 Commandments of Radiation Protection” updated from the previous year’s presentation in his presentation of “Radiation Protection: Beyond Time, Distance and Shielding”. Scott Cargill of Applus RTD talked about implementation of new NRC security requirements. The seminar was concluded by Steve Matthews of Washington State Dept. of Health Radiation Protection division with a presentation on how the State is implementing the new NRC requirements which have been in effect on Federal land for the previous two years.
Box lunches of Roast Beef and Cheddar, Thai Chicken Wraps, Ceasar Chicken Wraps, Ham and Swiss, and Amarillo Turkey and Avocado sandwiches were distributed to all attendees. Each box lunch contained a large cookie (chocolate chip or oatmeal and raisin), Tim’s chips, and bottled water.
The next meeting will be Thursday April 7, 2016 at the Double Tree Hilton in Southcenter, Tukwila. A presentation of Radiation Protection: Beyond Time, Distance and Shielding by Michael Zittle, CHP of University of Washington. This meeting was rescheduled from April 11.

---Seminar photos---

---February 8th, 2016---
On February 8th, 2016 13 members of The Pacific Northwest section of ASNT gathered at the Double Tree Hilton Inn in South Center, Tukwila, WA. Among the 13 members were 3 students from Clover Park Technical College. A presentation titled “Laser Profilometry – Solving NDT Challenges” was presented by Jim Doyle of Laser Techniques, Co. Operating as a laser caliber a map of the target surface is created of the target. The image can be displayed in 2D or 3D format. A tabular and graphical report summary can be created. Applications include erosion, pitting, corrosion, tube diameter and ovality measurements as well as manufacturing flaws and dent measurement on the inner surface image. Some of the benefits are that the system is quantitative - not dependent on operator judgement, non-contact sensor, highly accurate (± 0.001 inch) and can be easily integrated with other NDE methods.
Dinners of Ceasar Salad with Salmon or Steak, Chicken Fettucine, Cod Fillets, Tomato Basil soup and Deluxe Pulled Pork Burgers preceded Jim’s presentation. There were several questions from each of the Clover Park Technical College students.
As a meeting attendance incentive thirty dollars is added to a fund at each meeting towards a year end drawing of $240 from those who sign the guest book at each meeting. The next meeting will be Monday April 11, 2016 at the Double Tree Hilton in Southcenter, Tukwila. A presentation of Digital Detector Arrays by Larry Culbertson of QNDT will be the feature of the evening. Prior to the April meeting an educational event titled Radiation Safety Refresher seminar will be presented on March 26, 2016 at the Mountaineers Building, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 from 0800-1600 hrs.
Speaker Jim Doyle of Laser Techniques expresses some of the applications of Laser Profilometry.
--- Student Outreach ---
--- January 27, 2016 ---
The following is a summary of one of the Pacific Northwest section’s members Student Outreach by the Non-destructive Testing instructor, Chuck Musson, at Clover Park Technical College.
Dave Hall, ASNT- Fellow and NDT Consultant of ETM-Inc. did a presentation for the Clover Park Technical College Nondestructive Testing program RT students, on Mon. Jan. 27th. The presentation covered a wide range of RT topics including: 10kV to 40 MeV x-ray sources, CT, Tomography, and micro-focus applications. He included an overview of electron beam techniques and applications. Dave also described via individual images and power point presentation the breadth of film and digital imaging.
He included a presentation on ASNT “The Global Vision” encouraging students to participate in the local Section. Dave made the students aware of the PNW – Section Scholarships and distributed applications for the scholarships to the students. He closed with comments on NDT and specifically Global RT employment opportunities. 
Dave Hall providing an overview of high energy radiography and ASNT to a group of Clover Park Technical College students.
---January 11, 2016---
Eighteen members of The Pacific Northwest section of ASNT gathered at the Double Tree Hilton Inn in South Center, Tukwila, WA on Monday January 11, 2016. Among the 18 members were 5 ASNT Corporate Partner delegates and 4 students from Clover Park Technical College. A presentation titled “Digitizing, Bandwidth and Making Sure Things Go Right…” was presented by Dave Brown of VM Products, Inc.. The Eddy current speed of an inspection is predicated by the system frequency, bandwith and refresh rate. Quite often one or all of these parameters are dictated by the project specifications. The optimum digitizing rate is based on an acceptable number of samples per inch which is based on the minimum flaw size to be detected.
Dinners of Ceasar Salad with Salmon or Steak, Chicken Fettucine, Cod Fillets, Tomato Basil soup and Deluxe Pulled Pork Burgers preceded Dave’s presentation. There were several questions from each of the 4 Clover Park Technical College students. About half of those in attendance were 1st time attendees. Many of those present were who joined the group, two potential new members and most of the members. This was a very exciting presentation. As a meeting attendance incentive thirty dollars is added to a fund at each meeting towards a year end drawing of $240 from those who sign the guest book at each meeting.
The next meeting will be Monday February 8, 2016 with a presentation of Laser Techniques by Jim Doyle of Laser Techniques Company.
Vice Chairperson Flynn Spears presents a certificate of appreciation from the section and an ASNT pen & pencil set to speaker Dave Brown after his presentation.
---December 14, 2015---
Twelve members of The Pacific Northwest section of ASNT gathered at the Double Tree Hilton Inn in South Center, Tukwila, WA on December 14, 2015. Featured speaker for the evening was Johan Wictor of Pergam Technical Services with a presentation on High Tech Leak Detection. State of the art leak detection was Johan’s focus during his presentation. Leak detection sensors mounted on an aerial platform can detect minute leaks in hundreds of miles of pipeline (above or below ground) in a day. Indicators of a leak, usually several hundred times the minimum detectable leak, are available. The theme of the evening, besides the presentation, was for members to become more involved and volunteer for committees and/or become a director/officer to help fulfill the ASNT vision. Dinners of Ceasar Salad with Salmon, Steak Fettucine, Cod Fillets, Tomato Basil soup and Deluxe Pulled Pork Burgers preceded Johan’s presentation. There were several questions from each of the 5 Clover Park Technical College students who joined the group, two potential new members and most of the members. This was a very exciting presentation.
As a meeting attendance incentive thirty dollars is added to a fund at each meeting towards a year end drawing of $240 from those who sign the guest book at each meeting.
The next meeting will be Monday Jan.11, 2016 and feature Gary Kroner of Carbon Steel Institute (CSI) with a presentation of GCT Resistance Tube Testing.
---November 9, 2015---
On November 9, 2015 twenty-two members of The Pacific Northwest section of ASNT gathered at the Double Tree Hilton Inn it South Center, Tukwila, WA. Featured speaker for the evening was David O. Hall and ASNT Director At Large and NDT consultant at ETM-Inc. Dave’s presentation ASNT Strategic Plan – A Global Vision was listened to intently by all present. The theme was for members to become involved and volunteer for committees and/or become a director/officer to help fulfill this vision. Dinners of Ceasar Salad with Salmon, Steak Fettucine, Cod Fillets, Tomato Basil soup and Deluxe Pulled Pork Burgers preceded Dave’s presentation. There were several questions from each of the 5 Clover Park Technical College students who joined the group and one potential new member.
As a meeting attendance incentive thirty dollars is added to a fund at each meeting towards a year end drawing of $240 from those who sign the guest book at each meeting.
Dave Hall (left) receives a Certificate of Appreciation and ASNT Pen and Pencil set from Secretary Emery E. Roberts (right).
Dave Hall (standing, left) Tim Burkholder, Chuck Musson and Dylan Thorpe discuss the scholarship for CPTC students while Corporate Partner Pacsess NDT representatives (seated) Jonathan Steele (left) and Michael Beaugrand (right) preview the menu.
---October 12, 2015---
The Pacific Northwest section of ASNT gathered at the Double Tree Hilton Inn it South Center, Tukwila, WA. on October 12, 2015. Featured speaker for the evening was Martin (Marty) T. Anderson of Global Technical Services. Marty presented passionate information on Auditing NDT Programs. The recipient of the ASNT 2010 George L. Pherigo Tutorial Citation and 2012 Mentor Award Marty is also Chairperson of the Alaska Section of ASNT Region 16. Dinners of Ceasar Salad with Salmon, Steak Fettucine, Cod Fillets, Tomato Basil soup and Deluxe Pulled Pork Burgers preceded Marty’s presentation. Twenty-one members listened intently to Marty’s presentation. There were several questions from each of the 5 Clover Park Technical College students who joined the group.
The next meeting will be on November 9, 2015 at the Double Tree Hilton Inn at SouthCenter, Tukwila, WA. Featured speaker will be Johan Wictor of PergamUSA.
As a meeting attendance incentive thirty dollars is added to a fund at each meeting towards a year end drawing of $240 from those who sign the guest book at each meeting.
---Meeting photos---

---September 14, 2015---
On September 14, 2015 12 members of the Pacific Northwest section of ASNT gathered for the scholarship award, presentation of a clear magnetic yoke and inspection kit by Western Instruments. The annual scholarship award was presented to Lakai Fairbanks, a first year student at Clover Park Technical College. In addition to the scholarship to Lakai our section Vice Chair and Co-chairman of the Golf Scramble presented Chuck Musson of Clover Park Technical College a clear magnetic yoke and magnetic particle inspection kit from Western Instruments. Dinner of Salmon Ceasar Salad, Ceasar Salads, Burgers, Ribs and Celery soup preceded a presentation of “Advances in Pulse Reflectometry” by Jeff Siegel of AcousticEye. One of the many advantages of Pulse Reflectometry (PR) when compared with Eddy Current for heat exchanger tubes is speed. Approximately twice as many tubes in half the time as conventional tube inspection. After his excellent presentation section Vice-chair Flynn spears presented Jeff with a certificate of appreciation and pen/pencil set from ISC.
The next section meeting will be October 12th at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport – Southcenter, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Washington, 98188-3388, USA. Featured speaker will be Martin Anderson of Global Technical Services speaking about auditing an NDT Program”.
---Meeting photos---
Vice-Chair Flynn Spears presents Chuck Musson – faculty member at CPTC- a magnetic particle inspection kit from Western Instruments.
Vice-Chair Flynn Spears presents speaker Jeff Siegel with a certificate of appreciation.
Left to Right – Chuck Musson – faculty member and Lakai’s instructor at CPTC, Chair Jeff Siegel presenting scholarship to Lakai Fairbanks, Director/Scholarship Chair Dave Hall.
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