" The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919 as a multifaceted, not for profit organization with a goal to advance the science, technology and application of welding and related joining disciplines. From factory floor to high-rise construction, from military weaponry to home products, AWS continues to lead the way in supporting welding education and technology development to ensure a strong, competitive and exciting way of life for all Americans. " -- www.aws.org
AWS Houston Section
Founded in 1937, the Houston Section of the AWS is a regional group of AWS members of the national organization which represents the welding profession and all individuals interested in the advancement of welding and its allied processes.
We are a non-profit organization.
Speaker: Curtis Dickinson
Title: AWS D1.1 Annex S Phased Array Examinations
Abstract: As the NDT inspection industry's desire and need for Phased Array has increased through the years, so has a simple and reliable evaluation/acceptance criteria from the various inspection codes. This presentation outlines the use of Phased Array inspections in accordance with AWS D1.1 Annex S and the use of a new, alternative defect rating system.
Curtis Dickinson joined the University of Ultrasonics team in December of 2012 and brought a vast amount of knowledge from the advanced UT products industry. Curtis graduated from Southeastern Community College in Milford, Nebraska in 2008 with an AAS degree in Non-Destructive Testing. He has spent the previous 4 years working as both a Technical Support Specialist and Product Support Manager for one of the industry leaders in advanced ultrasonic equipment and software manufacturing. Curtis has obtained a vast amount of working and instructional knowledge of advanced UT systems and software including automated and semi-automated systems. Curtis has worked in a large number of industries such as power generation, aerospace, and oil and gas.
The AWS Houston Section wishes to pay tribute to all of the brave men and women that have served our nation and given their lives so that we may live in the land of the free. The AWS Houston Section honors all Americans that have selflessly given of themselves to help others.
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