The quarterly newsletter from Phoenix National Laboratories that focuses on quality, testing technology, and inspection trends
This 2024 Quality Examiner issue recognizes the recent acquisition of PNL by ATS Family of Companies, presents an interview with a PNL Technician regarding coping with stressful, difficult scheduling, Technology Spotlight shines a light on our new FLIR technology, the Safety Tip is Mental Health Issues, and wraps up with a Code Corner description of Asset Integrity.
Our tenth Quality Examiner newsletter defines the often-unknown services we provide, a technology feature on Trimble laser scanning software with a video demonstrating laser scanning software application capabilities, safety training as a new service, and chronicles who is responsible for conducting and signing off on special inspections.
This Quality Examiner heralds our upcoming move to a new building in Tempe, AZ, showcases eddy current testing technology, examines safety issues related to crane and rigging, and an examination of heat exchanger tubing.
This issue describes how PNL is supporting the I-10 Broadway Curve Project, informs aerial lift safety measures, showcases our lab’s tensile and bend test machines, highlights our mechanical lab project manager, demonstrates rebar code tensile requirements and bend diameter requirements and wraps up with an article written by the executive director of the ASNT.
This issue discusses the critical shortage of skilled welders, outlines how to keep safe during the monsoon season, describes the newest upgrades in our Ultrasonic Phased Array equipment, presents a video discussion with Evident Scientific, Inc. and their new MX3 flaw detector instrument, and concludes with a comparison between using bend tests vs. x-rays when evaluating test welds during welder qualifications.
This issue publicizes our ISO Perry Johnson Laboratory 17025:2017 renewal, the hazards involved working from heights, the prominence of GPR as well as a video presentation, and an explanation of the importance of weld fit-ups and joint tolerances.
This issue announces the arrival of our new FTIR equipment, the risks involved working in confined spaces, a focus on our special inspections, a demonstration of high strength bolt testing in our Tech Talk feature, and a discussion of code B31.3 Extent of Required Examination.
This issue highlights our new ADOT approval for metals testing, how to protect our eye health, a spotlight on our Metallographic services, an employee feature called Tech Talk, and a discussion about Visual Testing Codes in the construction industry.
In this inaugural issue of the new PNL Quality Examiner newsletter, we highlight our expansion plans, how to stay safe from the heat during the summer months, a spotlight on tank inspections, and a discussion on welding procedure specifications (WPS).
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