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PHMSA Technology Transfer Workshop June 23 – Columbus, OH

The PHMSA R&D Program is pleased to announce the up-coming Free R&D Technology Transfer Workshop: Matrix Phased-Array (MPA) Ultrasonic Testing for Pipeline Inspection. The purpose of this PHMSA funded workshop is to transfer MPA knowledge to the U.S. pipeline industry. During the recent NTSB hearing on the San Bruno, California incident this technology was one of the promising technologies described by the PHMSA Pipeline Safety R&D Program capable of finding and sizing similar defects.

The Workshop is scheduled by EWI for June 23, 2011 in Columbus, OH. It is designed to transfer the knowledge gained and technology developed at EWI under a PHMSA Pipeline Safety R&D funded Project. The research project is titled “Enhanced Defect Detection and Sizing Accuracy Using Matrix Phased Array Ultrasonics Tools.” Additional information on the research Project is available here.

Attendance is limited to the first 40 registrations. Deadline for registration is June 17, 2011. For more information contact Debra Knight with EWI or click here to register on-line.