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GHASNT Monthly Meeting - Season Kick Off!

  • Republic Grill 1600 Georgia Ave Deer Park, TX USA (map)

Please join us as we kick off the 2017/2018 season at our newest meeting location in Deer Park. Come enjoy dinner and camaraderie with your colleagues in the NDT community. You can even earn ASNT recertification points for attending the technical presentation. We look forward to making this another great year for membership and participation. See y'all there!


4:30 Exec Council, 5:30 Social, 6:30 Dinner, 7:30 Tech Presentation

Earn ASNT recertification points for attending! 

Dinner $20. Cash and major credit cards accepted.



Applications of XRF & XRD for Inspection and Non-Destructive Testing

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) have extensive applications in the inspection services market.  They are useful forms of non-destructive testing (NDT).  This talk will explore the basics of XRF theory, and the application of XRF for positive material identification (PMI) and weld inspection.  Special attention will be given to relevant applications of this technology in the oil and gas (O&G) sector.  Strategies and tools for data management will also be discussed.

Speaker: Dr. Michael Hull, Applications Scientist - X-ray Technologies at Olympus

Dr. Hull's background includes work as Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Natural Sciences, Northwest Missouri State University, 2009-2016; Nanoscale Science Program Coordinator 2010-2016; Visiting Researcher, Solid-State Catalysis, Colorado School of Mines, 2014; Visiting Researcher, Materials Science, Rice University, 2015; Applications Scientist – X-ray Technologies, Olympus Scientific, 2016-present.  Dr. Hull has a B.S. in Chemistry, 2004 and PhD in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, 2009.


Thank You to Our Meeting Sponsors: SGSTurbo NDT, Magnaflux