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Editorials 2013

November 2013 - Magnetic particle testing, electricity and cosinus φ

Written by Administrator
Saturday, 12 October 2013 14:45

The phase difference between voltage and current intensity, when using alternative current (AC), shall be kept as low as possible. It is also called the power factor, and is expressed by the cosine of the angle φ, between the moment when the maximum voltage is got and the moment when the maximum current intensity is delivered. Ideally, this angle should be zero.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 22 October 2013 06:08 )

October 2013 - About abbreviations of terms in non-destructive testing

Written by Administrator
Saturday, 14 September 2013 09:56

Once our French/English PT and MT lexicons(1)(2) have been completed by adding the main current abbreviations of terms used, we found out that there are much more abbreviations in English than in French.

We may wonder why.
Would French people be lacking some imagination or inventiveness?
We are not far from thinking so, only by reminding us of the reaction of some French Engineers as shown by the following paragraphs.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 14 September 2013 10:13 )

September 2013 - Inspection upon products’ arrival

Written by Administrator
Saturday, 17 August 2013 06:17

The recent European scandal of the horse meat sold allegedly as beef has shown the current limits of the Quality Assurance and the traceability based only on the review of documents issued by the manufacturers and the suppliers.

With the globalisation of the markets, this trickery has affected many European countries, some manufacturers, many distributors and a huge number of consumers.

The whole system is based on the trust and the reliability that every company puts into its suppliers. Are yearly or more frequent audits sufficient enough to avoid this kind of anomaly?

Last Updated ( Saturday, 17 August 2013 06:29 )

August 2013 - Low-frequency magnetic fields and exposure of users (follow-up)

Written by Administrator
Friday, 12 July 2013 13:38

This paper follows the one(1) published on our Website, which dealt with the exposure of the MT operators to the low- frequency magnetic fields, according to the European Union regulations.

A new Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council released on 26 June 2013(2) has been adopted on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers against the risks arising from physical agents (electromagnetic fields).

Last Updated ( Friday, 23 August 2013 05:42 )
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