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​​     Mr. Mark Bell will be our speaker for the November 07, 2017 technical meeting. This will be our 3rd technical meeting of the 2017– 2018 year.

    Mr. Bell, PE, is a graduate of Cal Poly in Metallurgical Engineering.  He has taught AWS CWI Classes nationwide.  Mr. Bell has been a CWI with endorsements in D1.1, D1.5 and API 1104. He travels and teaches classes for ASM in Failure Analysis, Corrosion, Welding and Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist. Mr. Bell served on the Board of Directors for  AWS from 1992 to 2004.   He has held Level III certifications in methods: MT, VT and PT in accordance with ASNT-SNT-TC1A.  

    Mr. Bell’s consulting business is in failure analysis, welding, and corrosion evaluation, located in San Diego.  NDT is a key step in conducting a good Metallurgical Failure Analysis.

    Title of the his talk is:
“Role of NDT in Metallurgical Failure Analysis”  This presentation will cover case histories in Metallurgical Failure Analysis and how the use of NDT has been an important step in the solution of problems in machinery, weldments, structures and pipelines.  The advances in NDT have made better manufacturing processes for metals, perhaps even more than advances in metallurgy.


What is ASNT?

American Society for Nondestructive Testing is the world's largest technical society for nondestructive testing (NDT) professionals.
It was formed in 1941 to provide opportunities for people to get involved with education, research, section operations, and leadership dealing with Quality and NDT.

How can I take part?

· The San Diego Section holds monthly meetings in which you are cordially invited to attend. If you are interested, please contact the SD Section  The ASNT website has additional information you can view at

Best Western
Seven Seas’ Restaurant.
411 Hotel Circle S,

San Diego, 92108.

Meeting day:
First Tuesday of each month

No Meeting: 
July, August & January

Board Meeting:
Begins at 4:45 P.M.

Social Hour:
 Begins at 5:15 P.M.

Dinner :
Served promptly at 6:15 P.M. in the
 "Lord Jim Room"