Sam Ternowchek is Vice President, Acoustic Emission Business Development with Mistras Group and has extensive experience in advanced NDT techniques, especially acoustic emission. Mr. Ternowchek is a graduate of Penn State university and holds a degree in Engineering Technology. He is an ASNT Fellow, an active member of API, and charmain of the NACE Acoustic Emission Committee.
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September/October 2013 Inspectioneering Journal
By Sam Ternowchek at Mistras Group
Maintaining the mechanical integrity of above ground storage tanks (AST’s) is the focal point of tank inspection programs. Performing internal inspections is an integral part of a tank integrity program, however, deciding when to take a tank out of service to perform an internal inspection is not an easy determination to make.