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Jose Aparicio: About the Author
Technical Director, MetallurgyNDT, LLC


Jose Aparicio

Jose Aparicio is a metallurgical engineer and ultrasonics inspections expert with MetallurgyNDT, LLC, serving the refining, petrochemical, and process industries. For 17+ years, Jose has advised industry titans on asset reliability by participating in 90+ turnarounds. His expertise lies in AUT corrosion mapping, automated UT weld inspection, phased array UT, time of flight diffraction (TOFD), advanced ultrasonic back scatter and spectrum analysis (AUBT/ABSA), and FMC. Jose provides a technical perspective in nondestructive evaluation and testing.

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Published Articles

January/February 2022 Inspectioneering Journal

Within one unit, TriLat combines the power of two probes containing three angle beam sets to identify and quantify cracking at early stages. The result is inspection speeds up to ten times faster than traditional AUT systems, depending on probe size.

May/June 2021 Inspectioneering Journal

Hydrogen-induced damage mechanisms have been studied endlessly, leading to changes in equipment design and development of new inspection practices. However, the highly localized nature and difficulty of detection of HTHA add additional complexities.

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