Gary Larson has over 38 years of experience performing NDT on pipe welds, cast steel valves, ductile iron castings, and various aerospace industry applications. He is an ASNT Level III certificate holder in Radiographic Testing, Ultrasonic Testing, Penetrant Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, and Visual Testing. He also holds an ACCP certification in Magnetic Particle Testing and Penetrant Testing.
Mr. Larson has performed X-ray and Gamma-ray radiography using film, amorphous selenium plates, and phosphor imaging plates. Mr. Larson has Ultrasonic Testing experience on various metals, steel welds, and composite materials. In addition, he has extensive experienced in Penetrant Testing using visible and fluorescent penetrant techniques. His Magnetic Particle Testing experience includes techniques using yokes, prods and wet horizontal equipment. He has extensive experience in Visual Testing. . He worked for 23 years directly in the nuclear industry in piping, welding and valves. He has worked with Sikorsky Aircraft performing UT, RT, MT and PT at the Bridgeport, Shelton and Stratford plants. He has performed training in UT, MT, PT and RT for various plants with Sikorsky Aircraft and Pratt and Whitney Aircraft plants. He is currently a consultant level III for a customer supplying Boeing Parts, and a customer supplying Military parts requiring NAS-410 certification.
ASNT Level III certificates held during the production of online NDT courses taught by Mr. Larson include Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing, Radiographic Testing, Ultrasonic Testing and Visual Testing.
Previous certifications included AWS Certified Welding Inspector, and Electric Power Research Institute Flaw Sizing. Gary is currently a member of ASNT and an active member of the E-07 Committee of ASTM.