Waltham, Mass. — Olympus Corp. donated ultrasonic testing equipment for workforce development at the new LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology (CPET) at San Jacinto College in East Harris County, Texas.
The center opened in September 2019 to provide students with training and educational opportunities in technology industries, such as electrical, environmental health and safety, instrumentation and nondestructive testing.
The center was designed to provide hands-on and phased-array ultrasonic testing training in real-world labs designed for current industry needs. Students can sharpen their skills using NDT equipment like the OmniScan MX2 and Epoch 650 flaw detectors, as well as 38DL PLUS thickness gages.
"Supporting educators like San Jacinto College has always been at the core of our philosophy," Dave Menne, Olympus vice president of industrial sales, said in a news release. "We're pleased to place leading-edge ultrasonic testing equipment in the hands of future inspectors."
Industry collaborations with businesses like Waltham, Mass.-based Olympus play an integral role in the training center, according to Jim Griffin, CPET associate vice chancellor/senior vice president.
"Our students benefit greatly not only from equipment donations but from the industry exposure and relationship building as well. We're grateful for Olympus' contribution to our students' success."
For more information about the collaboration, go to Olympus-IMS.com/Training-Members.