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My top 10 restaurants in New York

Ferrara Bakery & Café195 Grand Streetbetween Mulberry & Mott Sts.(212) 226-6150 http://www.ferraracafe.comSushi Samba245 Park Ave South212-475-9377http://www.sushisamba.comAsia de CubaMorgan Hotel237 Madison Ave. (Midtown East/Murray Hill)between 37th and 38th Sts.212-726-7755http://www.chinagrillmanagement.com/adecNY/Dawat - Indian210 E. 58th St. (Midtown East/Murray Hill)between Second and Third Aves.212-355-7555http://www.restaurant.com/dawatJai-Ya Thai 396 Third Ave. (Between 28th and 29th Streets.)Tel: 212-889-1330212-889-1330http://www.jaiya.comPatsy's Pizza509 Third Ave, (between 34th and 35th streets), New York City, NY+1 212 689 7500also at509 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10035 · 212-534-9783Gallagher'S Steak House228 West 52 Street, New York City, (212) 245-5336http://www.gallaghersnysteakhouse.comGonzalez y Gonzalez - Mexican625 Broadway @ Houston StreetNew York NY 10012Tel 212-473-8787Salsa Dancing in the eveningCarmine's - ItalianTheater District200 West 44th…

Favorite Restaurants in Washington DC

Its Holiday time….Here is a list of my personal favorite restaurants in Washington DC. Red Sage – Great Mexican Food605 Fourteenth Street, NWWashington, DC 20005Reservations (202) 638-4444http://www.redsage.com/Mr. K – Best Chinese in USA2121 K Street NWWashington, DC 20037202-331-8868http://www.digitalcity.com/washington/entertainment/venue.adp?sbid=102222426Mon Ami Gabi  - French Food7239 Woodmont Ave.Bethesda, MD 20814301.654.1234http://www.monamigabi.com/second_level/monami_1.htmPaparazzi Restaurant – Italian Food1066 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Phone: 202.298-8000 http://www.cuatower.com/news/2004/01/30/Features/Papa-Razzi.In.Georgetown.Will.Not.Chase.You.But.You.Might.Pursue.It-593862.shtmlAsia Nora – Organic Food2213 M Street,  NW202-797-4860http://www.noras.com/menu/asiamenu.htmIndeBleu – Indian and French Fusion707 G St. NW, Washington,  DC   20001 Phone: 202-333-2538 Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red, Yellow, Green lines)http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?node=entertainment…

SSC test with 4 point bend fixture as per NACE TM 0177 as well as the ASTM G 39 Specification

The corrosion testing laboratory of TCR in India routinely performs SSCC test with 4 point bend fixture as per NACE TM 0177 as well as the ASTM G 39 Specification. The tests are conducted using a strain gauge to measure stress. The laboratory is accredited as per ISO 17025 specification. In the past, the lab has conducted tests under third party inspection of BV, LRS, TUV etc.TCR has been carrying out Sulphide Stress Corrosion Cracking (SSC) test for the past 10 years with tensile specimen. At several occasions, the corrosion testing department at the material testing lab of TCR have tested as per 4 point bend test and C ring specimen also.   TRC has used 4 point bend specimen under Third Party inspection of BV for Chloride Stress Corrosion Test. The specimen for 4 point bend test shall be a flat specimen of different sizes.  We have 3 type of fixtures ready for 4 point bend test.  These can accommodate following sizes:a)            140 x 25 x 5mmb)            106 x 15 x 2mmc)        …

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2008.At TCR, we stand ready to undertake the following:-Third Party inspection across India using Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineers, ASNT Level II inspectors, Welding qualification inspection using AWS/CSWIP inspectors, BGAS inspectors and NDT Project Managers-Vendor Evaluation, Factory Audits, -Mechanical Testing, Chemical Analysis, Positive Material Identification (PMI), Non Destructive Testing (NDT including Automated UT using ToFD), Metallography, RoHS Compliance Testing, Corrosion Testing (including HIC/SSC), Failure Analysis Metallurgical Product Evaluation, Heat Treatment, Manpower Deployment, Training, Engineering Research and Consultancy.Earlier this year the company has been awarded the “Excellent Laboratory Award for 2007” from NACE International (India chapter). Do visit www.tcreng.com to know more about TCR Engineering Services.

National Symposium on Plasma Science & Technology

Institutefor Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar is going to host the “22nd National  Symposium on Plasma Science & Technology” (PLASMA-2007) during  December 06 -10, 2007. It is expected that about 400 scientists and engineers working in the field of Plasma Science & Technology will attend this symposium. This symposium will provide a platform to interact with National R & D Organizations and industries for recent developments in these fields. The technical program will comprise of invited talks, contributed oral and poster presentations in the following areas ;·Basic Plasma Physics (BP)·Nuclear Fusion & Technology (NF)·Plasma Diagnostics (PD)·Space & Astrophysical Plasma (SA)·Exotic Plasma : Dusty, Quark Gluon plasma etc. (EP)·Laser-Plasma Interaction (LP)·Plasma Processing and Industrial Applications (PP)·Simulation and modelling for Plasma (CM)IPR : The Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) is an autonomous body of the Department of Atomic Energy dedicated to fund…

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Rohit Bafna to present paper in "Case Study of ToFD"

Mr. Rohit Bafna, Director of TCR Engineering Services will present a technical paper on "Case Study of ToFD" at the Fourth Middle East Nondestructive Testing Conference and Exhibition which is being held at the Gulf International Convention Center, Gulf Hotel in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. Mr. Bafna's paper will be presented on December 3, 2007 at 3:25 PM. As a part of this paper presentation, Mr. Bafna will highlight a recent ToFD project which was done for Kuwait Oil Company (under the EPC contractor of Hyundai Heavy Industries). The scope of the project was for Detection and sizing of discontinuities in the weld joints for thickness of 19mm to 45mm shell plates located on crude oil tanks at the Crude Export Facilities at NTF, STF and MAA in Al-Ahmadi, Kuwait. Flour Daniel was the Inspection Agency on the project.ToFD inspection project was done under the guidelines as per API 650 appendix U. Evaluation of surface flaws were further investigated by Magnetic Particle Te…

QA/QC Inspectors needed Urgently

TCR Arabia LLc. (Saudi Arabia), a division of TCR Engineering services (India) wants to urgently hire 5 QA/QC Engineers with the following job profile. Please submit your resume in MS Word Format including your salary expectation. Work site is near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and we will provide a 6 months long contract. If the candidate is suitable then this contract period will be extended for upto 2 years. Food, Housing, Accommodation , Visa and Travel expenses will be borne by TCR Arabia. Candidate applying must provide their salary expectation as well as immediate date of availability.MAIN PURPOSE OF JOBTo contribute to the operation of the Quality Control (QC) on site by preparing and  implementing components of Quality Controls Plans and Procedures according to Company Quality Control procedures.JOB OBJECTIVES·To undertake QC functions in the workplace for daily QC activities.·To conduct inspection of raw materials, bought out items and review of Material Test Certificates (MTC) and t…

Middle East Nondestructive Testing Conference and Exhibition

The Saudi Arabian Section of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing in association with The Bahrain Society of Engineers is organizing the 4th Middle East Nondestructive Testing Conference and Exhibition at the Gulf International Convention Centre, Gulf Hotel, Kingdom of Bahrain on 02 – 05 December 2007 under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Abdulhussain bin Ali Mirza, the Minister of Oil & Gas.  The Theme for the conference is “Advanced NDT Technologies: Challenges and Implementation”.TCR Engineering Services and its associate companies will be exhibiting at the Fourth Middle East Nondestructive Testing Conference and Exhibition (4MENDT 2007). TCR Engineering Services (A leading ISO 17025 accredited independent materials testing laboratory) and TCR Advanced Engineering Services from India, TCR-KIL from Kuwait and TCR Arabia from Saudi Arabia will be based in stall # H07 at the exhibition.  TCR will showcase its NDT services at the exhibition including Automated UT using the Tim…

Prevent Lead based toys from reaching Children

TCR Engineering Services, an India based material testing and quality assurance company undertakes tests using X-Ray Florescence (XRF) portable alloy analyzers on Metals, Electronics, Soils, Mining, Minerals, Woods, Thin Films, Paints & Coatings, Oils & Liquids, and Hazardous Waste Materials.As awareness continues to increase on the ill-effects of Lead (Pb) in day-to-day products in India and overseas, TCR Engineering Services undertakes classification of definitive positive/negative results for Pb using the portable XRF instruments. The XRF instrument of TCR can detect of lead in Paints & Coatings, Oils & Liquids. The tests are done in-situ and it can help in establishing area contamination boundaries and depth profiles including assisting in site investigations, delineation and contamination patterns.The lead inspection service from TCR allows manufactures in India to create lead-free landfills, hazardous clean-up sites, consumer electronic materials, children's …

Welding Certification and Welder Qualification Services from TCR

TCR Engineering Services has expanded its quality assurance and third party inspection services to include a comprehensive welder certification and welding procedure qualification program. As part of this enhanced service offering, TCR will undertake the following:·Welder Qualification Testing for performance qualification and certification of welders (a welder / welding operator performance qualification - WQT) to ASME, ANSI, AWS, API code·Preparation of Weld Procedure Qualification as per client or project requirements. ·Coupon Testing as per Weld Procedure Qualification which includes visual examination, mechanical testing, metallographic examination and non destructive testing.·Documentation of the Procedure Qualification Record as per ASME, ANSI, AWS, API codes·In depth weld inspection to include review of the applicable qualification e.g. weld procedure specification, welder performance qualification and validity for process materials and consumable items, equipment, set up and …

NDE 2007

An exciting exhibition and conference, NDE-2007, in the field of non destructive testing and quality assurance is taking place on November 28-30, 2007 in Vadodara, India under the aegis of ISNT. TCR Engineering Services (Mumbai) and TCR Advanced Engineering (Vadodara) will be showcasing their service offering at this exhibition.TCR, India's leading material testing, NDT and quality assurance company will showcase the company's complete range of NDT services including Automated UT using the Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD), Helium Leak Testing, Third Party Inspection, Factory Audits, Welder Qualification, NDT Training, Infrared Thermography, Ultrasonic Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Dye Penetrant, Eddy Current, Positive Material Identification (PMI), In-situ Metallography (Metallographic Replication), and more. As a committed QA partner for all major companies in the state of Gujarat, TCR extends is hearty congratulations to the Vadodara chapter of ISNT which has the uniq…

Quiz on NDT

61st Annual Technical Meeting - Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)

The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), which is the largest professional organization for metallurgists in India with over 8000 members from R&D laboratories, academia and industries, is organizing a technical meet at Nehru Centre, Mumbai during November 13-16, 2007. This Annual Technical Meet is being organized under the Chairmanship of Dr. S. Banerjee, Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), who is the current President of the IIM. On this occasion, there will be a special publication on “Stainless Steels”.Mr. V.K. Bafna and Mr. Paresh Haribhakti of TCR Engineering Services, India are presenting a paper on, “Metallurgical Investigation of blister formation on Hydrocracker Reactors of Refinery”  at this technical meet.The Hydrocracker Reactors represents amongst the critical component of the Refinery and Petrochemical industries both in terms of cost and operation point of view. The Reactor vessel used for the hydrogenation service are made from of low alloy steels having …

AUT - Time of Flight Diffraction on ndt.net

TCR Engineering Services, as an NDT services company, routinely provide AUT using ToFD in India and Saudi Arabia. I wanted to give something back to the outstanding forum on ndt.net and thought that one of the best ways will be to create a compilation of answers on ToFD that are so frequently asked on ndt.net.  I plan to update this thread as time permits so that we can all benefit from the collective wisdom of the contributors of this forum. Here are links and brief outlines to important discussions on Time of Flight Diffraction:Sizing a Defect using ToFDContributor Suresh on ndt.net writes:However, over the last 20 years, TOFD has probably been used more in validations, round robin trials et cetera than any other NDT technique. From this, we have established that TOFD is probably the most accurate sizing technique for embedded defects presently available to the world. A recent test for a major oil company we did on some 30 rootcracks in thin walled material, which were compared to p…

TCR Engineering approved by Halliburton

On completion of the audit conducted by Halliburton Company (with representatives from Houston, TX), TCR received the formal approval today. The approval notice said, “Based on our visit and audit, TCR Engineering Services has been approved and recommended for services performed for Halliburton.”TCR is one of the select few material testing labs worldwide that have been approved by Halliburton. Suppliers and Vendors in India and elsewhere can count on the prompt and efficient services of TCR in the areas of Vendor Evaluation, Factory Audits, Third Party Inspection, Mechanical Testing, Chemical Analysis, Positive Material Identification (PMI), Non Destructive Testing (NDT including Automated UT using ToFD), Metallography, RoHS Compliance Testing, Corrosion Testing (including HIC/SSC), Failure Analysis Metallurgical Product Evaluation, Heat Treatment, Manpower Deployment, Training, Engineering Research and Consultancy.

NACE awards TCR the Best Laboratory Award

It gives me immense pleasure to inform you that NACE International (India chapter) has selected TCR Engineering Services (Navi Mumbai) as a recipient for the prestigious “Best Laboratory Award for 2007.”The award ceremony is going to be held in Hotel Intercontinental in Mumbai on September 26. I’d like to share this joyous occasion with you and will be delighted if you can make your travel plans and come to India on that date. TCR Engineering Services (TCR), a NABL and ISO 17025 accredited independent material testing laboratory in Mumbai, India undertakes a wide range of corrosion and stress corrosion test per ASTM, NACE or BIS. Tests can also be custom tailored to meet an individual client´s requirements.TCR´s material testing laboratory in India determines inter-granular corrosion attack, weight loss corrosion, pitting corrosion, Sour gas service corrosion tests for sulfide stress cracking (SSC), CSC, salt spray, and hydrogen-induced cracking (HIC) for oil and gas, power, construct…

History of ASME B31

Author JohnBreen writes on eng-tips that that The ASME B31 Code for Pressure Piping includes specific “books” for various piping applications.  The Code is dynamic and the “sitting committees” work at keeping the Codes up to date with current standard industry practice – note, not “cutting edge”, not “trend setting”, not “latest and greatest" - rather current standard industry practice.   The B31 Codes are not the final word, only the latest word.The history of the B31 Code is very interesting.  In 1926 the American Standards Associations, ASA (forerunner of ANSI) initiated project B31 to develop a pressure piping Code.  The resulting document, "American Tentative Standard Code for Pressure Piping, ASA B31.1 was issued in 1935.During the long history of the B31 Codes various “book section” numbers were assigned for development.  Some of these documents were developed but not used as the work was pulled into another “book”.  Others of them were withdrawn when superseded by an…