Category Archive for: ‘Radiation’

Esmark Steel Group Adds AGT400

A.G.T.’s Senior Field Engineer, John Fearing, commissioned a new AGT400 at Esmark Steel Group in Chicago Heights, Illinois. This gauge is an upgrade of a GR200 and will be used on Esmark’s 60” Stamco slitter with a thickness <.120”.

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Cesium Cs-137 Sources Available

Cesium 137 Berthold Source

Advanced Gauging currently has three “like new” Cesium (Cs-137) sources for sale. These sources, originally manufactured by Berthold Technologies, came into our possession as a result of our participation in the recent Sparrows Point source disposal project.  All three sources are Berthold Model No. 7440-D-CR.  They are only 7 years old and were originally purchased as spares and never actually …

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Announcing The A.G.T. Isotope Source Recovery Program

Advanced Gauging is pleased to introduce our new Isotope Source Recovery and Disposal Program.  This service has been made possible by A.G.T.’s recent completion of the Sparrows Point, Maryland source cleanup project (see Sept. 11, 2014 blog post) and concurrent GTRI security upgrades.  As a result of these projects, the Ohio Department of Health has amended our radioactive material license …

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Annual Radiation Training

The staff here at Advanced Gauging Technologies recently completed our annual radiation training event. We do this in order to train new staff and offer a refresher to the rest. Each year, Dr. Laura Smith teaches us about the physics of atoms, nuclear binding forces, particle emissions, and a host of other cool nuclear physics topics. In addition to all …

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A.G.T. Implements Technician Certification Program

Advanced Gauging has implemented a new Thickness Gauge Certification Program to assist in the ongoing training and development of our Field Technicians and other key A.G.T. personnel. The program includes comprehensive tests on the knowledge and ability to service various models of thickness gauges, including many obsolete gauges whose manufactures are no longer in business.  Gauges that are currently covered …

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New Security Enhancements and Licensing Amendments!

Last year, Advanced Gauging Technologies partnered with the United States Department of Energy to perform a security enhancement audit of our facility. Using the information gained from this audit we implemented a plan to increase our existing security measures. This plan included upgrading existing radio controlled key systems, adding 24/7 surveillance cameras with night vision, upgrading safes and improving our …

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A.G.T. Awarded Contract For HRE Sparrows Point Project

A.G.T. was recently awarded a contract by HRE Sparrows Point, LLC for a major source disposal project at the former Bethlehem Steel / Severstal / RF Steel mill in Sparrows Point, MD. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with new gauge orders or service on existing gauges. We will be responsible for the removal and storage or disposal of 113 …

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Radiation And How Advanced Gauging Technologies Uses It

Radiation is a process in which energetic particles or waves travel through a medium or space. The energy released can take one of two forms. The first form is referred to as electromagnetic radiation and includes radiation like sunlight, radar and radio waves. This form of pure energy contains no weight and is considered non-ionizing as the radiated waves do …

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Shipped & Started In Chicago

Last week we shipped an AGT400 to Chicago, Illinois. Today, John Fearing started it up as an upgrade to an obsolete GR200. This gauging system is located on a 72” Pro-Eco Pickle Line at National Processing Company.  They also have AGT400 systems at their Indiana, Pennsylvania and Nuevo Leon, Mexico facilities.

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AGT400 Ships To Nebraska

Valmont Industries (Valmont, Nebraska) accepts delivery of a new AGT400. This is Valmont’s first thickness gauge and is located on a 79” Herr-Voss Slitter.

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