A.G.T. stays up to date on safety regulations and radioactive material handling procedures by completing an annual radiation training course. Every employee attends the one day seminar, giving all of us additional tools to handle hazardous material properly as well as answer questions or address concerns that customers have regarding topics on radiation.
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”.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Senior Field Service Engineer, John Fearing, started up an AGT400 at Aguascalientes Steel Coil Center. This isotope thickness gauge, located on a 72” Sonada Slitter, will measure Hot Rolled, Cold Rolled, Galvanized and Pickled Steel with a thickness range of 0.4 to 6.0 mm. Aguascalientes is a sister company of Kentucky Steel Center, which already […]
In Chicago, National Processing Company experienced a fire, but that did not stop them from upgrading an obsolete Gamma 200 to an AGT400 on a 72” Pro-Eco Pickle Line. Fortunately, no one was injured during the mishap.
John Fearing performed a startup at Ferrous Metal Processing (Brooklyn, Ohio) on an AGT400 upgrade of a GR200 thickness gauge located on their 72” Stamco Slitter.
In coordination with Kentucky Steel Center, Aguascalientes Steel Coil Center in Mexico has opened its doors for hot rolled, cold rolled, galvanized and pickled steel on a 72” Sonada Slitter. Today, an AGT400 Isotope Thickness Gauge was shipped to complement this line. This will be the company’s fourth AGT400 system.
An AGT400 was shipped to Ferrous Metal Processing in Brooklyn, Ohio to upgrade a 1994 Gamma Ray 200 located on their 72” Stamco Slitter.
Heidtman Steel has purchased an AGT400 Isotope Thickness Gauge for the 78” Alcos slitter at their East Chicago location. This is in addition to the AGT400 in use at their plants in Butler, Indiana; Cleveland, Ohio; Erie, Michigan and Granite City, Illinois.
Our Senior Field Engineer, John Fearing, traveled to Canada over The New Year’s Holiday at the customer’s request to start up a brand new AGT400 Isotope Thickness Gauge at Taylor Steel in Ontario. This system replaced an obsolete Harshaw brand thickness gauge from the eighties. It was installed on their 72” Herr-Voss slitter and it’s […]