RSI Quality Newsletter | Volume 1 | 1st Quarter 2020

Gary Alderson, Manager of Quality Processes at AllTranstek and former Chairman of the RSI QA Committee, is featured in the first edition of the newly revised and expanded RSI Quality Newsletter.   You can read the newsletter below:


Download File

RSI QA Newsletter 2020 – Q1.pdf

Visual Testing (VT) Beyond Weld Inspection

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
10:00 – 11:00 AM CDT

Presented by
Jim Dinell and Steve McCullough
Visual Testing (VT) – Weld Inspection has been performed for countless years in the rail industry.  Visual Examination is the oldest and most commonly used Nondestructive Testing Method but it may also be the least understood.  Typically, the VT requirements in the rail industry has been focused on Weld Inspection.  There are many visual testing techniques involving a wide range of differences in requirements depending on the component and industry.  Weld Inspection is only one technique to the overall Visual Testing requirements.

Our Presenters will discuss:

  • The different VT and RVI techniques.
  • How do the VT techniques apply to Tank Cars.
  • VT certifications and the NDT Written Practice.
  • Various VT Standards (e.g. ASNT, ASME, ISO, etc.).
  • VT Course Outlines (other than Weld Inspection).
  • Function Specific training encompassing VT.

AllTranstek promotes James Dinell to lead Technical Services Team

AllTranstek, L.L.C. recently announced the promotion of James Dinell to Vice President, Technical Services. This promotion will allow for the continued focus and growth of this highly specialized segment within AllTranstek’s portfolio of services.  As Vice President, Dinell has assumed overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations of AllTranstek’s four industry leading technical groups – nondestructive testing, welding & special processes, regulatory compliance, fleet engineering, and inspection services.


Dinell joined AllTranstek in 1999 where he was instrumental in the formation of AllTranstek’s technical services group, and during his tenure, held a progression of leadership roles within the company.  Dinell holds the distinction as an ASNT Level III certification in 8 methods of nondestructive testing and is an American Welding Society Senior Certified Welding Inspector.  He has also been a prominent voice on many AAR task forces and served as the chairman of the AAR Appendix T Task Force for over 11 years.


“Jim is regarded as one of the rail industry’s most highly respected technical professionals.  It’s his dedication to quality, excellence and integrity that made this appointment to lead our team a natural fit.  We’re very excited that Jim will now be expertly guiding our team, and our customers through the ever increasingly complex regulatory environment.” said Jeff Wilson, AllTranstek’s President.