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04/10/2022 Talcyon uses acoustic pulse reflectometry for QA/QC of newly fabricated heat exchangers

In this article, an acoustic pulse reflectometry (APR) system called APRIS is described. 


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03/10/2022 New Infrared Training Center website boosts thermography education

Thousands of professionals in fields ranging from building diagnostics, electrical inspection, optical gas imaging and industrial automation are benefitting from the latest infrared camera technology, to both improve their work and grow their careers.

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30/09/2022 CBE+ simplifies supply chain with final phase of multi-million-pound investment

Engineering supply chain service provider CBE+ has completed the relocation of its five divisions together under one roof in a 70,000 ft2 state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chesterfield. 

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30/09/2022 MFE Inspection Solutions Canada becomes Thermo Scientific distributor

After 23 years of service, Elemental Controls is closing its doors and handing its distributorship of Thermo Scientific’s Niton XRF and LIBS analysers to MFE Inspection Solutions Canada. 

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29/09/2022 Vibration sensor for wind power turbines

Effective monitoring of slow-speed rotating industrial applications, such as wind power generation, is a critical requirement, just as it is on standard-speed applications, especially given the expansion of ‘green-energy’ alternatives.

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28/09/2022 IMechE Fife NDT celebrates first anniversary

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) established IMechE Fife NDT in 2021 to support Scotland and the North of England in the provision of NDT, corrosion and coatings training, examinations and Level 3 consultancy services and 19 July marked its one-year anniversary.

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27/09/2022 NI develops the ActiveUptime

NI has launched ActiveUptime, a Maintenance-as-a-Service (MaaS) solution for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance of test equipment and test facilities

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26/09/2022 ROSEN Group secures five-year contract for Pan Malaysia in-line inspection

ROSEN Group, a global supplier of leading technology for pipeline integrity management, has won three packages for the five-year Pan Malaysia pipeline in-line inspection (Pan Malaysia ILI) services for the Petronas Group of Companies and Petroleum Arrangement Contractors (PACs) contract.

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23/09/2022 TK Elevator rolls out cloud-based solution

German company TK Elevator has rolled out a cloud-based real-time monitoring and predictive maintenance platform called Max. 

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22/09/2022 Oceaneering wins ROV service contract offshore Brazil

Oceaneering International has announced that its Subsea Robotics segment has been awarded a multi-year service contract supporting Petrobras projects off the coast of Brazil. 

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21/09/2022 Prophesee’s free release

Prophesee, a developer of neuromorphic vision systems, has announced that the newest release of its Metavision Intelligence suite will be offered in its entirety for free, including all modules.

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20/09/2022 Lavender International launches new work experience laboratory

Lavender International has revealed a new work experience laboratory specifically designed to replicate multiple industry sectors and represent real-world inspections, allowing NDT technicians the ability to gain valuable work experience.

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16/09/2022 Geospace Technologies awarded US$4m contract

Geospace Technologies Corporation has announced a US$4 million (approximately £3.4 million) rental contract with an international marine geophysical services provider that will rent OBX-750E seabed ocean bottom wireless seismic data acquisition nodes for a shallow offshore seismic survey.

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15/09/2022 Enertis Applus+ appointed owner’s engineer for three solar PV plants in Spain

Enertis Applus+, a global consulting, engineering and quality control firm offering services in the renewable energy and storage sectors, has been appointed as owner’s engineer for three solar photovoltaic (PV) plants that are the property of RWE Renewables. 

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14/09/2022 SkySpecs integrates advanced AI capabilities

With the launch of SkySpecs’ Horizon CMS platform, wind turbine operators can now unlock the full potential of their fleet data in order to lower operation and maintenance (O&M) costs and focus on optimising for maximum uptime.

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13/09/2022 NDT Electronic Services and Gilligan Engineering Services join forces

Gilligan Engineering Services Ltd (GES) has joined NDT Electronic Services Ltd (NDT E) within the Fairley Gunn Group.

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12/09/2022 Stratio announces a global agreement with Keolis

Stratio, a leading predictive fleet maintenance platform, and Keolis, a world leader in shared mobility, have announced the signing of a global framework agreement to enable predictive maintenance and provide remote diagnostic technologies to Keolis’s networks. 

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09/09/2022 Doosan Babcock awarded EDF fuel flasks in readiness contract

Doosan Babcock has secured a contract with EDF Energy to carry out the inspection and refurbishment of 11 non-commissioned Mk A2 irradiated fuel transport flasks. 

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08/09/2022 Jacobs to plan Norway nuclear decommissioning programme

Norsk Nukleær Dekommisjonering (NND) has selected a joint venture (JV) between Jacobs and Multiconsult Norge AS to plan the decommissioning of Norway’s nuclear facilities.

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07/09/2022 Metso Outotec teams up with Dynamox

Metso Outotec and Dynamox have entered into a global cooperation agreement based on the usage of Dynamox’s condition monitoring platform in mining and aggregates processes.

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06/09/2022 IRISNDT acquires assets of Viking Inspection Limited

IRISNDT has announced the acquisition of certain assets of Viking Inspection Limited (Viking).

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05/09/2022 Waygate Technologies and UK Battery Industrialisation Centre sign Memorandum of Understanding

Waygate Technologies, a Baker Hughes business, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC), a national manufacturing development facility providing battery manufacturing scale-up and skills for the battery sector.

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02/09/2022 Brüel & Kjær Vibro names Volker Polonyi as CEO and President

Brüel & Kjær Vibro (B&K Vibro), one of the leading worldwide independent suppliers of condition monitoring solutions for rotating machinery, has named Volker Polonyi as its new CEO and President.

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01/09/2022 Almost 4000 engineers and technicians professionally registered in 2022 so far

The Engineering Council has reported that almost 4000 engineers and technicians have become professionally registered in 2022 to date and has congratulated every one of the 3893 new registrants so far this year on their 
achievement.

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25/08/2022 ClampOn BIRD flies in

The ClampOn BIRD is a new and unique wireless acoustic sensor for the downstream, unconventional and renewable energy market. 

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24/08/2022 Applus+ showcases inspection solutions at first open day in Aberdeen

A UK-based worldwide leader in testing, inspection and certification services, Applus+ UK hosted its first Aberdeen open day in June, showcasing its ultrasonic testing (UT) inspection technique, IWEX.

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23/08/2022 Technology eliminates on-machine sensors

Schneider Electric has launched a condition monitoring technology for rotating machines that analyses motor currents rather than relying on traditional vibration monitoring techniques. 

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22/08/2022 Jacobs awarded contract extension to support UK’s transition to net-zero

Jacobs has been awarded a two-year extension to its Stations Services Agreement (SSA) with EDF Nuclear Generation (EDF), operator of the UK’s nuclear power plants.

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19/08/2022 Touchscreen condition monitoring

New touchscreens from Bender offer intelligent condition monitoring and an overview of connected electrical systems to deliver real-time monitoring, fault diagnosis and alarms in industrial settings.

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18/08/2022 Ashtead Technology bolsters team with new senior appointment

International subsea equipment rental and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has appointed 
Phil Middleton as Survey and Robotics Director.

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17/08/2022 SKF's wireless technology

SKF has joined forces with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop a wireless technology that it claims reinvents the fields of industrial machine reliability and predictive maintenance.

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16/08/2022 Encora unveils national expansion plans

A fast-growing Teesside engineering and management services consultancy in the energy industry has revealed plans to target UK regions as part of an ambitious national expansion plan.


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15/08/2022 Measuring tool vibration risk

Sixis Technology, located in Derby, UK, has developed a new device for measuring tool vibration risk that attaches to the tool rather than the arm or wrist of the user.

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12/08/2022 Testia receives group-level ISO 9001 and EN 9100 certification

Testia has announced that its global quality management system is now certified to ISO 9001:2015 and EN 9100:2018 by Bureau Veritas.

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11/08/2022 Atos launches innovative edge-to-cloud 5G and AI-enabled solution

Atos has announced the launch of Atos Business Outcomes-as-a-Service (Atos BOaaS), a 5G, edge and Internet of Things (IoT) offering developed in collaboration with Dell Technologies that brings the advantages of cloud architecture to the edge and far edge to deliver artificial intelligence (AI)-based business value augmented with end-to-end automated deployment, monitoring and management.

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10/08/2022 Jacobs builds robot to solve debris riddle in damaged Fukushima reactor

Jacobs has designed and built a robotic tool to obtain crucial information about the state of a damaged nuclear power reactor at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan.

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09/08/2022 Doosan Babcock Ltd to be acquired by Altrad

Doosan Babcock Ltd has announced that Doosan Enerbility has agreed to sell Doosan Babcock Ltd to Altrad.

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08/08/2022 Omron launches K7TM

Omron has launched the new K7TM condition monitor for heater equipment used especially in the automotive and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industries.

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05/08/2022 Highly flexible probe makes offshore production safer

Experts from TÜV Rheinland have developed a new probe for inspecting the corrosion of offshore oil and gas wells.

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04/08/2022 Creaform celebrates 20 years of innovation

Creaform, a business unit of Ametek Inc and a worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

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03/08/2022 Condition monitoring market growth

The adoption of automated condition monitoring (CM) technologies for monitoring the health of machinery is growing in multiple industries, especially through the use of predictive and cognitive analytics. 

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02/08/2022 BAM builds new type of test platform for safe operation of pipelines

The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) is building a test platform for the safe operation of hydrogen and hydrogen-natural gas pipelines at a cost of €3.8 million (approximately £3.19 million).

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01/08/2022 Eddyfi/NDT becomes Previan

Headquartered in Québec City, Canada, and boasting over 1550 employees and 32 offices globally, Eddyfi/NDT has announced that it has changed its name to Previan. 

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29/07/2022 Extende's virtual reality RT training software evolves

Following the release of the first commercial version of Extende’s radiographic testing (RT) virtual training software in January 2021, TraiNDE RT continues to evolve and now offers a new update, taking user feedback and needs into account.

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28/07/2022 Epicor and MicroStrategy to collaborate

Epicor, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced an agreement with global analytics and business intelligence provider MicroStrategy Incorporated to deploy the new Epicor Predictive Maintenance Assistant (PMA) solution via MicroStrategy’s HyperIntelligence technology.

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27/07/2022 SpotSee introduces TiltWatch RFID

SpotSee, a provider of supply chain indicators that protect products against damage and ensure supply chain integrity, has expanded its TiltWatch product line to include an indicator that combines tilt monitoring capabilities with passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology.

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26/07/2022 New quality manager and PCN coordinator for IMechE Argyll Ruane

IMechE Argyll Ruane has announced that Kristian Hampson has taken over the role of Quality Manager and PCN Coordinator with effect from 1 May 2022. 

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25/07/2022 Software expands visibility to asset health

Global software and technology provider Emerson is updating its machinery health platform to enable customers to migrate to a more holistic, modern interface for condition monitoring.

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22/07/2022 Ashtead Technology joins The Survey Association as a supplier member of survey and inspection equipment

As a leading equipment rental provider, Ashtead Technology has joined The Survey Association (TSA) as a supplier of rental equipment to the survey and inspection industry.


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21/07/2022 Wind turbine condition monitoring market

Insight Partners has published its latest research study, titled: ‘Wind turbine condition monitoring market forecast to 2028 – COVID-19 impact and global analysis by component (hardware, software and services) and application (rotor, tower, gearbox, generator and others)’.

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