08/04/2016 Two new ways for the pipeline industry to cut costs and complexity

Pipeline development projects are becoming increasingly complex and spanning longer and deeper terrains. Pipelines must operate at higher pressures and temperatures, in harsher environments and to stricter regulatory requirements. Projects must also be feasible in a cost-constrained market.  DNV GL is inviting industry players to take part in two Joint Industry Projects (JIP) that aim to help the industry work more efficiently while maintaining safety.

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07/04/2016 CCTV investments drive growth at Ashtead Technology

Ashtead Technology, an instrumentation specialist, has experienced rapid growth in its rental business for remote inspection equipment, such as CCTV remote control crawlers and push-rod camera inspection systems. “We have invested heavily in the range of technologies that we stock in our rental fleet,” said Jay Neermul, Regional Sales Manager, “and this means that not only are we able to supply kit for almost any application, but we are also able to ensure that customers employ the most appropriate instruments for their specific application.”

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06/04/2016 Eddyfi officially launches Lyft™

Dedicated to electromagnetic inspection technologies, Eddyfi has announced the launch of Lyft™. This new patent-pending solution reinvents pulsed eddy current (PEC) and addresses what is possibly the greatest unresolved asset integrity problem in the industry: corrosion under insulation (CUI). The portable, state-of-the art solution offers real-time C-scan imaging and fast data acquisition – with grid-mapping and dynamic scanning modes – to dramatically reduce inspection time and operator dependence. 

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05/04/2016 ASNT delegates visit WENS Technical

ASNT Chairman Dr Terry Clausing and Executive Director Arny Bereson travelled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend the first 2016 ASNT Section Technical Dinner Meeting, which was held on 9 February 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. WENS Managing Director Sajeesh Kumar Babu and Technical Director Mr R Raghunathan also extended a warm welcome to the ASNT delegates to visit the WENS Technical Training Center, located in Business Bay, Dubai, UAE, on 11 February 2016. 

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04/04/2016 TSC Inspection Systems launches solution for freight rail axle inspection

Until now, NDT techniques used in the freight rail industry have been recognised to have major drawbacks in their ability to detect and evaluate shallow, surface-breaking defects. Building on the success of ACFM® technology across the energy, transportation and defence sectors, TSC Inspection Systems has introduced the AXIS™, a simple, fast and accurate NDT solution that addresses these limitations and provides operators with confidence in the integrity management of freight rail axles.

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NDT News

01/04/2016 Lavender International to host employer information event for NDT apprenticeship programme

The programme for the NDT Engineering Technician apprenticeship is now available and the standard and its assessment plan have been approved. Lavender International is recognised by the Skills Funding Agency as a Lead Provider. Already, a number of employers have begun the process to develop apprentices through the three-year NDT apprenticeship programme and this event is designed to advise all interested parties about the programme.

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