23/07/2021 Tritex NDT leading the way in drone thickness measurements

Tritex NDT has for many years been manufacturing ultrasonic thickness gauges and is now established as one of the leading companies offering multiple-echo gauges. Multiple-echo technology means that thickness measurements can be taken through 6 mm-thick coatings, as only the metal substrate is measured. It does not matter whether the coating is paint, epoxy or bitumen; it is completely ignored. This has huge advantages over having to remove coatings, with savings in both time and money. It also has a big advantage when developing a drone thickness gauge. There has always been a requirement to take thickness measurements at height and up until recently this has been carried out using scaffolding or rope access techniques. However, with the Tritex Multigauge 6000 dedicated drone thickness gauge, first developed over three years ago, this is now a lot safer and more cost-effective than before.

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Jacobs secures asset management role with UK’s NDA

20/07/2021 Jacobs secures asset management role with UK’s NDA

Jacobs has been selected to provide asset management solutions to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), the public body in charge of cleaning up legacy facilities in the UK.

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Ultimo and UReason launch joint solution

20/07/2021 Ultimo and UReason launch joint solution

Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) platform provider Ultimo and Asset Performance Management (APM) specialist UReason have integrated their respective platform functions to provide real-time asset condition monitoring.

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NDT professionals invited to take career to next level with free degree apprenticeship webinar

19/07/2021 NDT professionals invited to take career to next level with free degree apprenticeship webinar

An award-winning provider of non-destructive testing apprenticeships is hosting a free webinar for industry professionals to show how they can take their career to the next level with the NDT Engineer degree apprenticeship.

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Ashtead Technology invests in new sonar technology

19/07/2021 Ashtead Technology invests in new sonar technology

Global subsea equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has invested over £1 million in a range of EdgeTech sonar imaging and underwater technology systems to enhance its extensive equipment fleet.

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The new Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science manufacturing facility in Shanghai

16/07/2021 Hitachi High-Tech opens state-of-the-art production facility in Shanghai, China

Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science (part of Hitachi High-Tech Group), engaged in the manufacture and sales of analysis and measuring instruments, has opened a new high-tech manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China.

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FLIR’s T-Series thermal camera

15/07/2021 FLIR’s T-Series thermal camera

FLIR Systems has released the latest T-Series high-performance thermal camera, the FLIR T865. Created for electrical condition and mechanical equipment inspection and use in research and development applications, the device provides ±1°C or ±1% temperature measurement accuracy, a broader temperature range between −40°C to 120°C and more on-camera tools for improved analysis. A free three-month subscription to FLIR Thermal Studio Pro and FLIR Route Creator and a one-month subscription to FLIR Research Studio is included.

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Non-destructive inspection of large components taken to the next level

15/07/2021 Non-destructive inspection of large components taken to the next level

Nikon Metrology’s industrial microfocus X-ray computed tomography (CT) inspection solutions have been enhanced with a new offset CT reconstruction algorithm, which the company claims will deliver unrivalled scan speed and image resolution.

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Fluid Life launches new vibration data analysis tool

14/07/2021 Fluid Life launches new vibration data analysis tool

Fluid Life, a North American provider of equipment reliability solutions and lubrication analysis, has announced the launch of its new Vibration Data Analysis Tool. With vibration data analysis, critical machines can be monitored safely while in operation using permanently mounted accelerometers that collect data in near real-time and at a lower cost than traditional data collection methods.

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Doble Engineering introduces Calisto H1

14/07/2021 Doble Engineering introduces Calisto H1

Doble Engineering Company, a provider of power grid diagnostic solutions and a subsidiary of ESCO Technologies Inc, has announced the release of Calisto™ H1. The new hydrogen detector takes real-time measurements for quick intervention against faults and gives power and utility teams the flexibility to monitor a greater number of assets more cost-effectively.

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SpotSee launches OpsWatch Ethernet

14/07/2021 SpotSee launches OpsWatch Ethernet

SpotSee® has expanded its vibration monitoring product line to include OpsWatch Ethernet, an Ethernet-based vibration monitoring system

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Balluff inductive washdown sensors

13/07/2021 Balluff inductive washdown sensors

Balluff has introduced inductive washdown sensors to its portfolio, which provide wear-resistant, non-contact position detection of metallic objects and are members of the company’s Smart Automation and Monitoring System (SAMS) portfolio.

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Driller partners with Asystom

13/07/2021 Driller partners with Asystom

Asystom and Archer have formed a technology cooperation covering the use of Asystom’s predictive maintenance technology for oil & gas drilling facilities.

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Bentley Systems acquires Sensemetrics and Vista Data Vision

12/07/2021 Bentley Systems acquires Sensemetrics and Vista Data Vision

Bentley Systems has acquired Sensemetrics and Vista Data Vision in a bid to strengthen the organisation’s software for infrastructure instrumentation and sensor management.

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Machine condition monitoring market worth $3.6 billion by 2026

12/07/2021 Machine condition monitoring market worth $3.6 billion by 2026

According to the new market research report ‘Machine condition monitoring market with COVID-19 impact analysis, by monitoring technique (vibration monitoring, oil analysis, corrosion monitoring), monitoring process, deployment type, offering, industry and region – global forecast to 2026’, published by MarketsandMarkets, the global machine condition monitoring market size is projected to grow from US$2.6 billion in 2021 to US$3.6 billion by 2026 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.1%.

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Curtiss-Wright partners with Dolphitech

07/07/2021 Curtiss-Wright partners with Dolphitech

Curtiss-Wright’s Nuclear Division (Curtiss-Wright) has announced that it has partnered with Dolphitech to provide predictive turbine maintenance and blade inspection services to the domestic and international wind market. This collaboration pairs Curtiss-Wright’s advanced StressWave and PdP pattern recognition software platforms with Dolphitech’s next-generation Dolphicam2 ultrasonic inspection technology to provide users with a comprehensive view of their wind turbine blade health.

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The new tool uses artificial intelligence to analyse images of wind turbine blades to locate and highlight areas of defects

06/07/2021 Loughborough University develops new AI tool for recognising and classifying wind turbine blade defects

Demand for wind power has grown, along with the need to inspect turbine blades and identify defects that may impact operational efficiency. From visual thermography to ultrasound, a wide range of blade inspection techniques have been trialled, but all have displayed drawbacks.

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A&R orders condition monitoring services

05/07/2021 A&R orders condition monitoring services

Three new multi-purpose vessels ordered from the Abeking & Rasmussen ship (A&R) and yacht shipyard in Lemwerder, Germany, by the German government for the Waterways and Shipping Administration (WSV) will be equipped with Schottel propulsion systems. Planning and design, as well as tendering and continuous construction supervision, are carried out by the Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW) Ship Technology division.

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Eddyfi/NDT acquires Senceive

01/07/2021 Eddyfi/NDT acquires Senceive

Eddyfi/NDT has announced the acquisition of London-based Senceive Ltd (Senceive), a world leader in the design, manufacture and continuous improvement of wireless condition monitoring (CM) technology that meets the challenges of complex infrastructure needs in a wide range of industry sectors. Senceive will join Eddyfi/NDT as a separate entity and become the group’s fifth platform and business unit, continuing to operate under the Senceive name. In addition, with this acquisition Eddyfi/NDT reaches an important milestone of ten acquisitions within the past five years.

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