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Engineering Council registration

25/06/2020 BINDT registration with the Engineering Council

As a member of The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing you can apply for engineering registration with the Engineering Council (EC).

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Virtual mock-up for NDE inspectors evolves

24/06/2020 Virtual mock-up for NDE inspectors evolves

Following the commercial release in September 2019 of this brand new product, TraiNDE UT keeps evolving and a new version is already available. TraiNDE UT v1.1 improves the user experience, especially in the management of the tactile interactivity on the virtual mock-up screen.

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Nominations open for Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

24/06/2020 Nominations open for Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

Diverse, multi-faceted and continually evolving, engineering creates the solutions to global challenges and improves billions of lives. It has propelled us from our first use of stone tools to an era of artificial intelligence and space travel. From smartphones and fashion to medicine and energy, engineers have revolutionised the way we live and will play a pivotal role in addressing the challenges of our future.

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Vaisala takes its world-leading humidity measurements to the cloud

23/06/2020 Vaisala takes its world-leading humidity measurements to the cloud

Vaisala, a global leader in weather, environmental and industrial measurements, has introduced a new cloud-based Vaisala Jade Smart Cloud system for professionals who want to access high-quality measurement data anywhere, at any time. The data can be viewed on the go, on either a mobile device, such as mobile phone or tablet, or on a PC or laptop. The Jade Smart Cloud is ideal for any structural moisture or ambient humidity measurement monitoring needs on the go, because it keeps users updated on critical measurements continuously.

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MHS introduces IoT-based predictive maintenance solution

23/06/2020 MHS introduces IoT-based predictive maintenance solution

MHS, a single-source provider of material handling automation and software solutions, has announced the launch of MHS Insights, a condition-based maintenance solution that monitors assets through Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and system data to provide timely maintenance recommendations and strategic health assessments.

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Graphite blocks in the core of an advanced gas-cooled reactor

19/06/2020 Jacobs selected by Radioactive Waste Management Ltd to study radioactivity in graphite nuclear reactor cores

The product line TCNF Plus addresses scientific and industrial applications with demand for the highest resolutions, down to 0.5 microns. X-RAY WorX has extended its TCNF Plus product line with the addition of two new models, the XWT-225-TCNF Plus and the XWT-240-TCNF Plus, with maximum voltages of 225 kV and 240 kV, respectively.

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The business value of digitalising industrial inspection processes

19/06/2020 The business value of digitalising industrial inspection processes

Industrial inspections, including asset integrity management, non-destructive testing (NDT), risk-based inspections and fitness-for-service evaluations, are inherently people-centric processes. Technicians and engineers are specially trained and skilled to conduct highly specialised and sometimes dangerous inspections that cannot be completed by machines alone. It is a service-driven business. As with all service-orientated businesses, operational efficiency, from customer relations and project management to billing and retention, is critical to success.

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Nanofocus X-ray tubes

18/06/2020 Nanofocus X-ray tubes

The product line TCNF Plus addresses scientific and industrial applications with demand for the highest resolutions, down to 0.5 microns. X-RAY WorX has extended its TCNF Plus product line with the addition of two new models, the XWT-225-TCNF Plus and the XWT-240-TCNF Plus, with maximum voltages of 225 kV and 240 kV, respectively.

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X-ray and CT system

18/06/2020 X-ray and CT system

Yxlon International has launched its completely new operating concept with the innovative universal X-ray and computed tomography (CT) system Yxlon UX20. Specialised X-ray knowledge is no longer mandatory. Now, even untrained personnel can easily achieve optimal inspection results. This is made possible by the award-winning Yxlon Geminy software platform, which combines all of the programs involved.

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sensemetrics signs IIoT partnership with YieldPoint

17/06/2020 sensemetrics signs IIoT partnership with YieldPoint

California-based Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cloud technology company sensemetrics has entered the underground mining market via a co-development and go-to-market partnership with Canadian instrumentation company YieldPoint.

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Trial of monitoring service for auxiliary marine machinery

17/06/2020 Trial of monitoring service for auxiliary marine machinery

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd (MOL) has announced that it will launch a trial of a new monitoring service for auxiliary marine machinery, jointly developed with Asahi Kasei Engineering Corporation.

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This is Engineering Day

16/06/2020 Academy calls on engineering community to show young people how they can ‘be the difference’

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) has announced that it plans to lead a second ‘This is Engineering Day’ on Wednesday 4 November 2020 to celebrate the engineers and engineering shaping our everyday lives and the world around us. Working with EngineeringUK and partners across the profession, the initiative is central to the Academy’s This is Engineering campaign to give more young people, from all backgrounds, the opportunity to take up engineering careers. The event will form a key part of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2020.

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Phoenix ISL joins forces with Eclipse Scientific

16/06/2020 Phoenix ISL joins forces with Eclipse Scientific to simplify phased array inspections

Phoenix Inspection Systems Limited has collaborated with Eclipse Scientific to enable customers to easily set-up their scan plans through the ES BeamTool 9 software. The latest software release provides customers with the ability to easily configure their Phoenix ISL phased array probes and wedges to ensure they have the best scanning coverage possible through great simulation.

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Eddy current controller

15/06/2020 Eddy current controller

The eddyNCDT 3070 is a new powerful eddy current measurement system from Micro-Epsilon that is suitable for high-precision displacement, distance, position, runout, extension, thermal expansion and oil film thickness measurements in harsh industrial environments. The system is designed to work with Micro-Epsilon’s range of subminiature sensors, which offer measuring ranges of less than 1 mm and measure to submicron accuracies at a frequency response up to 20 kHz.

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High-definition MWIR cameras

15/06/2020 High-definition MWIR cameras

Compact in design, FLIR Systems’ A8200sc and A8300sc mid-wave infrared (MWIR) cameras offer the speed and sensitivity that researchers need to capture rapid thermal events and record the most accurate temperature measurements.

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Flygt launches monitoring system

12/06/2020 Flygt launches monitoring system

Wastewater solutions company Flygt, a Xylem brand, has launched a pump monitoring system that offers precise station diagnostics and predictive analytics, ensuring the extended lifetime of a facility’s pumps.

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AVT Reliability introduces router enabling contactless data collection

12/06/2020 AVT Reliability introduces router enabling contactless data collection

Plant reliability specialist AVT Reliability® has enhanced its Machine Sentry® suite of cloud-based condition monitoring tools with the launch of its long-range low-energy Bluetooth® router, Gateway.

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Ellis Selkirk at Tweddle Engineering undertaking MPI

11/06/2020 Responsive NDT investment in staff sees new qualifications across the business

Four apprentices at Responsive NDT, based at Lillyhall near Workington, have successfully gained PCN Level 2 radiographic testing certification as part of their NVQ Level 3 qualifications.

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Nortest joins forces with TTS Systems

11/06/2020 Nortest joins forces with TTS Systems

Nortest, a supplier of polymer test equipment from Elastocon AB, Lambient Technologies LLC and Hildebrand GmbH, became TTS Nortest on 1 June 2020.

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Solar Team Twente is using Yokogawa’s WT5000

10/06/2020 How more accurate power analysis boosted a solar racing car’s range, speed and competitiveness

The Yokogawa WT5000 Precision Power Analyzer is being used by Solar Team Twente to maximise the team’s chances of winning the ultimate challenge for solar-powered racing cars, the biennial Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.

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09/06/2020 Grant for next-generation condition monitoring

Aker Solutions and Cognite have been awarded a US$2 million (approximately £1.6 million) grant from the California Energy Commission for a project called ‘NextWind Real-Time Condition Monitoring’.


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08/06/2020 Lavender reopens following COVID-19 pandemic closure

Lavender International has announced that it reopened for business on 25 May 2020 following a period of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



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Cygnus gauge certified to IECEx

04/06/2020 Cygnus gauge certified to IECEx

Cygnus Instruments has announced that the Cygnus 1 Intrinsically Safe (IS) ultrasonic thickness gauge now has IECEx Zone 0 certification.

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Remote maintenance with Bilfinger

03/06/2020 Virtual industrial services: remote maintenance with Bilfinger

Many industrial plant operators are currently limiting access to their facilities in order to protect both their own employees and those of their service providers. With fewer people moving around the plant, the risk of the COVID-19 virus spreading is also lower. However, many of these plants produce essential products for everyday use, including fuels and chemicals. In order to ensure that these industrial plants can operate with reduced on-site personnel, Bilfinger is offering two solutions for ‘virtual’ industrial services: the secure access to systems for controlling and monitoring production from any computer with an Internet connection, as well as the connection of experts at other locations for on-site maintenance tasks using augmented reality (AR) glasses.

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UK DiMOS project funded by Innovate UK reaches key milestone

02/06/2020 UK DiMOS project funded by Innovate UK reaches key milestone

The Innovate UK-funded Digital Monitoring of Ships (DiMOS) project is now actively collecting data from a number of critical installations, both on land and at sea.

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Kevin Reigrut joins Dynamic Infrastructure

02/06/2020 Kevin Reigrut joins Dynamic Infrastructure

Kevin Reigrut, former Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Director, has joined the board of advisors of New York-based start-up Dynamic Infrastructure. The company is implementing what it claims is the world’s first deep learning solution, which creates visual ‘medical records’ for critical assets such as bridges and tunnels and their defects, allowing operators and owners to claim control over future risks and unexpected maintenance events. During his tenure in the top position at the MDTA, Kevin led the construction, management, operation and improvement of the tolled transportation network of the state.

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David Barnes

01/06/2020 Elcometer Technical Manager appointed NACE Standards Board Vice Chair

Following the recent formation of its new Standards Board, NACE International, a worldwide corrosion prevention organisation, has appointed David Barnes, Elcometer’s Technical Manager, as its Vice Chair.

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Westpower secures partnership with AVT Reliability

01/06/2020 Westpower secures partnership with AVT Reliability

Plant reliability specialist AVT Reliability® has announced North American-based Westpower as a partner for its Machine Sentry® cloud-based condition monitoring products, including ADA™, the Automated Diagnostic Assistant.

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