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13/09/2019 Volunteers sought for BINDT Marine Composites Certification Working Group

Chris Minton is looking to develop the right programme of training, examination and certification that suits the needs of the industry and produces individuals who are considered to be competent to carry out inspections.

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AVT Reliability to showcase unique pipework vibration solutions for oil & gas industry

12/09/2019 AVT Reliability to showcase unique pipework vibration solutions for oil & gas industry

Plant reliability specialist AVT Reliability® will demonstrate its unique range of vibration solutions at the Energy Institute conference in October, focusing on the management of major accident hazards associated with oil & gas assets.

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Cabinet monitoring solutions to cut inspection time

11/09/2019 Cabinet monitoring solutions to cut inspection time

FLIR has introduced a combination of measures to cut the inspection time required for energised electrical equipment. The AX8 thermal sensor allows continuous monitoring of critical electrical infrastructure to be performed and the FLIR IR Windows provide an easy and affordable option that reduces the cost and time associated with thermal inspection and adds a safety barrier to protect the thermographer from arc flash accidents.

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Wireless adaptor

10/09/2019 Wireless adaptor

Delivering better efficiency and data management, the new 38-Link adaptor is a straightforward and easy upgrade for 38DL PLUS ultrasonic thickness gauges that provides full connectivity without having to purchase a new instrument. The 38-Link enables the 38DL PLUS to communicate wirelessly with the Olympus Scientific Cloud (OSC), compatible apps or a PC using the optional Link-Wedge PC software.

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Zetec to expand NDT product development engineering team

09/09/2019 Zetec to expand NDT product development engineering team

Zetec, a global leader in non-destructive testing (NDT) solutions for critical inspections in a wide range of industrial markets, has announced that it will expand the workforce at its engineering and research centre of excellence in Québec City to support new product development for the company’s eddy current technology business.

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Fluke Corporation acquires Prüftechnik

06/09/2019 Fluke Corporation acquires Prüftechnik

Fluke Corporation, a global supplier of test and measurement instruments, has acquired Prüftechnik, based in Ismaning, Germany, a market leader in precision laser shaft alignment, condition monitoring and non-destructive testing.

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AI-based predictive maintenance

06/09/2019 AI-based predictive maintenance

Raytheon is working with the US military to develop artificial intelligence (AI) technology that will be able to predict the repair schedules of the CV-22 Osprey aircraft’s radar in order to avoid unnecessary maintenance and expenses.

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State-of-the-art terahertz inspection solutions now available in the UK

05/09/2019 State-of-the-art terahertz inspection solutions now available in the UK

It is rare for NDE to welcome a whole new inspection and measurement technology but, as terahertz (THz) technology develops, THz inspection systems are now being introduced and used in NDT as a cutting-edge inspection technique, providing solutions to previously insoluble applications and measurements.

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Multi-platform software for thermal imaging data collection and analysis

04/09/2019 Multi-platform software for thermal imaging data collection and analysis

FLIR Systems has introduced FLIR Research Studio, a new piece of thermal imaging software for research and development (R&D) and science professionals. Available for a free trial download, FLIR Research Studio is designed for use across multiple platforms and in 22 languages, to allow R&D and engineering teams to collaborate on thermal data collection, analysis and sharing. In combination with a FLIR thermal imaging camera for science applications, FLIR Research Studio provides an ideal solution for R&D teams.

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Enhancing digital pipeline monitoring with fibre optics

03/09/2019 Enhancing digital pipeline monitoring with fibre optics

Wabtec has announced that it is collaborating with Calgary-based Hifi Engineering to enhance digital technologies that monitor asset health to predict and prevent failures at mine sites.

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Element completes extraordinary programme of integration

02/09/2019 Element completes extraordinary programme of integration

Element Materials Technology has announced that it has completed the formal rebranding and integration of Exova Group plc. Acquired in June 2017, this transformational transaction, the second largest in the history of the testing, inspection and certification (TIC) market, has created a world-class, customer-first testing organisation with increased capabilities, greater capacity, a global geographic reach and superior technical strength.

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