16/04/2013 BINDT’s new member rewards partner for legal services

As a member of BINDT, you now have free access to the Purple Legal support scheme for people, families and businesses, which is operated by one of the largest full-service law firms in the country.

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15/04/2013 2013 sees high demand for SGS training and examination services

The SGS Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Training and Examination Center, located in Shanghai, China, and renowned for its internationally-recognised comprehensive training and examination services in NDT, is offering PCN and SNT-TC-1A training courses throughout the year.

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TÜV Rheinland Sonovation joins Nuclear AMRC

12/04/2013 Nuclear AMRC accepts another Tier 2 member

TÜV Rheinland Sonovation has been accepted by the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre as a Tier 2 member.

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11/04/2013 A complete guide to building thermal imaging

The latest publication from the thermal imaging experts, FLIR Systems, focuses on building science. Of all the fields of application for this technology, this is certainly one of the fastest growing. As the building sector accounts for 40% of the EU’s energy requirements, it holds considerable potential for minimising waste and thermal imaging is the ideal tool for pinpointing energy loss.

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Olympus Benches

10/04/2013 Olympus launches new webstore and calibration care plan for UK customers

It has been a busy couple of months at Olympus, a global leader in non-destructive testing, remote visual inspection, X-ray fluorescence, high-speed video and microscopy products. In addition to launching new thickness gauges, further developing the OmniScan family of products for advanced TOFD applications and introducing a new range of XRF analysers, the Olympus Webstore is now live. Users can access the online store at to begin shopping for everyday items, such as probes and wedges, cables and test blocks, scanners and software, reference standards and manuals, high-speed video and remote visual inspection product accessories and XRF analyser accessories.

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09/04/2013 Ultrasonic plate tester

Steel plate manufacturers had a requirement to test their as-rolled plate material to meet customer and standards requirements. Being a limited application, NDT staff did not need to know how to test welds, casting or forgings and were limited to using 0° compression probes. PCN had a set of documents that allowed this limited testing to be certified (UT 4/90 being one of them). ISO subsequently published ISO 20807: 2004 Non-destructive testing – Qualification of personnel for limited applications of non-destructive testing, which establishes a system for the qualification of personnel who perform NDT applications of a limited nature, such as ultrasonic thickness testing. Within the document there is a syllabus for the normal beam ultrasonic testing of plate materials during manufacture.

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FLIR thermal imaging

08/04/2013 FLIR thermal imaging adds value to NDT services

For Belmont NDT and Quality Services, the ability to provide its customers with the most accurate assessment of plant health and efficiency relies on a range of technologies. For this reason, the Leeds-based company knew its offering to industry was not complete without thermal imaging.

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Technology Design

05/04/2013 Technology Design releases new software

Technology Design Ltd has released version 19.03 of the TD-Scan software, which includes the second generation of its phased array wizard and many improvements to the phased array and strip-scan zonal discrimination modules.

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04/04/2013 Acuren to deploy Creaform’s Pipecheck solution in North America

Acuren Group Inc (AGI) and Creaform have entered into a commercial and technical partnership agreement covering the deployment of the Pipecheck inspection solution in North America for external corrosion and mechanical damage on pipelines and in facilities.

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SGS Personnel

03/04/2013 SGS to provide inspection and NDT services in Azerbaijan

Tekfen Construction and Installation Company Incorporated has selected SGS to provide independent third-party inspection, non-destructive testing and quality control services for a construction project in Azerbaijan. SGS services for the Tekfen project to build a new management office for the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) are scheduled to run from January 2013 until January 2014.

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02/04/2013 Applus RTD awarded manual NDT services contract

Applus RTD UK Ltd is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Manual NDT Services Contract by EDF Energy for the provision of inspection services to EDF Energy’s fleet of eight nuclear power stations across the UK.

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