21/02/2014 Instrument hire provides access to the latest inspection technologies

As part of a strategy to create a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in non-destructive testing equipment, Ashtead Technology has invested heavily in both its rental fleet of instruments and technical support. In this article, Neil Harrap, the company’s NDT Market Manager, highlights some of the inspection technologies that are most popular within the metal products manufacturing sector. He explains how the addition of the latest ultrasonic inspection technology to the company’s fleet of rental instruments means that engineers now have access to the latest flaw detection and thickness measurement equipment, in addition to other key technologies, such as visual inspection instruments and positive material identification (PMI) equipment.

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20/02/2014 SGS non-destructive testing white paper featured in Engineering Failure Analysis

A white paper, authored by William Liu of SGS Industrial Services, SGS New Zealand Ltd in Auckland, was recently published in the internationally recognised and respected academic journal Engineering Failure Analysis.

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18/02/2014 UK Boiler Inspector Certificate Programme (BICP) – Boiler Inspection Guide

As an introduction to its 2014 Boiler Inspector Certificate Programmes (BICP), Matthews Engineering Training Ltd is making available 20 free copies of the Boiler Inspection Guide to NDT News readers with a genuine interest in the inspection of industrial steam (package) boilers.

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17/02/2014 Maintec 2014: The countdown has begun

With an array of show features, a major education programme, a hall packed with exhibitors and two new co-locations, there’s a real buzz building around the 39th edition of easyFairs Maintec, which returns to the NEC from 11-13 March 2014.

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14/02/2014 Silverwing presents technical paper at SGS Pakistan Asset Integrity Management Summit

Silverwing presented a technical paper at SGS Pakistan’s Asset Integrity Management Summit, held in Karachi on 26-27 November 2013. The paper was titled: ‘Tank floor inspection – a comparison of various techniques being employed in the industry’ and was presented by Emad Javaid, Sales and Marketing Manager for Silverwing Middle East LLC.

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13/02/2014 Wardray Premise helps to build new aerospace training facility

Wardray Premise Ltd was delighted to be part of the team building the latest aerospace NDT training facility for engineers in Newport, South Wales.

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12/02/2014 Become a certified thermographer with ITC

For anyone wishing to incorporate the wide-ranging benefits of thermal imaging into their working lives, the four-day Level 1 thermography course from ITC provides an excellent foundation. The course covers the basic science behind the technology and operation of a thermal imaging camera under various conditions and for different purposes. It also guides participants on how to interpret results and avoid common errors.

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11/02/2014 Exova’s Birmingham food testing facility appoints new General Manager

Exova, the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, has appointed Iain Gibson as General Manager of its food testing facility in Birmingham, UK.

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10/02/2014 Educational charity seeks students to attend Materials for Energy course

Independent educational charity The Smallpeice Trust has recently launched a new course timetable for 2014 and is seeking hundreds of 12 to 17 year old students to sample its engineering taster courses. Any student can apply to attend a wide range of subsidised residential courses, which take place at universities nationwide. Subjects include 3D printing technology, aerospace engineering, electronics with cyber security, nuclear engineering, renewable energy and structural engineering. These are designed for students with an interest or natural flair in science, maths, design or technology, with a view to encouraging them to consider a career in engineering.

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07/02/2014 Official opening of Lavender’s new UT training suite

As part of an expansion programme, Lavender International has invested in a new suite of offices and workshops to accommodate all of its ultrasonic training programmes. Since September 2013, the company has been gradually consolidating its UT programmes to the new site at the Technology Centre, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 5WG. Now, all the manual UT courses operate alongside phased array and time-of-flight diffraction courses. As well as all the expected high-quality equipment and samples, the company has also invested in top-spec display screens, including some with innovative touch-screens that integrate directly with the UT sets for a better training experience.

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06/02/2014 Steve Lavender awarded MBE

Lavender International has announced that Steve Lavender, Co-Managing Director, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List 2014, for services to the economy and regeneration.

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05/02/2014 TVC going subsea

Following recent discussions, The Validation Centre (TVC) Ltd has signed an agreement with ASAMS to take over the production, marketing and service for all subsea MPI systems currently produced by ASAMS.

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04/02/2014 Strategic acquisition for IRISS

IRISS, best known in Europe as manufacturer of the only industrial-grade infrared windows, has announced a strategic acquisition. It has bought the US company Delta-T Engineering, with the express purpose of broadening its scope in the electrical maintenance safety device market (EMSD).

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03/02/2014 ARL’s Level 3 Services celebrates 15-year anniversary

Argyll-Ruane Ltd is celebrating the 15-year anniversary of the foundation of its Level 3 Services consultancy division.

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