Boiler Shutdown

15/03/2013 Phased array and TOFD in lieu of RT for pre- and in-service inspections

As the restrictions in the use of industrial radiography (RT) have increased over the years, the need for alternative weld inspection methods and techniques, such as time-of-flight diffraction (TOFD) and phased array (PA), has become more evident.

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14/03/2013 Colour vision and NDT

It has been recognised that NDT staff have a need for a measure of colour vision perception that is linked to the NDT method being applied. For many years there was no potential cure or corrective action available for those people who have colour vision deficiencies, typically 10% of the male population. ISO 9712: 2012 states: ‘b) colour vision shall be sufficient that the candidate can distinguish and differentiate contrast between the colours or shades of grey used in the NDT method concerned, as specified by the employer’.

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SGS NDT services

13/03/2013 SGS NDT services for paper mill expansion in South Africa

On 18 January 2013, SGS was awarded a contract to provide non-destructive testing (NDT) services for a paper mill expansion project in Nelspruit, South Africa.

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Teletest inspection

11/03/2013 TWI streamlines total asset management solutions

TWI has combined its non-destructive testing and asset integrity management activities to better provide a holistic solution to asset management for industrial members and external customers.

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Technology Design

08/03/2013 Technology Design welcomes new distributors

With a worldwide reputation for an innovative ‘can do’ attitude and solving many clients’ requirements with original OEM solutions as well as boxed products, the concentration at Technology Design has been very much focused on sales growth through customer service.

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07/03/2013 Tube inspection training and examination: call for expression of interest

As a result of considerable apparent demand, Lavender International NDT Ltd is considering a training and examination programme specifically for tube inspection using eddy current, remote field eddy current, magnetic flux leakage and Iris inspection methods.

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Dr Abigail Lape

06/03/2013 VSG and North Star Imaging sign joint partnership agreement

FEI’s Visualization Sciences Group (VSG) and North Star Imaging (NSI) have announced the signing of an OEM partnership agreement between the two companies. North Star Imaging will begin offering VSG’s Avizo® Fire high-end 3D visualisation and analysis software as an integrated component with its 3D X-ray scanning solutions.

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iFlaw ultrasonic flaw detector

05/03/2013 NDT Solutions, Inc signs distribution agreement with Danatronics

NDT Solutions, Inc (NDTS) and Danatronics Corporation have reached a long-term distribution and marketing agreement. This agreement gives NDTS distribution rights to the complete line of Danatronics instruments, including the EHC-09 Series and UPG-07 Series of ultrasonic thickness gauges, iFlaw™ ultrasonic flaw detector, EZ-Scan 4™ encoder and ultrasonic transducers.

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04/03/2013 Tecnitest distribution network expands to the UK

Tecnitest NDT has successfully expanded its distribution network to the UK market by securing a distribution agreement with Baugh & Weedon Ltd.

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A ten-axis USL inspection system

01/03/2013 Ultrasonic Sciences celebrates record year

Since the start of the recession, Ultrasonic Sciences Ltd (USL) has been bucking the trend for the manufacturing industry, seeing a continuous rise in order intake, turnover and profitability. The culmination is that 2012 was a record year, yet again. In November and December, a total of six large inspection systems and other major equipment was delivered to companies in the UK, the USA, China and The Netherlands.

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