17/05/2013 Olympus holds UK-wide launch of new PA and TOFD products

Autumn 2012 saw the launch of new PA and UT modules for the Olympus OmniScan MX2, as a follow up to the successful introduction of the MX2 in 2011, which redefined the standard of in-field portable PA equipment. To complement the new modules, Olympus has also introduced a new software tool for inspection design – the Olympus NDT Setup Builder, as well as a new data analysis package – OmniPC. The benefit is that a complete inspection can now be exported from NDT Setup Builder to the MX2, thus minimising operator inputs and reducing inspection set-up time. Once the inspection data is acquired, this can then be directly exported to OmniPC and analysed without time-consuming file conversion. Finally, reporting is included onboard the MX2 and OmniPC and therefore a true end-to-end solution is provided, from inspection design through to reporting, and one which allows Olympus to penetrate the power industry market.

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16/05/2013 Corrosion inspection training and examination: call for expressions of interest

Lavender International is considering establishing a training and examination programme specifically for corrosion inspection using UT and advanced methods, including TOFD and  phased arrays.

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15/05/2013 Technology Design at the ASNT-NATL conference and exhibition

The ASNT-NATL conference and exhibition, organised and hosted by BINDT and held at the Daventry Court Hotel in Northamptonshire, proved to be fertile ground for first-time attendees Technology Design Ltd (TD). The event coincided with the 20th anniversary of the North Atlantic Chapter of the ASNT and therefore attracted members and, in particular, Level IIIs from across the country. TD’s Applications Advisor, Mark Nel, presented a paper that cut across the trend of many NDT conferences towards the purely scientific and provided a practical perspective on some of the challenges and solutions a specialist manufacturer faces when customers demand a one-stop shop for an order that may include several speciality products from other manufacturers. Not surprisingly, this deviation into practical issues that decision-makers are faced with from time to time generated much discussion on the exhibition floor and the TD personnel on the booth had a busy time accommodating the visitors.

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14/05/2013 TWI strengthens its training team

TWI Training & Examination Services is pleased to welcome Orlando Ramsingh and Keith Burnage to its specialist NDT training team. These appointments reflect the growth in demand for NDT training globally, in response to the ever increasing need for competent and properly trained inspectors.

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13/05/2013 More comprehensive condition monitoring for wind turbines

The ADAPT 1.7 is the latest addition to the Advanced Distributed Architecture Platform Technology (ADAPT) condition monitoring platform for wind turbines from the Bently Nevada product line of GE Measurement & Control.

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10/05/2013 Keighley Laboratories achieves Nadcap Merit accreditation

The Technical Services division of Keighley Laboratories has achieved world-class Nadcap accreditation for a materials testing laboratory (MTL), a status recognised by the majority of global aerospace primes as a mark of quality assurance excellence.

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09/05/2013 Exova appoints new European managing director

Exova, a leading testing and advisory group, has appointed Mike Pooley as its new European Managing Director, to lead its continued market growth.

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The Prisma

08/05/2013 Sonatest wins ‘red dot award’ for product design

The innovative skills and expertise of Sonatest Ltd, in partnership with LA Design, impressed the 37-strong jury of industry experts who judge the ‘red dot award: product design awards in 2013’ with the new Prisma, leading to the winning announcement.

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FLIR's E-Series

07/05/2013 FLIR introduces IR camera promotional packs

FLIR Systems has done a great deal to bring thermal imaging to a wider audience. Its development of application-specific software has resulted in its cameras being used across industry. Greater volume has brought manufacturing economies, which has allowed FLIR Systems to apply even keener prices to its high-performance products, particularly at entry level.

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03/05/2013 Oceanscan granted UKAS accreditation

Oceanscan Ltd has announced that its Calibration Laboratory, situated at Denmore Road, Aberdeen, has been officially accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

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02/05/2013 NDT equipment market gaining momentum with evolving technologies

The NDT industry can be broadly classified into two segments: equipment and services. Although there is a certain degree of overlap in competition between these two segments, with a few competitors offering both equipment and services, the market dynamics differ across equipment and services. New research carried out by Frost & Sullivan and reported by Research Analyst Nikhil Jain contains an overview of the NDT equipment market by covering the trends impacting the market across different technology and end-user industry segments.

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Oceaneering Asset Integrity announces RBI frame agreement

01/05/2013 Oceaneering Asset Integrity announces RBI frame agreement

Oceaneering Asset Integrity has announced that it has secured a five-year global risk-based inspections (RBI) frame agreement with Teekay Petrojarl.

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