17/10/2013 Wavelength NDT launches new website

September 2013 saw the launch of a redesigned website for Wavelength NDT, which will act as the spearhead in leading the expansion of the company’s overall online presence. Using a bespoke content management system, the new website can now be updated with greater ease and is mobile technology friendly, enabling news and updates to be broadcast with a wider scope.

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16/10/2013 Ultrasonic boost to NDT inspection fleet

As part of a strategy to create a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment, Ashtead Technology has added the latest ultrasonic inspection technology to its fleet of rental instruments.

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15/10/2013 ‘Industry standard’ ASME Plant Inspection Handbook - 50 free copies available

As an introduction to its new range of online training courses, Matthews Engineering Training Ltd is making available 50 free copies of the ASME Plant Inspector In-Service Inspection Handbook to interested people in the inspection industry.

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10/10/2013 Schaeffler UK supports Gwyr School in achieving seven EESW awards in succession

A team of eight A-Level physics students from Swansea has won ‘Most Innovative Solution to the Project Set’ from the Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) for developing a unique method of detecting defects at Schaeffler UK’s engine component manufacturing plant in South Wales.

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09/10/2013 Inspection specialist AISUS Offshore on track for successful first year

Inspection specialist AISUS Offshore is on target to achieve a first-year turnover in the region of £1 million after securing a range of high-value contracts.

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08/10/2013 Technology Design at NDT 2013 Conference and Materials Testing Exhibition

The British Institute of NDT’s 52nd Annual Conference combined with the Materials Testing exhibition was held at The International Centre in Telford, UK.

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07/10/2013 FLIR thermal imaging rises to World Solar Challenge

Every other year since 1987, teams from across the world have been participating in the World Solar Challenge in Australia. As the competition’s website advises, this is all about energy management. Based on the original notion that a 1000 W car would complete the 3000 km course from Darwin to Adelaide in 50 h, the solar cars are allowed a nominal 5 kW/h of stored energy. This provides around 10% of the power needed, leaving the remainder to be harnessed from the sun, or recovered from the kinetic energy of the vehicle.

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04/10/2013 TSC Inspection Systems and Sonomatic sign agreement for supply of joint inspection services for subsea ROV-deployed NDT operations

TSC, the UK-based industry experts on the design, manufacture and supply of non-destructive testing and stress measurement instrumentation, incorporating alternating current field measurement (ACFM®) technology, and Sonomatic, a worldwide organisation specialising in inspection solutions using advanced ultrasonic techniques and associated engineering services, inspection planning and fitness-for-service assessment, have agreed to work together and supply joint ACFM/UT inspection services for oil & gas subsea ROV-deployed NDT inspection operations.

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03/10/2013 ETher NDE appoints European Sales Manager

Following the launch of the new ‘WeldCheck’ product range, ETher NDE is expanding its commercial team. Gath Cheyne, formerly of Magnaflux, GE Inspection Technologies and Prüftechnik, has been appointed as European Sales Manager.

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02/10/2013 Silverwing opens Houston facility

Silverwing, a global leader in advanced inspection equipment for storage tanks, pipes and vessels, has opened a technical sales office in Houston, Texas, and appointed Terry Lucas as Vice President.

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01/10/2013 Need for safer, cleaner, faster inspections drives growth in ultrasonics market

Ultrasonic NDT has witnessed constant evolution in both technology and product features to its current state as a mainstream NDT technique. The market for ultrasonic NDT has also witnessed changing dynamics with the advent of advanced technologies such as phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT), time-of-flight diffraction (TOFD) and guided wave ultrasonic testing, among others. A report by Frost & Sullivan* looks at some current trends impacting the ultrasonic NDT equipment market.

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