Infrasense Completes GPR and Infrared Thermography on Bridge Decks in Wisconsin
Posted: 2018-2-5This past summer, Infrasense conducted a multi-faceted non-destructive survey and report for 17 bridge decks in Wisconsin DOT’s North Central Region. The project provided the client with a comprehensive set of condition results to facilitate a data-driven approach to programming their bridge inventory. Surveys were performed at normal driving speed with no disruption to traffic.
The GPR data collection system included a pair of 2 GHz horn antennas and a SIR 30 control unit, both manufactured by GSSI in t...Read More.
NDT Shaves Days Off BOP Inspection Time
Posted: 2018-2-5A fingerprint’s beauty is found in its uniqueness. In each arch, loop and whorl of the print, lie the identifying characteristics that set one person apart from another. Machines also bear similar telltale marks of individuality. So do the bolts, flanges, nuts and studs holding those machines together. But short of cracking open its exterior, how can one visually inspect the condition of a machine’s interior components?
One way is through nondestructive testing (NDT) to ensure all components of...Read More.
SIFCO Earns NADCAP Certification for Metallic Materials Manufacture
Posted: 2018-2-5SIFCO Industries, Inc. (NYSE-American: SIF), February 2, 2018. On December 27, 2017 SIFCO’s Cleveland location became the first United States forging manufacturer to obtain NADCAP Metallic Materials Manufacturing certification ("MMM"). The scope of the audit undertaken to obtain this certification included forging equipment and processes to ensure consistency of manufacture. Other processes audited covered billet cutting, preparation, and heating, as well as post-forging operations. With mandates on the hor...Read More.
Pepperl+Fuchs and Lufthansa Technik Found Start-Up 3D.aero
Posted: 2018-2-1The two German companies Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH of Mannheim and Lufthansa Technik AG of Hamburg have founded an equally owned joint venture called 3D.aero GmbH. The aim of this new company is to research, develop and sell innovative automation solutions for the aviation industry. Furthermore, it will work on solutions for the digitalization of workshops. Its headquarters are at the ZAL TechCenter in Hamburg-Finkenwerder, one of the largest and most modern aviation research centers in the world. This location wi...Read More.
Avitas Leverages Limelight for Data Privacy and Security
Posted: 2018-1-30Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, today announced that Avitas Systems, a GE Venture, is using its global private network and distributed cloud infrastructure to deploy its next-generation, automated inspection platform, which processes time-sensitive industrial IoT data using advanced analytics based on machine learning and artificial intelligence. Avitas Systems will also leverage Limelight’s expansive global points of presence to create partitionable pri...Read More.
Invert Robotics Nabs Investment for Climbing Inspection Robots
Posted: 2018-1-30The latest investment offering for inspection industry disruptor Invert Robotics has closed after attracting considerable interest from a number of high net worth and institutional investors from across Australia and New Zealand.
Invert Robotics provides non-destructive inspection services using state of the art mobile climbing robots. Invert Robotics’ climbing robots enable precise and accurate remote inspection of non-ferromagnetic surfaces such as stainless steel, carbon fibre, aluminium and glass. In...Read More.
Alliance Tank Service Acquires Willbros Tank Services
Posted: 2018-1-30ATS Group LLC (ATS) announce today the strategic acquisition of Willbros Tank Services from Houston-based Willbros Group Inc. (NYSE: WB). The closing was completed effective January 1, 2018.
The expanded company will operate as ATS Group, LLC (dba Alliance Tank Service). ATS will have offices in Cushing, OK; Tulsa, OK; and Channelview, TX. "Customers should expect the same familiar faces in the office, on the shop floor, and in the field. The New ATS will continue to provide the same outstanding customer...Read More.
Join Olympus for Feb. 28 Webinar on Offshore Corrosion Monitoring
Posted: 2018-1-29In this webinar, we introduce the features and technical specifications of the EPOCH® 6LT portable flaw detector’s corrosion module software option and discuss the instrument’s benefits for offshore platform corrosion inspections. The EPOCH 6LT flaw detector with the corrosion module combines the most important features of a corrosion gage with the capabilities of a flaw detector in a highly portable and intuitive instrument.
The software enables you to easily switch between precision thickness and high...Read More.
Enabling Safe and Efficient On-Stream Pipeline Inspection with Computed Radiography
Posted: 2018-1-26Mozzat Enterprise Sdn Bhd (MESB), located in Brunei with around 200 employees, provides a wide range of NDT on-stream inspection services to the local oil and gas industry, primarily to Brunei Shell Petroleum, as well as to other companies in the surrounding region. MESB has various certifications, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, BS OHSAS 18001 and was the first local company in Brunei to achieve ISO/IEC 17020 certification from ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) in the United States.
MESB has b...Read More.
Authorities Call for Turbine Inspection
Posted: 2018-1-25Rick Nicholls wants assurances that other turbine towers in south Raleigh won't topple over like one did last week. The Chatham-Kent-Leamington MPP knows the company is looking into the cause of the collapse, but said Monday, "I want to call on the ownership of those turbines to do a thorough inspection of all the remaining turbines in that wind farm." Nicholls said he wants to know the results of the investigation, including the company that built the turbine towers, as "there could be a flaw in the engin...Read More.