Blog: Energy

When do I need my brain to perform at its best today?
19 September 2017

When do I need my brain to perform at its best today?

Why you should ask yourself this question at the start of each day. Neuroscience provides us a few helpful tips when it comes to planning our day. More…

Working safely: Beyond PPE
15 August 2017

Working safely: Beyond PPE

Remember Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is meant to be your last line of defense! Make sure to wear it, but don't let it be the only thing you do to stay safe both at work and home. More…

Isn't life all about learning?
25 July 2017

Isn't life all about learning?

Too bad I can't remember anything I learned! Keep reading and learn how Intertek's Concept Reinforcement Tool can "reinforce" all the information presented at a training session. Remember, if you don't use it, you lose it. CRT™ is your answer! More…

Cost-Effective Condition Assessment of Steam-Cooled Boiler Tubes
Lubrication Storage and Handling Practices
Grid Interconnection and Compliance Trends
22 November 2016

Grid Interconnection and Compliance Trends

Navigating the world of energy storage regulations More…

Evolving Energy Efficiency Regulations for Commercial Refrigeration
Producing 3D CAD Models from Laser Scanning Data
19 April 2016

Producing 3D CAD Models from Laser Scanning Data

Laser scan surveys are conducted for the purpose of performing retro-fits and upgrades to piping, processing plants, offshore facilities and vessels such as FPSOs. CAD models generated by laser scan surveys allow piping engineers and designers to make necessary changes in a safe environment, with the knowledge that new parts will fit in the desired location on the initial installation. Please click for more information. More…

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 3
05 April 2016

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 3

3D laser scanning techniques are used in a variety of industries to ensure safe introduction of new components, improve industrial processes and assist with modular installation. In part 3 of our Clash detection and Reporting with 3D Laser Scanning blog we discuss how 3D laser scanners are used to optimize conveyor belts and railway clearance surveys as well as self-propelled modular transportation systems. More…

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 2
01 April 2016

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 2

Modern ship building is a modular process, often large parts and components are fabricated in multiple ship yards. 3D laser scanning can be deployed to as-build such components at separate yards and visually bring them together to check for clashes. In part two of our Clash detection and Reporting with 3D Laser Scanning blog we discuss how we use the very latest advances in clash checking software and techniques to enable fast and efficient checks. More…

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 1
25 March 2016

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 1

Interferences and collisions between components or objects (such as piping) can cause project delays and increase costs. Intertek 3D laser scanning services help detect these clashes before they happen. More…

Making Laser Scan Data Available Online - Part 2
Making Laser Scan Data Available Online - Part 1
Addressing Crack-like Indications in Piping and Pressure Vessels: Session 1
06 October 2015

Addressing Crack-like Indications in Piping and Pressure Vessels: Session 1

Fitness-For-Services : Engineering analyses for the evaluation of "crack-like" indications More…

Impacts of Cycling - Turbine Water Induction Events
29 September 2015

Impacts of Cycling - Turbine Water Induction Events

Protect your assets by preventing water induction events More…

Photovoltaic Panel and Module Fire Resistance Testing
18 August 2015

Photovoltaic Panel and Module Fire Resistance Testing

What you should know about testing under recently revised standards More…

Evolving Regulations for Commercial Refrigeration Energy Efficiency
10 February 2015

Evolving Regulations for Commercial Refrigeration Energy Efficiency

An overview of how recent, significant regulatory changes in energy efficiency and alternative refrigerants that will impact the commercial refrigeration industry. More…

A Closer Look: The Importance of Bunker Fuel Quality Testing and its Impact on the Shipping World
09 December 2013

A Closer Look: The Importance of Bunker Fuel Quality Testing and its Impact on the Shipping World

Why does the transport of marine fuel samples across the globe for routine analysis provide constant logistical challenges? More…

Twenty-One levels of “Government” in Product Quality
01 November 2013

Twenty-One levels of “Government” in Product Quality

To understand testing requirements you must first understand who is requiring it. More…

Non-Standardized Testing In a Highly-Standardized Industry
19 August 2013

Non-Standardized Testing In a Highly-Standardized Industry

How can non-standardized testing have a role in the Solar/PV industry? More…

Adding Flexibility to the Existing Electric Grid
25 March 2013

Adding Flexibility to the Existing Electric Grid

A recent article about the issues facing the California electric grid has elicited a lot of interest on the impact of renewables on the current grid. More…

A Closer Look: Chemicals in Marine Fuel
23 November 2012

A Closer Look: Chemicals in Marine Fuel

Chemical contamination within marine fuels can place fuel purchasers and suppliers into potential conflict. Standards, a uniform approach, and third-party laboratories can help. More…

California experiments with Cap and Trade
24 October 2012

California experiments with Cap and Trade

The United States came close to setting its own emissions trading plan similar to the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. However, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES), an energy bill in the 111th United States Congress that would have established an emissions trading plan failed in the senate. More…

Predictions, pitfalls and some solutions
08 October 2012

Predictions, pitfalls and some solutions

Today’s expert blogger is Nikhil Kumar, Program Lead – Utility Economics for Intertek. Nikhil is based in Sunnyvale, CA and is leading the Smart - Asset Integrity Management (AIM) services business for the company. More…

From Waste to Biofuel: A prosperous business opportunity due to double counting
28 September 2012

From Waste to Biofuel: A prosperous business opportunity due to double counting

Compared to biofuels produced out of agricultural commodities, biofuels based on waste resources are much more environmental friendly. This fact was recognized within the EU Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC (RED). More…

Hydrogen Sulphide – Creating a Stink for Vessel Owners and Operators?
11 September 2012

Hydrogen Sulphide – Creating a Stink for Vessel Owners and Operators?

The presence of Hydrogen Sulphide in marine fuels has always been viewed by vessel owners / operators as an occupational hazard. It is widely accepted that at some point in time a vessel will receive a parcel of fuel that contains higher than expected levels of H2S and will be expected to handle it in a manner which does not endanger the onboard crew. More…