Intertek forges alliance to expand North America inspection services

August 24, 2017

(USA) Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, announces that through an alliance with Unmanned Eagle Eye, specialists in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV/drone) services in the US, it will now offer USA-based energy asset owners a more comprehensive third-party inspection service that combines innovative drone technology with Intertek’s technical expertise and delivers more detailed asset information.

As with many other industries, the technical inspection industry is undergoing a transformation as new technology, such as robotics, emerge to assist in the improvement of safety and quality while minimizing any negative environmental impact. A key application of robotics in the energy industry is the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drones, which help reduce not only production and operation shutdown times, but also the need for human entry into the equipment or asset being inspected, which can be hard to reach or sometimes hazardous.

Asset owners and operators are looking for a Total Quality Assurance solutions provider that can deliver bespoke technical services such as inspection and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), in order to gain access to critical information regarding the current condition, reliability and operational life of their assets.  By incorporating UAV technology, Intertek is now able to provide inspection services safely and remotely, saving clients both money and time by eliminating the need for other access infrastructure, such as scaffolding.  Intertek’s range of tailor-made inspection services includes visual inspection, infrared and fugitive emission monitoring. By combining drone technology and Intertek’s proven technical expertise, clients have access to safer, innovative, bespoke solutions that deliver accurate data and quality reporting, helping them to make informed decisions so that their assets operate safely and reliably.  

“As we strive to anticipate customers’ needs and adopt innovative approaches in tackling complex projects, our customers have come to rely upon our ability to deliver world-class, customized inspection solutions.”  said Stephen Anderson, Intertek’s Global AIM Director. “Working with UEE continues our commitment to provide clients with unparalleled Total Quality Assurance solutions so that they can improve safety and receive the best quality inspection data, analysis and reporting needed to make informed decisions.”

“The combination of our UAV technology and highly trained operators with Intertek’s extensive experience in inspection and NDT, delivers a tailored quality assurance service that meets customers’ individual needs.”, said Christian Peters, Unmanned Eagle Eye’s VP / General Manager. “By partnering with Intertek, we look forward to continually improving and enhancing the way inspections and NDT services are delivered.”

About Intertek
Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 42,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.

About Unmanned Eagle Eye (UEE)
Unmanned Eagle Eye® is a UAV services company built on a commitment to Safety and Quality. By understanding our clients’ needs and end goals, we provide detailed and accurate deliverables that help them make production, operation and maintenance decisions.  Our experienced industry leaders and highly trained operators use UAVs to help clients mitigate on-site risks, maximize production and increase profitability.

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Global Asset Integrity Management Director
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