Demand for non-destructive testing (NDT) has grown and Intertek is meeting the growing market for these services.
Non-destructive testing is exactly as the name implies – testing that is performed without destroying or impacting the integrity of the item tested. A diverse range of industries use NDT for detecting defects and irregularities and assessing safety in equipment and assets, and the growing need to utilise NDT is a result of companies looking to extend the asset life of their plant facilities in addition to adhering to increased regulation.
NDT helps to protect the investment made in plant infrastructure by providing the valuable data needed to detect, monitor and improve processes and assets. NDT also helps manufacturers in assessing components and products for quality and possible failure. Potential damage to a company’s reputation and brand can be avoided by ensuring the product’s safety and reliable operation with NDT.
At Intertek, we support a wide variety of industries including oil and gas, power generation, petrochemical, aerospace, defence, marine, rail, submarine, foundries and general engineering. We offer both conventional and advanced NDT methods to provide a complete examination of components, equipment and assets. Our on-going commitment to providing the best in NDT means we invest in the latest cutting-edge technology and training for our inspection staff.
Our global NDT services are expanding with the acquisition of Adelaide Inspection Services Pty Ltd (AIS) in Australia in February 2015. We now have international hubs across four continents - the UK, USA, Middle East and Australia - and our global reach allows us to mobilise our NDT services to wherever and whenever you need them.
Non-destructive testing applications
The oil, gas and power generation industries rely on NDT throughout the lifecycle of their plant facilities. Our services are instrumental in the construction and installation of plant assets and equipment. They can also be integrated into asset integrity management programmes to ensure that plant infrastructure does not fail or breakdown. As seen over the years, in-service failure of assets at an oil rig or power station can prove catastrophic for the environment, personnel and a company’s reputation.
We also support the aerospace industry with NDT. Our testing of components for aerospace companies and their supply chain are carried out in accordance with the stringent inspection standards of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) regulations. With industry recognised expertise and investment in technology, such as immersion ultrasonic equipment that inspects rectilinear discs in aircraft manufacture, Intertek is able to offer a comprehensive suite of NDT services to the aerospace sector.
Utilisation of our NDT services has extended beyond oil, power and aerospace to non-industry sectors too – for instance the art world. In 2014, we inspected the V&A Museum’s statue cast of Michelangelo’s David in London with digital radiography. The museum had noticed flaking and cracking on the figure and our NDT experts used its advanced equipment to examine David and gave it a clean bill of health.
Whatever your non-destructing testing needs and whichever industry you serve, Intertek can meet your requirements with our expertise, advanced technology and commitment to project timelines.
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