Laboratory Testing Inc. Employee Earns MIL-STD-2132 Examiner in Ultrasonic Testing HATFIELD, PA–Phil Trach, NDT Technical Coordinator at Laboratory Testing Inc., has been ap-proved as a nondestructive testing (NDT) MIL-STD-2132 Examiner in contact ultrasonic testing. He al-so holds MIL-STD-2132 Examiner certification in immersion ultrasonic testing, which he earned in 2009. Each certification was awarded after successful completion of an extensive assessment process on the specific method of ultrasonic testing, including written and operational examinations on general theory, specifications and standards, ultrasonic testing (UT) methods and UT equipment. The Naval Sea Systems Command in Pittsburgh, PA administered the examinations. Examiner certification is a requirement for laboratories performing ultrasonic testing services ac-cording to MILSTD- 2132 for military suppliers involved with components for propulsion systems.The Nondestructive Testing Department at Laboratory Testing Inc. also performs X-ray inspection, magnet-ic particle inspection, liquid penetrant testing, hydrostatic pressure testing and visual examination. Trach joined Laboratory Testing Inc. in 2005 as NDT Technical Coordinator, a position responsible for the development and integration of new technology to maximize the capabilities, reliability and effi-ciencies of the lab’s NDT services. He is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Sci-ence degree in Mechanical Engineering, and before joining LTI was employed by Specialty Ring Prod-ucts and Custom Alloy with responsibilities in engineering, testing and quality assurance. Bureau Veritas Buys Sievert India Bureau Veritas, an NDT inspection and certification company headquartered in Paris, has acquired Mumbai-based Sievert India, a non-destructive testing and related industrial inspection services provid-er in India and West Asia. The deal, which was signed on March 14, augments Bureau Veritas’s dominant position in the test-ing, inspection and certification industry. With a turnover of $42 million in 2012- 13 and about 1,600 qualified employees, Sievert has opera-tions in India, West Asia, Singapore, Africa, Russia and the Caspian Sea. The acquisition of Sievert expands Bureau Veritas’ footprint in the industrial testing market, making it among the leaders in non- destructive testing (NDT). NDT is an attractive global market estimated at $3.5 billion with a growth rate of around nine per cent per year. Demand for NDT services is fuelled in mature economies that are facing challenges related to aging infrastructure, and in new economies investing in the construction of industrial facilities. Speaking on the acquisition, Naresh Gupta, Regional Chief Executive of Bureau Veritas in India, said: “The acquisition brings in additional capabilities in advance NDT, adding value proposition to cli-ents in the oil and gas, power, nuclear, fertilizer, petrochemicals and other core sector industries.’’ Bureau Veritas has been operating in India since 1973. Its services cover real estate to factories, in-dustrial equipments to products and management systems. Ether NDE Wins Achievements in International Business Award The Ether NDE team was delighted on the evening of 16 May 2013 to win the Achievements in Inter-national Business Award, sponsored by UK Trade and Investment, at the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2013, hosted by the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and headline sponsors the University of Hertfordshire and Kiss Communications. Ether NDE was up against some stiff competition and was a finalist with two other companies after being selected from hundreds of eligible businesses, but it was their impressive export numbers that impressed the judges. Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce And Industry said , “The company has demonstrated a clear success and growth strategy. From the company launch in 2010, it now exports to over 40 countries worldwide and international sales in the first quarter reached a record high of 69%.” Over three hundred guests gathered for the black tie gala dinner at the Porsche Centre, Hatfield, to celebrate Hertfordshire’s successes with awards for Community Champion, Social Enterprise of the Year, Achievements in International Business, Innovation through Technology, Most Promising New Business, Excellence in People Development, The Environ-Mental Award, Excellence in Customer Ser-vice, The Tourism Award, Entrepreneur of the Year, Outstanding Contribution to Business, Small to Medium Business of the Year and Medium to Large Business of the Year. Chamber Chairman, CBE, Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Neville Reyner said, “We have been delighted with the success of these awards. The number of entries we received exceeded our expecta-tions and were all of a very high standard.Congratulations to all the winners, finalists and judges, and many thanks to our sponsors who have made this event possible.” John Hansen, MD of Ether NDE, and Karen Bailey, customer services manager, attended the even-ing on behalf of the company. On winning the award John said, “I’m speechless, humbled and honored.Ether has always recognized that the UK’s future is in exporting innovative market-leading products and it is flattering and an endorsement of our success to be honored in such a way, especially as this is an award sponsored by the UKTI.” TÜV Rheinland Expands Mobile Radiography Capabilities ALIQUIPPA, PA–TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions (TRIS), a full-service inspection, testing and certification company, has expanded its mobile radiography capabilities, bringing its fleet of inspection trucks to 12. The mobile trucks are versatile, can go out to remote terrains and offer convenient on-site inspections of welded material and castings, including piping systems, tanks, pressure vessels and steel bridge components. TRIS increased its capabilities as radiography tests are in high demand by companies seeking to en-sure the structural integrity and safety of equipment and infrastructure. Mobile units provide an entire range of services right at the job site, saving the customer transit costs and offering a fast set-up and re-sults. The new units run on inverters and converters and AC power, without the need for generators, help-ing the company transition to a more eco-friendly fleet.Additionally, they are completely insulated and leak-proof, and highly chemical- and weather-resistant, and a new system dries the film in under 20 minutes, speeding up handling and reporting. TÜV Rheinland’s employees have extensive training and experience in radiation inspection. All ra-diographers are certified in accordance with The American Society for Non-destructive Testing (ASNT) or EN (European Norms) standards and provide films and readings quickly and accurately using state-of-the art equipment.
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