June 15, 2008
The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Inc. (ASNT) is the world's largest technical society for nondestructive testing (NDT) professionals. ASNT inaugurated its NDT Level III program in 1976 with certification offerings in five NDT methods. Over the years, ASNT has certified over 5,000 individuals from more than 50 countries as ASNT NDT Level IIIs and has expanded the certification program to include 11 NDT methods. ASNT is the single largest certifying body of Level III personnel today and the ASNT NDT Level III certificate remains the most respected and widely accepted NDT certification throughout the world.
In India, TCR Engineering Services has a four men strong advanced NDT inspection team that currently maintain ASNT level 3 certifications in Eddy Current (ET), Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Magnetic Particle Testing (MT), Infrared Thermography (IR), Mass Spectroscopy Leak Testing (MSLT), Radiography (RT), Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT), Visual and Dimensional Evaluation (VT) methods. In addition this team has the capability to undertake projects on Automated Ultrasonic using the Time of Flight Diffraction technique (ToFD). Some team members also have AWS/CSWIP 3.1 and 3.2 CSWIP Painting inspection certifications. The ASNT Level III inspection team of TCR is headed by Mr. Nilesh Pathare.
All of TCR's ASNT Level III certificate holders have the skills and knowledge to establish techniques, to interpret codes, standards, and specifications, and to prepare or approve procedures/instructions.
TCR's strengths in metallurgy combined with advanced NDT services is helping global companies like Shell, Reliance, Saudi Aramco, IOC and BPCL achieve an increase in plant availability and cost saving, minimum duration of shutdowns, change in inspection strategies and intervals and improved safety compliance. The TCR team is well versed in reliable assessment and calculation of risk profile of items in a plant, based on its "active" and "potential" Damage Mechanisms ensuring that the resulting inspection interval for the item is reliably optimized in a safe and cost-effective manner.
All TCR's NDT inspectors are qualified to meet the requirements of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing Practice SNT-TC-1A as well as CP-189 guidelines. Each nondestructive examination is performed to the requirements of major Codes, including the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes, the ASME/ANSI Codes for Pressure Piping, the American Petroleum Institute Codes, American Welding Society Standards and Aviation/Military specifications.
For more information about NDT Services, Risk Based Inspection, Analytical and Material Testing facilities at TCR Engineering Services and her associate companies in Mumbai, Vadodara, Navi Mumbai, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Malaysia and USA, please visit www.tcreng.com