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INDUSTRY NEWS Expert ACFM® Solutions for Subsea Crack Detection & Measurement.


SONOMATIC AND TSC INSPECTION SYSTEMS ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC WORKING PARTNERSHIP IN SOUTHEAST ASIA


Spanning the Southeast Asian region, the partnership will range from subsea projects to refineries, with an emphasis on high temperature work in Singapore.


Sonomatic’s in depth knowledge of non- destructive testing, along with how it is applied in the integrity management process, is supported by a strong internal capability for the development of ultrasonic systems, software, scanners and associated equipment. Sonomatic is the world’s leading provider of automated subsea ultrasonic inspection services. The technology is designed and developed by an in-house team of experts for use by Sonomatic service teams. This closely-knit process ensures that delivery is fit-for- purpose and equipment has the highest level of reliability in order to ensure availability at all times.


Sonomatic is committed to providing inspection solutions that best meet our client’s needs and we are pleased to be working with TSC in order to extend our offerings.


We understand that effective integrity decision making depends on reliable information on asset condition.


Zach McCann, Regional Manager of Australasia, Zach McCann, Sonomatic.


Sonomatic’s high temperature capability for refinery applications is the result of an intensive R&D programme in which effective methods of high temperature coupling and probe cooling have been developed. The techniques are deployed by a range of in-house developed scanners. Sonomatic’s high temperature inspection capability allows process equipment operators to perform inspections without the need to shut down plant. This delivers significant economic benefits through uninterrupted production and at the same time ensures the risks of operation of pressure equipment are managed more effectively.


ACFM®, is an electromagnetic inspection technique that has been developed by TSC and is widely used across high integrity industries such as oil and gas, defence, nuclear, transport and mining. The ability to inspect at elevated temperatures can provide significant cost savings by avoiding plant shut downs; but, importantly, also eliminates the problems caused by cracks closing up when the structure is cooled down. ACFM is routinely used for high temperature inspection in applications such as the inspection of hot pipework in petrochemical plants, on-going monitoring of defect prone sites under lagging using permanently installed high temperature array probes, interpass inspection during welding is also possible removing the need for bead to cool and then be reheated. TSC can build and design


ACFM® probes to inspect at temperatures of 500°C (930°F), or more, for long periods of time.


This partnership brings together the strengths of TSC and Sonomatic to provide customers with a comprehensive and advanced NDT inspection solution. We look forward to working closely with Sonomatic in delivering high quality inspection services to customers in the South East Asia region.


Nickson Khoo, Business Development Manager of TSC Inspection Systems Singapore.


www.tscis.com


SONOMATIC OPENS NEW MULTI-DISCIPLINED NDT FACILITY IN ABERDEEN


Minister for Business Paul Wheelhouse Unveils Plaque for Grand Opening.


Contact TSC: Milton Keynes Aberdeen Singapore


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Sonomatic, a market leader in the provision of advanced automated ultrasonic inspection services, has created a centre of excellence for NDT and integrity services at its brand new, multi-disciplined facility at The Core business park in Bridge of Don, Aberdeen. Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse joined Sonomatic with the unveiling of a plaque dedicated to the grand opening.


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The new facility brings together a team of highly skilled technicians, inspectors, engineers and Rope Access NDT Inspectors in order to


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offer clients the highest quality inspections and provide the best client support available. The facility enhances the company’s local integrity capability and presence, enabling Sonomatic to better deliver their unique inspection planning and analysis methods that address the critical need for efficiencies in integrity management practices. The new facility will also support Sonomatic’s provision of core contract inspection services, covering everything required for both offshore and onshore facilities.


Sonomatic’s direct investment has been in the excess of ?4 million, including the land, building and fit-out costs. In terms of employment, provided by the overall


Remote subsea ACFM inspection. Diver deployed ACFM inspection. Scanner, Crawler & ROV deployment. Inspecting up to 2000m deep. UWILD inspection campaigns. ACFM inspection services. ACFM systems rentals.


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investment, Sonomatic maintained more than 50 jobs within the construction industry to build our new base over the past year. Since opening, Sonomatic have created nearly 15 new full-time positions, with a long-term view of creating anything from 20 to 70 full time jobs, depending on the success of our initiatives and successful bids via our Rope Access Division.


Above: Sonomatic Aberdeen is honoured to have Paul Wheelhouse, Minister of Business, Innovation and Energy announce the official grand opening of the new state of the art facility with a plaque unveiling.


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