TesTex Apprentice Awarded with the ‘Concom Apprentice of the Year 2022’

I’m sure we have said this before? Just how proud we are of our apprentices and this year they have done us proud - again! Mathew Lister has only gone and won the Concom Apprentice of the Year 2022! Amazing stuff Matt. The Concom Committee commented on just how much time and effort Matt put into his presentation and interview preparations and although the quality and standard of the presentations and interview comments were very high this year, Matt was indeed...

Skills Training Top of the Agenda at TesTex

We are taking the opportunity to enhance the skills of four of our experienced API Inspectors this week, in the construction of Written Schemes of Examination. This marks the start of substantial investment within the business to further develop our most qualified staff. The programme is ably supported by our Category 2 and Category 1 Engineers, who are passing on the skills and knowledge they have obtained over many years. Within our business, we do recognise our people as our most important...

The Benefits and Applications of Phased Array (PAUT)

We don’t shout loud enough about our Phased Array offer without getting into the real technicalities. These last 12 months have seen an increase in demand from customers for Phased Array (PAUT) and we have been using it more extensively than ever on boiler tube inspections. As a result, we’ve added to our equipment inventory by investing in more Olympus Omniscan phased array flaw detectors, probes, bracelets, wedges, and calibration blocks. Although you can apply PAUT to lots of situations where...

Written Schemes of Examination (WSE’s)

We are in the process of writing out to all of our customers, as a reminder that Written Schemes of Examination (WSEs) are considered to be one of the most important documents associated with asset integrity. Since our return from the Christmas break, we have seen an increase in requests for these and we continue to offer this vital writing service to anyone who requires one, whether a new or existing customer. The best time to do this is whilst we...

TesTex – Annual Staff Meeting

Having had a two-year hiatus, we were finally able to hold our annual TesTex gathering which took place on the 14th of January at Healing Manor, NE Lincolnshire. We think it’s fair to say one of the first real highlights of the event was being able to see everybody together, have a chat, and catch up. Some of the staff hadn’t physically seen each other for a very long time. So, there were lots of happy chatter. The event carried...

TSA Conference 2021

  Tomorrow, the 23rd September in Coventry, marks a welcome return for us, as exhibitors, to the Tank Storage Association Conference. We look forward to chatting with our customers and colleagues that we haven’t seen in some time. Dean and Trev will be on hand to welcome everyone to the stand and catching up on what’s new and evolving within our industry. Thanks to Joe and the team at the TSA for making this happen.

Our business is passionate about the environment

We have taken steps to reduce our energy consumption, lowering our carbon emissions for our loved local community. As a business we have invested in Heating and LED lighting. This will make a huge difference to the environment and this is just the start of our sustainable journey. To help us invest in these energy saving measures we had support from Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire. Through this we received a grant of £2,800.61 to enable us to make these fantastic...

Non- Intrusive Inspection

Do you have vessels that for some reason you either can’t get physical access to the internals to fully inspect them, or you have a vessel that will cause needless and major unplanned costs should it be opened? You won’t necessarily be surprised to hear that you’re not the only one. However, you may be surprised to hear that there may be an alternative for you and this may be Non-Intrusive Inspection. The two methods that spring to mind are the...

TesTex Office Opening

TesTex NDT, based in Killingholme, NE Lincolnshire is pleased to announce the opening, in early April, of a new office in the South West of the country. The new office and workshop facility is located in the Avonbank Industrial area of Bristol. The office will allow the company to service more easily and effectively its increasing customer base in the South West. “We are all incredibly excited about the new facility, as we haven’t just opened an office to house extra...

Important questions to ask regarding Written Schemes of Examination (WSE)

Written Schemes of Examination (WSE) are an important part of meeting the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (PSSR) and the following industry best practise. The legislation is clear on this, equipment falling under PSSR means that “The user of an installed system and owner of a mobile system shall not operate the system, or allow it to be operated unless he has a written scheme for the periodic examination, by a competent person”- PSSR Reg 8.1. To ensure that you don’t fall...