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.

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Are you sure you’ve got your PSSR’s covered?

Ignorantia Legis Neminem Excusat  – “ignorance of law excuses no one”. Simply being unaware that a piece of equipment, or more commonly some constituent part(s) fall into the scope of a Regulation does not mean that you can escape liability in the event of a failure. The Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (PSSR’s) which were put into law over 20 years ago, is a Regulation which you most likely know a bit about. There will be systems and equipment obvious to you which are covered such as; boilers and steam [...]

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Health and Safety Executive Approve New and Revised Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs)

Many people are exposed to a variety of substances at work (e.g chemicals, fumes, dusts, fibres) which can, under some circumstances, have a harmful effect on their health. These are classed as ‘hazardous substances’. If exposure to a hazardous substance is not properly controlled it may cause ill health in a number of ways. In January 2020, the Health and Safety Executive approved new and revised workplace exposure limits (WELs). Details of the changes came into force on 17 January [...]

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Introducing the New Innovative, TesTex Asset Integrity Management System!

Over the last 30 years we’ve continued to develop our technology, techniques and training to the highest standards, meeting and exceeding customer expectations. An ethos which, since introducing our Asset Integrity Management Service led us to identify the need for a an easier to use, more innovative Asset Integrity Management system. We wanted something with all the functionality customers would expect, but not as complex as other systems currently on the market. After consultation with customers, Integrity Managers and in [...]

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Summary of Engineers Breakfast Meeting- Equipment Inspections and AIM Software

Thank you to all those who attended our most recent Engineers Breakfast Meeting and to everyone who has expressed interest in future events. For those of you who missed it but would like to know what was covered, here’s a quick summary… The Importance of Inspections from a Cat 1 perspective Nick Girdham, experienced Cat 1 Inspector presented on the subject covering, The importance of Written Scheme of Examinations (WSE’s) Imminent dangers and how to accurately assess How to achieve time savings and acceptable [...]

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It’s National Apprentice Week 2020!

It’s National Apprentice Week 2020 a chance to celebrate the positive impact of apprenticeships across the UK. Here at TesTex we have a lot to celebrate and to be proud of. Investment in technology and training are a core part of our business and are essential to us delivering on our reputation for high quality NDT and Inspection services. As a company we’ve found that apprenticeships have mutual benefits and are keen to continue recruiting, supporting and training new apprentices. Benefits to [...]

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