Another Brilliant Breakfast Meeting

We held our second event of the year at the Catch Conference Centre, Stallingborough yesterday in the form of one of our Engineers Breakfast Meetings and what a great meeting it turned out to be. There was some brilliant work showcased by both our Integrity Team in delivering an informative piece, and by the delegates whose input around the subject of 'The Mechanical Integrity Life Cycle' produced some great work from which everyone learnt a lot about the subject. The group debated...

TesTex NDT Limited Become Accredited CPD Provider

We are pleased to announce that TesTex NDT Limited has recently become an accredited CPD Provider, in order to better support our workforce and customers. This means we can now deliver our own CPD approved materials. “We wanted to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to continuous staff development and with the introduction of CPD by the American Petroleum Institute, in order for some of the Inspectors to gain recertification in API510, API 570, and API 653 now seemed to be the right...

Drone Inspection Services

TesTex has added Drone Inspection to its portfolio of services having purchased an Elios drone. The Drone has already been kept busy, completing its third inspection in as many weeks. With the advancement of drone inspection, the advantages of using Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAV’s) can be significant. Especially when you compare them against more conventional methods of tank inspection which require a significant amount of money, resource and time Most importantly, drones are also able to reach those areas that would otherwise...

A welcome return to the Breakfast Meeting – Engineering Workshop, EEMUA 231

For those that may not be aware, Testex have run breakfast meetings for a number of years now, inviting local Engineers to attend and discuss topical Inspection and related engineering matters. We had a fantastic turnout-thank you and it was great to see everyone, and welcome some new faces. This event, held at Catch, NE. Lincolnshire, Wednesday 29th June, was the first since COVID restrictions were lifted. It proved to be a great meeting and sparked some very useful debate around...

TesTex Employees Visit French Office To Discuss New Advanced NDT Applications, Equipment, Training and Collaborations

Last week some of the UK staff visited the TesTex office in Lyon, France. This was the first time since the pandemic that we were able to get together and discuss new advanced NDT applications & equipment, training, upcoming works and collaborations in Europe. We were also joined by one of our senior software engineers from Pittsburgh, USA and our representative from TesTex Germany. Looking forward to more of these in the future.

Engineers Breakfast Meeting – Wednesday 29th June 2022

On Wednesday 29th June 2022, we welcome the return of our Engineers Breakfast Meetings, aimed at helping Plant/Asset Engineers manage and maintain their static assets effectively. The subject matter of this meeting is WSEs for PSSR and Non-PSSR COMAH Operations. The event starts at 8am and concludes at 10am. Held at CATCH, Redwood Park Estate, Stallingborough, Grimsby DN41 8TH. If you would like to attend, and you are an engineer involved in the management of static assets, please drop us an email with your contact...

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 a...

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 resource...

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 more...

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 are...