One of the world's foremost energy technology companies, Baker Hughes, has announced the acquisition of Washington-based Quest Integrity. The acquisition has been made to expand asset inspection solutions for the energy and industrial sectors of the international economy.
Rami Qasem, Executive Vice President of Digital Solutions at Baker Hughes, said, “The acquisition of Quest Integrity marks another step in Baker Hughes’ commitment to helping customers ensure their asset infrastructure is safe and reliable and demonstrates how we continue to invest for growth in this area.”
He further said, “Today’s announcement strengthens Baker Hughes’ unique capability to bring holistic industrial asset management services to our customers.”
As per the statement, the acquisition involves complete rights to Quest Integrity’s Invista and Furnace Tube Inspection (FTIS) technology. Invista enables new inspection capability that extends across pipelines, marine loading lines, petrochemical, chemical, refining, power, utility and other industrial segments and facilities, such as airports. FTIS technology applies the same principles to inspect heater coils, a critical component in furnaces, detecting issues with corrosion and deformation for customers in the petrochemical and refining industries.
This marks the second acquisition of Baker Hughes in less than a year. The company had acquired Qi2 Elements, a designer and manufacturer of advanced robotic sensor systems that inspect, assess and monitor the integrity of critical energy infrastructure.