Bureau Technical Services is a trusted NDT partner for companies across the world, providing testing campaigns across all disciplines.
From March 2020 until early 2021, we were engaged by a large international client to undertake a number of NDT campaigns on critical structural items in South Korea, Indonesia, and China. Destined for major wind farms in the UK, Europe, and Asia.
As part of this Bureau provided all personnel, managed all processes, technician verification, technical review, and reporting of the campaign, covering the below techniques.
- Ultrasonic Testing
- Magnetic Particle Testing
- Visual Weld Inspection
Throughout the campaign, testing was undertaken to a proprietary specification, which involved Bureau authoring a bespoke reporting template and system in-line with client requirements. Technicians required specific experience on equivalent items, which was fulfilled by Bureau’s highly qualified personnel. All final reports and management of repairs were reviewed by our in-house technical team.
We have a long history of providing integrated non-destructive testing campaigns, however, one interesting challenge that needed to be overcome in this case was the particularly tight confined spaces presented by the pieces being presented in an already completely manufactured state.
Bureau submitted specific risk assessments which had to be approved by the client before briefing personnel accordingly. In order to ensure complete coverage of all welds, a local document control system was implemented, and repairs undertaken and retested where needed.
Planning and Preparation
- Verification of all NDT personnel
- Authoring a complete portfolio of bespoke reporting formats
- Full calibration checking of equipment
- Full review of applicable codes and standards
- Full scheduling and coordination with the vendor
- Risk assessing the activities, and approving a method statement
- Bureau Project Manager attendance to site to confirm the scope prior to work starting.
NDT Daily Activities
At the end of each working day, a summary of the activities was provided, reports check and verified by Bureau’s internal quality team, and tested tags reported back via a dedicated document management system.
At the end of the campaign, a complete and comprehensive document pack was issued to the client which included all reports, calibration details and certificates. Bureau also offers a post-inspection follow-up service with further clarifications as required.
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