The introduction of the IIHS Small Overlap test configuration implies a more se-vere and critical load case at the structural parts of the vehicle that need more improvement.
In order, for consumers, to have a better understanding of vehicle’s safety status, currently each of the NCAP ratings is applying the philosophy of an “Overall Rating”
Every 15 seconds, 153 workers suffer an accident, according to the International Labour Organization.
The division has a network of manpower specialists who understand their clients’ business and have a great pool of talent which match their customers’ requirements.
Applus+ Norcontrol has participated in more than 15 of the 39 Solar Thermal Power plants in operation in the communities of Andalucía and Extremadura in 2014, successfully developing predictive maintenance in high-voltage works in substations, non-destructive tests, statutory inspections and quality assurance.
The rapid growth of Electric Vehicles (EV’s) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV’s) has increased the concern that the relative silence of EV's will result in an increased risk to pedestrian safety.
Analysis of the efect of modifying test setup variables to increase the load case severity in side impacts with WorldsID.
Test protocol to assess a safety system designed for child passengers travelling on powered two-wheeled vehicles (Kid-Shell).
January 2015 saw the launch of a revolutionary new technology concept from Applus+ RTD: the RTD Plant Master. First shown at the API Inspection Summit in Galveston, Texas, USA, the new technology’s Global Product Manager Paul Deckers said “Managing and safeguarding the integrity of assets has been a concern for operators of refineries, chemical plants and power plants for decades”…
Applus+ RTD DMCC is proud to announce that it has been successful in its bid for certification for Integrated Management Systems, and now joins other ISO certified companies within the Applus RTD Division.
Vehicle simulation models are essential throughout the development process in the automotive industry.
The introduction of the new NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) oblique test configuration presents a new and critical load case that manufacturers are on the way to solving.
The ASSESS project was a European Commission co-funded project that aimed to develop harmonized and standardized assessment procedures for collision mitigation and avoidance systems.
Pedestrians and cyclists are the most unprotected road users and their injury risk in case of accidents is significantly higher than for other road users.
The work presented here is based on the authors' experience gained with the development of HD diesel engines for alternative fuel use over the years.
Safety is one of the main criteria for new vehicle buyers and manufacturers must achieve excellent results in all safety requirements to ensure a successful new model launch.
Asphalt specifications for a Wet Handling tracks are very stringent in the sense of Coefficient of adherence and homogeneity of this coefficient along the time.
The increasing variety of test configurations and requirements has encouraged the Passive Safety Department to carry out tests of greater complexity.
The Queensferry Crossing is being built alongside the existing Forth Road Bridge and will be a spectacular new road bridge in Scotland. Becoming one of the biggest road bridges in the United Kingdom it will develop into a globally unique bridge which forms the centre piece of a major upgrade to the important cross – Forth transport corridor in the east of Scotland.
Applus+ RTD Australia has recently announced a further expansion of its specialized NDT capabilities with a re-energized and dedicated team...Advanced NDT & Subsea Inspection.
Whilst most of us will have heard of Asset Integrity Management (AIM), few of us would agree on what it is -and what it isn't. This lack of clarity remains an issue for both operators and service providers in the oil and gas, refining and petrochemical industries. Frequent reference to Process Safety Management (PSM), AIM’s close cousin, further clouds the issue.
With the ageing infrastructure in the North Sea, preventing catastrophic release of highly hazardous material or sudden releases of energy (often referred to as Major Accident Hazards) is a challenge which the Oil & Gas industry has taken seriously, and asset integrity is a key element of their safety strategies. Asset integrity is essential for ensuring a safe, sustainable industry, and involves the implementation of inspection, testing, verification and other necessary programmes to ensure that critical safety equipment is fit for purpose throughout its operating life.
Achieving asset integrity through management systems.
As a key part of the Filanovsky pipeline project in the Caspian Sea, Applus RTD delivered an ECA (Engineering Critical Assessment).
The Metallurgic Field Work Department has become big business, and over recent years it has gone through a major growth and development process. Already well known in the Norwegian market, these new inspection methods are performed by field metallurgists.
During the first decade of the 21st century, the Spanish power sector in general and especially electricity generation has undergone major and deep transformations characterized by three fundamental aspects:
Whatever the challenge, wherever the location – on land or at sea- from industrial, public or private buildings to road or railway infraestructures, rope-access technology helps ensure that every aspect of asset inspection, engineering and maintenance is carried out to the most stringent international standards.
Applus+, in collaboration with several companies and institutions, is involved in this European project aimed at developing and optimizing nondestructive testing techniques for composite materials using Terahertz (THz) techniques
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