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.
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.
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.
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.
As a key part of the Filanovsky pipeline project in the Caspian Sea, Applus RTD delivered an ECA (Engineering Critical Assessment).
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.
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:
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
Definition of a methodology to determine motorcyclist casualty risk according to rider profile, type of motorcycle and mileage.
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