RTD Quality Services Nigeria Ltd gains IRATA Approval


    RTD Quality Services Nigeria Limited, our entity in Nigeria and part of the Applus+ Group, has achieved IRATA certification. This certification enables the company to provide advanced and conventional non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection services using rope access for the oil and gas, petrochemical, refining, and other industries. This certification is a significant milestone, underscoring the company's commitment to safety and quality in asset integrity management.

    The International Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) was established in 1987 with Applus+ RTD as a founding member. The association is dedicated to drafting safe practice guidelines and implementing rigorous training and auditing processes for technicians and member companies.

    Key aspects of IRATA certification include:

    • Comprehensive Training: Technicians undergo extensive training to ensure they are skilled in rope access techniques and safety measures. The training is tiered across different levels (Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3) to ensure progressive learning and skill development.
    • Strict Auditing: Member companies are regularly audited to ensure compliance with IRATA’s standards. These audits assess the company’s safety practices, training programs, and operational procedures.
    • Safety Guidelines: IRATA sets stringent safety guidelines that all member companies must adhere to. These guidelines cover various aspects of rope access work, including equipment standards, operational protocols, and emergency procedures.
    • Global Recognition: IRATA certification is recognized worldwide as the benchmark for safe and effective rope access. This certification enhances the credibility and reputation of member companies in the global market.
    • Continuous Improvement: IRATA promotes continuous improvement through feedback, incident reporting, and regular reviews of safety practices. This ensures that member companies keep up with the latest industry standards and innovations.

    With IRATA certification, RTD Quality Services Nigeria Limited now has access to a pool of IRATA-trained professionals to undertake rope access services in Nigeria and neighboring West African countries. RTD Quality Services Nigeria Limited offers a comprehensive range of advanced inspection and non-destructive testing (NDT) services. Here are some of the key services they provide:

    1. Digital and Computed Profile Radiography: Inspection of piping circuits and risers.
    2. Ultrasonic Based NDT: Including Time-of-flight diffraction (TOFD), Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT), Manual Ultrasonic Testing (MUT), Internal Rotary Inspection System (IRIS), and more for both in-service and new construction facilities.
    3. ECT-based NDT: Techniques such as Incotest, Remote Field Testing (RFT), Near Field Testing (NFT), and others.
    4. Inspection:  RBI based General / Close Visual  Inspections of facilities such as piping, vessels, tanks and general structure.
    5. Integrity Management: This includes integrity survey and management.
    6. Conventional Radiography:  Inspection of pipelines / piping circuit welds using internal x-ray crawlers and gamma projector.

    The company employs both local and international professionals, ensuring a high level of expertise and compliance with global standards.

    Leveraging the expertise of IRATA-certified sister companies, RTD Quality Services Nigeria Limited can now execute specialized projects such as:

    • Rig Inspection
    • Rope Rescue/Standby Rescue during Tank/Hull Inspection
    • Other sophisticated rope access projects

    This certification underscores Applus+’ capability to deliver safe and high-quality rope access services, enhancing their portfolio and service delivery in the region.

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