TWI is one of Europe's foremost independent not-for-profit research and technology organisations, employing 550 people with an annual turnover of 60 million Euro. TWI works across all industry sectors with expertise in key aspects of NDT, materials and materials joining. The majority of TWI's activity (65%) is contract research, funded by industry and built around the development of advanced technologies. TWI is also an active participant in collaborative research programmes in Europe and the UK. TWI has two main NDT Research Centres based at Abington, Cambridge and Port Talbot, South Wales. These centres cover the broad Spectrum of NDT development for single client contracts, joint industry sponsored projects, UK Government projects and European projects. Role in project: Research will include involvement in all WPs with a lead role in the development and trials of the ACFM sensor arrays. Advice and assistance will be provided for the development of high level new and novel phased array UT including array sensor design and technique development. TWI has 70 qualified NDT inspection engineers with academic, research and industrial qualifications. The NDT Technology Section has built up considerable experience and is recognised as expert in the reliability of NDT techniques having won several awards in this area. TWI has the facilities for research in the development of inspection methods. These extensive research equipment and facilities include 6 laboratories, the latest NDT equipment (PAUT systems, Electromagnetic systems both off the shelf and in-house designed and developed real time and digital X-ray equipment)
Tecnitest Ingenieros is a non-destructive testing engineering company (with 20 full time employees and many sub-contractors) developing and marketing the most efficient solutions to particular inspection needs. Tecnitest is located in Madrid (Spain), ideally situated to quickly and efficiently react to its customers’ needs and, moreover, organizing presently a wide network of distributors and agents in the main economic areas of the world.
Key managers and employees in Tecnitest have over 25 years of experience in the development and deployment of NDT systems, applications and services in the aviation, power generation, railways and other industry sectors. Tecnitest activity addresses all industrial sectors and comprises all NDT methods, paying special attention to the use of advance technologies and innovation with a clearly defined goal: optimisation of inspection cost, time and reliability. This activity includes the distribution of a complete range of NDT equipment and accessories, level 3 services and technical advice, training in NDT and development of non-destructive inspection systems.
Main industries served are; Oil and Gas, Airlines, Automotive manufacturing, Aerospace Manufacturing, Wind turbines, Train Maintenance Depots, NDT Inspection Services Companies, Foundries… The clients of Tecnitest NDT range across the NDT industries and methods, but they are all looking for the same thing, advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) solutions.
The main customers of Tecnitest Ingenieros SL are very well known prestigious companies and institutions such as: Saudi Aramco, IBERIA, AIRBUS, ASTRIUM, Renfe, Lufthansa, DELTA Air Lines, Shanghai Airlines, TUI Airline, TRW, SKF, Technical University of Madrid, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Constructora y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF), Nertus (A joint venture Renfe with Siemens), Gamesa, The Welding Institute TWI (UK), SGS, Applus Lgai, Iberdrola, Acciona, Alstom, Areva, Industria de Turbo Propulsores (ITP), IMDEA (Instituto Madrileño de Estudios Avanzados), …and many others: companies from Aciturri, Aernnova and Alestis groups, Universities, Foundries, etc.
At Tecnitest NDT, we have our design, manufacture, sales and aftercare teams all under one room, therefore allowing us to offer a full and inclusive service from application query to execution and beyond. As well as having all our team under one roof, Tecnitest NDT is made up of highly skilled, NDT trained personnel.
Tecnitest Ingenieros SL has maintained an efficient Quality Management system (QM-system) since 2006. It complies with the requirements of the Standards UNE-EN ISO 9001:2008 for its activities of:
- Design and Manufacturing of Non-Destructive Testing equipment
- Training and Consulting on Non-Destructive Testing
IKH S.A. is a privately-owned profit R&D SME. We deliver high-added value advanced technology intellectual property (IP). Services include system design, complete integration and customization support, as well as collaboration project development. IKH S.A. offers a unique combination of multi-discipline know-how, technical excellence, and competitive pricing. It complements these with extensive customer support. During the last decade, our team has developed and implemented more than 30 projects European and has vast experience in international collaborations. Our core knowledge is the interdisciplinary design, computer-aided development, simulation for rendering optimal and the implementation of robotic systems, including mechanics, control and sensory. Mechanics refers to the design and development of manipulators, end-effectors, mobile vehicles and auxiliaries, such as actuators and power supply, including kinematic and dynamic analysis. Control includes both theory (design of control algorithms for trajectory and/or task planning) and implementation, involving hardware and software, to achieve tracking of desired motion and/or force application. Sensory includes design of sensors and sensor systems and algorithms for sensory data acquisition and analysis.
Lloyd’s Register EMEA
Lloyd's Register Group Limited (LR) is a global independent risk management and safety assurance organisation that works to enhance safety and to approve assets and systems at sea, on land and in the air. Lloyd's Register Group Limited, its subsidiaries and affiliates provide services designed to help clients around the world to achieve their business goals, while optimising safety and quality, and protecting, even improving, the environment. Within LR the Marine Business participates in technical meetings of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), contributes to the development of codes for bodies such as the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and helps with the review of ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) standards. LR also acts as a 'notified body' for many European Community directives, helping ensure essential product safety rules work properly. To support these activities, LR maintains a marine related research activity, carries out extensive research and development activities and initiates new standards for quality and safety as the boundaries of knowledge expand.
Spectrum is a provider of services to the marine/shipping industry. It provides a full range of quality control and inspection services that includes mechanical testing, chemical analysis, materials failure analysis and Non Destructive Testing. Within the scope of NDT are included x-rays, radiography, electromagnetic and ultrasonic techniques, laser alignment and vibration analysis technologies.
The company is certified by LRQI to ISO 9001:2008. A close collaboration exists with Classification Societies and Industrial certification organizations including Lloyd’s Register, DNV-GL, ABS, BV, Class NK, SGS and TUV.