Providing NDT technicians for a planned oil refinery shutdown

Dye Penetrant Inspection / Magnetic Particle Inspection / Ultrasonic Inspection

We are firm believers in professional partnerships. Just because someone is working in the same industry as you doesn’t mean you have to perceive them as a threat. Working together professionally refines your skills, opens doors for business opportunities and allows for innovation.

This was our experience working with Applus+ when they approached us to help with a planned shutdown at an oil refinery in North Wales.

Who is Applus+?

Applus+ is a global testing and inspection provider. It has over 25,000 employees across multiple sectors in more than 70 countries. Its portfolio of solutions can support asset integrity management and places a strong emphasis on technological development and innovation.

Their Problem

Applus+ has a long-term maintenance contract at the Stanlow Essar Oil refinery. They conduct non-destructive tests for the site on a regular basis. On this occasion, the management team realised that they required more technicians than they had available, and quickly. The site’s main shutdown was imminent, and they needed four technicians to fulfil the testing requirements. The inspection disciplines required were UT 3.1/ 3.2 (plate and pipe), MPI and DPI.

Applus+ found out about NDT Group through one of our clients Wood Group. We have provided NDT services for Wood Group at the Stanlow site before, so they were happy to pass our name on to Applus+. This also meant that some of our technicians were already inducted on the site.

Our Solution

True to our responsive nature, we could easily supply Applus+ with the four multi-discipline technicians they required in a timely manner.

Some of the scopes NDT Groups technicians helped with on the outage was UT thickness checking of boiler tubes and pipe work, followed up with DPI or MPI, depending on the material of the asset under inspection.

The Result

Applus+ were thrilled with how quickly we could respond and have been pleased to invite us to supply technicians for a planned shutdown in February. We look forward to a strong working partnership with the company.

True to our responsive nature, we could easily supply Applus+ with the four multi-discipline technicians they required in a timely manner.

Responsive testing that delivers assurance that your equipment is safe.

Contact us for a quality testing service with a fast report turnaround. We can respond to any challenge.

LET'S TALK

Keep up to date with site and asset safety

Sign up to our newsletter to get updates on keeping your site and assets safe.
(We won’t pass your email on to anyone else)