SGS to Hold Advanced Ultrasonic Testing Seminar for the First Time in Kazakhstan

Geneva, (PresseBox) - On November 30, 2010, SGS Industrial Services offers a one-day seminar on advanced Ultrasonic Testing (UT) for the very first time in Kazakhstan. Held in the SGS office in Almaty, the seminar will provide theoretical and practical information on two UT methods: Phased Array and Time of Flight Diffraction.

The ability to accurately size and monitor defects and discontinuities in a material or structure is becoming more and more important in industrial plants. With the industry's growing need for the application of more reliable, simpler, safer, accurate and cost effective techniques, Phased Array (PA) and Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD) are widely recognized as the most effective testing methods for flaws detection in welds.

In order to meet the growing need for information on new SGS services in Kazakhstan, namely Phased Array and Time of Flight Diffraction, SGS organizes a one-day seminar on these advanced Ultrasonic Testing techniques on November 30, 2010. Aimed at inspection managers, NDT inspectors and operator representatives from the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, as well as construction contractors, the seminar will be held in the SGS office in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The advanced Ultrasonic Testing seminar is scheduled from 9:00-18:00 and will be conducted by Mr. Norbert Trimborn, an NDT specialist and Head of the Competence Center for Special NDT Examinations in the Netherlands.

With the aim of providing comprehensive theoretical and practical information on PA and ToFD, the seminar will focus on the advantages of these advanced Ultrasonic Testing methods, such as increased inspection speed, more accurate results, the ability to inspect complex geometries and the absence of radiation. Moreover, seminar attendees will have a unique chance to learn about the application range, opportunities and limitations of Phased Array and Time of Flight Diffraction, the reliability of NDT as well as training and development opportunities in the NDT sector. In addition, SGS will provide practical demonstrations of the equipment and software used in PA and ToFD.

Throughout the seminar, participants are warmly welcome to discuss any aspects of advanced Ultrasonic Testing services with the SGS expert.

About SGS Inspection Services

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company with extensive knowledge and multidisciplinary expertise in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT). Apart from conventional Non-Destructive Testing techniques, SGS offers a wide range of advanced NDT methods to provide quality assurance and process safety.With its worldwide network of experienced and qualified engineers and inspectors, SGS is recognized as a leading global benchmark in the field of inspection, verification, certification and testing. Instilling confidence in clients, SGS ensures that the quality and performance of your product or installation meets the applicable requirements, whether they are regulatory, voluntary or client-specific.

SGS Industrial Services

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company headquartered in Switzerland. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With 59,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

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