Ashtead Technology invests in NDT fleet

By Sarah McCay15 July 2014

Ashtead Technology has spent £1 million (€1.26 million) on its new range of Non Destructive Testing

Ashtead Technology has spent £1 million (€1.26 million) on its new range of Non Destructive Testing (NDT) equipment.

UK rental firm Ashtead Technology is investing £1 million (€1.26 million) in new Non Destructive Testing (NDT) equipment as part of a planned fleet enhancement, debuting some items in the UK for the first time.

“This latest series of purchases significantly enhances our fleet of NDT instrumentation and helps to ensure that we are able to meet the full breadth of our customers’ test and inspection equipment needs across almost any industry,” said James Carlyle, general manager.

“We have made this investment so that our customers don’t have to; most of these instruments come with a hefty capital cost, so the ability to rent them, whilst talking advantage of our technical support, is a major advantage.”

The purchase order includes conventional and advanced NDT equipment. The new instruments are designed for NDT inspection work such as flaw detection, corrosion, delamination and crack assessment, thickness measurement, and casting, forging and weld checking.

Ashtead’s order of NDT instruments includes an Ectane high-performance surface array and multi-technology tube inspection system, which is now available for hire in the UK for the first time. The Ectane uses ultrasonic, eddy current and electromagnetic technology for the detection and assessment of flaws such as cracks or corrosion in conductive materials.

In flaw detection, Ashtead adds the Epoch 600 digital ultrasonic flaw detector, the light-weight Nortec 600C, the Sonatest Sitescan D20+, the USM Go – which also acts as a thickness gauge, and the WeldCheck Eddy Current Flaw Detector from ETher NDE.

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