Live demonstration of guided wave pipeline inspection by SGS at the WCNDT

Released on: October 9, 2008, 6:52 am

Press Release Author: SGS Industrial Services

Industry: Industrial

Press Release Summary: SGS demonstrates its Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) service
package for storage tanks and pipelines, including a live demonstration of special
NDT methods such as guided wave inspections.

Press Release Body: The World Conference and Exhibition on Non-Destructive Testing
(WCNDT) is one of the most important events in the world for the industry. The 17th
WCNDT will be held in Shanghai, China from the 26-28 October 2008.

SGS Industrial Services and the SGS NDT Training and Examination Centre will use
this opportunity and present their services. Visit us on Stand Number C331.

At the SGS Stand, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) experts will demonstrate live how
advanced NDT technologies like Tank floor scanning and guided wave inspection work.
This year's topic is a total integrity service package for both Storage Tanks and
Process piping.

Pipelines: Guided Wave Inspection
The guided wave technology, which will be demonstrated live by Inspectors at the SGS
Stand at the WCNDT in Shanghai, screens pipe work for metal loss features such as
corrosion and erosion. It is suitable for application to pipelines and process
piping including road crossings, jetty lines and corrosion under insulation
inspection generally, and can be used without any scaffolding, digging or insulation

Guided Wave uses a low frequency guided ultrasound travelling along the pipe,
providing 100% coverage of the pipe wall. In normal applications, tens of meters of
pipe work can be inspected from a single location. To see how guided wave equipment
works, visit us at the WCNDT on Stand C331 or visit

SGS NDT Training and Examination Center
SGS carries out training and examinations for NDT experts in its newly opened
Training and Examination Center in Shanghai.

As an Authorized Qualifying Body of BINDT, SGS now offers PCN training and
examinations according to the EN473 Scheme. The courses and examinations include
conventional NDT methods like magnetic particle, liquid penetrant, and visual
inspections or radiographic and ultrasonic testing.

For more information about our courses and examinations, visit or arrange a meeting with our experts at the SGS Stand (No.
C331) at the WCNDT.

This is SGS's answer on the increasing demand for high quality inspection services
in China by both Western multinationals and local majors.

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Contact Details: Boiler Plate and Contact Information:
SGS Industrial Services
Competence Center
NDT Special Examinations
NDT Tank inspections
AIM Services

1 place des Alpes
P.O. Box 2152
1211 Geneva 1
Switzerland Corporate

t: +49 40 30101-266
f: +49 40 30101-936

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