Thursday 15 October 2015

Rental partner for NDT equiment manufacturer.

Silverwing, a leading manufacturer of NDT solutions for storage tanks, vessels and pipe inspection, has appointed Ashtead Technology as its Preferred Rental Partner in Britain.

Silverwing’s MD Wayne Woodhead (left) 
with Ashtead Technology’s Steve Drake
“This is great news for our customers,” says Ashtead’s NDT Market Manager Steve Drake. “The Silverwing products have several unique features and their inclusion in the Ashtead Technology fleet means that we are now able to offer motorised magnetic inspection equipment; the Scorpion for example, can inspect vertical, curved and even overhead surfaces.”

Designed for cost-effective A and B-scan inspection on ferro-magnetic structures, the Scorpion is a dry-coupled UT crawler that connects with the UT Lite data acquisition instrument via a 30 meter umbilical cord. This removes the cost and safety issues associated with scaffolding or rope access. The UT Lite is a portable corrosion profiling, mapping and weld inspection system that can also be used in conjunction with the R-Scan; a manual, dry-coupled ultrasonic scanner for a wide variety of assets ranging from 50 mm diameter pipes to flat surfaces.

Other Silverwing additions to the Ashtead Technology fleet include the RMS2 (Rapid Motion Scanner) a high speed (17m2/8 hour shift), high accuracy, remote access ultrasonic corrosion mapping system and the RMS2 ARC accessory for longitudinal scanning on pipe diameters from 24” to 48”.

“The addition of the Silverwing products to our rental fleet is a good example of continual investment in our NDT Centre of Excellence,” comments Steve Drake. “As the Preferred Rental Partner, our staff will be trained by Silverwing to provide high levels of support, both before and throughout the hire period.”

Silverwing Group Sales Director Jim Costain, says: “We are delighted with this new partnership because it will increase access to our technology, enabling some customers to ‘try before they buy’ and other existing users to temporarily resource projects as and when necessary.”

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