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|NDT.net Issue - 2013-04 - NEWS |
|Global NDT competence center accepted as Tier 2 member by Nuclear Advanced
Manufacturing Research Centre|
Cologne, 7. March, 2013. TÜV Rheinland has been accepted by the Nuclear AMRC, based at the University of Sheffield, as a Tier 2 member. The Nuclear AMRC combines industry expertise and university innovation to improve capabilities and performance along the nuclear supply chain. Over Fforty companies, including reactor vendors, manufacturers and specialist equipment and service providers, have now joined as full members.
TÜV Rheinland Sonovation is the worldwide Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Competence Centre for TÜV Rheinland. The Dutch-based company offers a range of specialized services, products, software solutions, and high level training to Nuclear AMRC.
Foremost amongst this is the provision of ultrasonic inspection at high temperatures, training in advanced technology and provision of equipment.
Jan Verkooijen, R&D Director of TÜV Rheinland Sonovation, said: “This cooperation of TÜV Rheinland and Nuclear AMRC will greatly support the aims of both organizations. With our state of the art NDT technology and ongoing R&D, we hope to contribute to safety, reliability and efficiency to the business.”
TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded 140 years ago. The Group maintains a presence at around 500 locations in 65 countries with 16,000 employees. Annual turnover is EUR 1.4 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, the environment, and technology in nearly all aspects of life. TÜV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects and helps to shape processes for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, TÜV Rheinland employs a global network of approved labs, testing and education centres. Since 2006, TÜV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. Website: www.tuv.com