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Logan Industries introduces new NDE inspections

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World Pipelines,

Logan Industries (Logan), a hydraulic repair, manufacturing, and rental company, is now fully qualified to carry out its own in-house non-destructive examination (NDE) inspections (Texas, USA).

Logan Industries introduces new NDE inspections

Logan has completed qualifications of its procedures, personnel, and equipment, enabling the company to bring 90% of its NDE operations in-house instead of outsourcing.

Logan’s NDE process will now be streamlined and more cost-effective than ever before; boosting reliability and environmental credentials for clients seeking to identify unseen defects in their materials and prevent failures in their equipment.

Greg Soape, QHSE Director, Logan, said, “By eliminating the need for outsourcing, we can now remove the potential for third party subcontractor delays and unexpected costs and instead take full ownership of the process in-house. Logan can take sole responsibility for the schedule and be fully accountable for quality.”

Logan is now a one-stop shop for clients, with the ability to perform field evaluations and inspections. Logan has both volumetric and surface NDE capabilities; magnetic particle examination (MT), liquid penetrant (PT) examination and ultrasonic examination (UT), including ShearWave flaw detection, visual weld inspection (VT), hardness testing (HT) and positive material identification (PMI).

Soape added, “PMI can be a costly service for clients and many repair shops will outsource it to a lab. PMI is especially important in repairs because it enables us to know what type of material a piece of equipment is made from in order to weld it appropriately. Many shops will just make assumptions. Our in-house PMI enables us to be sure about material composition, and construct a targeted engineering solution that works the first time.”

To date, Transocean Ltd and Baker Hughes Co. have reviewed Logan’s in-house NDE processes and deemed them to be acceptable. Logan has also undergone several major technical assessments with TechnipFMC plc and successfully passed them all with no findings.

Dean Carey, Technical Director, Logan, said, “Our reputation is based on our commitment to problem solving. When everybody else claims it cannot be done, we strive to figure it out. Our in-house NDE inspection programme underlines this attitude and boosts our agility as a company. We are more nimble, flexible, and reactive to our clients’ needs than ever before. Because we now have control over the entire process, our clients can be assured of improved accuracy and reliability in welding quality control, as well as more accurate and reliable results.”

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