We are involved in a number of European funded projects at the moment but one that will interest those of you interested in renewable energy sources is the Inspection Technology for Concentrated Solar Power Plants or the Intersolar project. (more…)
Operations Manager, Steve Redshaw recently celebrated 25 years with Applied Inspection. It was back in July 1988 that he joined Applied Inspection when the company operated from just one site at Holmewood in Chesterfield.
He was initially involved in radiographic testing on the night shift before changing to the day shift and taking on some supervisory duties. After five years in this role Steve joined NDT technician Ted Peake (who is now our Managing Director) in developing the new site in Burton on Trent. (more…)
Last month we exhibited at the three day rail exhibition, Railtex which is held every other year at Earls Court. The exhibition attracts exhibitors and delegates from all over Europe and although staff involved in rail industry work had attended in the past as delegates, this was the first time we had had stand space. (more…)
We recently welcomed Antony Mitchell to the company as NDT projects manager with the remit to develop new areas of business and to head our new rope access service with IRATA qualified technicians – using ropes and climbing skills to access difficult to reach locations; without the need for scaffolding or elevated platforms. (more…)
Last week our director David Thomas presented Keith Dashper with his gold watch in recognition of 25 years service. Unfortunately Keith missed the official presentation in December due to ill health.
We are also involved in a European project researching advanced condition monitoring systems for the evaluation of the overall condition of wind turbines. The UK Government has set targets to increase contribution of renewables to UK electricity by 10% in 2010, with an aspiration for 20% by 2010; resulting in an increasing number of wind turbines being installed. (more…)
In July 2007 Applied Inspection were invited by TWI (The Welding Institute) to take part in a research project involving the use of phased array technology in the inspection of joints welded using dissimilar metals.
The project has two primary aims:
1. position and size defects accurately
2. improve the overall inspection quality through the use of phased array technology (more…)