The 8th Vietnam Saigon Oil and Gas Expo 2009 is a premier international exhibition endorsed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam. It will be held in Ho Chi Minh’s new Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC) from October 29-31, 2009.

This 3-day event will bring together all major players in the region and gives local and foreign manufacturers and service providers the opportunity to introduce their products and capabilities. The expo is especially focusing on Information and Technical Services, Finance, and the Upstream and Downstream sectors.

The Vietnam Saigon Oil and Gas Expo is an excellent occasion for SGS Non-Destructive Testing Services to present to the Asian audience its Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Methods, Material Testing, Industrial Rope Access and Storage Tank Inspection Services. SGS will be exhibiting at Stand no. B2-1, Hall A1.

The scope of SGS Non-Destructive Testing Services covers both conventional and advanced NDT, and is provided by qualified inspectors in accordance with international standards. Among all these methods, this time SGS emphasizes on three advanced inspection technologies: the Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL), the Ultrasonic Phased Array and the Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD). Expo visitors will have the opportunity to watch SGS NDT experts’ live equipment demonstration of these methods at the SGS stand.

Materials used in construction projects have to meet regulations and standards regarding their quality. As the number of infrastructure projects in Vietnam increased, SGS developed its local Construction Materials Laboratory, an accredited and independent testing lab that is in compliance with Vilas 237 and ISO/IEC 17025:2005. Expo visitors can learn more about the testing of cement and concrete for compressive/ flexural strength. Our experts can also explain how SGS can design cement mix according to a client’s request or estimate compressive strength by hammer test.

SGS will also introduce Industrial Rope Access and provide visitors with valuable information about this safe and time-saving access method for the testing and inspection of hard to reach locations in the industrial sector such as offshore installations and industrial plants or buildings. Being a member of the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA), SGS offers this solution with well-trained technicians and in compliance with international guidelines.

Last but not the least, SGS will showcase its Storage Tank Inspection Services for which a list of standard techniques are provided as well as solutions using a combination of multiple techniques. SGS has the experience, the accreditations and the equipment to carry out expert controls, inspections and measurements in accordance with EN 14015, API 650 or 653, EEMUA 159 and ISO 7504, to ensure the safe condition of storage tanks.

About SGS Non-Destructive Testing Services

SGS provides all standard NDT services such as Radiography, Ultrasonic Testing, Magnetic and Penetrant Testing and is also able to apply advanced technologies such as Eddy Current, TOFD and Phased Array to selected applications. Present in all major industrial countries around the world, SGS offers a global, integrated NDT network.

SGS NDT Services, together with other SGS Industrial Services, provides a seamless cooperation and fully integrated service pack combining NDT, Inspection, Material Testing Laboratories and Supply Chain Services and even Asset Integrity Management Programs.

About SGS Industrial Services

SGS Industrial Services offers a large variety of services and solutions, from exploration and appraisal, to development, production and logistics. SGS ensures that the installations, material, equipment, facilities and projects meet all quality and performance requirements. SGS provides technical solutions that create added value and help execute growth strategies.

With a global network of more than 1,000 offices and laboratories and more than 56,000 experts, SGS is the ideal partner to provide independent, third-party solutions.

For more information, please contact:

Chi Le
SGS Vietnam Ltd141 Ly Chinh Thang Street
District 3
Ho Chi Minh City
t: +84 83 935 1920 / +84 91 392 6698
f: +84 83 935 1933

About SGS

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With more than 56,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.