The Storage Terminal Operators’ Conference and Exhibition (StocExpo) 2010 is the leading event in Europe for the oil and chemical tank storage industry. It will be held at the Antwerp Expo in Belgium from March 30 to April 1, 2010.

The three-day event is an important meeting point for top decision makers from terminal operators as well as oil and chemical companies. With over 120 exhibiting companies covering 2,000 m² of space and 2,000 people expected to attend, the StockExpo will be an excellent opportunity for SGS to display products, join the conference and meet potential business partners.

The StockExpo 2010 is an appropriate occasion for SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, to present its wide portfolio of services for the oil and chemical tank storage industry including Tank Integrity Assessment, Tank Calibration, Tank Audit, Tank Inspection and Tank Leak Detection.

At stand nos.15 and 16, SGS will be presenting information on Non-Destructive Testing Methods for the inspection of storage tanks including:

  • Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD)
  • Phased Array (PA)
  • Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL)
  • Leak Testing

These techniques are suitable for the detection of corrosion and defects in welds as well as leakages in the tank bottom, tank wall or tank shell. One of the most important advantages of using TOFD, Phased Array, Magnetic Flux Leakage and Leak Testing is the combination of a high detection rate with a very high reliability in pre-service and in-service inspections.

About SGS Industrial Services

As a competent and recognized body, SGS performs independent assessments, testing and verification to ensure the safe operation of storage tanks. SGS has the necessary experience, accreditations and equipment to carry out expert controls, inspections and measurements for the owners of storage tanks in accordance with EN 14015, API 650 or 653 and EEMUA 159.

SGS provides seamless cooperation and a fully integrated service pack for the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry combining NDT, Inspection, Material Testing Laboratories and Supply Chain Services as well as Asset Integrity Management Programs.

For further information, please contact:

Myriam Ressel
Global Marketing Cordinator
SGS Industrial Services

SGS Group Management Ltd.
Raboisen 28
D - 20095 Hamburg
t: + 49 40 30101 541
f: + 49 40 30101 936

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 59,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.