With the tragic consequences of the recent tsunami that hit Japan still in the headlines and the consequent devastating impact on the nuclear power plant at Fukushima still causing widespread concern and panic, the focus on thorough nuclear power plant testing has never been greater. It is from this perspective that the SGS Competence Center for Non-Destructive Testing decided to host a free 60 minute webinar on providing an introduction to ‘Ultrasonic Testing for the Pre-service and In-service Inspection of Nuclear Power Plants’. In addition, SGS provides another free 60 minute webinar on ‘Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD): Theory and Practice’ due to the growing interest in this Non-Destructive Testing technique.

With the webinar on an introduction to ’Ultrasonic Testing for the Pre-Service and In-Service Inspection of Nuclear Power Plants’ SGS hopes to inform participants about the application of advanced techniques for the Pre-service Inspection and In-service Inspection of nuclear power plants. SGS will also provide information regarding how a Pre-service Inspection can benefit the In-service Inspection, and how thorough design aids the application of In-service Inspections. With an inspection approach that combines various essential elements, SGS seeks to implement strategies that detect possible degradation mechanisms in their very earliest stages. SGS also seeks to monitor all damage and ensure reproducibility during multiple interventions.

To obtain more information about the webinar an introduction to Ultrasonic Testing for the Pre-Service and In-Service Inspection of Nuclear Power Plants and to learn how to register, visit the SGS Webinar Calendar.

The other free webinar SGS has on offer is about Time of Flight Diffraction and through this webinar SGS hopes to inform participants about the characteristics of this testing method as well as its advantages and disadvantages. Furthermore, SGS seeks to provide attendees with thorough information on Pre-service and In-service applications of TOFD. With its extensive experience and expertize in the field of Non-Destructive Testing, SGS provides not only the theoretical background, but also very useful practical information, backed by various examples of TOFD scans.

To obtain more information about the ’Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD): Theory and Practice’ webinar and to learn how to register, visit the SGS Webinar Calendar.

Hosted by Ton Kooren, Global Expert Advanced NDT, and Norbert Trimborn, Strategic Business Leader Advanced NDT, respectively, the free 60 minute webinars will be available across the globe in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Each of the webinars will be available in four sessions to meet the needs of attendees in every time zone.

About the SGS NDT Training and Examination Center

SGS has a variety of highly advanced and proven techniques for both Ultrasonic Testing and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), with a proven record in reliability and reproducibility. With the SGS approach to inspection, you can be certain of the results of the Pre-service or In-service Inspection of a nuclear power plant and any defects are guaranteed to be detected at an early stage, with support also provided for the monitoring of the progress of any possible degradation.

In addition to being one of the largest TOFD providers in the world, SGS was the first company to use certified EN473 TOFD LII operators for TOFD inspections. With around 80 highly experienced TOFD LII operators worldwide, SGS provides comprehensive Time of Flight Diffraction tests in all four corners of the world. Furthermore, having the same quality level of TOFD inspection in all countries, SGS has a wide range of superior training facilities for TOFD in locations around the world.

The SGS NDT Training and Examination Center is a BINDT Accredited Training Organization (ATO) and an Authorized Qualifying Body (AQB) for TOFD. SGS trains and certifies people to the highest inspection standards and is qualified to conduct both the required pre-examination training and the PCN examinations for Levels 1, 2 and 3.

The scope of NDT services offered by SGS covers both conventional and advanced NDT methods which are provided by qualified inspectors in accordance with international standards.

For more information about the SGS Webinars and how to register, please contact:

Jiyoung Yoon
Business Assistant Global NDT
SGS Industrial Services

SGS Nederland B.V.
Industrial Services
Malledijk 18

t: +31 181 693 612
f: +31 181 693 585

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 67,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world.