More than 50 clients joined SGS technical experts last month to learn about non-intrusive inspections (NII) and avoiding shutdowns.

Hosted by SGS Pakistan at its headquarters in Karachi, two training seminars and live demonstration events introduced clients from some of Pakistan’s largest oil, refinery, utility and steel businesses to advanced, non-intrusive, equipment inspections, removing the need for expensive shutdowns.

Customized training events

This NII training program was customized to ensure it met attending organization’s business needs and was directly applicable to their procedures. Feedback from the event and live demonstrations helps to identify real time issues facing the industry today, as well as the concerns they expect to face in the near future. This enables SGS to develop better support services and solutions.

Led by Muhammad Aqeel, Operations Manager, SGS, the training encompassed:

  • What is Non-intrusive inspection
  • Advantage of Non Intrusive Inspection over conventional Internal Inspection
  • Recognition by International codes & Recommended practices
  • Methods available in lieu of internal visual inspections
  • When and where they can be conducted
  •  Appropriateness of NII
  • Non-destructive testing (NDT) as a non-intrusive tool

The live demonstrations, led by SGS non-intrusive specialists, engineers and technical experts, were the perfect opportunity not only to observe the techniques, but also to ask questions. Blue prints of the non-intrusive techniques and their applications were displayed and explained.

Delegates from companies included Pakistan State Oil, Pakistan Petroleum, Pak Arab Refinery, National Refinery, Lotte Chemicals, Trans Asia Refinery, Gatron Industries, Engro Vo Pak, K-Electric, Aisha Steel, Amerili Steel and Tuwairqi Steel Mills.

Access to SGS experts

SGS’s client training events create a forum in which business professionals can meet and discuss the issues facing the industry and potential solutions.

“Subject specific training seminars help SGS to maintain strong business relationship with clients and refresh our understanding of the issues they face on a daily basis,” said S. Maheen Ishaq, Senior Executive Officer, SGS. “We are pleased to share our expertise and understanding at these key events.”

SGS’s Non-Intrusive Inspection Services

From construction sites, pipelines and refineries to shipyards and nuclear power plants, it is imperative to monitor and improve the reliability of processes and equipment. SGS’s comprehensive range of NII services monitor asset integrity, detect defects and irregularities before they result in costly damage or non-compliance, save time and money with fast and effective testing throughout the lifespan of assets and equipment, and ensure safe and reliable operation.

For further information, please contact:

SGS Industrial Services
S. Maheen Ishaq
Senior Executive Officer Industrial Services
SGS Pakistan Pvt Ltd
H-3/3, Sector 5, Korangi Industrial Area,
Karachi-74900, Pakistan
t: +92 -21- 35121388-95 Ext: 423 

About SGS

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 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.