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  1. April 2015 - Latest innovation drives efficiency in subsea equipment rental

    The world’s number one independent provider of subsea equipment rental, sales and services has launched a new service which will deliver efficiencies and cost savings to companies renting its subsea equipment globally. Following a £2.5million investment in information technology, Ashtead Technology has launched Aperto – a simple, easy-to-use web portal that allows customers to rent and track subsea rental equipment anywhere in the world, at any time on any mobile device.“Every day millions… Read more ›

  2. April 2015 - Bristol schoolchildren monitor local air quality

    A group of schoolchildren from Oasis Academy Brightstowe in Bristol have been utilising Ashtead Technology’s air quality monitors to measure air pollution during their daily commute to school. The project is part of the BBC News School Report which provides 11-16 year-olds across the UK with an opportunity to make and broadcast their own news.With support from BBC staff, partners and teachers, the BBC News School Report helps students develop their journalistic skills to become School… Read more ›

  3. March 2015 - Subsea Training academy off to flying start

    The Ashtead Academy, launched in October last year, is off to a flying start. With 21 courses already under its belt, the academy has received glowing comments from across the industry. Companies sending delegates, from support engineers to new recruits, have included Subsea 7, DOF and Canyon. Courses already delivered include three day acoustics courses and a one day introduction course to offshore survey equipment.“Practical hands on experience is invaluable and the instructors are… Read more ›

  4. March 2015 - The advantages and disadvantages of advanced NDT

    Author: Alison Glover, Ashtead TechnologySimple, conventional inspection methods such as ultrasonic thickness testing can provide a useful, fast, low-cost method for assessing materials. However, in comparison with advanced NDT, such methods are generally less repeatable, less recordable, and have a lower Probability of Detection (PoD).There are many advantages to be gained from advanced NDT, some of which will be briefly described below. The major disadvantage of these high-end… Read more ›

  5. March 2015 - Perform in-depth defect evaluations with Stereo Measurement

    IntroductionRemote visual inspection (RVI) is a long-standing method for the detection of defects in areas with limited access. In the past, RVI has been employed to detect a defect and then further analysis has been necessary to understand the complexity of the defect.This level of in-depth defect analysis is now available directly from Videoprobes, using Stereo Measurement technology.What is Stereo Measurement?Stereo Measurement technology is an efficient method of measuring defects;… Read more ›