Latest news from Ashtead Technology


  1. October 2014 - International Subsea Technology Training Academy launched

    A first-of-its-kind subsea training academy is being launched in Aberdeen today in the world-renowned subsea centre of excellence at Westhill.The subsea technology training academy will meet global demand for improved competency in the configuration, operation and maintenance of increasingly sophisticated equipment required in more complex subsea oil and gas projects in deeper waters and hostile locations around the world.Aberdeen head-quartered company, Ashtead Technology, has invested… Read more ›

  2. October 2014 - New recruit builds Ashtead Technology’s NDT expertise

    As part of a strategy to develop an NDT Centre of Excellence, Ashtead Technology has recruited a highly experienced NDT practitioner. Alison Glover joins the business as NDT Regional Sales Manager with responsibility for NDT and industrial remote visual inspection applications throughout Scotland.Ashtead’s James Carlyle says: “Alison is highly qualified and has a wealth of experience in test and inspection so she is a valuable addition to the team. We recently invested over £1 million in NDT… Read more ›

  3. October 2014 - Advanced technology hired for challenging inspection work

    The inspection of austenitic stainless steel welds presents a higher level of difficulty in comparison with other welds because of the large grain structure, which for ultrasonic testing can cause beam skewing, splitting and attenuation. So, when James Fisher NDT (JF NDT) was awarded a contract to develop and implement an inspection procedure for austenitic stainless steel welds, the company contacted Neil Harrap, NDT Market Manager for Ashtead Technology, to discuss potential instrumentation… Read more ›

  4. September 2014 - Rental instruments help develop advanced gas pipe QC tests

    Forth Inspection Service (Aberdeen) recently hired advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment from Ashtead Technology in order to develop sophisticated test methods as part of the quality control procedures for new gas pipelines.The test procedures were developed and validated with Alness-headquartered Scotia Automated Inspection Services (a division of ShawCor UK ltd), who are responsible for the ongoing QC work. The rented equipment included a second generation Olympus OmniScan MX2-P2… Read more ›

  5. August 2014 - XRF rental helps assure component quality

    A specialist manufacturer of high quality components for critical industrial applications has employed the latest analytical technology to guarantee the metallic composition of the products it provides. Employing a portable XRF analyser from Ashtead Technology, UK based Wulfrun is able to quickly check the quality of raw materials, work in progress and final products, in order to meet the tight specifications required by the market sectors for which quality is critical.Wulfrun’s Bastien… Read more ›