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Rented NDT equipment meets emergency demand

Following an emergency Friday afternoon call from Lavender International, an Olympus Nortec 600 Eddy Current Flaw Detector from Ashtead Technology was rushed to Sheffield to support a Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) training course that was due to take place the following week. The equipment arrived just in time, and the two week course – Level 2 Eddy Current Testing of Welds - was able to proceed for the 13 registered trainees.

As a global provider of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) training, examination and consultancy services, Lavender International utilises a large number of test and inspection instruments. This equipment is frequently transported to overseas locations to support the company’s work in every region of the world, but on this occasion, equipment returning from Australia was held up in customs, so Lavender’s Andrew Waller called Ashtead Technology, seeking urgent assistance. “It came as a shock to discover that our equipment had been detained for reasons unspecified, so we were faced with an emergency. We were delighted when, in response to our phone call, they promised to deliver the eddy current set on the Monday morning – in time for the training course.

“Happily, Ashtead delivered on their promise, and the required equipment arrived on time and in perfect condition, so the course was able to proceed as planned. We were extremely grateful for Ashtead’s fast and efficient service, and will look to use their rental equipment on future courses.”

Most of the course participants passed Lavender’s NDT training course and the results will be passed to BINDT so that those with the appropriate industrial experience can be awarded NDT certification.

Steve Drake, Ashtead Technology’s NDT Market Manager says: “This is a good example of the benefits of renting NDT equipment, because we are able to deliver the latest technology, ready for work and often at very short notice. This means that our customers do not need to over-stock with equipment, because they are able to call upon our services during periods of high or urgent demand.”

To learn more about renting Non-Destructive Testing equipment, please click here.