Rohit Bafna to present paper in "Case Study of ToFD"

Mr. Rohit Bafna, Director of TCR Engineering Services will present a technical paper on "Case Study of ToFD" at the Fourth Middle East Nondestructive Testing Conference and Exhibition which is being held at the Gulf International Convention Center, Gulf Hotel in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. Mr. Bafna's paper will be presented on December 3, 2007 at 3:25 PM.


As a part of this paper presentation, Mr. Bafna will highlight a recent ToFD project which was done for Kuwait Oil Company (under the EPC contractor of Hyundai Heavy Industries). The scope of the project was for Detection and sizing of discontinuities in the weld joints for thickness of 19mm to 45mm shell plates located on crude oil tanks at the Crude Export Facilities at NTF, STF and MAA in Al-Ahmadi, Kuwait. Flour Daniel was the Inspection Agency on the project.


ToFD inspection project was done under the guidelines as per API 650 appendix U. Evaluation of surface flaws were further investigated by Magnetic Particle Testing as per ASME Section VIII Division 1 Appendix 6.


During the paper, Mr. Bafna will present:

- Project Planning and Crew Selection

- Details of Calibration Block

- Selection of Probes and Scanner

- Demo and Test Plans including calculation of PCS

- Reporting Formats

- On-going Documentation and creation of Database of repairs

- Challenges encountered on the project


Details of the technical program are at


TCR will also showcase all of its NDT services at the Fourth Middle East Nondestructive Testing Exhibition including Automated UT using the Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD), Ultrasonic Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Helium Leak Testing, Dye Penetrant, Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL), Positive Material Identification (PMI), In-situ Metallography (Metallographic Replication), Pre and Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT) and more. Senior level representatives from TCR will be on-hand at this event to answer and respond to all technical and commercial inquiries.


For more information about analytical and material testing facilities at TCR Engineering Services and her associate companies in Mumbai, Vadodara, Navi Mumbai, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and USA, please visit .


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