Wednesday, March 25, 2009

TCR PP SIMTECH now hiring

Qualification requirements for Metallurgist/Corrosion Engineers

Each Metallurgist/Corrosion Engineer has a key role in a multidiscipline RBI study team. 

The technical requirements outlined below (1 to 3) are considered to be a minimum in order to provide technical expertise during the RBI team study, in particular for identification of active and potential damage mechanisms and their causes.  When recruited these engineers are classed as experts in these areas and as such the only training they will require is the basic familiarisation of the RBI process and their role in the RBI team study.

It should be noted that during the recruitment process, consideration of skill levels 4 to 7 outlined below is equally as important as the technical requirements.   Satisfying these criteria will ensure that after participating in a number of RBI team studies, these engineers will have the necessary skills to undertake the role of RBI Team Study Leaders (RBI Specialist Engineer) to chair and facilitate the study.

1. BSc in Metallurgy/Corrosion Engineering and ideally a Chartered Engineer

2. Minimum 10 years experience of metallurgical support related to various damage mechanisms with thorough knowledge of their causes as applicable to pressure vessels, pipelines and storage tanks operated in refining and petrochemical plant sites

3. Knowledge of NDT techniques and fitness-for-service assessment methods desirable

4. Excellent team leadership and interpersonal communication skills

5. Excellent command of written/spoken English

6. Strong analytical/ logical skills

7. Competent keyboard skills

To apply send your resume to

Saturday, March 21, 2009

TCR’s NDT Institute listed on ASNT Website

TCR Institute for Materials Technology is now listed in the Directory of Educational Institutions offering Courses in Nondestructive Testing on The American Society for Nondestructive Testing's (ASNT) website located at

Founded in 1973, TCR conducts training and certification in accordance to ASNT SNT-TC-1A in RT, ET, VT, LT, UT, MT and PT. The training facility is equipped with latest equipments and instructors have strong onsite field experiences. Specialized training programs are also offered in ToFD, Phased Array, Ultrasonic Testing of welds to API RP2X, In-situ Metallography, Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist as well as Preparatory courses for AWS and CSWIP examinations. Custom training programs can also be created to adapt to given project requirements.

The directory of educational institutions engaged in teaching nondestructive testing (NDT) is produced by ASNT's Publications Department on the basis of surveys and inquiries. The listing is divided into sections according to the type of institution offering instruction: vocational /technical schools generally offer a course of study leading to a diploma or an associate's degree; junior colleges generally offer a course of study leading to an associate's or bachelor's degree; senior colleges generally offer courses of study leading to a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree; industrial/corporate institutions offer professional training, which may or may not include some form of certification or diploma. After the name, address, phone number and contact person, information about the program follows - usually including the methods taught, the number of contact hours for each, the enrollment in the NDT courses and the year when the facility first offered NDT coursework.

Address details of TCR Institute for Materials Technology

Plot No. EL-182, MIDC-TTC, Electronic Zone, Behind Nelco, Mhape, Navi Mumbai-400 710, Maharashtra, India.
Contact: Arjun Sail; +91-22-67380900-99; fax: +91-22-27612044;
Web site

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Metallography Training at TCR

The scope of training would be as under.

  1. Basics metallurgy of steel and low alloy steels and forgings.
  2. Sample preparation for metallography
  3. Study of Microstructures of weld and parent metal Photography considerations on microscopes.
  4. Use of Image analysis soft-ware.
  5. Practical training to develop hand on skill to your engineers on different samples.
  6. Use of Metallurgical microscope with fundamental understating of optical principles. (Necessary for effective use of Metallography).

All consumables and instruments will be provided by TCR Advanced used for Metallography training.

Following preparation would be required from your end.

1. Necessary samples of your requirements on which you want your personnel to be trained.

We propose 3-days (9 am to 6 pm) training to cover above-mentioned aspects at our end.

Please contact in case you want to avail of this training.

ASNT Level III Consulting Services

TCR's ASNT NDT Level III offer dedicated Level III consulting services to most industries. Our consulting services include:

  • Written Practice development for new entities
    Written Procedure development
    Method selection and implementation
    Inspection plan formulation
    Inspection project management
    Technical Reporting
    Third Party Client Representation
    Codes and Specifications interpretation

With vast experience in the above we can ensure your project is completed on schedule adhering to all quality and safety procedures.

Please contact us at to know more about ASNT level III consulting services in India and overseas.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Poster Created for TCR Arabia


Ferrite Content Measurement

TCR conducts the Ferrite Content Measurement in India by 2 separate methods.  They are as under –

1)    By Ferrite Meter – this is a digital method for checking ferrite content by Magnetic principle.  This can be used for large castings where you can not cut samples for microscopic method and you need quick results.  Please note that there is no ASTM  specification for this method but it is quite popular and reliable and done very frequently all over the world.

2)    Microscopic Method – this is done as per ASTM E 562 specification and we need a sample piece from coating to carryout this test. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Test specimens from medical grade stainless steel and CoCrMo alloy with polished surface on 1 side

TCR Engineering Services ( based in Mumbai, India can supply test coupons made of SS316L. In order to book your order, please let us know:

1) Surface finish - whether machined finish is OK.
2) Whether you need coupons from plate only or whether coupons from rod are acceptable.
3) Size tolerance acceptable limits.
4) Any particular requirements for hardness or heat treatment condition.

Shall submit our quote after receipt of your clarifications.

Please note that Co28Cr6Mo is a very special grade and we may have to get the alloy made by a foundry.  According to us the coupon is Cr27-30% Mo 5-7%, Ni 1 Max and balance cobalt.

Detection in India of Presence of Radioactive elements in Carbon steel / Stainless steel

India based Metal trading exporters wishing to send their Carbon steel / Stainless steel sheets, bars, pipes, plates and other items can now count on the material testing laboratory of TCR Engineering Services in Mumbai, India to confirm the presence of below listed Radio-Active element in the Carbon steel / Stainless steel:

(a)    Co-60 ( Cobalt – 60 )
(b)    Am – 241 (Americium-241 )
(c)    Cs – 137 (Cesium 137)

We would need sufficient quantity (approx 1 Kg) of sample and testing time would be 1 week.

You can send your samples to:
Attn: Sample Receipt
Plot No. EL–182, MIDC–TTC, Electronic Zone,
Behind NELCO, Mhape, NAVI MUMBAI–400 710
Tel: +91–(22)–27610921–22–23, 67380900, 27612324, 27631508,
Tel: +91–(22)–32936355, 65160805,    65168100, 65168200
Fax: +91–(22)–27612044

TCR Starts Ferrography (Oil analysis) in India

TCR Engineering Services in Mumbai, India ( and TCR Advanced Engineering in Vadodara, India now undertake Ferrography (Oil analysis) as per ISO 4406.

Oil samples, by experts from TCR, are examined under a microscope that combines the features of a biological and metallurgical microscope. Such equipment utilizes reflected and/or transmitted light sources. Different optical filters are deployed to classify sizing, composition, shape and texture of the particles.

Ferrography (Oil analysis) is a series of laboratory tests to determine the condition of used Lubricants and equipment components, over a period. A trend of Wear Particle Concentration typically presents the opportunity for Maintenance programs from breakdown to be more proactive.

There are six basics wear particle types generated through the wear process. These include metallic particles that comprise of Normal Rubbing Wear, Cutting Wear Particles, Spherical Particles, Severe Sliding particles, Bearing Wear Particle (Fatigue Spall Particles, Laminar Particles) and Gear Wear (Pitch Line Fatigue Particles, Scuffing or Scoring Particles). There do also exist sand and dirt particles responsible to generate wear particles in the system.

Benefits of Ferrography ?
• Reduction in unscheduled downtime due to wear of rotary components like bearings and gears
• Effective maintenance scheduling
• Improved equipment reliability and safety
• Reduction in maintenance costs
• Maximization of oil change-out intervals that indirectly conserves environmental cleanliness aspect
• Reduction in machine power consumption over a period

TCR provides the following on completion of Ferrography (Oil analysis) in India:

REPORT - Ferrography results are delivered by post & emails, reporting about condition of the oil and the machine that is been lubricated by that oil. Report also recommends actions to take & next due date of test.

TRENDING - The continual programme on ferrography makes a comparison of test results with results from previous ones of same machine. Increases in any wear metal particles triggers abnormal condition.

CRITICAL ALERT NOTIFICATION - When Ferrography result indicates a critical machine/oil problem, it is conveyed on telephone for the maintenance group to plan an immediate action.

To undertake this test, experts from TCR request clients to send typically two oil samples from a lubrication path, first, after filter and second before entering to oil tank / reservoir. Generally 100 ml of oil samples are sufficient.

Please visit to send your samples.

TCR is now a Private Limited Company in Malaysia

Please use the new correspondence address in future as follows

NO1-03-106, I- Avenue, Jalan Tun Dr.Awang,

Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang 11900 Malaysia
Tel: +604-6410768 Fax: +604-6460651
Mobile: +6016-4458283