Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Welding Consultancy, Welders Training & Qualification

TCR Engineering Services in Mumbai undertakes the following activities:

Setting of parameter to achieve Quality Welds in all the welding processes

Monitor of Welding processes on the shop floor and guide the welders, Operator’s to achieve better Productivity and Quality in Fabrication.

Modernization of existing process wherever applicably

To train & educate the welders, operators & Engineers to get defect free weld in long run.

To train Production and inspection Engineers in Quality control for better monitoring on the shop floor.

Preparation of Welding Procedure Specification (WPS), Procedure Qualification Record (PQR) & Welder Qualification (WQ).            

Any other requirement relevant to fabrication and Quality control.

TCR Arabia buys a new Van

TCR Arabia has now added to its fleet a 15 seater van to enable transportation of manpower to various project sites in Jubail. Attached are the photographs of our new van.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

TCR Engineering conducts Radiography Testing at Mukesh Ambani’s Antillia

As a subcontractor to VKE Plumbing, TCR Engineering Services on Saturday August 22, 2009 conducted Radiography examination at the site of India's most expensive home.

Mukesh Ambani’s Residential Project - Antillia is located at Altamount Road, opposite Washington House, Mumbai 400 026.


Mukesh Ambani's new residence being constructed is a 27-storey glass-fronted building and will have parking for 168 cars, three helipads, a theatre and 600 staffers for its upkeep. Mukesh Ambani's new residence being constructed in Mumbai's Altamount Road is the stuff myths are made of. Named after the mythical island Antilia, the house-in-the-making will be completed by next year. It is being built on a 4,532 sq meter plot that was acquired by Ambani in 2002.

According to the plan, the house will rise to a height of 173.12 meters, equivalent to that of a regular 60-storeyed residential building . However, Antilia will have only 27 storeys in all. The first six floors will be reserved for parking alone, and that too for cars belonging only to Mukesh's family. Space for a total of 168 imported cars has been earmarked here.

The eighth floor will have an entertainment centre comprising a mini-theatre. The rooftop of the mini-theatre will serve as a garden, and immediately above that, three more balconies with terrace gardens.

While the ninth floor will have a 'refuge' floor - meant to be used for rescue in emergencies - two floors above that will be set aside for health. It will have facilities for athletics and a swimming pool, while the other will have a health club.

There will be a two-storeyed glass-fronted apartment for the Ambani family's guests above the health floors.

The four floors at the top, that will provide a view of the Arabian Sea and a superb view of the city's skyline, will be for Mukesh, his wife Neeta, their three kids and Mukesh's mother Kokilaben.

Two floors above the family's residence will be set aside as maintenance areas, and on top of that will be an 'air space floor,' which will act as a control room for helicopters landing on the helipad above. There will be three helipads there.

Nearly 600 staffers are expected to work in the building. House has a Price Tag of Rs.4000 crore for 6 people and 600 staff

Sunday, August 23, 2009

2010 SPE Oil & Gas India Conference & Exhibition (OGIC 2010) to be organized at Hotel Renaissance Mumbai from 20 – 22 January 2010

India is the world’s fifth largest consumer of energy, and its demand for petroleum products is growing by more than 6% a year. Foreign companies are welcomed as both investors and suppliers. With nearly $250 billion of investment required in the major segments of the Indian oil and gas industry, the government has opened up the sector to foreign investment, allowing 100% foreign ownership and encouraging joint ventures for exploration. The government has introduced NELP for opening up acreage for exploration, which has encouraged the participation of international operators and service companies in the Indian market which is in its 8th round. Last year saw 170 exploratory wells being drilled and 264 developmental wells being drilled - a significant number of these wells are offshore wells and technology challenges lie in even deeper waters and marginal field development.

The Technical Conference, organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, is undoubtedly one of the key attractions for attendees at the event which is under the Chairmanship of Mr Sudhir Vasudeva, Director (Offshore), ONGC.

If you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities at the event or would like to know more about exhibiting, please do get in touch. You can also get in touch with Ms. Sylvia Ansara at<>.Comprehensive show information is available at

RLA/Remaining Life Assessment by TCR in India and Middle-East (KSA, Kuwait, Qatar and UAE)

TCR undertakes comprehensive RLA activities all over the world.

Remaining life assessment concept is based on the philosophy of assessment of present materials integrity vis-à-vis operational demands. The design of material is done on the basis of mechanical properties of the virgin material. Due to continuous use under high pressure and temperature materials properties degrades and it effective life is being consumed. The other degradation process is creep of the material which occurs under high temperature and high pressure normally above 300 Deg C temperature. In general the power plants are designed for 30 years of the creep life.

Thermal and creep degradation of material can be identified with the help of microstructure examination as they are visible under microstructure examination and also can be categorized under different stages hence useful to estimate Remaining life. That's why replica metallography is gaining lot of attention in the Remaining life assessments. The other degradation mechanisms are fatigue and delayed cracking of the weld due to fabrication related defects which they open up after several years of service. They can be triggered by any manufacture flaw, fabrication flaw or during abnormal operations. That is the reason thorough NDT assessments are done to find out presence of any defect which can be found out and repair.

There are two kinds of damages which are observed during operation of high temperate and pressure components. Bulk damage- irreversible damage and other is localized damage which can be repaired. Creep is an irreversible and onset of creep if it is in final stage the component needs to be retired from the plant otherwise it can lead to catastrophic failure. However in case of localized damages like cracking in the weld or flange or bend, which can be replaced or repaired depending upon the nature of the problem. In either case the plant is benefited.

In RLA one can defined the next interval period and maximum life before the next inspection can be predicted is for 5 years for power plants. By adopting this approach every five years or at predefined intervals one get assure about the conditions of the plant and its components. In case of any localized problem is observed it can be rectified and overall integrity of the system can be improved. RLA studies give great benefit to operating plants as they can plan their inventory and components spares which are not fit to withstand up to next shutdown can be replaced as they get uninterrupted service. By adopting this philosophy advanced countries have extracted the life of a power plant or process plant to double or 1.5 times the original design life by running it on calculated risk and assessments.

Even after RLA if any upset in process parameters occurs, failure do occur but in that case reasons of failures are known.

What are the criteria's for RLA, when plant undertake RLA studies?





To avail of RLA from TCR please contact

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Kuwait Lab Technology Conference & Exhibition

Kuwait Lab Technology Conference & Exhibition will held on 4 - 5 November 2009 at the Radisson SAS Hotel. It is now only a few weeks away - don’t miss your opportunity to learn from an interactive case study led agenda, network with laboratory industry professionals and meet with our distinguished faculty of expert speakers. Register now to avoid disappointment.

Conference Topics:

· Modern Laboratory Management

· Lab Safety Management

· Laboratory Accreditation and Training

· Instrumentation and Automation

· Measurement, Testing and Quality Control

· Laboratory Technology

· Biotechnology and Life-Sciences

· Oil, Gas and Petrochemical

· Environmental Science

· Materials Science

· Food & Water Analysis

· Medical and Pharmaceutical sciences

· Nanotechnology

Don't miss this landmark event! To ensure your place call +965 24342828 or email Hudhaib Al-Allatti at

TCR ATSCO is based in Kuwait and can be reached through Mr. Amit Bafna at +965-65072765

Saturday, August 01, 2009

TCR Engineering in India now offers outsourcing solutions to SMEs in the fields of engineering and manufacturing design


1. Detail Design and assembly using manual and CATIA Solid Model (structural and system design), Autocad, Solidworks and 3D max

2. Produce production drawing: detail design and Assembly with solid laminated 3D and 2D drawing

3. 3D model parts and assembly models

4. Produce production drawing single parts and assembly parts

5. Produce technical report

6. 3D drawings for marketing


1. Strength and stability analysis and optimizing of aircraft structures, using both traditional and computer methods of analysis for metallic and composite structure

2. Finite Element Analysis using PATRAN/FEMAP for creating geometry and NASTRAN as problem solving to produce stress layout and production drawings and stress report

3. Produce and revise Technical Document

4. Review and Release Drawing

5. Design Concept and Preliminary Sizing Stress Analysis

6. Fatigue and Damage Tolerance including: Fatigue Life, Fracture Mechanics, and crack growth life, Residual Strength Analysis

Testing of Welding Electrodes in India

We are pleased to inform you that we are BIS accredited independent metallurgical testing lab for IS 814 specification and pleased to offer our testing services to your esteemed organization.  Our latest approval letter from BIS is awaited as the last one has expired and they have already completed assessment.  We shall send you the same as soon as we get it from BIS.

We are furnishing herewith our testing charges for your ready reference.   Please note that these charges are based as per test per assembly basis and charges are inclusive of sample preparation charges-

Welding Electrode Testing Charges as per IS 814 (per size)

Test Description



All weld Tensile Test including machining charges



All weld Impact Test per set of 5 specimen including machining charges



Bend Test



Chemical composition (Core Wire)



Chemical composition (Weld Metal)



Dimension &  Coating Test



All weld Assembly preparation charges



Butt weld Assembly preparation charges



Running Performance Test



Test for Excess Metal Recovery



Diffusible Hydrogen Content






Service Tax on total invoiced value


You may send your electrode samples of each sizes at following address –


Attn: Sample Receipt

Plot No. EL–182, MIDC–TTC, Electronic Zone,

Behind NELCO, Mhape, NAVI MUMBAI–400 710


Tel: +91–(22)– 27610921–22–23        27612324, 27631508,

Tel: +91–(22)–32936355, 65160805,   65168100

Tel: +91–(22)–65168200                  Fax: +91–(22)–27612044

Do include a cover letter with your samples outlining the test required while sending it to our lab along with a DD for requisite amount as testing charges. Also send us your purchase order for this test. We shall appreciate if you send this quotation copy along with your samples.

Please mention the following on the shipping document "Materials with no commercial value. Materials being sent for mechanical/chemical analysis and testing purposes only." You can send samples using DHL, UPS, Fedex or any local courier company. In rare circumstances, a small and nominal octroi duty may be applied. If TCR pays this duty, we will apply the actual amount to your invoice.

Invoice will be raised upon completion of the testing and is due upon receipt.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to write back to us or you may contact undersigned at +91-22-67380915 or dial +91-9323397293

We hope that you would find our charges most moderate and trust us with your valued order which will receive our prompt and best attention always