Saturday, December 25, 2010

TCR Arabia is awarded the ISO 9001-2008 certification

On 19th December 2010, Moody International conducted an audit of TCR Arabia’s quality systems and procedures for its compliance to ISO 9001 and we are pleased to inform that TCR Arabia (, Dammam, Saudi Arabia is now ISO 9001 certified.


Thursday, December 23, 2010

TCR PPSIMTECH presents a paper in Oman

Mr. Ron Selva and Mr. Rohit Bafna of TCR PPSIMTECH presented a paper on Risk Based Inspection with a special focus on Amonia tanks at the FAI – OMIFCO Training Program for Senior Maintenance Engineers in Fertiliser Industry, 18th - 22nd December 2010, Muscat, Oman. This conference was attended by senior inspection personnel from OMIFCO, Adnoc Fertil, Chambal Fertilizers, IFFCO, Deepak Fertilizers, Tata, and other companies in the fertilizer industry from India.


The reliable and proven Risk based Inspection (RBI) technology process developed by PP SIMTECH (UK), with key guidance from API 580/581 and UK HSE,  has been accepted globally as good engineering practice by leading international companies. PP SIMTECH has successfully implemented RBI at BP, Dow Chemicals, GPIC, ADNOC-Fertil, Norsk Hydro, BASF, INEOS.


In India, PP SIMTECH (UK) has partnered with TCR Engineering Services (, India's leading Material Testing, QA and Inspection Company.


rbiAsyst™, a Fully auditable & transparent software system developed by PP SIMTECH, is designed to facilitate the RBI team study and successful implementation of RBI technology process at a plant site.

The RBI team study facilitated by TCR PP SIMTECH and rbiAsyst™ software provides all plant management and operations team to identify and resolve complex item technical issues associated with static equipment including reactors, furnaces, strippers, distillation columns, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, reformers, boilers, fired heaters with associated items such as interconnected piping and storage tanks.

Reliable assessment and calculation of risk profile of an item, based on its "active" and "potential" Damage Mechanism ensures that the resulting inspection interval for the item is reliably optimized in a safe and cost-effective manner.

The TCR PP SIMTECH team includes Mechanical Engineers, Metallurgists, Corrosion Engineers, NDT Experts, RBI Experts and Project Managers and provides plants with RBI, Fitness-For-Service (API 579), Material Damage Mechanisms Assessment, Metallurgical Investigation & Failure Analysis and In-service Inspection.

Our approach to risk-based inspection is based on a strong co-operation between the plant personnel and TCR PP SIMTECH experts. The adopted process of guided expert judgment is based on operational experiences and sound technical basis for the evaluation of possible degradation mechanisms.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

3rd Annual Board Meeting of TCR Arabia

On December 6, 2010, TCR Arabia conducted its third board meeting for the calendar year 2010 and renewed its commitment to become the premier quality service provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.



Inauguration of the Mechanical Testing and Microbiology Laboratory of TCR Arabia in Dammam

On December 6, 2010, the Chairman and board members of TCR Arabia inaugurated the mechanical testing and microbiology lab of TCR Arabia ( based in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Saudi Aramco visits the mechanical testing lab of TCR Arabia in Dammam

On December 4, 2010, Saudi Aramco team members including Mr. Abdelhak Kermad, Metallurgical Consultant; Mr. Dennis Neimeyer, Welding Consultant and Mr. Ali Y Al-Kawaie, Metallurgical Lab Group Leader visited the mechanical testing lab of TCR Arabia.

TCR Arabia aims to get this approved by Saudi Aramco for mechanical testing, welder qualification, metallographic analysis and failure studies.

To know more about TCR Arabia, please visit

Thursday, December 16, 2010

SABIC affiliate IBN-SINA gives an appreciation letter for Corrosion Mapping to Ajit Rne of TCR Arabia

Mr. Ajit Rane, Team Leader of the Corrosion loop project worked with a team of engineers from TCR-Arabia ( on a long term corrosion mapping project for loops in the Methanol and MTBE plant of IBN-SINA in Saudi Arabia.


Appreciation letter on ToFD Services received from APPC

Mr. Sridhar Raman of TCR Arabia received an appreciation letter from Advanced Petrochemical Company (APC) in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. TCR Arabia ( performs ToFD inspections in KSA.


Abdullah Bin Shuaib and Badr Al Azizi of ADNOC visit TCR Engineering in Mumbai

On Dec 2 and 3, 2010, TCR Engineering Services ( welcomed Senior Team Members of Abu Dhabhi National Oil Company (ADNOC) including Mr. Abdullah Bin Shuaib and Mr. Badr Al Azizi. A number of service offerings were discussed during their visit.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

TCR Advanced, Vadodara, India gets approval from Cameron

Cameron places TCR Advanced Lab on Cameron AVL (Approved Vendor List). In an email message, Mr. Bharat Patel of Cameron said, "We  hope  for good relationship between Cameron and TCR Advanced Lab for long term."

Cameron (NYSE:CAM) is a leading provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries. Leveraging its global manufacturing, engineering and sales and service network, Cameron works with drilling contractors, oil & gas producers, pipeline operators, refiners and other process owners to control, direct, adjust, process, measure and compress pressures and flows.

Cameron's Audit team comprised of Juan Ramirez & Bharat Patel. Representing TCR were Mr. Paresh Haribhakti, Jaydev Patel & Gopul Patel.

More details on TCR Advanced can be seen at

Friday, November 26, 2010

TCR to conduct Seminar on Metallography for Troubleshooting of Industrial Problems on Dec 3 in Mumbai



This program which will be quite educative on Metallography.
This program is conducted jointly by TCR and ASM International
To enroll contact ASM International-India Chapter, Astron Apartment, 6th floor, Kadamwadi, Marol Pipe Line, Andheri(E) Mumbai 400 059. Ph: 2837 8309. Email: /

Monday, November 08, 2010

Diwali Celebrations at TCR Arabia

Bonding team members away from India, TCR Arabia celebrated Diwali 2010 in great style. The company, based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia is committed to bring fun into the workplace at all times.

दीपावली की बहुत बहुत शुभकामनाएं ~
May all of you have a most prosperous and fruitful year, filled with happiness and eternal joy .. Happy Diwali

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

TCR Arabia receives a Purchase Order from SWCC for Condition Assessment

TCR Arabia has received a purchase order from SWCC for Condition Assessment of Main Steam Piping.  This job is scheduled to start on the 9th October, 2010. TCR is also undertaking the scaffolding and insulation works upon recommendation from SWCC.  This order is based on the

repair order No. 0680 dated 08/02/1431H regarding rehabilitation and refurbishment of Main steam pipe – phase 1 – Jubail Station.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

TCR Engineering Consulting (UAE) completes shutdown for Sasol in South Africa

TCR Engineering Consulting FZC (UAE) assisted Raysonics Pty at the Sasol Secunda CTL plant Shutdown in August-September 2010.

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Sasol (NYSE: SSL) is a multinational gas and oil company based in South Africa that produces a wide array of chemical and liquid fuels. Sasol specializes in gas-to-liquid (GTL) and coal-to-liquid (CTL) technologies, which convert natural gas and coal to diesel and other liquid fuels, and it is the largest producer of motor fuels from coal worldwide.


The company operates the world's only commercial coal-based manufacturing facility at its Secunda (about 140km from Johannesburg) plant in South Africa. The Synfuels division produces liquid fuel, ammonia, chemical feedstock, sulfur, electricity, and steam. Sasol Secunda CTL is a synthetic fuel plant that uses coal liquefaction to produce petroleum-like synthetic crude oil from coal. It is the largest coal liquefaction plant in the world.

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TCR provided QA/QC Inspection Engineers and NDT Level II qualified Radiography Technicians. The qualified personal team was led by Mr. Ravikiran Choudhari. The shutdown undertaken was one of biggest shutdown at the Sasol plant. The TCR team of QA/QC inspection engineers and RT technicians undertook various tasks such as inspection of static equipments, tanks, vessels, pipelines, columns by using Visual Examination, Welding Survey, Conventional and Advanced Non Destructive Testing and Radiography. The total duration of this shutdown was 4 weeks.


Sasol has given appreciation letters to the team members from TCR on successful completion of this project.

TCR Engineering Consulting FZC (UAE) and its partners, TCR Engineering in India, TCR Kuwait and TCR Arabia (KSA) have undertaken various shutdown assignments all over the world.