Saturday, January 30, 2010

TCR Arabia – PP SIMTECH participate in the 2nd Inspection Exchange Meeting at PetroRabigh


TCR Arabia, based in Dammam, is a Materials Testing, Failure Analysis, NDT and Inspection Services company that includes approaches to allow for an increase in your plant availability and cost savings, ensure minimum duration of shutdowns, enable you to modify your inspection strategy and improve safety compliance issues.

TCR Arabia, is a TCR Engineering of India and GAS Arabian Services of Saudi Arabia. Founded in 1973, TCR Engineering is a global leader in Metallurgical and NDT services with offices in USA, India, Kuwait, Malaysia and South Africa. In Saudi Arabia, TCR Arabia is approved and registered by all major companies in KSA including Saudi Aramco, SEC, SWCC, SABIC, SIPCHEM, APPC, PetroRabigh, Lubref and Tasnee.

Services Provided by TCR Arabia in Saudi Arabia include:

Materials Testing Laboratory: Mechanical Testing, Welder Qualification, Chemical, Corrosion Study, HIC / SSC, Metallography

Root Cause Failure Analysis: Fatigue Failure, Corrosion Related Failure, Operations Failure

Remaining Life Assessment of Boilers

Asset Integrity Management: Risk Based Inspection, Fitness For Service, Damage Mechanism Study

Conventional NDT Services: Ultrasonic Flaw Examination, Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement, MP, DP, PT, PMI, Hardness, Ferrite, Corrosion Surveys

Advanced NDT Services: Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD), Phased Array, Eddy Current, RFET, IRIS, In-situ Metallography Replica, Helium Leak Testing, Thermography, LRUT/Guided Wave, Storage Tank Inspection

Post Weld Heat Treatment: Electric Resistance

Contract Research & Development: Piping Stress Analysis, 2D to 3D Conversion, Isometrics

Third Party Inspection: Factory Audits, Random Inspection

Plant Shutdown Management: Manpower Supply of Inspectors and Technicians for QA/QC assignments

Technical Training Courses: Laboratory Training, Asset Integrity Management, Failure, NDT and Welding

Inspection and Testing Products: UT and PMI Machines

TCR Arabia has completed major projects on Advanced Ultrasonic Testing Services using ToFD method on Saudi Aramco project sites in Khurais and PetroRabigh. TCR Arabia has completed RLA Assessment of two boilers for SWCC and completed several failure analysis reports for Tasnee, APPC. We have completed a conventional NDT services project at the Haram Expansion site in Mecca. Our team strength includes Metallurgists, API 510 /570 /653 Inspectors, ASNT Level III Experts, BGas Paint Inspectors, Multi-Skilled NDT Level II Technicians, CSWIP/AWS Certified Welding Inspectors and QA/QC Inspectors and Plant Reliability Engineers.


TCR Arabia Company Llc.

P.O. Box 3422, No. 3 & 4, Besides Al-Kifah Construction Company,

Near Al-Kadi Tent Factory, King Abdulaziz Seaport Road,

Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966-3-8475784/85 | Fax: +966-3-8475768

Mobile: +966-504997683

E-Mail: | URL:

Fire Safety Training at TCR Engineering in Mumbai

All employees of TCR Engineering in Mumbai successfully participated and got training from experts on Fire Safety in January 2010.290120103272901201032629012010332   29012010329 29012010330 29012010331

Friday, January 15, 2010

Rohit Bafna joins Each One Teach One (EOTO) as an Advisory Board Member

Rohit Bafna, director at TCR Engineering has joined Each One Teach One (EOTO) as its advisory board member. EOTO has been serving the underprivileged children of India for more than 25 years.

EOTO has spread its activities over seven schools in Mumbai and two in Bangalore. In 2003, EOTO decided to serve the more needy villages and started its activities in four villages around Mumbai. In 2008, EOTO started a mobile library to reach out to ten more villages around Palghar.

Today, more than 5000 children directly benefit from EOTO programs every year and 6000 children have passed out of the program and moved on in their professional life as welders, nurses, doctors, engineers etc.

The results achieved over the last few years gives all EOTO board members the zest to expand the services to a greater number of students across the country. Next year, we would like to launch our innovative program to reach out to more students in more cities and villages across the country.


Each One Teach One Charitable Foundation is shifting to its new offices in Shewri on Jan 22, 2010.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

TCR Engineering Services announces list of holidays in 2010

TCR Engineering Services in India will be closed on the following days in 2010:

Holiday    Date / Month
Republic Day    26th  January, 2010
Mahashivratri    12th  February, 2010
Holi (2nd Day)    1st  March, 2010
Gudi Padawa    16th  March, 2010
Maharshtra Day    1st May 2010
Raksha Bandhan    24th August 2010
Janmashtami    2nd September 2010
Ramzan-Id (Id-ul-Fitar) (Shawal-1)    10th  September, 2010
Ganesh Chaturthi    11th September 2010
Diwali Amavasya (Laxmi Pujan)    5th  November, 2010
Bakri Id (Id - uz- Zua)    17th  November, 2010
Christmas    25th  December, 2010

Inter-Company Cricket: TCR Arabia wins in Saudi Arabia

TCR Arabia’s team played a cricket match against GAS Arabian Team on 7th Jan. 2010 in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. GAS scored 96 in 16 overs.  TCR achieved it in 13 overs. Rizwan, Gaurang, Mimanshu, Mukesh and Kamran of TCR Arabia were the stars.


Team TCR


Team GAS

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TCR Arabia conducts its Second Board Meeting and inaugurates a material testing laboratory in Dammam, Saudi Arabia


On December 26, all board members of TCR Arabia inaugurated the company’s material testing laboratory and new office premises in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

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TCR Arabia is a Quality Assurance, Material Testing, NDT and Inspection Services Company headquartered in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with site offices in the western and central region as well. Founded in 2007, as a result of a joint venture between GAS Arabian Services (KSA) and TCR Engineering Services (India), the company has worked with more than 2000+ quality driven clients (from all over the world) including reputed multi-national companies including Reliance, Caterpillar, Halliburton, Chevron, ONGC, L&T, Equate, Petronas, Kuwait Oil Company, Hyundai, Weatherford, GE and many others.

TCR Arabia, based in Dammam, provides timely and accurate results reporting of materials properties through its dedicated destructive testing laboratory, strong NDT and plant shutdown management, stringent product inspections, in-depth engineering consulting and contract research to ensure materials and products have assured quality and enhanced performance; giving customers a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

TCR Arabia believes that people are its biggest strength. With deep commitment to their tasks, and a quest to better their achievements, TCR Arabia’s highly skilled teams are known to constantly endeavor to develop innovative and superior solutions for all its customers. Simply stated, TCR’s team members undertake quality assurance services that make your plants better and your operations more efficient.

The in-house destructive materials testing laboratory of TCR Arabia in Dammam, KSA boasts of strong metallurgical talent coupled with duly calibrated machines to undertake mechanical testing, chemical analysis, corrosion studies including sour gas corrosion detection (HIC/SSC) and metallographic examination. TCR Arabia undertakes material testing as per international standards and specifications as defined by ASTM, NACE, AWS, API, ASME, ISO and others. Testing can also be done as per client-supplied specifications.

TCR Arabia is registered with all major companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia including Aramco, SABIC, SWCC and SEC. TCR brings its experience gained over the last 37 years in the field of material testing, inspection and quality assurance to Saudi Arabia. TCR also brings its strong commitment and adherence to the ISO 17025 standards. All laboratory personnel at TCR Arabia have strong experience.

Experienced by conducting over 800 failure analysis projects. TCR is on the approved list of Tasnee, APPC, Schlumberger and Reliance for Failure Analysis Services. The company has access to Scanning Electron Microscopy with EDAX and Optical Inverted Metallurgical Microscopes.

A dedicated technical training course curriculum is also taught by TCR Arabia to enhance the knowledgebase of plant operations, maintenance and inspection personnel working at leading companies in Saudi Arabia.

TCR Arabia also markets a number of inspection related products in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from companies such as Modsonic (India), Oxford (Finland), Time (China) and MiC (USA).