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.

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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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