Showing posts from 2011

Rohit Bafna, Director at TCR, honored with “Bihar Asmita Samman 2011”

Rohit Bafna, Director at TCR was honored with “Bihar Asmita Samman 2011” in a grand function at Patna, the capital of state of Bihar for his  contribution to Global Business and promotion of the skills of the Indian Workers.
“Bihar Asmita Award” is given to the dynamic people to bring in enthusiasm in youth to promote and to encourage country men and more so ever people from Bihar, who contribute in the promotion of Bihar from being outside Bihar and make Bihar feel Proud of them.
Mr. Rohit Bafna received this award from the Governor of Gujrat and past Chairman Bihar Assembly, Mr. Kailashpati Mishra. Also present of the occasion were Mr. Prem Kumar, Minister of Development and Mr. Shyam Rajak, Minister of Food and Consumer Protection. Also present on that day was Mr. Shatrughan Sinha, former Cabinet Minister and famous Bollywood Actor.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rohit Bafna said that this award represents the hard work and dedication of all team members of various TCR grou…

TCR Arabia team members receive appreciation certificates from JUPC

Jubail United Petrochemical Company (JUPC) based in Saudi Arabia had its EG Shutdown in October, 2011. Plant Reliability and NDT Expert Technicians from TCR Arabia ( worked at this shutdown and inturn received appreciation from the Client for their efforts.
The JUPC complex is centered around a cracker producing one million tonnes per year of ethylene. The complex is based in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. The complex's downstream products are 575,000t of ethylene glycol (EG) per year, 400,000t of high density polyethylene (hdPE) per year and 150,000t of linear alpha olefins (LAO) per year. Jubail United Petrochemical Company (JUPC) is a SABIC affiliate company.

TCR Engineering Services participated in the Fertilizers Association of India (FAI) annual seminar 2011

The Fertilizers Association of India (FAI) annual seminar 2011 was held from 7th to 9th December, 2011 at New Delhi. FAI Annual seminar is an international event that attracted more than 1550 delegates from India and abroad including senior government officials. The seminar provides unique opportunity to decision makers to interact eminent personalities  and participate to exhibition gallery. TCR Engineering Services (, participated in the international event making their presence at exhibition gallery. New advanced non destructive testing instrumentation and techniques were demonstrated.

More than 500 visitors availed live demonstration of ARTiS – the Automated Reformer Tuber inspection System and Acoustic Eye. ARTiS can meticulously perform speedy inspection of reformer / cracker tubes to detect creep fissures, creep strain and bowing having reproducible result and digital reporting.

The Acoustic Eye technology was introduced at the stall for instant…

TCR Arabia participates in SABIC’s reliability awareness campaign 2011

On November 30, 2011, TCR Arabia ( participated in SABTANK’s, a SABIC affiliate company, for its Reliablity Awareness campaign. TCR Arabia based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia offers material testing, failure analysis, NDT, Condition Assessment, Plant Shutdown Management, Fitness for Service, API evaluations, RLA and RBI services.

Team Members of TCR in Mhape celebrate the birthday of Founder and Chairman, Mr. V.K. Bafna

On November 22, 2011 all team members of TCR Engineering at its corporate headquarters in Mhape, Navi Mumbai celebrated the birthday of the Founder and Chairman, Mr. V.K. Bafna. 

TCR gets approved for projects with MEW in Kuwait at the Doha East Power Station

TCR Kuwait ( has secured a prestigious project for works at MEW-DEPS in Kuwait.

Siemens awards TCR Advanced with “A” supplier rating

In November 2011, Siemens ( conducted their supplier evaluation. TCR Advanced is proud to receive the “A” rating from this audit. This rating is based on the work executed by TCR Advanced ( for Siemens Oil and Gas – Industrial Power (Steam Turbine) business.

TCR Arabia Company Limited participated in the 1st NACE-Jubail Industrial Forum

TCR Arabia Company Limited participated in the 1st NACE-Jubail Industrial Forum held from 17th to 19th October, 2011 at Jubail Industrial College in Jubail Industrial City. This Forum focused on Water Treatment and Cathodic Protection Techniques that are used quite extensively in industrial plants in ensuring plant equipment integrity, reliability and operations. TCR Arabia was able to exhibit the latest technique in Water Microbiology Analysis and Metallurgical Services.  TCR Arabia also exhibited the advanced NDT Techniques like ToFD, Phased Array and Thermography.

TCR Arabia Sponsors The Abdulla K. Al-Dabal Football Tourney in Saudi Arabia

Pictures taken at the Opening Ceremony of Abdulla K. Al-Dabal Football Tourney in Ramadan 2011.  Sponsors trophies were given away during this event and below photographs shows Mr. Syed Ameen Hassan, Country Manager collecting the trophy on behalf of TCR Arabia. Trophy presented by HRH Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd, Grandson of Late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia and the Son of Prince Mohammed bin Fahd, Governor of Eastern Province.

TCR Advanced now undertakes Metallography of Thermal Spray Coating Analysis

TCR has added an advanced  metallography set up to meet the demanding metallography standards of specialty coating analyses as per the guidelines of ASTM E1920 E3-2007 and E407. The thermal spray coating applied for various high temperature and corrosion resistant applications need a meticulous inspection procedure. TCR specialization in optical microstructural examination to detect correct degree of various coating, interface substrate contamination, porosity and presence of oxides, layer thickness measurement and micro hardness measurement of all layers & base metal for the acceptance of the coating to different applications.
State of the art sophisticated instruments are used which accomplish requirements given under ASTM E1920 E3-2007 and E407. The list of instruments is:
•    Diamond Saw Cutter (Precision wafer cuts up to 0.5mm)
•    Automatic polishing machine (Scratch less polishing up to 0.1 µm finish)
•    Olympus Optical microscope (Optical magnification up to 1…

TCR Arabia hosts Iftaar Party

On August 16, 2011, TCR Arabia hosted an Iftaar party for all its team members. Iftar (Arabic: إفطار‎), refers to the evening meal when Muslims break their fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Iftar is one of the religious observances of Ramadan and is often done as a community, with people gathering to break their fast together. Iftar is done right after Maghrib (sunset) time. Traditionally, a date is the first thing to be consumed when the fast is broken.

TCR Arabia receives an appreciation letter from SABIC IBN-SINA plant for corrosion mapping services

TCR Arabia, based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia ( got an appreciation letter from SABIC (Ibn-Sina) towards completion of the Corrosion Mapping Project. The project commenced in Jan, 2010 and ended in June, 2011.
Corrosion mapping involves scanning one or more straight beam probes over a prescribed, dual axis scan pattern over a pipe or pressure vessel surface whilst taking thickness measurements. Corrosion Mapping is an ultrasonic method capable of determining an accurate assessment of a material's cross-section. It works by sending an ultrasonic straight beam signal into a material's surface and then scanning through both the "X" and "Y" axis of the material. Corrosion Mapping is applied in situations where both exact wall thickness measurements and monitoring is required to ensure safe operation of the part under inspection.

Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) lauds efforts of TCR Advanced

Mr. Sabir Sabnis, Chairman of MainTech 2011 has lauded the efforts of Mr. Paresh Haribhakti for his contribution at the recently held conference for Indian Industries as well as chairing the technical planary workshop sessions.

Acoustic Pulse Reflectometry (APR) extremely faster than Eddy Current Technology (ECT)

TCR in India ( has started performing Acoustic Pulse Reflectometry (APR) as a rapid inspection technique for heat exchanger tubing. This is a very fast technique that is designed specifically for detecting faults commonly found in industrial tube systems: leaks, increases in internal diameter caused by wall loss, and full or partial blockages. The handheld probe employs extremely short source tubes (approximately 20 cm), making it extremely portable and convenient. It takes just 10 seconds to inspect one tube with APR.

What is APR?
Acoustic Pulse Reflectometry (APR) is based on the measurement of one-dimensional acoustic waves propagating in tubes. Any change in the cross sectional area in the tubular system creates a reflection, which is then recorded and analyzed in order to detect defects.

How Does APR Work?
An acoustic pulse injected into a semi-infinite straight-walled tube will propagate down the tube without generating any reflections. This pulse can be…

Ron Selva to be a Keynote Speaker at the "CORCON 2011" Corrosion Conference

NACE International, has invited our TCR PP Simtech's, Mr Ron Selva to be a Keynote Speaker at the "CORCON 2011" Corrosion Conference at Hotel Intercontinental - The Lalit, Mumbai, India, on 28th Sept – 1st Oct 2011.

His keynote presentation on “Improving Integrity Management through Risk Based Inspection (RBI) Best Practice” will be headlining the technical session on "Corrosion Inspection/Testing & Assessment".

RBI guru and FFS assessment expert, Ron Selva has more than 35 years of industry recognised expertise in static equipment integrity managing technologies relating to oil, gas, petrochemical and fertilizer manufacturing plants.  He has spent the last 20 years specialising in the development and implementation of best practice Risk Based Inspection (RBI), Fitness-For-Service (FFS) assessment and Total Integrity Management of Assets (TIMA) technologies. He has published many papers on these subjects and is an active member of several relevant …

Syed Salahuddin from TCR Arabia presented with Best Customer Support Award

At the annual meeting of Underwriters Laboratories, Mr. Syed Salahuddin, Engineer for UL inspection in KSA was presented with the Best Customer Support Award for the year 2011.