Showing posts from July, 2011

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.

Looking for a QA/QC Engineer for a Fabrication Company in UAE

TCR in India is looking for a talented QA/QC Engineer with the following qualifications for our client in UAE. Our client is an EPC contractor and this position comes with excellent benefits.

Our current requirement is QA/QC Engineer with:· At least 4 years of recent/continuous Quality Management Systems ISO 9001:2008 hands on experience in auditing, management reviews, supplier capability assessment in a very progressive engineering, procurement, fabrication /manufacturing, testing environment preferably oil and gas or heavy metal fabrication industry (QA duties could be in addition to  or concurrent with QC Engineering duties and responsibilities.· A trained or certified QMS auditor· Good command of English (written and verbal).· An engineering or material science degree from  recognized institutions· Few years hands on experience in engineering or construction or inspection of materials, equipment, welding, heat treatment, NDE, Coatings.

Please be guided by below selection criter…

TCR Arabia wins more Thermography inspection projects in Saudi Arabia

Dexter Espino, Level II, Thermographer from TCR Arabia ( and his team, based in Dammam, KSA continue to service clients in the area of Thermography Inspection.Thermography, a NDT Technique, makes use of a camera containing large numbers of sensors sensitive to infrared radiation, which can produce an infrared image and can detect and measure small temperature differences.
As shown above, IR Thermography can help you locate hotspots without contact.
Some benefits of Thermography include:Cost saving for energy
Energy loss is avoided by early detection of faulty equipments
No shutdown required for inspection
Cost saving for maintenance
Low repair costs due to early diagnosis of the problems
Equipment life is extended by pinpointing faulty components before costly damage
Catastrophic failures can be averted to eliminate shutdown of entire system
Fire and life risk is reduced by preventing accidents

The Thermography inspection technique can b…

TCR Arabia receives an appreciation letter for assistance in the PetroRabigh shutdown from Sinopec

TCR Arabia ( received an appreciation letter from SINOPEC for our services in their Revamp Project in Petrorabigh.  Mr. Kamran Shariff of TCR Arabia led the project teams successfully in both SINOPEC and Petrorabigh Shutdown jobs.  Pictures from the job site showed excellent team management and timely deliverables and a happy unit at work.

Ron Selva, Director, TCR PP SIMTECH is interviewed in the prestigious NG Oil Gas Journal

Best practice risk-based inspection implementation RBI guru Ron Selva, Director of TCR PP SIMTECH Solutions, reveals what is RBI best practice and how to implement it successfully.
Risk-based inspection implementation (RBI) is still a developing technology. What are the decisive factors to consider for best practice RBI implementation? Ron Selva. RBI implementation is a highly critical process, as it effectively manages through the assigned responsibilities of plant inspection, operations and process engineers the asset integrity safely, reliably and at the most optimum costs throughout a plant’s lifecycle.
In order to deliver this, certain aspects must not be compromised, as these are the ‘bottom line’ for implementing RBI successfully. To begin with, RBI technology should be reliable, incorporating best practices, and be user-friendly for plant engineers. Secondly, the RBI team study needs to be thorough. There is no short cut to this task – the required study time must not be …

Mr. V.K. Bafna in a News Clip from 1968

Searching through our archives, we discovered a great news posting published in Nai Duniya newspaper in 1968. This article states that our Chairman, M.V.K. Bafna stood first in his University at Indore for the Mechanical Engineering program.