Friday, October 05, 2012

TCR Advanced’s Mr. Akash Patel receives appreciation from Siemens

Mr. Andreas Sperling of Siemens wrote the following in appreciation of the work of Mr. Akash Patel of TCR Advanced:

Dear Vinay
Just a short feedback about Akash Patel from TCR.
Akash shows a profesional work performace.
He inspected the parts on a high quality way of NDT performance and shows, that he had good expirience in magnetic partical and dye penetrant inspections.
A good comunication to Siemens personnel was given all the time.  Findings on parts were marked in a good way and about  findings Siemens personnel was informed directly.
I would be happy to work with Akash again in the future.
Please inform his company as well, about this feedback.
Andreas Sperling
Mr. Akash Patel worked on the NDT services project for Siemens Ltd - Energy Sector division.

TCR Arabia now undertakes MFL Testing to detect and size underfloor corrosion for above ground storage tanks

TCR Arabia has now acquired the FloormapVS2i floor scanner. This is a computerised MFL tank bottom scanner designed to detect and size underfloor corrosion for above ground storage tanks.

Magnetic flux leakage (MFL) is an advanced magnetic method of nondestructive testing used for tank inspection. At areas where there is corrosion or missing metal, the magnetic field "leaks" from the steel.

In an MFL tool, a magnetic detector is placed between the poles of the magnet to detect the leakage field. Analysts interpret the chart recording of the leakage field to identify damaged areas and hopefully to estimate the depth of metal loss.

TCR Arabia uses the latest version of the best selling MFL floor scanner to deliver significant improvements in terms of defect positioning, electronic data processing and software manipulation. The VS2i contains a new high-specification encoder system which is electronically calibrated to each individual scanner eliminating errors caused by component tolerances. The FloormapVS2i gives accuracy to within 3 mm on an 8 meter track length and providing it is calibrated on an annual basis will not be effected by normal wear and tear.

Tank Inspection Limitations

The sensitivity of the above systems varies with increasing floor thickness - please contact us for limits. Similarly there are limitations to the maximum thickness of coating through which satisfactory inspection can be carried out as floor thickness increases. The FloormapVS2 system is only suitable for floors up to 12.5mm thick. However above this thickness, the system can be used in Manual Mode.

As with all inspection methods the effectiveness of inspection is affected by the cleanliness and preparation of the floor. In particular, magnetic debris and weld spatter can lead to false indications.

Each of the tank floor inspection systems has a physical limit to the proximity to lap welds and shell to annular welds that can be achieved. There is also a square in each corner of a floor plate that cannot be inspected. These untested areas will be inspected using the Ultrasonic's.

To know more about the MFL Services of TCR Arabia, please visit

TCR Arabia participated in Annual Reliability Meet of SABIC Terminal Services (SABTANK)

SABIC Terminal Services (SABTANK) held its Annual Reliability Meet in Karan Hotel, Jubail on the 26th Sept. 2012.  TCR Arabia was invited to participate in this meet. Mr. Dexter Espino (Business Development Dept.) alongwith Mr. Samer Al-Humaidan (Sales) managed the show from TCR Arabia.


SABTANK Reliablity Meet - 26-09-2012 (1)
SABTANK Reliablity Meet - 26-09-2012 (2) SABTANK Reliablity Meet - 26-09-2012 (3)
SABTANK Reliablity Meet - 26-09-2012 (4)

TCR Arabia participates in the 6th Middle East NDT Conference and Exhibition in Bahrain


TCR Arabia is participating in the 6th Middle East NDT Conference and Exhibition in Bahrain scheduled from 7-10 October, 2012. Representatives of TCR Arabia will be available in the company’s vendor booth in stall number E-12.

The 6th Middle East Nondestructive Testing Conference and Exhibition, will be held at the Gulf International Convention Center, Gulf Hotel, Bahrain on October 7-10, 2012. The theme of the conference is “NDT for Asset Integrity.” This is a great opportunity for all Vendors and Saudi Aramco employees who are involved in inspection, corrosion monitoring and plant integrity activities to share their experiences with other professionals from around the world and be recognized for their innovative ideas. 


TCR Engineering gets re-certified by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

BIS 001

TCR Engineering is  approved for the below IS Number by BIS.

Sr. No.




21-1992 Reafd.1996

Wrought Al & Al ALLOYS FOR Mfg Of Utensils


277-2003 Amed.2

Galvanized Steel Sheets(Plain & Corrugated


280-2006 Amend.1

Mild Steel Wire for General Engg. Purpose


432 (Pt-1)1982 Reaffirmed 1995

Mild Steel AND Medium Steel Tensile Bars


432 (Pt-2)1982 Reaffirmed 1995

Hard Drawn Steel wire



Cold Reduced low Carbon Steel Sheets & Strips



Covered Electrodes for Manual Arc Welding Of Carbon & Carbon-Manganese Steel. 



Hot Rolled Carbon Steel Sheet AND Strip


1161-1998 Refd.2003

Steel Tubes For Structural Purpose


1239-2004 [Part-1]


Mild Steel Tubes Tubular and other Wrought Steel Fittings.


1660-1982 Part-I


Wrought Aluminum Utensils



High strength deforms Steel Bars and wires for Concrete Reinforcement.



Steel Plates For Pressure vessel for intermediate & high Temp. service.


2004-1991 Reaffirmed 2001

Carbon Steel Forging for General Engg Purpose.


2062-2006 Amd-I

Hot Rolled low medium & High tensile Strength steel.


2879-1998 Amend-II

Mild Steel For Metal Arc welding Electrode Core  Wire


3589-2001 Amendment.3

Steel pipes for water gas & Sewage (168.3-2540 mm OD)



Steel Tubes For Mechanical & General Engg Purpose



Hot Rolled Steel Plates ( up to 6mm)Sheet & Strip for the Mfts. Of low pressure LPG Cylinders.


7887-1992 Amendment.1

Mild Steel Wire Rod for General Engg.Purpose.



Hot Rolled Steel SKELP/STRIP for Welded Tubes and Pipes.


11513-1985 Reaffirmed 2005

Hot Rolled Carbon Steel Strip for cold rolling.