Showing posts from May, 2014

TCR Arabia to participate in the RTR Corrosion Awareness Day

Ras Tanura Refinery Engineering Department is conducting the RTR Corrosion Awareness Day, which will take place at the RT Refinery-HR Training Building on Tuesday, June 05, 2014. TCR Arabia will showcase majority of its advanced inspection activities related to Corrosion Studies on that day including automated normal/high temperature corrosion mapping equipment and technique, HTHA (high temperature hydrogen attack), Sour gas testing as per NACE TM 0177 and TM 0284, corrosion damage mechanisms, failure analysis, fitness for service as per API 579, condition assessment, remaining life assessment and metallographic replicas.
TCR Arabia, based in Dammam, is an approved Contractor to provide NDT, Metallurgical & Inspection Services..With the vast experience of TCR Arabia in the above mentioned field, we have successfully executed several major projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for clients like Saudi Aramco, SABIC, SEC, SWCC, LUBREF, MARAFIQ, CRISTAL, Petrorabigh, SATORP, SADARA…

NACE TM 0177 Method A and D testing at TCR Engineering material testing laboratory in Mumbai, India

TCR Engineering has enhanced its test facilities and now becomes the first laboratory in India to start testing as per NACE TM 0177 Method D. TCR Engineering is already testing samples for its clients as per NACE TM 0177 Method A.
The NACE TM 0177 standard is for Laboratory Testing of Metals for Resistance to Sulfide Stress Cracking and Stress Corrosion Cracking in H2S Environments. In the NACE TM 0177 Method D, also called as the NACE Standard DCB Test, provides for measuring the resistance of metallic materials to propagation of EC, expressed in terms of a critical stress intensity factor, KISSC for SSC and KIEC for the more general case of EC, using a crack-arrest type of fracture mechanics test.

Microbiology and Food Testing at the laboratory of TCR Arabia in Dammam, Saudi Arabia

TCR Arabia’s Food Testing (Microbiology) Laboratory is now ISO 17025:2005  Accredited Company by SASO.
TCR Arabia's food testing and microbiology labs have clients such as Aryaf bakeries, Vita food Products company, Al Sanbok sea food restaurant, La caravella Italian restaurant, La Gandola Italian restaurant, Saudi food Bank Company, Al Barrak Catering company, Ramada Hotel, Gulf Haulage Heavy Lift, Aujan Food (Rani juice), SWEC, Saudi German Hospital, Saudi Fisheries, ETLCO etc.

TCR Advanced conducts course on Reformer Tube: Damage Mechanisms, Failures and RLA

TCR Advanced, recently conducted a two days intensive course on “Reformer tube: damage mechanisms, failure investigation, inspection and Remaining life assessment (RLA)”.” on 25th and 26th April 2014 at Vadodara.  The primary reformers are widely adopted in fertilizers, petrochemicals and oil refining industries. They produce hydrogen with endothermic reaction at elevated temperature above 800 Deg. C in pressurized condition. The challenge for the metallurgy is to combat creep and thermal damages for long term durability. Advancement in alloy development has allowed robust design of reformer tubes which are typically designed for 100,000 hours of operation but can still perform for higher lifespan with extended interpretation of NDT results. 
The specially designed course was delivered by global experts to explain the damage mechanism and tube metallurgy. The  aspect of tube metallurgy along with failure mechanism will be delivered in the form of simple to understand fundamentals. The…

TCR Engineering renews its NABL and ISO 17025 accreditation


Metallurgical and Composite Fatigue Testing in Mumbai, India

TCR Engineering Services ( based in Mhape, Navi Mumbai, India has state of the art closed loop servo hydraulic controlled universal testing machines of 25kN and 250kN capacity to conduct fatigue, fracture toughness and CTOD tests. 1) Strain hardening exponent (n) of metallic materials can be determined as per ASTM E646. 2) Constant Amplitude Axial Fatigue tests of ductile materials can be conducted to obtain fatigue strength for 1 million cycles and more where strains are predominately elastic as per ASTM standard E466-2002. Customers need to indicate the type of specimen, wave from (sine / ramp / saw tooth etc.) and the frequency of test.3) TCR can also undertake low cycle fatigue (strain controlled fatigue testing) to find out the fatigue strength coefficient and cyclic strength coefficient at a given strain and for total cycle to failure. The test can be conducted as per ASTM E606-2004.
TCR has also facility to fabricate specimens as per required standards.