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On March 2017, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Products Limited opened its Quebec & The Maritimes Office in Baie D'urfé, Québec. The office location enabled the company to better serve its Eastern Canada customers. To show appreciation to new and existing customers, NDT Products Limited is hosting an Open House on September 28, 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm in the Baie D'urfé Office.
 
During the open house, NDT Products will be showcasing the latest NDT equipment & supplies, Aerospace Sealants, Adhesives & Supplies, Airline Maintenance Equipment and Wastewater Filtration System. Product experts from Sherwin Inc., Hitachi-High Tech Analytical Science, Zetec & 3M will be on hand to provide a demo and answer product questions. Guests will also be treated to lunch & refreshments.
 
Everyone is welcome. Contact marketing@ndproducts.ca for more information. Follow the link to RSVP to the event: https://bit.ly/2O4D9RR

OPG’S PICKERING NUCLEAR TO OPERATE UNTIL 2024 CNSC grants 10 - year licence for Pickering

 Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced its decision to grant a 10-year operating licence for OPG’s Pickering Nuclear Generating Station.

“OPG is very pleased with the CNSC’s decision that will save Ontario’s electricity customers up to $600 million and preserve 7,500 jobs across Ontario,” said Jeff Lyash, OPG’s  President and CEO. “Today’s decision reflects our continued investment in Pickering to improve its already strong performance, and the dedication of our staff to nuclear safety and ensuring safe and reliable operations to 2024.”  

The licence will be valid from September 1, 2018 until August 31, 2028. The station will operate until the end of 2024, followed by safe storage activities, such as removal of fuel and water, between 2024 and 2028.

OPG applied to the CNSC for a licence renewal in August 2017. From June 25 to June 29 2018, the CNSC held a public hearing in Pickering, Ontario.  

Quick facts:  
•Continued safe operations of Pickering Nuclear will help to secure a reliable and efficient supply of low cost, baseload electricity.  
•For two years in a row, Pickering Nuclear has been awarded the highest possible safety rating from federal regulators.
•OPG has continually invested in the station to keep the units running efficiently.  
•Operating Pickering until 2024 will avoid carbon emissions comparable to taking 3.4 million cars off the road
•Continued Pickering operations will contribute $12.3 billion to Ontario’s GDP

For further information, please contact:
Ontario Power Generation
Media Relations
416-592-4008
or
1-877-592-4008

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Richard Matthews as the President of NDT Global.

With more than 30 years' experience in the oil and gas industry and most recently the position of Operations Director for PIMS of London, Mr. Matthews' appointment supports NDT Global's visionary product strategy and continued growth in developing service solutions to meet the future needs of the industry.

"I am both honored and delighted to be the President of NDT Global. I believe our customer-driven research and development focus, along with a commitment to operational rigor and discipline, ensures that we continue to offer the best value pipeline assurance solutions in the industry." Mr. Matthews commented.

Based at our headquarter office, he will be responsible for implementing the organization's strategy and driving the day-to-day business of the company, including the delivery of high-accuracy pipeline robotic solutions for the inspection of cracks, metal loss and mechanical damage to the oil, gas and petrochemical industries worldwide.

SGS and Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE: BHGE), announced today a Strategic Alliance Agreement (SAA) for the joint deployment and commercialization of BHGE's real-time software and sensor-based Predictive Corrosion Management (PCM) solution. Leveraging the capability of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), PCM will enable asset owners to increase their ability to monitor their facilities, and detect and predict corrosion issues using real-time data powered by BHGE's ultrasonic sensing technology and advanced analytics. François Marti, SGS Chief Operating Officer North America, and Holger Laubenthal, CEO of Inspection Technologies for BHGE, signed the SAA in the presence of customers and company officials during a recent conference in Houston.

"This partnership with BHGE will enable SGS to broaden its asset integrity service offering with advanced digital inspection solutions that will greatly benefit our oil & gas clients," said François Marti, SGS COO North America.

PCM generates wall thickness and temperature measurements from Rightrax PM ultrasonic sensors placed on critical equipment such as pipes, tanks, and vessels; the solution applies advanced analytics, resulting in real-time assessment of data that has traditionally been gathered through risky and time-consuming manual inspections. While particularly valuable to oil & gas downstream, petrochemical, and upstream asset operators, PCM can help any industry segment challenged by corrosion-related risk. PCM is one essential tool to help asset owners benefit from enhanced plant reliability and integrity programs, while maximizing operational safety and extending asset life.

"PCM is one of our core offerings to help customers make the invisible, visible," said Holger Laubenthal, CEO of Inspection Technologies for BHGE. "We are looking forward to working with SGS to accelerate deployment of PCM, a predictive digital solution that is becoming a benchmark for corrosion monitoring across several industries. This agreement will play a key role in improving safety, reducing equipment downtime, and improving operations for our customers globally."

SGS provides visual inspection and non-destructive testing services to large industrial assets, both in-service and during regular shutdown events, helping to ensure industrial asset integrity globally. BHGE's Inspection Technologies business, part of its Digital Solutions segment, has been one of SGS' suppliers of non-destructive testing (NDT) technology for years and is itself providing industrial asset owners with critical technological solutions and services. Combining SGS' broad network and asset integrity expertise with BHGE's technological expertise will ensure rapid deployment of PCM, and drive scale in the market for inspection and maintenance services and technology.

About SGS
SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world. Visit us at https://www.sgs.com/en/campaigns/predictive-corrosion-management

About BHGE
Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE: BHGE) is the world's first and only full stream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. We deploy minds and machines to enhance customer productivity, safety and environmental stewardship, while minimizing costs and risks at every step of the energy value chain. With operations in over 120 countries, we infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world. Visit us at BHGE.com.

IR Supplies and Services Teams Up With Educator to Further Skills of Developing Experts
 
Edmonton, Alberta—In conjunction with NAIT’s recent celebration on their record-breaking fundraising campaign and the upcoming opening of their Productivity and Innovation Centre, IR Supplies and Services is pleased to announce their contribution to furthering the studies of future professionals in the NDT (non-destructive testing) industry.
 
Robbie VanHoek, Manager of Business Development at IR spoke about the company’s commitment during Tuesday’s announcement.  
“Over the last year we have had the opportunity to partner with NAIT on helping to expand their NDT program in the new centre.   By working with our vendors, IR has been able to donate new equipment and additional support to NAIT. The number one resource in our industry is our people – the future generation of NDT.  Supporting that is a priority for us.”  
 
NAIT’s NDT program will be housed in the new Productivity and Innovation Centre (PIC), scheduled to open this fall. PIC will be NAIT’s front door to industry, offering services and solutions to help Alberta companies become more innovative, productive and competitive.
 
As the technical aspects of the NDT industry continue to evolve, the need for new equipment and supporting the training for the use of that equipment is important for those who undertake the program. 
 
Brian Pardell, NAIT’s Associate Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development said it’s important for the polytechnic to collaborate with industry. “IR’s donation of equipment for NAIT’s NDT program is a true testament to the partnership between industry and NAIT. This donation allows NAIT to ensure that our programing is aligned to the changing needs of industry and that our graduates are trained and ready to work with the right skill set when they begin their careers.”
 
IR’s contribution could not have been made without the cooperation of their suppliers, with whom they share a valued relationship.

About IR Supplies and Services
IR Supplies and Services has been a trusted source for NDT equipment in Canada since 2004.  They supply top products and brands, perform non-destructive testing research, provide NDT training courses and perform maintenance, repair, and equipment calibrations. IR leverages both outside partners and internal capabilities to bring the most comprehensive and high-quality NDT equipment to customers.

 

About NAIT
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. With nearly 60,000 credit and non-credit students and a 95 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to Alberta’s prosperity. Known for hands-on, technology-based learning, NAIT engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.
 
 
For further information contact: Barbara Daley, Marketing Manager, IR Supplies and Services, barb@irss.ca, 780-452-4761

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