CASE STORY - APPLUS+ RTD Inspection Site

By David Campos / January 01, 2017

René Andersen is an NDT Inspector and has been with Applus+ RTD for the past 10 years.  The company was founded in 1937 and has since grown to be one of the largest inspection companies globally. With more than 12,500 specialized employees they provide testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services to the energy sector and associated industries.

Applus+ RTD is a world-leading authority in radiographic testing – a technique ideally suited for the detection of imperfections in materials throughout industrial operations and applications. René Andersen conducts on-site weld seam inspections on a multitude of pipes and installations for Applus+ RTD.
While researching NDT equipment he was impressed by the PXS EVO 300DS specifications and was convinced it was exactly what Applus+ RTD needed in their NDT portfolio. When testing the PXS EVO system, René realized that the EVO 300DS indeed delivers on all it advertises.

His key findings was that the 1.0 mm focal spot, enables superior image quality and detection of fine details within close proximity of one another. He also realized that the combination of the kV range and small focal spot, shortens the distance between the X-ray source and target. This in-turn reduces exposure times, thus increasing the overall number of exposures the EVO 300DS can produce during its life cycle.

The EVO 300DS is not only a viable investment, it also ensures that Applus+ RTD meet the demanding challenges of radiographic testing in diverse applications.

The close partnership between COMET and Applus+ RTD is as strong as ever and the PXS EVO products with small focal spot are setting a new standard for inspection efficiency and image quality – benefiting everyone from supplier to customer. 


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