Partners

 

INDT – INTEGRITY NDT MUHENDISLIK SAN. TIC. VE LTD. (Turkey)

 INDT was formed in 2010 in Ankara, Turkey, to provide NDT (non-destructive testing) services, inspection management services and asset management software to fabrication, power and process plant engineers. INDT, certified to ISO 9001:2008, has become a key service provider and approved supplier to the likes of GDF Suez, TUPRAŞ (Turkish Petroleum Refineries), SABUL Refineries (KSA), Ipragaz LPG and PETKIM Refinery, delivering cost-effective inspection management, advanced inspection application, and asset management and software solutions, combined with over 35 years’ experienced engineers in planning and carrying out all aspects of NDT in fabrication, power and process plant worldwide. INDT staff has a suite of independent inspection qualifications conforming to ISO 9712 standards Levels II and III in all major NDT methods including eddy current, Magnetic particle inspection, liquid penetrant inspection, radiography, ultrasonic inspection, weld inspection and metallurgical inspection. Additionally INDT specialise in automated ultrasonic testing including phased array (PAUT) and time of flight diffraction (TOFD) inspections and developing, verifying and certifying inspection solution applications. INDT also provides commercial inspection management software tools; Clients in the power generation, oil & gas and petrochemical industries utilise INDT inspection systems. These systems are also applied in-house to contracts run by INDT, ensuring accurate QA/QC reporting and efficient project management. INDT also have experience of selling in-house developed products such as our software systems, AUT system scanners and specialist application scanners and accessories. WEBSITE: www.integrityndt.com

IRIS – INNOVACIO I RECERCA INDUSTRIAL I SOSTENIBLE SL (Spain)

 IRIS is an advanced engineering SME that was established in Barcelona in 2007 and specialises in photonics (spectroscopy), sensor technology integration and SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud) Technology for the development of advanced monitoring and control solutions and for IoT-enabling equipment and machinery for transitioning industry to the Industry4.0 paradigm. To date, our target sectors are the food industry, agriculture, pharmaceutical and chemicals. We have engineering and production facilities in Spain and in 2016 we opened Commercial Offices in San Francisco and New York, as part of our international commercialization expansion strategy. We have a sister company in Dublin, VISUM Ltd. that specialises in the development of NIR spectroscopy-based measurement systems, and we also have a shareholding in a technology start-up in Finland that specialised in time-gated Raman (Timegate Instruments OY). We are ISO 9001:2008 certified and we are one of the few Spanish companies to also have UNE-EN-ISO 166002: Management Systems R&D&I certification. We currently employ 50+ staff and have a turnover of approx. € 4 M + IRIS is a member of the following networks: SPIE (International Society for Optics and Photonics), SECPHO (Southern European Cluster of Photonics), SPIRE (Sustainable Process Industries). IRIS is an SME Champion (has an SME Instrument award- Phase 2 project). WEBSITE: www.iris-eng.com

TWI Ltd. (United Kingldom)

 TWI Ltd (TWI) works across all industry sectors with expertise in key aspects of materials, materials joining, structural integrity, static and dynamic testing and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE). The majority of TWI’s activities (65%) are contracts, funded by industry and built around the development of advanced technologies. TWI is also an active participant in collaborative programs in Europe. TWI has a substantial fee paying industrial membership of around 3000 members from 70 countries centered mainly in energy-related business sectors such as oil & gas, petrochemical, process plant, power generation and their support industries (e.g. oil & gas plant maintenance and NDT). Also, in the transportation industry sector of aerospace/air-transport, marine/shipping, rail and automotive and their support manufacturing and maintenance organizations. This extensive network with the industry and its state-of-the-art facilities makes TWI a perfect partner for the SmartSense optimization & validation and commercialization process, creating a direct connection with international markets and targeted industries. TWI has a continued growth reaching €80M revenues and assets for over €100M in 2014. Currently with €8M of financial surplus and more than 1000 employees, TWI is one of the most successful RTO in the world. TWI has been involved in over 90 European framework projects, many of which have been in the field of NDT and Condition Monitoring involving ultrasonic testing. Projects of this type are usually targeted at the aerospace, oil & gas and energy related industries. TWI, therefore, has the ideal credentials to deliver a successful project on time and within budget. TWI will be heavily involved in SmartSense exploitation at the end of the project and particularly where the project developments are highly relevant to their industrial membership that is currently around 3000 organisations in over 70 countries. WEBSITE: www.twi-global.com

FLOTEKS – FloteksPlastikSanayiveTicaret A.Ş. (Turkey)

 FLOTEKS, since 1983, is a fully integrated Rotational Moulding production plant and is the first of its kind in Turkey. It is located in Bursa, the heart of Turkish Automobile Industry; 20 km from one of the biggest seaports in Turkey, Gemport. Floteks employs 17 engineers and 23 technicians within its 146 people staff in order to maintain leading technologies that enable customers around the world to build safer, lighter, durable plastic articles for vehicles, infrastructure, municipalities, FMCG, storage, gardens, homes, etc. Through memberships in many professional and trade associations, as well as extensive QC, research and development facilities, Floteks has been successful in supplying many complicated technical and difficult to produce products to the market. Plastic liner parts of some of the newly introduced composite fuel tanks in the market are products of Floteks. The company has certifications ISO 9001, EN 16949, EN 14001, 16949, 14001, EN 13589, EN 1176, OHSAS 18001001, obtained from organisations such as TÜV, BSI and TSE and a fully equipped Plastic Products R&D lab. For the last 8 years, Floteks has developed its own infrastructure of products using the TUBITAK framework and has successfully sold the know-how of these products to India (Vectus Inc., www.vectus.in ) and made a license agreement for 7 years. Production Pallett: 70% of the production for automotive industry, main customers OEM’s, Mercedes, Suzuki, CNH, Ford, Hyundai, Renault… Diesel tanks, Ad Blue tanks, air ducts, water tanks of various sizes, roofs being among the main products. Complying with all the product standards of the main automotive OEM’s. 30% of the production various rotomolded articles, from 1 kg weight to 700 kg weight. Floteks is touching a wide variety of sectors. From water, chemical, rain harvesting tanks, for both underground and above ground storage, manholes for infrastructure, sewage systems, playgrounds, trash containers, both underground and above ground… Production complying with many EU standards e.g. EN 13598, EN 1176, etc. WEBSITE: www.floteks.com.tr

BUL – Brunel University London (United Kingdom)

 Brunel University London has been highly successful in creating an industrial innovation research resource, named Brunel Innovation Centre (BUL), which sits between the knowledge base and industry, supporting partners in industry to transfer academic research into industrial application. Brunel has a wide range of knowledge and expertise in the following research areas: (i) Power ultrasonics; detection, cleaning of fouling and fouling prevention techniques non-invasively software (ii) Smart NDT; autonomous devices, miniaturised multifunction systems for NDE in bespoke environments; marine, high temperature, aerospace, pattern recognition hardware / software, (iii) Active SHM and Condition Monitoring (iv) Design of associated hardware and software (v) Signal and image processing and numerical modelling – Noise reduction, signal condition and control (including active vibration control), data interpretation and analysis, (vi) Automation and robotics of inspection system, (vii) Improved or new and robust sensors (Piezoelectric, Electromagnetic) e.g. high temperature inspection, transduction (viii) Electronics – Low power consumption for multiple channels, wireless, high speed, wideband, fast bps, energy harvesting. In year 2015, BUL has received the Highly Commended Innovation Awards from The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for two award categories: (i) Measurement in Action and (ii) Manufacturing Technology. The collaborative European project (FP7) was put forward to the competition and was chosen from over 300 entries from 28 countries (globally). WEBSITE: www.brunel.ac.uk/BUL