Expected trend drives welding investment

A predicted increase in demand for weld testing in Aberdeen has led an oil and gas testing firm to expand its laboratory and invest in new state-of-the-art machinery.

Global testing firm, Exova, has acquired the latest weld testing and heat treatment equipment after investing £30,000 to expand its service offering.

The business has also added additional operational bays to its weld centre, taking the total number to six, all with new extraction units.

The new equipment enables Exova to control its own pre-heats when required on specific weld procedures.
Manufacturers under increased time pressures have seen a trend develop for real-time testing, guaranteeing results within a certain time frame.

Samantha Withers, operations manager at Exova in Aberdeen, said: “This investment gives our global clients the confidence that our speed of response is quicker than ever. In a fast moving sector it is this ability to deliver that reinforces our position as the world leader in oil and gas testing services.”

Exova’s welding centre offers an expansive range of services including weld engineering, development of new procedures, weld monitoring, weldability trials, welding operations with experienced coded welders on-site, support on welding processes, materials and mechanical testing and selection, welder testing and third-party certification.