TCR-Kuwait offers unique services, which are available at no other commercial laboratory in Kuwait. Our variety of services offers the widest scope of testing solutions in the region. Certification by internationally recognized authorities and local oil companies assures acceptance of our laboratory reports. Statistical quality control methods are used extensively throughout the laboratory for confidence in analytical results.
NDT Engineers and Inspectors on Contract
We routinely supply professional engineers and inspectors on a contract basis. All our inspectors are qualified to AWS CWI or CSWIP 3.1 and BGAS Grade 2 or Grade 3. We maintain a team of Third Party Inspectors to the requirements of various clients. We provide consultancy service for preparing all type procedures and software required for a project. Our inspectors are engaged in preparing welding procedures, Conducting Procedure Qualification tests, and Welder qualification tests. Our inspectors are experienced in Pipe fabrication / Welding, Tanks, Pipelines, Wrapping & Coating, Petrochemical Industry and Refineries.
Our inspectors also undertake activities such as measuring, examining, testing, gauging one or more characteristics of a product or service and comparing these with specified requirements to determine conformity.
Ultrasonic thickness monitoring
Ultrasonic thickness gauge is used for thickness monitoring for steel up to 250mm thick.
NDT and NDE Field Services
Non Destructive Evaluation methods are available on a call-out basis or for long-term projects. When employed for the critical stages of manufacturing or fabrication process our NDE field services engineer works to optimize production and assure the quality of your finished products. Our NDT/NDE Inspection field services includes:
Visual inspection is the one of the NDT method used extensively to evaluate the condition, inexpensive and doesn´t require special equipment. It is used most effectively for the inspection of welds where quick detection and the correction of flaws or process-related problems can result in significant cost saving. It is primary evaluation method of many quality control programs. Visual inspection can identify where a failure is most likely to occur and identify when failure has started.
Magnetic Particle Inspection
This nondestructive method is one of the most sensitive means for detecting surface or near surface defects in ferromagnetic materials. Structures or parts of almost any shape or size can be rapidly and accurately examined using this technique. Our NDT laboratory uses AC and Half wave DC yokes for magnetic particle testing.
Liquid Penetration Inspection
Liquid (Die) penetrants remain one of the most reliable, effective, and cost-effective methods for detecting surface flaws in ferrous and nonferrous materials. Penetrant inspection can be used on any non-porous material. It is essential that the material be carefully cleaned first. Otherwise the penetrant will not be able to get into the defect.
Portable Ultrasonic flaw detectors and thickness gauges are using to scan welds, castings, forgings and other raw materials. We also undertake Automated UT using ToFD
Healium Leak Detection for Heat exchangers are routinely conducted in Kuwait by TCR-Kuwait
In Kuwait, TCR-Kuwait has a crew to perform in-situ metallography.
Coating / wrapping & Painting Inspection
Our inspection services are unique in Painting, Wrapping & coating inspection. Holiday detector, Adhesion tester and painting thickness gauges are used for this purpose.