October 9, 2012 (SEATTLE) ”" Quest Integrity Group, a global leader in the development and delivery of advanced inspection and engineering assessment services and software products, announces that its ultrasonic inspection tools InVista ™ , FTIS™ and HYDRA™ have achieved ATEX certification in accordance with European Directive 94/9/EC. ATEX certification validates that these tools operate without danger of directly causing or contributing to an explosion when used in explosive atmospheres.
InVista is an ultrasonic in-line inspection tool for unpiggable or difficult-to-inspect pipelines with diameters ranging from 3”Â-20”Â (76-508mm). Additional larger diameter InVista tools are currently in development. FTIS (Furnace Tube Inspection System) inspects fired heater serpentine piping coils with diameters ranging from 3”Â-14”Â (76-355mm) in petroleum and chemical plants. HYDRA inspects process piping systems with diameters ranging from 3”Â-20”Â (76-508mm) in process and nuclear facilities. HYDRA will follow InVista in operational expansion.
"ATEX certification is a significant milestone for the company. Our clients in Europe and the Middle East require it, and our commitment to a safe working environment is demonstrated by compliance with the directive,”Â said Todd Baker, HSE and Quality Manager, Quest Integrity Group.
Quest Integrity Group is an innovator in the delivery of high quality integrity and reliability management solutions to its global client base, and will continue to adhere to this certification standard as its fleet of proprietary NDT tools expands.
Quest Integrity Group, a Team Industrial Services company (NYSE: TISI), is a global leader in the development and delivery of asset integrity and reliability management services and solutions for its clients. Solutions consist of technology-enabled, advanced inspection and engineering assessment services and products that help companies in the refining and chemical, pipeline, syngas and power industries increase profitability, reduce operational and safety risks, and improve operational planning. Quest Integrity Group is headquartered in Seattle and has offices in Houston, Denver, Canada, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Australia and New Zealand.
For more information, visit our certifications page.