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Flange Face Corrosion

Practical flange face and corrosion mapping Inspection demonstration

Due to an industry shortfall TRAC held a demonstration of the latest phased array technology for the inspection of in-service flange faces on process pipe work. Flange face inspection is a current industry ‘hot’ topic due to the number of associated failures occurring in this area. Phased Array technology provides a reliable and robust inspection method for this application, allowing better accuracy, repeatability, permanent records and time savings over conventional UT methods. Our customers were invited to view the demonstration and get ‘hands-on’ with the Omniscan Phased Array equipment supplied by Olympus NDT. Stuart Ley, TRAC’s Inspection Manager explained:
“The method of non-intrusive inspection addresses a major industry shortfall. We have developed processes and invested in our staff and equipment to deliver a robust flange face corrosion solution for our customers.”

TRAC safety performance exceeds expectation

TRAC Oil & Gas achieve ZERO accidents or incidents in the first 4 months of 2010

Safety Record – 2010 After achieving an excellent safety record in 2009, our team has continued this success into 2010. During the first 4 months of 2010, we have not only maintained our ZERO LTI record, but have recorded ZERO accidents or incidents of any kind throughout all on and offshore operations. Safety Campaign In 2009, TRAC launched the ‘Think Safety…!’ Safety Campaign, a series of monthly safety presentations covering both pro-active and re-active safety topics, which are delivered to all staff and customers in all locations. TRAC Managing Director Daniel Hawthorn commented:
“We are very pleased with the progress of our ‘Think Safety…!’ campaign and our success in achieving zero incidents to date in 2010 is excellent. Indeed, our last accident, a minor first aid case, was back in July 2009 so we are almost at 1 year accident-free. We are determined to achieve the highest standards of safety, and remain committed to combating complacency and focusing on continual improvement in this area.”

Lord Digby Jones Commends TRAC

Lord Digby Jones Commends TRAC’s Australasia Plans

Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference 201024-26 March 2010, Perth Convention Exhibition Centre. Recent presence at Australasia’s largest Oil & Gas industry exhibition, attracting over 9000 visitors and 500 exhibitors brought commendation for TRAC. Lord Digby Jones; former head of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), politician and current Ambassador for UK Trade & Investment commended TRAC’s plans for international growth and development including the Australasia region. TRAC has an excellent record of successfully delivering for their customers, and is continually asked to provide unique solutions to overseas locations. Taking the lead in this, TRAC has developed a global strategy to deliver for our customers in key Oil & Gas hubs throughout the world. Lord Jones, who was a keynote speaker at the recent AOG conference, met with TRAC’s Managing Director – Daniel Hawthorn, and commented:
“TRAC is exactly the kind of company that we like to encourage and enjoy promoting to our overseas counterparts. They have a solid and successful track record, buckets of enthusiasm and a clear ambition and drive to succeed. I commend TRAC in their global development plans and wish them all success in the future.”

We Have Moved

From 29th March 2010 our Aberdeen operations moved premises. Our new address from this date is: TRAC Thistle Road Dyce Aberdeen AB21 0NN Tel: +44(0)1224 725800 Fax: +44(0)1224 725801 As part of the company’s overall growth and development plans, we will be relocating from our existing facilities at Kirkhill Industrial Estate to a larger facility close to Aberdeen International Airport and the Bristow & Scotia Heliports. The 8,000 sq. ft facility is based at Thistle Road on a stand-alone site, which will provide a positive and comfortable working environment for our staff with larger office accommodation, easy car parking and the capacity for continued growth. This will allow us to continue to provide the highest standard of service to our customers and we aim to complete the relocation with as little disruption as possible. Our telephone, fax numbers and email addresses will remain the same, however please update our postal address. We look forward to working with you all from our new office throughout 2010 and beyond …

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