Specialist Inspection & NDT Services
Glacier is in inspection specialist, providing conventional and advanced non-destructive testing and inspection services, offering comprehensive solutions to clients across onshore and offshore sectors, with a strong presence in oil & gas, renewables, petrochemicals and power generation.
In 2014, Glacier acquired Professional Testing Services (PTS), an industry-leader of non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection services. With more than 40 years of expertise, we have supported major operators, tier 1 & 2 contractors, service and installation companies with conventional and advanced NDT inspection services both for repair & maintenance and in the support of new-build fabrication and assembly projects.
To date, we have delivered over 400 NDT & inspection projects world-wide. Our team includes over 100 trained and qualified inspection personnel with PCN (ISO 9712) qualifications at L2 and L3 in ultrasonic testing, radiographic inspection, surface inspection (MPI and DPI) eddy current welds and forgings (tubes), ToFD, PAUT, ACFM and visual inspection.
Glacier is accredited by UKAS to conduct Inspection Methods to BS EN ISO/IEC 17020:2012. This standard provides clients the confidence that the organisation has the technical competence to undertake the demanding scopes that are given.
Upstream – Operator
Major jacket substructure for West of Shetland installation being fabricated/erected in Norway. The customer was experiencing discrepancies/difficulties with interpretation of ultrasonic inspection results during the jacket fabrication. Repair levels were high and interpretation issues were starting to affect the fabrication programme
Glacier was requested to appraise the site NDE operation and technician capability and to provide 3rd party assessment of disputed inspection results.
Glacier provided PCN level 3 personnel to appraise the technician capability, review the inspection procedures and assess numerous disputed inspection results. The exercise was undertaken over a four month period during the latter stages of the jacket fabrication.
Procedures were modified to provide a clearer basis for interpretation of ultrasonic inspection results, numerous false calls were identified which would have resulted in unnecessary rework, defect/repair rates dropped significantly. All these factors contributed to a successful completion and sailaway within project programme window.
Glacier’s Level 3 trained technicians identified false calls & eradicated unnecessary work meaning delivery of project and sailaway within timeframe.
Major subsea storage tank fabrication project for UK waters being fabricated in Dubai, UAE. The project was running seriously behind schedule with a significant NDE backlog and high levels of repairs/rework being major contributory factors.
Glacier were requested to provide a team of experienced ultrasonic technicians to help alleviate the problems.
Glacier provided a team of four technicians headed up by a PCN level 3 supervisor. Glacier appraised the NDE procedures in use and determined that local technicians were applying over critical accept/reject criteria resulting in significant unnecessary repair/rework. Levels of repair/rework fell following the intervention of Glacier and the less stringent accept/reject criteria led to improved NDE production levels due to less time being spent on the critical assessment of acceptable weld flaws.
Expert inspection services resulted in increased production levels due to accurate assessment.