First CSWIP Thermographic Inspection certificate issued!
TWI was approached by ROVision Ltd for advice on training. The company operates
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) technology to supply inspection services to many
different areas including oil and gas refineries, pipelines inspections and construction
support for major building projects. ROVision recently purchased new infra red cameras
to carry out detailed aerial thermal inspection from their SR30 helicopter but getting
certified training was becoming a problem as infra red inspection is still in its
Ian Hogarth, TWI's Business Development and Training Manager suggested that the
delegates come on TWI's new Thermographic Inspection course scheduled in Middlesbrough.
Three students including company Managing Director Tony McConnell and Technical
Director Bob Furness attended.
The course, although only level 1, covered in great detail the theory and applications
of Thermography. The equipment used was cutting edge technology and there was plenty
of different models and makes of equipment to practice with. Prof Rod Thomas, one
of the UK's leading experts in the field of thermography was the course lecturer.
He proved to be an excellent instructor holding the attention of the class throughout.
Tony McConnell of ROVision spoke of the course and the facilities at TWI Middlesbrough:
"I have been in inspection for many years but this has to be the most interesting
course I've ever attended". He continued "the applications for thermography are
incredible; I can see it overtaking many of the conventional forms of NDT in the
next few years. I'm happy to be getting in at the very beginning. It's an exciting
time for ROVision and we are all looking forward to returning to TWI for the level
2 course in the near future".
Tony McConnell received the first CSWIP Thermographic Inspection certificate from
EurIng Chris Eady, Chief Executive of TWI Certification Ltd
TWI's Thermographic Inspection Level 1 course (5 days) is aimed at all engineering
disciplines especially people involved with any maintenance or reliability including
management, engineers, technicians and craft personnel.
The CSWIP scheme for those involved in condition monitoring, inspection of plant
operation, maintenance and equipment has now been launched.
Anyone working in an engineering background environment is encouraged to attend
this new exciting course!
To find out more and register your interest please contact Customer Services on
+ 44 (0) 1223 899500 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org