TWI opens a new Training and Technology Centre in India
more than two decades, TWI has been proud to deliver high quality training and examination
services in India, serving a wide range of industrial sectors. In particular there
has been high demand for fully certified Non Destructive Test (NDT) operators, most
notably in the Energy Sector. Oil and gas continues to offer a buoyant market for
such skills, and there is increasing activity, in the field of renewable energy.
As India continues to grow industrially, and as health and safety requirements become
more robust, TWI has repositioned itself, to directly fulfil the growing need for
properly trained and competent workers.
In September 2011, Mr Jim Kerins was appointed, to set up a TWI facility in Chennai,
focussing initially on NDT and inspection techniques, but also to establish an Indian
base for training and technical support in all TWI competences. This office has
been operational since January 2012, and has rapidly become fully functional through
the employment of local skilled people and resources.
Our investment in Chennai represents a firm commitment to the growing number of
TWI Industrial Members in India. Our customer base here has increased by over 20%
in the past three years and includes both fully Indian National as well as multi-national
Within the Chennai facility, we have also launched the NDT Research and Engineering
Services Department (NDTRES International). This provides a dedicated interface
with TWI engineering resources, and more than 700 staff, globally. It will add significant
value to existing TWI - Indian networks and our ability to deliver wider knowledge
and technology transfer. Current NDT activities through this office broadly cover
the following topics:
- Inspection of austenitic steel components and dissimilar metal welds, for detection
of manufacturing and in-service flaws
- Monitoring and detection of corrosion using medium range ultrasonic guided wave
- Ultrasonic detection and characterisation of stress corrosion cracking in welds
- The use of non-linear ultrasonic techniques for the detection of kissing bonds in
- Detection of corrosion in storage tank floors
- Long term structural monitoring of cracks and failures
- Continuous monitoring of machinery and rotating parts
Companies in India are increasingly investing in engineering quality and productivity
by embracing new processes and technologies. TWI welcomes the opportunity to be
of service through its unique, multidisciplinary range of technology engineering,
training and information services.
It is with great pleasure and excitement that we begin a new adventure in India!
To find out more:
Training and Certification: www.twitraining.com
Contact: Preeja Devan ( firstname.lastname@example.org
NDT Research and Engineering: www.twi.co.uk