Two specialists from TWI travelled to Singapore to provide bespoke training and
advice to an established testing company.
Southeast Asian company Professional Testing Services (PTS) has been offering fracture
toughness testing from its Singapore and Malaysia offices for about five years.
Assistant lab manager Ming Quan Zheng travelled to TWI in Cambridge, UK, to attend
the Welding Diploma course earlier this year. Following the course he decided to
invite TWI team manager and fracture specialist Philippa Moore to PTS Singapore
to deliver a training course on fracture toughness testing and to help identify
methods to improve the testing of very large specimens in very high strength steel.
Phillip Cossey from TWI’s testing lab joined Philippa so that they could provide
a full consultation on the theory and practical tips for doing the tests. In parallel
with the teaching, a large test specimen was prepared using TWI’s guidance for the
local compression, which when broken open after testing, showed a successfully improved
fatigue crack shape.
The TWI specialists were able to answer a large number of questions posed by the
PTS staff over the course of the week, as well as making a number of recommendations
to them and their director Mr Tee to help improve their testing services.
Ming and the PTS staff treated both Philippa and Phillip with great hospitality
during their stay in Singapore.
For more information on TWI’s bespoke training courses and fatigue testing please
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