Gordon Dobie, Charles MacLeod, Gareth Piece and Tony Gachagan from CUE are pleased to announce a ten year agreement between the University and Silverwing NDT, the leading provider of inspection equipment for storage tanks, vessels and pipe work within the oil, gas and petro-chemical industries that will see fundamental automated NDE research deployed in future Silverwing systems.
This is testament to the strong working relationship that has been developed through the EEE department, the Research Centre for NDE (RCNDE) and the EPSRC funded Impact Accelerator Account. Furthermore, this relationship is to be expanded with researchers from Strathclyde seconded to Silverwing to facilitate the efficient transfer of technology from the University into industry.
Ultimately these efforts will enable Silverwing’s customers to perform safer, higher quality inspections, reducing the risk of unplanned outages or asset failure.
Silverwing’s CEO, Wayne Woodhead, commented “The Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering at Strathclyde have been an excellent partner in developing key technologies for our new products due for launch in 2015. They show a real understanding of both the technology and commercial aspects of innovative developments, and I expect our long term relationship with help improve NDT inspections significantly”.