Applus RTD Deutschland Inspektionsgesellschaft mbH
Applus RTD is a global leader in non-destructive testing, inspection and certification, focused on providing total solutions to ensure the integrity of assets since 1937.
The company provides these services, standard as well as tailor-made, to ensure the quality and profitability of its clients. Applus RTD also delivers local non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection services all over the world, with state-of-the-art techniques and highly trained, qualified employees.
With a successful and long track record in NDT and pipeline maintenance that stretches back more than 75 years, the company has been at the forefront of developing effective technology innovations to service the pipeline industry.
Applus RTD, part of Applus+ Group since 2006, has grown to one of the world’s largest NDT and inspection providers, with over 4,000 employees in 20 offices worldwide.
With the development of leading edge technologies and services, Applus RTD continue to take non-destructive testing capabilities to the next level. At the World Conference of Non-Destructive Testing the company will be demonstrating its RTD IWEX, RTD Plant Master and RTD DTI Trekscan technology.
The revolutionary IWEX (Inverse Wave Field Extrapolation) technology was launched in 2013 as a technique that allows detailed inspection and mapping of defects within critical pieces of pipework.
The system increases the probability of detection of defects within welds, as well as more accurately detailing the size, position and characterisation of faults. It has the potential to save operators millions of dollars by reducing the number of welds being rejected in newly constructed pipelines both onshore and offshore.
Applus RTD Plant Master technology is a permanently installed mooring system, based on ultrasound, which provides continuous wall thickness measurements of critical and hard to access components within refineries, chemical plants and power plants and offshore facilities.
The RTD DTI Trekscan, also being demonstrated is the first free-floating inspection tool by Applus RTD designed to traverse back-to-back one-dimensional (1D) bends, with an optimum speed of one metre per second and can run in pipelines previously considered to be ‘unpiggable.’
Product and Service Categories
Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
Visual/Optical Testing (VT)
- Acoustic Emission Testing (AE)
- Computer Tomography (CT)
- Electromagnetic/Eddy Current Testing (ET)
- General Inspection
- Infrared/Thermal Testing (IR)
- Leak Testing (LT)
- Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
- Material Characterization (MC)
- Penetrant Testing (PT)
- Radiographic Testing (RT)
- Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
- Visual/Optical Testing (VT)
- Other NDT Services