Tritex NDT open a new office in the United States

Due to increasing global demand for our product range, Tritex NDT have opened an office in the United States as part of an ongoing strategy of expansion. The new office, based in Newark, New Jersey is ideally situated to better serve our customers in North and Central America, including Canada. Tritex NDT have taken this initiative to offer our multiple echo ultrasonic thickness gauges into these regions while providing better customer service. The new office will provide local product support as well as sales and marketing operations. Tritex NDT LLC can be contacted here.

Tritex NDT launch the NEW Multigauge 5600 with colour LCD Display

Tritex NDT have launched their new gauge, an upgrade on the already very popular Multigauge 5600 Multiple Echo Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge. The new model features a large modern colour display with an easy to use clear graphic menu. The gauge has been designed in line with Tritex’s concept of Simple, Accurate and Robust. Intuitive menus allow for easy navigation whilst the gauge has added features to improve performance. The new Multigauge 5600 maintains robustness with the shock proofing rubber gasket surrounding the gauge.

The tanker RFA Darkdale was sunk by a German U-boat and was the first British ship sunk south of the equator. She was hit with four torpedoes whilst at anchor off Jamestown, St Helena in October 1941.  As she lay in 40 metres depth, her hull is starting to show signs of leaking oil into James Bay.

A team of 9 people from the Ministry of Defence DE&S Salvage and Marine Operations (SANMO) were deployed to St Helena in April to investigate the exact condition of the ship and to ascertain whether RFA Darkdale is likely to become an environmental hazard to the island.

Part of the survey involved using a Tritex Multigauge 4100 ROV mountable thickness gauge mounted onto a Seaeye Falcon ROV. The gauge was used to inspect the corrosion levels and determine the amount of wastage that has occurred in the hull and whether there is any risk of the hull leaking any more oil.

Following the investigation, Mr Andy Liddell, one of the team members, said, “The gauge worked and we got readings off the hull, I have to admit to being surprised given the corroded state of the hull.”

New probe holder for ROV gauges

Tritex NDT have developed a new probe holder for use with the Multigauge 4000 series ROV gauges. The ingenious design means that measurements can be taken at all angles, in any direction, with no moving parts which can get clogged with silt and seaweed. The new probe holder is made from Titanium for strength and lightness. The new simple and robust design was accepted with lots of enthusiasm at the recent Oceanology exhibition.

New Australian Distributor Appointed

Tritex NDT have appointed NDT Equipment Sales Pty as their new representative in Australia. NDT Equipment Sales are at the forefront of the NDT industry in Australia, due to their extensive range of quality equipment, their knowledge of the NDT industry and their attention to customer service. Jon Sharland, Sales Manager for Tritex NDT said in a statement: “Tritex NDT are pleased to be working with NDT Equipment Sales to further increase our growing international market share for multiple echo ultrasonic thickness gauges.”

SeaWork 2011 in Southampton

Once again, Tritex NDT had a very successful exhibition recently at SeaWork 2011. The show always proves to be a popular place to meet existing and new customers. Tritex are pleased with the results of the show which culminated in a number of orders during and after the exhibition.

Sales of the Multigauge 3000 Underwater Thickness Gauge continue to grow

The Multigauge 3000 Underwater Thickness Gauge is proving to be very popular and the results show in the increase in sales that we are receiving. The main reasons are due to the performance of the gauge, the large 10mm display, the integral battery which lasts 55 hours on a single charge a

nd the ability to upgrade the gauge to a topside repeater at any time by simply replacing the end cap.

SeaWork 2010 in Southampton

Tritex NDT had a very successful exhibition recently at SeaWork 2010 in Southampton. Sales were made over the counter on each day of the exhibition. Customers had the opportunity to test the range of gauges and assess their performance on heavily corroded and painted samples.