United States: AREVA successfully completes first installation of ultrasonic testing equipment for steel industry


AREVA announces the successful completion of its first installation of automated ultrasonic testing (UT) equipment for the steel industry in the United States. The success of this installation is the result of AREVA NDE-Solutions expertise, AREVA’s dedicated Non-Destructive Examination entity. This installation thus marks AREVA’s first venture in implementing Non-Destructive Testing Equipment* (NDE) for use in other industrial markets in the U.S.

AREVA’s UT system is a high performance, automated inspection unit that uses the most modern ultrasonic techniques, including Phased Array, to deliver precision in material analysis and consistency in data capture and reporting. This system is designed to meet the quality standards required by the nuclear industry and provides assurance to other industries through AREVA’s proven operations in the demanding environment of nuclear power generation.

“AREVA is passionate about providing our customers with innovative, reliable, high-quality testing solutions that provide consistent results with long-term data capture and storage,” said Michael Rencheck, AREVA’s CEO in the U.S. “Our customers, in nuclear and non-nuclear markets, can be confident that our NDE testing capabilities will exceed their expectations in providing both engineering precision and efficiency.”

This installation marks a key milestone in applying the nuclear industry’s proven culture of safety, reliability and innovation to industries outside of the traditional nuclear Non-Destructive Testing services business. AREVA, a world leader in nuclear and renewable energy solutions, is leveraging its global organization and engineering expertise to provide state-of-the-art quality performance testing equipment to non-nuclear industries such as rail, aerospace and steel. 

* Non-destructive examinations (NDE, also known as non-destructive testing NDT) is a wide group of tests, analysis methods and techniques, such as Eddy Current or Ultrasound Testing, used in science and industry to evaluate the properties of a material, component or system without causing any damage. Assessing the structural integrity of plants and other industrial infrastructures’ components and systems, non-destructive examinations contribute to the safety of the industrial installations as well as occupational safety and health, and the preservation of the environment.

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AREVA NDE-Solutions is an AREVA global business entity specialized in non-destructive examination (NDE). With regional inspection entities in France (Intercontrôle), Germany (intelligeNDT Systems & Services) and the United States (part of AREVA Inc.) and nearly 700 employees worldwide, AREVA NDE-Solutions supports hundreds of customers worldwide. Its mission is to provide safe, reliable, innovative and competitive inspection services and products for both nuclear and industrial markets. AREVA partners with the industry to comply with mandatory and recommended non-destructive examinations assuring component structural integrity and contributing to the safety of installations, occupational safety and personnel health and environment preservation. 

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