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Recent CSWIP Visual Welding Inspector course successfully passed!

Our recent CSWIP Visual Welding Inspector course has been successfully passed by our Operations Co-ordinator and new Apprentice.

Alex Bidwell passed the CSWIP 3.0 course in October, and attended an NDT Appreciation course earlier this year in Sheffield.

Alex has been with Ultramag for five years and is very keen to learn more about NDT and weld testing.

Our new Apprentice, Joe Hall, also passed the CSWIP 3.0 course, as he starts his Apprenticeship with Ultramag. Next year Joe will attend the PCN Visual Testing course in Sheffield, along with several mechanical testing courses over a three year period.

Ultramag has just started to provide training for a ‘Day Release’ student from Southampton City College; for a 50 week period. This will give the selected student a good insight into non-destructive testing and mechanical testing and work ethics in an engineering environment.

Ultramag have another apprentice for the NDT Operator standard

Ultramag are pleased to announce we have signed up another apprentice, for the NDT Operator standard; and the Lead Provider will be Skills Training UK again.

Training will commence in October 2018 and cover Visual Testing, along with them gaining knowledge in other NDT methods, Health & Safety, Quality, Communication & Behavior skills.

Managing Director, NDT Level 3 & EAL Assessor, Chris Simmonds, will again Mentor the new apprentice and work with the Lead Provider to ensure the apprentice completes all targets and is ready for their End Point Assessment in 18 months. Chris Simmonds is also Registered with the Northampton University for their e-Mentoring service.

Ultramag sign up for 3 NDT Apprenticeships with Skills Training UK

Ultramag are pleased to announce we have signed up for 3 N.D.T. Apprenticeships, with Skills Training UK as the Lead Provider. One for the NDT Operator standard and two for the NDT Engineering Technician standard.

Training will commence in 2018 covering NDT methods, Health & Safety, Quality, Communication & Behavior skills, practical applications, periodic assessments and final exams with an End Point Assessment.

Managing Director, NDT Level 3 & EAL Assessor, Chris Simmonds, has been involved with the NDT Apprenticeships from the start and provided input into the Standards from an Industry point of view.

Joining at the initial stage well over 3 years ago, the final ‘NDT Engineer’ Apprenticeship has just been approved by the Government, making three excellent Standards to contribute to the NDT Industry.

Very busy half year for Ultramag NDT Services!

It’s been a very busy half year for Ultramag with an increase in Hull Surveys using ultrasonic thickness measurements and endoscopes; Radiographic work and NDT Projects in general.

We recently passed our BSI audit for transition to ISO 9001: 2015 and the American Bureau of Shipping audit to I.A.C.S. requirement Z17.

A new visual on-the-job training course has been set up for welders and fabricators, supplementing our Welding, Job Knowledge course.

Ultramag passes UKAS Annual Assessment for Type A Inspection Body

Ultramag have successfully passed their UKAS Annual Assessment for Type A Inspection Body and the Welding Technology Department and will operate out of the new premises at Rushington Business Park, Southampton.

Also at Rushington is the mechanical testing facility enabling us to perform Welder Qualification testing in-house, giving immediate results from the tests.

The UTM Department operates from Rushington and has carried out four Hull Surveys in the last month using the new software from Lloyds Register and DNV-GL. The American Bureau of Shipping are due to audit the Company next month, giving a further 3 years approval.

Ultramag complete Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement survey on cargo ship

Ultramag have recently completed an Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement survey to the first of four Cargo ships operated from Marchwood.

All four vessels are Lloyds Register Classified and require an LR Approved Organisation to perform the Hull Survey under their Rules and Regulations.

The Company has five Ultrasonic PCN Level 2 Supervisors, experienced in Hull Surveys, and can perform Thickness Measurements both nationally and worldwide.

 

Ultramag successfully passed Bureau Veritas re-Approval for Thickness Measurements to Hull Structures

Ultramag have successfully passed their Bureau Veritas re-Approval for Thickness Measurements to Hull Structures. This now gives five Approvals for Thickness Measurements.

This week the Company has a UKAS audit for Notified Body status. Once Accredited, and following the move of its Welding Technology department to Rushington, work will start on a mechanical testing facility.

Ultramag opening new facility in Rushington, Southampton – August 2016

Ultramag will be opening a new facility in Rushington, Southampton for Mechanical Testing, Material Evaluation, Pressure Testing & Aerospace N.D.T.

The new premises will provide better testing capabilities, enable a swifter turnaround time and ensure room for further expansion over the years ahead.

Ultramag’s Headquarters, general N.D.T. and Training Centre will remain at Marchwood.