London, UK – December 4, 2018 – Element Materials Technology (Element) has won a three-year outsourcing contract with TechnipFMC, a global leader in oil and gas subsea, onshore/offshore, and surface projects, to provide on-site non-destructive testing (NDT) services to its umbilicals manufacturing site in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

As part of the agreement, Element will provide on-site coverage to TechnipFMC facilities in Newcastle for computed radiography, including: alternating current field measurement (ACFM); dye penetrant testing; Level III NDT services; magnetic particle inspection; ultrasonic testing; and visual inspection.

Eight engaged experts will be providing 24/7 on-site testing services, alongside off-site testing and research and development support from the Element Sheffield – Maltravers laboratory.

Rod Martin, EVP Oil & Gas and Infrastructure, commented: ‘’We are delighted to have signed this agreement with TechnipFMC. Over the years, we have built a strong and successful relationship with the TechnipFMC, having supported its umbilicals manufacturing site in the US from our flagship oil & gas laboratory in Houston.

Through a combination of the latest technology and best-in-class experts, we will significantly reduce the time for radiographic weld inspections, saving our customer time and money in the process.’’

James Bell, Lead Welding Engineer at TechnipFMC, said: ‘’We are very pleased to have signed this agreement with Element. Their unyielding focus on safety and quality very much mirror our own values at TechnipFMC.

The service that Element provides us with is not only much quicker but also of the highest quality. This is critical in a sector where failure is not an option.’’

Element is a market leading provider of materials testing services to the global oil & gas sector. Its  facilities in the USA, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, deliver an advanced range of services, including materials characterizationfatigue and fracture mechanics; engineering critical assessments; corrosion testing & coatings testing; weld testing & weld procedure qualification services; and non-destructive inspection services for a diverse range of metals, polymers and elastomers.

About Element 

Element is one of the world’s leading independent providers of materials and product qualification testing, inspection and certification services to the global Aerospace; Transportation & Industrials; Fire & Building Products; and Oil & Gas and Infrastructure sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.

We exist to help our customers to make certain that the materials, products and systems that they make are safe, quality, compliant and ultimately fit for purpose, leveraging 200 years of testing experience and our global testing capabilities.

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Through a combination of the latest technology and best-in-class experts, we will significantly reduce the time for radiographic weld inspections, saving our customer time and money in the process.

Rod Martin

EVp, oil & gas