Ultramag Choose Niton

With more than 35 years of experience and expertise, Ultramag Inspection Services are market leaders in the provision of specialised, non-destructive and mechanical testing services. Their highly qualified personnel provide consultancy and advice to businesses from a number of sectors such as energy, petrochemicals, aerospace, defence and marine/shipping.

Ultramag’s strong links to technical industries mean that the company is a certified and/or approved supplier for an impressive variety of trade organisations and legislative bodies. These include the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, The Ministry of Defence, the Civil Aviation Authority, the International Association of Classification Societies, Bureau Veritas and the American Bureau of Shipping, to name but a few.

The diverse range of testing services offered by Ultramag is equally impressive, and includes various types of weld testing, pressure testing, radiographic testing, ultrasonic testing and Positive Material Identification/ Alloy Verification. It is for the latter application that Ultramag now use a handheld Thermo Scientific Niton XL3t GOLDD with Light Element Detection.

Ultramag were long-term contacts of the team at Niton UK, but prior to the launch of the Niton XL3t GOLDD they had been using XRF analysers from another supplier. Following the launch of this flagship model in the Niton range, they agreed to view a demonstration of its capabilities.

Christopher Simmonds, Managing Director at Ultramag explains:

“It was quickly apparent that the Niton instrument offered us a number of advantages over the analysers that we had previously been using. As suppliers of professional inspection services, our reputation depends upon the quality of the results that our customers receive, and this is at least partially dependent on the precision of our instruments.

“The accuracy of the Niton XL3t GOLDD gives us confidence that our clients are receiving the most reliable data possible, whilst the ability to detect light elements allows us to perform a more detailed analysis, which is essential for some of the projects we now undertake. These two factors were key influences in our decision to switch brands.”

Ultramag always prefer portable testing equipment that allows them conduct in-situ analysis, thereby minimising the level of disruption to their clients’ processes and procedures. Their lightweight Niton XL3t GOLDD has already proved its worth in a programme of on-site testing for one of the biggest names in the petroleum industry, an opportunity that was passed on to them by the staff at Niton UK.

Mr Simmonds continues:

“We have received excellent after-sales support from the team at Niton UK. The fact that they are able to service our instrument in the UK is another advantage of choosing the Niton brand. Another welcome item of assistance that they have provided is their recent referral of an inspection project with one of the big oil companies.
“This company needed access to XRF instruments with light element detection and contacted Niton UK to see if they had sold an XL3t GOLDD to any independent inspection firms. Our contact at Niton UK took the opportunity to recommend our services.”

For further information on Ultramag, please visit their website at www.ultramag.co.uk

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