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22 December 2016
ESR Technology - New Ownership and Managing Director
08 September 2015
Forensic Engineering Open Day
The prestigious National Centre of Tribology (NCT) at ESR Technology will be holding an open day on Thursday 14th October
04 September 2015
ESR Technology move to new, purpose built facility in Birchwood Park, Warrington
ESR Technology has moved into a new purpose-built facility in Birchwood Park, Warrington.
31 August 2015
Condition Monitoring of Polymer Resilient Mounts
Resilient mounts are used in a wide range of application such as suspension for diesel engine rafts and gearbox units on trains.
24 August 2015
Friction Tests don't have to be complicated!
Two of the simplest tests for friction are the 'inclined' and 'horizontal' plane tests.
24 August 2015
Metallurgical Assessment of Historical Structures
Over the years, ESR Technology's Forensic Engineering and Materials team have examined a wide range of metallic structures.
21 August 2015
ESR Technology Ltd Structural Monitoring and Instrumentation
The Structural Monitoring Division has considerable experience in the use of electronic instrumentation for on-site and remote measurement of structural behaviour for various applications, together with subsequent data analysis and reporting.
31 July 2015
NCT Newsletter Archives
Here are two Newsletters from NCT's past when part of the UK Atomic Energy Authority which later became ESR Technology Ltd.
22 June 2015
Residual stress measurement by X-ray Diffraction (XRD) to prevent rolling contact fatigue
19 December 2014
Corrosion initiated rotating bending fatigue failure of a fertiliser conveyor belt head roller
The following describes the experimental process and findings of a forensic investigation of a failed fertiliser plant conveyor belt head roller shaft.
18 December 2014
FESI Seminar Day at ESR Technology (September 2014)
The second FESI seminar on rolling bearing fatigue was held in September 2014 following on from the first one in November 2011.
12 December 2014
Coating Integrity Assessment on Off-shore Platform Pipeline
ESR Technology recently performed a coating integrity investigation for a major North Sea oil and gas operator.
03 December 2014
Hydrogen embrittlement of a roller bearing outer ring
The following article has been extracted from a recent publication by Dr Paul Roffey in the Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention.
24 August 2014
Extending bearing service life
The focus of life extension has been on wheelsets which are an important cost item in the industry.
14 August 2014
High-Strength Carbon Steel Bolt Failures due to Hydrogen Embrittlement (HE)
A bolt, or threaded mechanical fastener, is used to transmit its induced tension to components to be connected so that they can react reliably without failure under the imposed loads.
12 August 2014
ESR Technology gains Master Supplier status!
Airbus Defence and Space award recognises continuous high performance.
07 August 2014
FESI One Day Seminar: Advances in Rolling Bearing Fatigue – 23rd September 2014
FESI have organised a one day seminar on advances in the understanding of rolling bearing fatigue.
27 July 2014
Examination of a fractured D shaped shackle
The failure was to a D shackle bolt that was on one of the rigging lines supporting a yacht's main mast.
15 July 2014
International Engineering Failure Analysis Conference VI (Lisbon) – ESR Technology Ltd presents Forth Rd Bridge Research
Dr Paul Roffey of the Forensic Engineering & Materials Department recently attended the sixth International Engineering Failure Analysis Conference (ICEFA VI) in Lisbon.
06 June 2014
3D non-contact, white light optical profilometry
This type of non-contact profilometry utilises white light axial chromatism technology which measures height directly from the detection of the wavelength that hits the surface of the sample in focus.
02 June 2014
RCFA Hydrogen Embrittlement
ESR Technology carry out metallurgical failure analysis on a wide range of materials industry wide.
30 May 2014
Comparative Galling Resistance of Engineering Alloys
When considering the use of fasteners made from materials engineered for extreme environments in safety critical applications the issue of 'pick up/lock up' or galling is an important consideration.
18 May 2014
Sulphide Stress Cracking (SSC) Research Paper Publication in Engineering Failure Analysis
The paper describes a root cause failure investigation of a corroded AISI 304L stainless steel pipeline used to carry hydrocarbon gas.
16 March 2014
Vibration Monitoring Measurement and Analysis
Vibration monitoring can be used in many applications involving either static or rotating machinery and is a means of determining if equipment is operating within safe and acceptable limits.
30 January 2014
Cutting edge technology
ESR Technology has been appointed to provide tribology expertise on ITER, the large-scale, multinational, scientific project to produce commercial energy from fusion.
23 January 2014
Examination of a Failed Gas Heater Bundle for Maersk North Sea Oil UK
ESR Technology Ltd recently performed a forensic investigation for Maersk Oil North Sea UK on an electric gas heater bundle removed from an offshore platform located in the Janice oilfield in the Central North Sea.
17 January 2014
Plant safety set to improve thanks to new ESR Technology
Fire and gas detection systems are set to become far more effective thanks to a market leading software tool devised by ESR
21 November 2013
ESR Technology keep the wheels of British industry turning
ESR Technology has world renowned experts within the National Centre of Tribology (NCT) working on many problems relating to friction, wear and lubrication.
05 November 2013
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Publication: Fatigue testing of wires from the Forth Road Suspension Bridge
As part of the Forth Road suspension bridge main cable intrusive inspection performed in 2012 a series of fatigue tests were performed on wire specimens removed from the cable.
23 October 2013
Metallurgical Replication – A Forgotten Non-destructive Art?
With sustainability becoming increasingly prevalent, techniques such as replication are a vital process to assess remaining life in components whilst avoiding costly destructive methods.
28 September 2013
Microbially induced corrosion attack (MIC) to a locomotive diesel tank
ESR Technology was requested to determine the cause of blockages leading to fuel starvation in a locomotive diesel tank.
21 August 2013
ESR Technology receives top scores from Dun & Bradstreet
08 May 2013
Forth Road Suspension Bridge 2012 Main Cable Inspection
In 2004, FETA conducted an investigation of the main suspension cables, which resulted in the discovery of significant corrosion and led to the installation of a dehumidification system, designed to slow the progress of the corrosion.
24 April 2013
ESR Technology have provided forensic engineering support to GrowHow UK Ltd on a recent plant shutdown
GrowHow are the UK's leading supplier of nitrogen based chemicals, ammonium nitrate and compound fertilisers.
01 April 2013
Rotating Shaft Failure Investigations
ESR Technology specialise in failure investigation and tribological testing of rotating components such as shafts and bearings.
28 March 2013
ESR Technology completes major Risk Based Inspection project for Shell
Safety and reliability specialist, ESR Technology, has successfully completed a major risk based inspection (RBI) analysis of early production facilities on the Majnoon project in southern Iraq.
18 March 2013
ESR Technology gears up for growth as medical x-ray business thrives
ESR Technology’s Space business includes a coating team that is responsible for the application of solid lubricants, including lead and silver, to components such as bearings and gears.
04 March 2013
ESR Technology Grows Team in Aberdeen
Safety and reliability specialist ESR Technology has added to its permanent staff base in Aberdeen in response to high levels of won work and a buoyant outlook for future orders.
01 March 2013
ESR Technology Improves its Hydraulic Testing Capabilities
NCT has added a Test Sequencer module to its TIAB Digital Hydraulic Controller (DHC).
01 March 2013
New 3D Non-Contact Profilometer
ESR Technology is investing in NCT’s core facilities with the purchase of a Nanovea ST400 non-contact 3D profilometer.
18 February 2013
Independent assessment highlights success of ESR integration
ESR Technology has received a glowing report from a recent Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance audit, highlighting the successful way in which the business has been integrated within Hyder Consulting since its acquisition in June 2011.
06 February 2013
ESR Technology involvement with Hejre Development Project continues with EPC stage win
Technip have engaged ESR Technology to conduct EPC stage safety studies and quantitative risk analysis (QRA) for the DONG Energy HEJRE Development Project.
09 January 2013
ESR Technology graduate recruitment process comes up trumps again
Two new graduates have been recruited by ESR Technology, and they will join our Safety and Risk team in January.
20 December 2012
Framework win extends ESR involvement with southern North Sea assets
ESR Technology has extended its technical safety framework with Perenco UK Limited by a further 3 years
03 December 2012
Half year budget-beating performance for ESR Technology
The financial performance of ESR Technology in the first half of this financial year has been strong
01 December 2012
Non-Destructive Material Identification on Crossrail Project
The Forensic Engineering and Materials team recently carried out a metallurgical investigation as part of the Crossrail programme in London.
07 November 2012
Contract award fuels ESR Technology growth in Aberdeen
ESR Technology has been awarded a five-year technical safety framework by Maersk Oil UK.
06 November 2012
New recruits boost ESR Technology safety and risk management team
In a move to meet the demands of recent new business wins, ESR Technology has made five new appointments to support its safety and risk management team. They come from a variety of disciplines including chemical engineering, physics and astrophysics.
01 November 2012
ESR Technology to deliver paper on plant ageing at HAZARDS XXIII
The HAZARDS XXIII event in Southport will highlight the importance of process safety leadership.
31 October 2012
ESR Technology presents to insurance industry conference on ageing plant management
Ageing of process plant is a key challenge facing the oil, gas, petrochemical and power generation industries.
01 September 2012
1000th Scale Pilot Plant for the Nuclear Industry
This process will see the dissolution of Magnox being dissolved in a dosed solution while maintaining stable operating conditions and a controlled environment.
22 June 2012
Celebrating in style – ESR Technology shows a marked performance improvement under Hyder ownership
21 June 2012
ESR/Hyder club together for a great cause!
16 May 2012
HOIS work presented at World Conference for non destructive testing
04 May 2012
The Pump Centre - 20th Anniversary
03 May 2012
ESR Technology’s Aberdeen growth initiative bears fruit
25 April 2012
Celebrating 40 years in Space
01 March 2012
High Frequency Vertical Fatigue Rig with Heated Chamber
Our innovative test rig solutions incorporate cutting edge modern control and instrumentation along with expert data representation.
01 February 2012
ESR Technology recognises employee achievements
01 February 2012
Leaking Valve Investigation
ESR Technology routinely performs failure investigations on static plant and equipment.
28 November 2011
New ESR Technology website launched
14 November 2011
ESTL Space Tribology Course(STC)
14 November 2011
14th European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium 2011
23 September 2011
ESR Technology’s Space group secures strategic five-year Frame Contract
15 July 2011
Acquisition of ESR Technology by Hyder Consulting
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