Cases 

Thousands of customers annually entrust us with their products, materials or structures in order to examine their potentials and reduce risks. The many co-operations result in a long list of cases from all over the world - cases that have ensured our customers peace of mind and value based on impartiality and technological expertise.

All industry cases

CFD optimisation

CFD analysis of DHI buoy in Little Belt

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CFD is a useful simulation tool for carrying out a cost-effective analysis of various scenarios. In this case example it is illustrated how using CFD can help spark ideas for alternative solutions.

The Niels Bohr building. Photo by Pro Ventilation

On-site quality assurance of 2.5 kilometers stainless steel ventilating ducts

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Flexibility, metallurgic expert knowledge and on-site Optical Emission Spectrometry (OES analysis) were vital for the completion of the task.

Cruise ship, arctic waters

Polar Code Training Course

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The cruise industry is expanding - also into arctic waters. For the cruising companies to offer a safe and pleasant cruise it is important that the bridge crew are familiar with navigation in ice filled waters. This is the essense of the new polar code training course developed in strong cooperation with Greenland Pilot Service.

EfficienSea2

Ensuring efficient and safe traffic at the Baltic Sea

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The EfficienSea2 project strives to make way for a more efficient, safe and sustainable traffic at the Baltic Sea with a new e-navigation platform. Our human factors experts have helped optimise the platform by analysing it from the users’ perspective through a usability test.

windows construction environmental product declaration EPD

VinduesIndustrien wants to ensure more clarity with environmental product declarations

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A still increasing focus on environmental impact from building materials has caused VinduesIndustrien and Grundejernes Investeringsfond to initiate a project where the environmental impact from distinct types of windows are mapped in environmental product declarations (EDP’s).

Inspection of storage tank at CHP Skærbæk Power Station

Phased array ultrasonic inspection (PAUT) of storage tank on the CHP Skærbæk Power Station

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Phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) has been used to inspect the k-weld of a hot water storage tank on Ørsted’s (formerly DONG) CHP Skærbæk Power Station. The inspection of the k-weld did not reveal any failures or defects.

Hydraulic force gauge from Ametek

Flexibility is the key to successful cooperation with sub suppliers

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Being part of a large supply chain poses high demands for flexibility and quality. Learn how FORCE Technology and Ametek cooperate when ensuring calibrated measuring equipment for a large international customer base.

Club La Santa pool area

Investigation of wind environment

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In order to create the best possible training ground for their customers, the management team of Club La Santa is constantly looking for ways to improve the facilities.

CFD, wave pattern

Modern hull form optimisation leads to energy efficiency

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CFD analysis is a fast and efficient tool to predict the performance of vessels before they are built and to optimise existing vessels. For Karstensens Skibsværft, this analysis is central in the design phase of new, energy-efficient vessels.

Brisbane water depht approach channel

Navigational channel for ports

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A potential and expensive deepening of the main navigational channel is regarded as one of several proactive planning initiatives

Airport wind tunnel test

Wind turbulence test of Qaqortoq

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The hilly surroundings at this location poses a challenge in terms of wind conditions and turbulence.

30" turbine meter calibrated for the first time

30" USM meter calibrated for the first time

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How does a high-pressure calibration of a 30" USM meter look like? See the calibration of the impressive meter!

Chimney

Flexible collaboration on AMS quality assurance

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KARA/NOVEREN’s ambition is to be at the forefront, which is why the focus lies heavily on environmental and performance measurements, including AMS.

Textminded

Lean tools for quality management - the key to optimisation

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TextMinded Danmark have collaborated with FORCE Technology in an endeavour to achieve a higher level of quality management.

Test of dynamometers at Fanø Kran-Service A / S. Preparation of test setup.

Safe cranes on offshore platforms and ships

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On-site calibration of dynamometers ensures Fanø Kran-Service a minimum of delay and a reduction in time and money spent on transportation.

Nissen cooling system tested in the climate chamber at Lindoe

Stress test of cooling system in climate chamber

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Both climate chamber at Lindø Component and Structure testing and Nissen´s cooling system passed the test brilliantly as they were exposed to real weather conditions.

Simulation geeelong Australia, FORCE Technology

The Australian adventure - Geelong

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On behalf of the Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA), Victoria, Australia, DHI contracted us to simulate whether it is possible to sail Suezmax tankers into the Port of Geelong along the 14 Nm long approach channel.

Ship bridge simulator, Simulator training, teambuilding, FORCE Technology,

Training to become an efficient team

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Our Bridge Resource Management training helped Dorian LPG’s employees become an efficient team by enhancing their performance, work quality and safety.

Port of Vordingborg,  simulator study, port expansion, simulator studie,

Port extension opens new growth opportunities for Port of Vordingborg

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The Port of Vordingborg has made a DKK-million investment towards becoming a regional port focusing on national and international shipping.

Acquadinamica, simulator center, simulator center, FORCE Technology

Together we stand stronger

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A collaboration agreement between Acquadinamica (ACD) and FORCE Technology enables ACD to offer services that can help modernise the Brazilian ports.

Measurement of sulphur (SO2) and NOx directly from the ship funnel. Illustration by Explicit.

Drones catch environmental polluters at open sea

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Danish IT start-up Explicit and FORCE Technology joined forces to develop a new solution that quickly and cost-effectively measures the amount of sulphur in a ship’s exhaust – even at open sea.

Laser welding

Laser welding is available in the production for SME´s

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Laser welding is available in the production to SME's to improve their competitiveness and many are now implementing laser welding showed R&D project.

Mechanical test of large structures

Full-scale testing documents quality

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Our climate chamber and mechanical test bench are ideal for full-scale tests for e.g. the offshore sector. An accelerated lifetime test documents product quality.

Maersk triple E training, Course, simulator course, FORCE Technology, kursus, simulator træning

Simulator training with Maersk Triple-E

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We carry out ship simulator training for Maersk Triple-E container vessel crews. One of the main objectives of the course is to ensure that the participants understand the principles of manoeuvring with twin propellers and rudders, thereby promoting safety at sea and protecting the marine environment.

Highway bridge collapses

When a motorway bridge collapses

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Mere seconds after a vehicle had passed the motorway bridge collapsed. FORCE Technology was appointed as head of the commission to find the cause of the collapse.

eQ 1090

eQ1090 online tool for welding production wins prize

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eQ1090, the electronic quality management tool wins prize for making it easier for companies to get EN 1090-1 certified when CE labelling is required.

Crane

19 shoeboxes connect Scandinavia to Europe

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Banedanmark builds the Ringsted Line for high-speed trains. We have carried out welding inspections on the 510 m long bridge with more than 20 km weld joints.

Thürmer threaded pin in hands

3D printing of tools

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Thürmer Tools 3D-prints tools and compares them to traditionally printed tools. We are testing the 3D-printet tools with fatigue tests and application trials.

National wind tunnel, FORCE Technology, aerodynamic testing,

The national wind tunnel

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This new facility will be specifically dedicated to both aerodynamic and aero-acoustic testing of wind turbine blades. FORCE Technology is involved in the design and planning of its operation.

Stad ship tunnel, simulation, FORCE Technology, , Norweigan Coastal administration,

The world’s largest ship tunnel in the making

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We are working on a virtual version of what could be the world’s largest ship tunnel.

Port study, mooring, FORCE Technology, simulator, Port Said, engineering

Safe mooring distances create a profitable harbour!

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Using the knowledge of our skilled engineers, experienced captains and innovative simulators, we provided Port Said with a ruleset for safe mooring distances that will reduce the amount of accidents.

3D bridge model testing, wind tunnel testing, wind tunnel facility, FORCE technology, test af bromodel, vindtunnel test, aerodynamic tests, aerodynamiske test

3D bridge model tests

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Bridge model tests are an essential part of the design process. Our aerodynamic tests can help reveal possible adjustments that are necessary in order to build a safe and efficient bridge.

PROES, simulator training, FORCE Technology, full mission, part task

Taking simulation studies to the next level

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Spanish maritime design and engineering company Proes combine the use of their own desktop simulator with the full-mission simulators at FORCE Technology in order to bring their projects to the next level.

Wind energy platform, turbine, wind tunnel facility, model testing, KRISO, FORCE Technology, model test,

Floating wind and wave platform

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FORCE Technology is involved in a new project regarding a floating wind and wave hybrid energy platform that will be placed in South Korea.

Multraship, simulator study, simulatorstudium, FORCE Technology, skib

Multraship - simulator training of Tug Masters

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In 2014 Multraship Towage & Salvage, the Netherlands, bought a tug simulator from FORCE Technology and in 2015 the simulator was installed and ready for use.

jacking up

Jacking up

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We have developed an advanced simulation model to support the final lifting sequence of self-propelled lift vessels.

Santrol Europe management system

Santrol Europe gets a Quality Management System

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With the new Quality Management System employees and management at Santrol Europe ApS have got a practical everyday management tool - although they are a small company in a large group.

Emma Maersk

Root cause analysis of water ingress into Emma Mærsk 

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Emma Mærsk experienced severe sea water ingress into the engine room. Subsequently, FORCE Technology’s experts assisted at finding the cause for the failure.

NDT in nuclear power plants

One hundred percent thickness measurement

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The steam lines at Ringhals nuclear power plant are subject to periodic inspection. So far, the thickness has been measured manually by using ultrasound, but now tests have been made with the mechanized T-scan system.

Green innovation sustainable development

LCA at Genan

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Positive environmental impacts from recycling tires for Genan. 

Hardness measurements increase the safety of Maersk Oil

Hardness measurements raise the level of security

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Metallurgical examinations from FORCE Technology helped Maersk Oil in finding the cause of fracture of lifting gear and security is now increased at Maersk rigs.

Plastic technology LEGO

Plastic technology imitates nature’s colour effects

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FORCE Technology and LEGO develop coloured plastic surfaces without use of environmentally problematic dyes or colour pigments as part of a major research project on plastics supported by the Højteknologifonden (The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation).

Set-up of the probes of the AMS-69.

Complete ultrasonic system for test and production control of wind turbine blades in Korea.

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Korea Institute for Material Science, KIMS-WTRC, is the first Korean buyer of a complete ultrasonic system for examination of wind turbine blades.

Rotor Tug, FORCE Technology

Accurate simulation of rotor tugs

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The development and implementation of complex models accurately simulating the performance of advanced tug types continues.

Bridge, spans

Expanding the possible

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We have developed a new test rig that can provide data for determination of the aerodynamic flutter derivatives in a fast and efficient manner. For instance, in connection with the design of flexible structures such as long-span bridges. 

Towing operation Belfast, port study, simulator study, havnestudium, FORCE Technology

Belfast tow out

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The great thing about simulation studies is the possibility to perform trial and error exercises over and over again, until you are perfectly ready to perform the operation at sea.

New manning concept - safe manning

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A new concept by FORCE Technology is set to change the way ships are manned. The concept is called safe manning and is a function-based approach to manning of ships.

Peregrino, ship, vessel, skib, FORCE Technology

Maersk Peregrino

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Pumping oil from offshore wells requires a very safe operation as the costs of failure is immense - both economically and environmentally.

Tuco Marine boats composites the industrys composite laboratory

Optimised composite materials improve competitiveness

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The Industry’s Composite Laboratory is collaborating with the Danish company Tuco Marine Group in developing a new generation of boats made from carbon fibre reinforced composite materials.

Smartship australia simulator centre, FORCE Technology

Smartship Australia

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In June 2010, Maritime Safety Queensland contracted us to deliver the most modern and professional simulator centre possible for training of pilots and tug masters.

Performance of ships in service,  FORCE Technology

Performance evaluation of ships

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In recent years, the maritime world has focused on ship performance, but for our Maritime Division this topic has been on the agenda for more than 50 years.

Harbour, port, engineering study, FORCE Technology

Going east

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In the early spring of 2011, Gdynia Maritime University, contracted us to deliver a modern and professional simulator centre for training of crew.

Borreplatform, oil rig, FORCE Technology

The art of lying completely still

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For advanced offshore operations, position-keeping becomes more and more important.

Ship, vessel, sailing, FORCE Technology

Sailing efficiently

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With more than 50 years of experience with hydro- and aerodynamic testing, we have a unique knowledge regarding the forces and physics surrounding ships.

SimFlex4 engineering tool, simulator, FORCE Technology

Successful SimFlex4 engineering tools

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Simulating the results of the constructions of new harbours or changes to existing ones before carrying them out in real life has proven valuable for engineering companies.

New technical guidelines Lala

New technical IALA guidelines

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The IALA guidelines are a high level, strategic document on how simulation tools can assist in planning and implementing AtoN.

CFD, water resistance, FORCE Technology

New R&D on added resistance in waves

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Route simulations play an important role in ship design and retrofitting where it is essential to evaluate the performance of the ship sailing on a given route to judge the quality of the new design.

Norwegian Coastal Administration,

Norwegian Coastal Administration

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Norwegian Coastal Administration chooses FORCE Technology's simulator centre for training of their Pilots and VTS Operators.

Wind tunnel tests on offshore platforms

Wind tunnel tests on offshore platforms

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We perform 20-30 wind tunnel tests of offshore platforms each year.

Hull form optimisation at the next level

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We have taken hull form optimisation to the next level by incorporating the operational profile in the design.

Ship propulsion optimisation

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Shipowners are focusing on performance of their existing fleet instead of ordering newbuildings.

Trim guidance in perspective

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The energy-saving strategy is dependent on the vessel type and size, and it must be considered which measures will provide the best return on investment.

The new national wind tunnel

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The wind tunnel will be named after the danish wind power pioneer Poul la Cour and will be placed at DTU - Risø campus.

Fehmarn Belt ship simulations

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In 2007, the Danish and German governments decided to create a fixed link between northern Germany and southern Denmark

Eastern Bosporus Strait Bridge

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Since the early stages of the design of the Eastern Bosporus Strait Bridge, Vladivostok, Russia, we have been involved in aerodynamic testing of the bridge.

Cable studies with rain, wind and ice

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For many of the world’s large cable-supported bridges, incidents have been reported in which the stay or hanger cables exhibit large-amplitude vibrations under certain climatic conditions in connection with wind.

Profitability of retrofitting your vessel

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Retrofit of existing ships is becoming increasingly interesting for shipowners. It provides the possibility to save fuel and stay competitive against newer eco-designs

Advanced Vortex Induced Motions

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It has become common practice to carry out Vortex Induced Motions (VIM) tests for new platforms that may be susceptible to VIM.

At Yding Grønt, the working environment is a high priority

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A consultant from FORCE Technology has helped Yding Grønt with their working environment. Today Yding Grønt has an optimal system which benefits both management and employees.

Innovative X-ray measuring system for the plastic pipe industry

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In 2014 FORCE Technology delivered a complete and innovative X-ray measuring system to an Australian pipe manufacturer. The system provides manufacturers of large plastic pipes with the opportunity to optimise their materials consumption and product quality.

Water jet probe scanning system upgraded

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Water jet probe system refurbished and upgraded to meet new demands for inspection performance.

Radioactive waste storage tank inspection through 6-inch access pipes

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Specialists of the materials Technology Section of Savannah River National Laboratory performed ultrasonic and visual examinations of a high level radioactive waste storage tank as an in-service inspection.

P-scan reduces inspection time with a factor of 5

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Scana Steel Björneborg AB of Sweden has supplied high quality stress joints, 18.5 meters long conic steel pipes, to the offshore industry for years.

Advanced Immersion Ultrasonic System

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FORCE Technology delivers advanced inspection equipment to the Mexican steel forging company, Frisa Forjados.

Immersion tank scanner for ultrasonic inspection of high performance components

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PLANSEE GmbH was founded in 1921 in Austria for production of refractory metals and other special materials. Today the production of "High performance materials", both the raw material and finished components, are the primary fields of activity for PLANSEE, which is represented worldwide.

Digital X-ray examination of swords from the early bronze age

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We have examined bronze swords from the National Museum of Denmark by using computed radiography. Not an everyday task.

Another TwinEye X-ray measuring system installed at LOGSTOR

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By developing, manufacturing and installing in line X-ray measuring systems in LOGSTORs production plants, we help secure a high and uniform quality as well as productivity.

PolyScan ensures a good night’s sleep

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With PolyScan Dan-Foam achieved an improved control of their consumption of raw materials and got documented assurance that the density of their mattresses was as specified.

Water-proof evidence assists TORM

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Metallurgical examinations from FORCE Technology proved that the microstructure in the material caused the extraordinarily high wear in TORM´s tanker engines.

Expertise makes it possible to steer clear

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Failures and damages must be solved and remedied as fast as possible, here FORCE Technology´s expertise in materials and welding may prove very useful.

CFD-optimised flue gas cleaning on the shipping company BornholmerFærgen (The Bornholm’s ferry)

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CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) analyses led to the development of a flue gas cleaning system with optimum flow and the reduction of NOx became less expensive.

Knowledge is not all hot air

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Corrosion in plumbing must be avoided to ensure good drinking water to the end user. FORCE Technology holds international key competences in materials for pipe installations.

Nickel out of drinking water

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Products for drinking water installations are tested for metal release before VA-approval. Now test methods are developed to include nickel in the approval.

Inspection of Tether String Welds

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In August 2003 FORCE Technology inspected welds on tension legs of Heidrun the Statoil platform placed at 360 metres depth off the Norwegian coast and that is probably the deepest automated ultrasonic inspection done at that time.

Longer service life is given the seal of approval

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Metallurgical examinations of Scandlines´ pistons proved that the material was still operational, hence replacement was postponed and approved by the engine manufacturer.