March/April 2006 Inspectioneering Journal
Date March/April 2006
Volume  12
Issue 2
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March/April 2006 Inspectioneering Journal Article Index

  • March/April 2006 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Paul Marks at NDT Training and Placement Center

    Ever think there might be a better way to select an NDT services vendor other than fee simple bidding. Sure, you have - especially after getting knee deep into an important project only to discover that the low bidder for NDT services was unable to hold up his end of the contract. What a shame! Big bucks waiting on a dime's worth of service that could not be delivered either on time or with quality. In such an instance, the money "saved" by getting the "best price" goes up in smoke.

  • March/April 2006 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Chris Ablitt at TWI, and Julian Speck at TWI Ltd.

    On Sunday morning 11 December 2005, fuel at the Buncefield storage terminal located about 45km (28 miles) north-west of central London exploded, starting fires that have been described as the biggest of their kind in peacetime Europe, Fig.1. The terminal is a major hub on the UK's oil pipeline network and is the primary aviation fuel source for London's Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton airports.

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