TWI was a partner in the project alongside the Transport Systems Catapult, ASSIST Software, IT SME iknowhow, and electromagnetic inspection technologies specialists Innospection. The ASPIRE Project made use of TWI’s own integrity management software, which was integrated into Innospection’s MEC-200+ inspection robot. This allowed the ability to interpret inspection data to be successfully demonstrated.
The software combined risk-based inspection, total quality inspection, fitness-for-service, and optimum repair technologies data. TWI’s decades of NDT research experience and knowledge of inspection procedures was coupled with BS 7910 and API 579 assessment expertise to ensure the software was both adaptable and in line with current standards.
TWI also used expertise in weld repair, cladding, surfacing, and coatings to help advise on remediation techniques including replacement, modification or material upgrade.