On behalf of, KRESTA Industries we wish to take this opportunity to thank LBNiW for the very professional non-destructive testing services and support we received from them during Montes del Plata (MdP) industrial construction project in Uruguay from November 2012 till March 2014.
LBNiW’s scope of work included very extensive x-ray radiographic testing of welds of three PED class 4 duplex pressure vessels with capacity ranging from 900m3 to 1600m3. They also inspected 22 storage tanks, both carbon and stainless steel. The average capacity of these tanks was 8000m3 and included several pulp towers with a capacity ranging from 10000m3 to 13500m3. Finally, LBNiW performed radiographic and ultrasonic testing of pressure piping welds in Turbine Generators’ building. All NDT work was carried out in accordance with respective European norms employing the combination of radiographic testing, ultrasonic testing, penetrant testing, magnetic particle testing, vacuum box testing and visual examination.
LBNiW exceeded our expectations for timing, quality of work, and an overall value of their services. We were particularly impressed with their responsiveness and willingness to help. It was a critical moment when we requested their services. Our previous NDT provider was falling behind with the work which led to a significant backlog in weld inspections and delaying our work. The backlog was successfully cleared once LBNiW took over and NDT works remained on schedule till the end of the project.
LBNiW’s management was very accommodating with work planning and coordination, making our schedule their own. They demonstrated professionalism and a high level of experience with handling large volumes of NDT work spread across various locations of this immense construction site. They were also well versed in codes, standards, and requirements pertaining to inspections of pressure vessels, industrial piping, and storage tanks.
Execution of work was seamless. They put together a team of very experienced, skilled and professional inspectors second to none I have ever had the pleasure to work with. They were extremely diligent and committed individuals who worked at a very steady pace with the utmost respect for each other and numerous other ongoing construction activities in terms of safety and staying on schedule.
Follow-up documentation was very complete and easy to manage, so closing this project was simple considering the magnitude and complexity of the work.
In the end, this project was completed in a timely fashion, within budget, and to our highest satisfaction. It was extremely easy to work with them.
Once again, thank you for the NDT services you provided for our project. We will definitely look forward to working with you in the future.