Applus RTD (Germany)


Today’s Applus RTD Group, with its headquarters in the Netherlands, started life in 1937 under the name of RTD (Röntgen Technische Dienst). From its early beginnings, RTD embarked on pioneering work in industrial x-ray testing. In 1973 the RTD GmbH was founded in Germany and in 2006 RTD and Compra became members of Applus RTD, with more than 3.200 employees worldwide. Applus RTD is a global leader in Non Destructive Testing and Inspection (NDT&I) and provides highly trained specialists that deliver technically advanced solutions for compliance and quality testing through to integrity management, for both onshore and offshore installations. The Applus RTD organization is committed to excellence in all areas of its operations – enhancing safety, reliability and productivity of installations all over the world.

Reasons for participating
Applus RTD is a leading German NDT service inspection company who have been identified by BAM as an SME keen to develop their business in the higher technology NDT market. Applus RTD have confirmed this and are playing a leading SME role in the project.

Contribution to project
Applus RTD will input into the sample design (WP-A), take a significant role in the radiographic technique development (WP-D) and contribute to the site trials for the computed radiographic system (WP-F)

FilmFree is a collaboration between the following organisations: TWI Ltd, CIT Ltd, Balteau NDT SA, Innospexion ApS, OY AJAT Ltd, Advanced Technology Group s.r.o., Isotest Engineering S.r.l., Tecnitest Ingenieros SL, Trueflaw Ltd, Kingston Computer Consultancy Ltd, NDT Consultants Ltd, Technic Control Ltd Co, Industrial Control Machines SA, X-Tek Systems Ltd, Applus RTD, Nexus Engineering Ltd, Airbus UK Ltd, EADS CCR - Groupement d’Interet Economique, Wytwornia Sprzetu Komunikacyjnego PZL – Rzeszow SA, Total France, Rolls Royce plc, Advantica Ltd, DB AG, Helenic Society of Non Destructive Testing, Castings Technology International, Bulgarian Welding Society, Commissariat a l’energie atomiique, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Technical University of Sofia and Politechnika Szcezinska. The Project is co-ordinated and managed by TWI Ltd. and is partly funded by the EC under the IP SME programme ref: Number NMP2-CT-2005-515746.