Engineering and Testing in Spotlight

This edition bring you two crucial yet understated class of services providers. It's about time, we bring the discussion to the light.

Today modern nondestructive tests are used in manufacturing, fabrication and in-service inspections to ensure product integrity and reliability, to control manufacturing processes, lower production costs and to maintain a uniform quality level. During construction, NDT is used to ensure the quality of materials and joining processes during the fabrication and erection phases, and in-service NDT inspections are used to ensure that the products in use continue to have the integrity necessary to ensure their usefulness and the safety of the public.

In contrast to NDT, other tests are destructive in nature and are therefore done on a limited number of samples (lot sampling), rather than on the materials, components or assemblies actually being put into service.

On the other hand, the engineering and construction industry has made a significant recovery from the 2020 recession, but it has also experienced multiple headwinds that are expected to persist. How-ever, it is imperative to make note of the Engineering, Procurement and Construction domain, that includes its management, financing etc. The introduction of “Finance” in 1994 into Iran's legal system as a source of financing petroleum projects is an important change in Iran's petroleum sector since “Buyback” was the common contrac-tual framework in Iran until that time. This new concept led to the introduction of various contractual arrangements such as Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), Engineering Procurement Construction and Financing (EPCF) and (EPC & F), and Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM). In this issue of the SiliconIndia magazine, a section is dedicated to the container logistics for which the companies are helping in transportation merchandise with excellent services and solutions. Nevertheless, inside, we have put forth a list of NDTS, EPCM and Container Logistics service providers who can catapult your organization's productivity.