Climax Inspection Services: Nigeria's Most Reliable & Infallible NDT Expert

Akin Azeez, Chairman - Boardof Directors

Akin Azeez

Chairman - Boardof Directors

Due to reasons ranging from the simple material failures to complex malfunctioning and disintegrations, countless pipelines, bridges, aircrafts, trains, power plants, and spacecrafts have collapsed, which further led to huge human and material loss. Even in Nigeria,a country eminent for its multibillion dollar oil & gas industry, the oil pipeline explosions, oil spills, and gas leakage accidents have become regular happenings. Adding to this are the aircraft crashes, for instance the recent Dana aircraft crash over the residential area of Lagos, Nigeria, which resulted in the deaths of many people. Untoward incidents like these are clearly projecting Nondestructive Testing (NDT) as the most indispensable technique across every industry and its manufacturing activities so that countless lives can be saved while valuable assets can remain operational.

Bringing the complete excellence of NDT across Nigeria since 2009 is Climax Inspection Services Ltd.(CIS) that offers a spectrum of NDT and reliability solutions to companies anchored in the oil and gas industry. With a logo portraying the Nigerian country USP, CIS has its current business operations and interests focused on Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Congo, Chad, Mozambique, and many other African countries. It owns a state-of-the-art office complex strategically located in the industrial hub of Port Harcourt, the Garden City of Nigeria. Today, the firm takes great pride in hand holding multiple companies Shell Petroleum Development Company, Exxon Mobil, Total Exploration & Production Company, General Electric, Chevron Nigeria, and many more through its highly comprehensive services portfolio.

Forte - Advanced NDT
The rise in production and manufacturing activities across diverse industries has always been the biggest reason behind the increased demand for NDT equipment and technologies, especially the advanced NDT
methods. Thanks to CIS that imparts an extensive expertise in advanced NDT methods like Phase Array Flaw Detection Technology, Digital Radiography and Flight of Time Differential, with almost 95 percent speed of delivery and 100 percent commitment. Among these, Phase Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) is an advanced technique that deploys multi element probes which are pulsed individually under computer control. This controlled excitement of each element generates a focused beam of ultrasound, which in turn produces two & three dimensional views of the sizes and locations of any flaw detected. Thus, even the most complex of geometries that are tedious to be inspected via single probes can be easily detected by PAUT.

Our company boasts a high production precision since we do it right during the very first time, thus eliminating any repetition of work

On the other hand, Digital Radiography and Flight of Time Differential also have their own set of benefits. In contrast to the conventional radiography that requires chemical processing, Digital Radiography utilizes a digital detector that displays radiographic images of the detected defects, cracks, corrosion, erosion, and of loss of wall thickness, instantaneously on a computer screen. This device can also enhance the overall quality of image with a contrast akin to that of a conventional radiographic image, using short exposure time and less radiation. On a similar note, the Flight of Time Differential method provides a wide coverage of detected anomalies in the material under test through longitudinal ultrasonic beam spread. By and large, CIS also holds an expansive prowess in executing the conventional NDT methods right from Radiographic Testing, Ultrasonic Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing, Sound Proof Installation to Heat Treatment, Statutory Inspection of Facilities and many more.

The Idiosyncrasies
CIS standsout in the NDT industry even amidst the competition due to its on time and qualitative service delivery besides the ability to mobilize even within a very short notice. Akin Azeez, Chairman Board of Directors, CIS elucidates, “Our company boasts a high production precision since we do it
right during the very first time, thus eliminating any repetition of work”. He adds, “Unlike our contemporaries in the industry that manually generate reports, we deploy Digitized NDT reporting systems across our operations”. More over, CIS demarcates with its highly competitive and best rates in the industry across its NDT offerings.

Time and again, CIS has outclassed as a true partner to its clients by helping them in every possible way. For example, if the client is unable to keep up with the payment agreements or terms, the firm takes a leap of faith and present them with credit facilities, only if found reliable. In other cases when the client is not capable of providing a legal instrument for project execution, CIS delivers substitute instruments with signed time sheets to them.

Being a registered member of various bodies such as Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NNRA), Nigerian Petroleum Exchange Commission(NIPEX), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR),and American Society of Non Destructive Testing (ASNT), adds greatly to its credibility. CIS is also certified by Bureau Veritas on ISO 9001:2015. Blessed Ekata, MD & CEO, CIS asserts, “These affiliations and memberships along with the subscriptions to various publications and newsletters help us in staying abreast of the emerging industry trends”.

People at its Heart
Today, the firm is elated and proud to own a team of 65 well trained, certified technicians and other personnel who impart a strong sense of responsibility. They are also regularly trained and retrained in accordance with the trends and advancements in the NDT realm.

Going further, CIS plans on integrating its Management System with the certifications- ISO 9001:2015(Quality Management System), ISO 14001: 2015 (Environmental Management System) and ISO 45001: 2018 (Occupational Health & Safety). Blessed concludes, “We will soon be augmenting our scope of operations with Destructive Testing”.

Key Management:
Akin Azeez, Chairman -Board of Directors
Blessed Ekata, MD & CEO
Location:Port Harcourt & Lagos (Nigeria)
Offerings:Advanced NDT & Conventional NDT