KUB Quality Services: Redefining Quality NDT Services

(L-R)UdayBhagwant Kale,  Anagha Kale& Rahul Kulkarni,    DirectorThe quality of components in industries such as construction, transportation, pressure vessels, building structures, piping, and hoisting equipment is of paramount importance. With failures being capable of causing massive economic and life loss, companies rely on non-destructive testing to detect any glitches in component quality. With the stakes being sky high, NDT players are required to adhere to the highest levels ofnational and international standards. Headquartered in Pune, KUB Quality Services Private Limited (KQSPL) has been rendering quality and fully compliant NDE and Inservice inspection services since 1997. Having built a competent, qualified and certified team that holds the highest level of certifications such as ASNT Level-III and ISO 9712 Level-III in NDE, KQSPL caters to both American and European standards & specifications. “We never compromise on the quality of our services, and our team of certified NDT professionals is our biggest asset. We currently have four NDE level-III personnel in our team,” says Uday Bhagwant Kale, Director, KQSPL.

Specializing & Evolving in the NDE Field
The NDE expert organization has developed a vast roster of services such as ultrasonic examination, liquid penetrant examination, magnetic particle examination, visual examination,and radiographic film interpretation for various industry sectors, including automobile, oil & gas, transportation, energy & power sector, and food & breweries. Additionally, KQSPL also specializes in Inservice Inspection of equipment, training in NDE and Inservice inspection services, especially for Oil & Gas industry. Our expert Level-III Services cater to fabrication shops for ASME Certificate of Authorization.

We never compromise on the quality of our services and our team of certified NDT professionals is our biggest asset

“However, our core area of expertise has been Ultrasonic Examination, and we have been stalwarts in the segment for the last 21 years,” adds Uday. Having spent over two decades in the NDE field, KQSPL has constantly adapted to the evolving technological changes in the industry in order to stay relevant. For instance, the firm has moved-on from using analog flaw detectors for ultrasonic examination and has adopted advanced technology that utilizes electronic flaw detectors (DGS and DAC facility) with inbuilt software. Possessing indigenous as well as foreign made equipment, KQSPL has acquired expertise in Phased Array (PAUT) and Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) techniques to keep-up with the requirements of the industry.
Not limiting itself to upgrading technology and techniques, KQSPL also ensures that its workforce stays abreast with the latest trends in the industry. To facilitate the same, the firm conducts intermittent training sessions and also encourages its employees to attend industry seminars. The team also keeps upgrading its skillset by obtaining new certifications in various fields related to inspection.

Unravelling Client Challenges
With names such as Alfa Laval, Reliance Industries, Eaton Hydraulics, Thyssen Krupp Industries, Kirloskar Oil Engines, Oliver Valves, TUV and GE Oil & Gas, among others, adorning KQSPL’s lengthy client list, the firm is known to work as an ally to its clients. Leveraging its deep industry experience, KQSPL minutely understands every clientchallenges and works towards mitigating them with élan. For an instance, when NDE is performed for fabrication shops, welding related problems often crop-up as a deterrent in the process. “Since we perform flaw detection of welding, we know the possible reasons of flaws detected in the jobs. Based on our expertise and experience, we provide them with recommendations and solutions to solve the problem area,” explains Uday.

Working towards improving its inspection process, KQSPL has applied for the NABL Accreditation. The firm is also moving towards online training modules for NDE and API training. A believer in the adage, ‘slow and steady wins the race’, KQSPL is gradually establishing itself as a promising, dynamic NDE and inspection company in India.