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AIS ... success lies in team work

AIS ... success lies in team work

AIS offers tests of highest quality

AIS is a third party inspection company and a specialised NDT provider offering radiographic testing committed to provide the highest quality service

AIS was formed legally and registered as a liability company in April 2007 under the name Inspection Advanced Services (Inspect AS) as the new expansion of Corrosion Protection Specialist Co Ltd (CPS) and as part of the reputable engineering company Gulf Consult.

Effective since December 2009, the company was renamed AIS (Advanced Inspection Services Co). In December 2010, in order to improve its quality of service and to enlarge its field of work, AIS became a partner with one of the best technical inspection company in North Africa called TIC (Technical Inspection and Control) based in Tunisia.

AIS is located in Al Jubail Industrial City Area 1 in Saudi Arabia, specifically to provide its services in the best way and to meet customer’s requirements.

AIS is a third party inspection company, specially a non-destructive testing (NDT) provider offering radiographic testing by using gamma ray and x-ray machines, dye penetrant testing, magnetic practical testing and ultrasonic testing including the thickness measurement and industrial inspection committed to provide the highest quality service available.

'We have already performed NDT work all over the kingdom. Our main operation fields are gas and oil sectors, chemical and petrochemical industries, heavy industries, power generation, and water and desalination plants,' says Hassen Ayadi, general manager.

'The quality of our services and competence of technicians give AIS the chance to work on big projects under Saudi Aramco for one year contract with Olayan Descon,' adds Ayadi. 'Our teams work hard to obtain new projects and they do well because the company, now, is performing NDT services for biggest clients in the kingdom either through resident projects such as the pipeline for Alrobaya Holding or for construction workshop such as Olayan Descon or Gulf Sky Cranes & Construction,' he says.

Previously, AIS was a small company with small resources and carrying out few projects but since 2011 the company increased its resources. Today, the income difference between 2009 and 2012 is expected to reach 190 per cent; the staf between 2009 and 2012 is expected to reach 300 per cent; the number of Gamma Ray projectors, UT machine, yoke, cars, etc has increased; and the introduction of new services as positive material identification.

The Board of Directors which functions as steering committee is built of engineers with wide technical background and rich management experience. The company’s operations, quality management as well as marketing are run by a team of qualified and experienced engineers in different disciplines.

Quality management system of AIS has been developed according to ISO9001:2008 international standard since end of 2010 which builds the base and the guidelines and governs all company procedures and operations. The strategy of AIS top management is clear: first increase resources than diversify the scope of work of the company. That’s why in 2013, AIS intends to introduce the inspection services as the pressure vessel inspection, the lifting inspection, welding inspection, hardness testing, vacuum testing and others. Procedures are already prepared and the department of inspection is under construction.

In the second half of 2013, AIS top management plans to introduce advanced technologies by acquiring high-tech equipment such as the Time Of Flight Diffraction (TOFD), MFL and the Guided Wave.

In this way, the top management intends to create another office in Jeddah in order to cover not only NDT services but also inspection services in the western province of the kingdom.

'Our target is to provide better services with qualified persons by using better and calibrated equipment and the most important thing that we are working on is safety first because we do dangerous work by handling radioactive element that can be a potential risk either for our employee or for other persons working on site,' he says. 'Get it right first time, every time, and striving for continuous improvement while preserving the environment and protecting persons, ' says Hassen Ayadi.

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