CorDEX Instruments donates £7,000 of equipment to TTE Technical Training Group
Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012

CorDEX Instruments has joined forces with a leading industry training provider, investing £7,000 to give engineering students the opportunity to get to grips with the latest cutting edge technology.

The company has signed an agreement with Middlesbrough-based TTE Technical Training Group to supply four of its explosion proof ToughPIX 2303XP Series digital cameras for use at the organisation’s newly refurbished training centre.

CorDEX Instrument’s range of cameras has been developed following direct requests from the energy industry and can be used safely in hazardous areas, where traditional digital cameras are not permitted.

Business development director for CorDEX Instruments, Marcus Halliday, said: “We have been working closely with the oil and gas industry to develop and refine our range of explosion proof digital cameras which make them ideal training tools for those who want to work in the energy industry.

“The cameras can help oil and gas operators carry out a number of important tasks efficiently and safely as well as help to make significant time savings in the field. We’re proud to be working in partnership with TTE Technical Training Group and hope this agreement can lead to other opportunities to work together going forward.”

TTE Technical Training Group is one of the UK’s leading technical training providers and delivers apprenticeship programmes and technical training services to the oil and gas, manufacturing, engineering and petrochemical industries.

The organisation has a number of assessors who visit company sites around the UK and overseas. Their role is to directly observe technicians and operators performing their duties in order to assess competence.

The ToughPIX 2303XP digital cameras will help with this task and they will also be used by both students and trainers on the electrical, instrumentation, mechanical and operations modules at TTE Technical Training Group’s training centre.

The latest version of the ToughPIX 2303XP camera is more streamlined than its predecessor and includes still and moving images in AVI format of up to 10 mega pixels. Encased in aluminium with an ultra-bright LCD display protected by armoured glass and with an optional Macro and Wide angle lens, the revolutionary camera is custom designed for the harshest environments and can be used offshore without the need for a ‘hot permit’.

Business development manager for TTE Technical Training Group, John Taylor, said: “Currently our assessors use standard digital cameras and mobile phones to obtain photographic evidence during their site visits but they can be limited due to the nature of the working environments. The ToughPIX 2303XP digital cameras from CorDEX Instruments will help to make this task more efficient as well as offer our students the chance to use the very latest technology during their industry training.”

CorDEX has also developed CONNECT™ – a desktop package which boosts the capabilities of ToughPIX 2300XP Series cameras which allows users to exclusively organise and manage information and images taken in the field.

The intelligent system can generate reports and quickly manipulate images downloaded onto the system. Users can simply download images, edit then instantly annotate to produce reports. The ToughPIX 2300XP Series is ATEX and American CSA certified to take images within Zone 1 IIC T4 and Class 1 Division I B, C, D hazardous areas.

CorDEX Instruments is a leading manufacturer of intrinsically safe and non destructive testing products for the oil and gas industry. The Teesside-headquartered company has a network of distributers across the USA, South America, Australasia, Europe and the Middle East.

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Source: The BIG Partnership

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