ESR Technology managed HOIS, a well established (>40 years) joint industry project on good practice for NDT/NDE in the energy industry. 

Members comprise (currently >35):

  • Category 1 (GBP 33.99k + VAT): energy operators
  • Category 2 (GBP 11.33k + VAT): NDT service companies, equipment vendors, notified/appointed bodies, The Net Zero Technology Centre and a UK regulatory authority (HSE)

The HOIS vision is to be the best forum for the energy industry to improve the effectiveness of in-service non-destructive testing.  We aim to promote good practice in:

  • More reliable in-service inspection - better detection of in-service degradation
  • More accurate measurements of remaining wall thickness
  • Providing asset owners with improved information on asset condition
  • Reducing leaks and near misses.

HOIS achieves these objectives by:

  • Developing good practice documents for specific applications - recommended practices and contribution to international standards which feed into company inspection procedures.
  • Assessment of the performance of current and developing inspection techniques by means of rigorously controlled blind trials
  • Being the leading industry forum for latest developments - sharing and addressing technology gaps - what's new and what works
  • Development of novel inspection techniques for specialised applications.

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