Nov 9, 2020

Dhvani Research: enhancing NDE performance

William Girling
2 min
Dhvani is striving to become a world leading authority of research, development, integration and training for advanced non-invasive diagnostics
Dhvani is striving to become a world leading authority of research, development, integration and training for advanced non-invasive diagnostics...

Recently featured in our full article on non-destructive testing company Waygate Technologies, Indian tech hub Dhvani Research & Development (Dhvani) was highlighted by Arungalai Anbarasu, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, as a particularly strong partner.

“We’ve been working with Dhvani for a few years now and count them as a valued partner in our journey. Dhvani has access to a wide pool of resources, a strong track record in delivering ADR software and associated applications for x-ray, and their customer base includes top global brands.”

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Chennai, Dhvani leverages IITM, CNDE and ESCON technologies in the pursuit of its goal to become a world leading authority of research, development, integration and training for advanced non-invasive diagnostics. 

A keen imparter of sector specific knowledge, it offers both corporate and public training on topics ranging from digital NDE, ultrasonic guided waves, thermal imaging and more. The courses themselves are designed to be client specific and feature both practical and theory-based modules.

Originally a ‘spin-off’ of IIT Madras (Indian Institute of Technology Madras), Dhvani moves beyond its expertise by also possessing a broad portfolio of essential products and solutions:

Inspection

  • TAPS (Tank Annular Plate Scanner)
  • CUPS (Corrosion Under Pipe-support Scanner)
  • CRISP (Critical Region Inspection Scanner for Pipes)

Automated

  • TASS (Turnkey Automated Scanning System)
  • TraCSS (Transducer Characterisation & Scanning System)
  • SHRUTI (Scanning High Resolution Ultrasonic Testing & Imaging)

Software

  • SIMUT (Conventional and Phased Array Simulator)
  • SIMSONIC (Ray Based Ultrasonic Simulator)
  • SIMXRAY (A Ray Based software package for simulating the Digital X-ray Inspection)

Furthermore, Dhvani takes pride in its ability to combine unique models and elements to create a bespoke solution for its customers. This is enabled by a strategically developed partner ecosystem. “Dhvani connects its unique competencies in science and advance technology to create solutions that enhance and nourish performance,” said the company.

“Dhvani is incredibly flexible in its working arrangements and truly drives us to succeed on multiple fronts simultaneously; a nice contrast from hardware companies, which are used to more structured and therefore slower shifts,” added Anbarasu.

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May 12, 2021

The Online Safety Bill: What is it and what does it mean?

UK
Social Media
onlinesafetybill
Internet
2 min
The government's Online Safety Bill was announced yesterday in the Queen's Speech, but what exactly is it?

New internet laws will be published today in the UK in the draft Online Safety Bill to protect children online and tackle some of the worst abuse on social media, including racist hate crimes.

The draft legislation, which was previously known as the Online Harms Bill, has been two years in the making. Some new additions to the bill include provisions to tackle online scams, such as romance fraud and fake investment opportunities.

 

What does it include?

The draft Bill includes changes to put an end to harmful practices and brings in a new era of accountability and protections for democratic debate, including:

  • New additions to strengthen people’s rights to express themselves freely online, while protecting journalism and democratic political debate in the UK.

  • Further provisions to tackle prolific online scams such as romance fraud, which have seen people manipulated into sending money to fake identities on dating apps.

  • Social media sites, websites, apps and other services hosting user-generated content or allowing people to talk to others online must remove and limit the spread of illegal and harmful content such as child sexual abuse, terrorist material and suicide content.

  • Ofcom will be given the power to fine companies failing in a new duty of care up to £18 million or ten per cent of annual global turnover, whichever is higher, and have the power to block access to sites.

  • A new criminal offence for senior managers has been included as a deferred power. This could be introduced at a later date if tech firms don’t step up their efforts to improve safety.

Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “Today the UK shows global leadership with our groundbreaking laws to usher in a new age of accountability for tech and bring fairness and accountability to the online world.

“We will protect children on the internet, crack down on racist abuse on social media, and through new measures to safeguard our liberties, create a truly democratic digital age.

The draft Bill will be scrutinised by a joint committee of MPs before a final version is formally introduced to Parliament.

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