Non-Destructive Inspection ATLAS

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June 2000

ATLAS Co., Ltd. was established at Chuo-ku, Chiba, Japan

November 2001

Start of FSM implementation in pipes at thermal power plants
【The world’s first application to power equipment】

March 2002

Agreement was made with CorrOcean, a Norwegian company, for an exclusive license of FSM technology (Field Signature Method) and the sole agency in Japan

August 2002
~March 2004

Monitoring study on corrosion in nuclear facilities by means of FSM was conducted with Japan Atomic Energy Research Insititute (the present Japan Atomic Energy Agency)

January 2003
~December 2005

With the support of Chiba Foundation for the Promotion of Industry, ATLAS took part in the activities of Fujimi Business Incubate Center, a venture support center of the Foundation ATLAS won the 4th ‘Venture Cup CHIBA’ award for its outstanding peformance

October 2003

Agreement was made with CorrOcean regarding an exclusive license of FSM and the rights of licensed production in East Asia

July 2003
~March 2004

Industry-university joint research (Chiba Foundation for the Promotion of Industry, Osaka University, The Japan Welding Technology Center and ATLAS)
‘Study on the applicability of FSM-IT technology as a method to evaluate the safety as in the case of fatigue cracking developments in welding parts of steel bridges, including express highways’

July 2004
~March 2005

Industry-university joint research (Chiba Industrial Promotion Foundation, Osaka University, The Japan Welding Technology Center and ATLAS)
‘Research and development to improve innovative systems and implementation of the final test aimed at applying fatigue crack monitoring technique and FSM-IT technology to steel bridges, including express highways’
【The world’s first application to bridges】

January 2006

Head office was moved to Chiba Chuo Building 4F, 3-18-3 Chuo, Chuo-ku, Chiba, Japan

April 2006

Start of FSM implementation in pipes of Japan’s gas fields

May 2006

Start of FSM implementation at oil plant facilities

April 2007
~September 2009

Joint development with Mitsubishi Chemical Co Ltd
‘Joint development to establish a technique to measure tank bottom plate thickness by applying FSM’

June 2007
~September 2010

Joint research with Hansin Expressway Management Technology Center
‘Joint research on the availability of Field Signature Method (FSM) in real bridges’
‘Joint research on the enhanced flaw detection in steel bridges by means of Field Signature Method’

January 2008

Start of FSM implementation at nuclear power plants

June 2008

Business tie-up was formed with Power Engineering and TrainingServices, Incorporated, a company of the Chugoku Electric Power Group.

December 2008
~March 2009

Joint research with TOYOTA STEEL CENTER CO LTD
‘Research on the feasibility of FSM for fatigue crack monitoring in real cranes’

June 2009

An affiliated corporation, TOSHI POWER was established in Seoul, South Korea
Start of joint research with Chung-ang University in Seoul

December 2009

FSM implementation at Sugsan bridge over Seoul Hangkan river

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