Leaders in TeraHertz NDT
SubTera is dedicated to the development of NDT solutions that can be used to help mankind to overcome its global challenges, such as achieving a net-zero energy network and the proliferation of electric vehicles.
Since 2012 our team has been researching and developing advanced TeraHertz NDT technology and working with industry partners to test and evaluate our capabilities.
In addition to our TeraHertz NDT solutions, we provide consultancy services, such as conducting feasibility studies and inspection process development.
SubTera is a technology-driven and customer-focused organisation committed to developing truly game-changing inspection solutions.
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Our Story - Rust Never Sleeps
The company was initially formed to identify and advance new inspection tools to detect corrosion under insulation (CUI) on pipelines and vessels within the energy and processing industries.
TeraHertz sensing technology, originally developed for satellite-enabled Earth Observation, was identified as a potential CUI detection technology. A leading research institute conducted an independent feasibility study of TeraHertz sensing technology. Completion of the research activity highlighted the benefits of the approach.
The company was proud to become a member of the European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Centre in Harwell, UK. During which time it developed a technology demonstrator to enable the testing and demonstration of TeraHertz NDT for CUI detection.
Field trials were conducted with several operators to further understand TeraHertz sensing for the detection of CUI and the requirements of such inspection tools.
In 2017 SubTera introduced the B10-80, a CE marked technology demonstrator, enabling a more mobile TeraHertz measurement & test capability.
In 2019 SubTera began the development of a handheld version of its TeraHertz inspection technology in conjunction with the OGTC, based in Aberdeen.
In 2020, SubTera became a corporate member of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing.
Our Core Values
Our values are the guiding principles for how we do things, we aim to live by them and to apply them when making our day to day decisions.
We strive to have a positive impact on our customers, suppliers, employees and the communities in which we operate. We believe that we have a responsibility to do our best, no matter how small that is, to make the world a better place.