Novel Inspection Solutions
SubTera develops inspection solutions to help industry reduce emissions, extend the life of existing assets, and improve operational decisions.
Our non-contact, real time sensing technology determines the internal or underlying condition of polymers, foams, insulations and other advanced materials used globally across the oil, gas, chemical and renewable power industries.
Since 2012 our team has been researching and developing novel terahertz inspection technology and working with industry partners to test and evaluate our capabilities.
In addition to our solutions, we provide consultancy services, such as conducting feasibility studies and inspection process development support
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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 proudly became a member of the European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Centre in Harwell, UK; during which time it developed its technology demonstrator to enable CUI detection testing and evaluation.
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 measurement & test capability.
We began the development of a handheld version of our inspection technology in 2019; the development in collaboration with the UK’s Net Zero Technology Centre, 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.