We are pleased to announce that on December 10th FOERSTER Group completed the acquisition of Quest Integrity’s Syngas business unit. The transaction included the business unit’s technical staff and its LOTIS® and Mantis™ inspection technologies.
For more than 30 years, the Business Inspection Unit of the FOERSTER Group - formerly known as Magnetische Pruefanlagen GmbH - has been the technology leader in the field of reformer tube testing in Ammonia, Methanol, Hydrogen, and Direct Reduction Iron (DRI) plants. The company’s proprietary technology makes it possible to check tubes that are exposed to high pressures and temperatures for damages. These test results are used to define preventive maintenance intervals to increase the service life, but at the same time to prevent failures that can lead to unscheduled system outages and production loss.
With this year's merger of Magnetische Pruefanlagen GmbH with Institut Dr. Foerster GmbH & Co. KG, in addition to the acquisition of our most important partner US Thermal Technology (USTT) in the Americas, further synergies were created and the sales network available worldwide was expanded.
With this acquisition, Syngas business unit clients will now have increased service options with access to FOERSTER systems while still maintaining the option of using LOTIS® and Mantis™ systems if requested and be supported with fitness-for-service (FFS) Level 3 assessments.The culmination of FOERSTER’s acquisitions over the past year has broadened our geographic footprint, enhanced our technical expertise and further enabled our inspection service.