OMS shortlisted for national engineering award

Leading precision measurement specialist, Optical Metrology Services (OMS), has been announced as a finalist in this year’s British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs). Shortlisted in the ‘Design Team of the Year’ category, the Stansted-based firm was recognised for its cutting-edge approach to equipment innovation and new product development.

The company

Providing precision inspection and measurement services for clients across the globe, OMS leads the way in engineering excellence for industries including oil and gas, aerospace and civil engineering. The company’s solutions, tools and services make a significant difference to engineering projects worldwide, ensuring accuracy, reducing downtime and assisting with legal and regulatory compliance. In the case of oil and gas, in both the onshore and offshore installations, the accurate dimensional measurement of pipes is critical to the pipe manufacturing, welding and construction processes.

Weld inspection tool

OMS was shortlisted in part for the design and development of its latest weld inspection tool, the AugaTM. The tool is able to analyse the critical internal girth features of oil and gas pipeline welds in the firing line. Compared to more traditional weld inspection processes, which can take up to an hour to complete, Auga collects the data in less than two minutes, saving valuable time and allowing weld defects to be rapidly qualified.

Comments from OMS

Richard Brown, engineering manager at OMS, comments: “Being shortlisted in the British Engineering Excellence Awards is a huge accolade. As one of the industry’s most prestigious ceremonies, it showcases the innovation and expertise that the country’s leading engineering businesses have to offer. With a committed team and unrivalled in-house capabilities, we pride ourselves on providing the complete precision measurement solution for projects worldwide. Being recognised by the BEEAs judges truly showcases this experience and capability and is a testament to the hard work of each and every team member.”

Additional information

The British Engineering Excellence Awards ceremony takes place at the Hurlingham Club, London, on 29 October 2015. More information about OMS, or the company’s precision measurement solutions, can be found here

Edited from various sources by Stephanie Roker

Published on 15/09/2015


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