MISTRAS Acquires Controlled Vibrations, Inc.

September 28, 2010

Non-destructive testing provider MISTRAS Group Inc., Princeton Junction, N.J., has acquired Controlled Vibrations Inc. (CVI), Doylestown, Pa.

A leader in the predictive maintenance (PdM) industry since 1991, CVI integrates PdM technologies with maintenance program management. It has established benchmarking methods for industry best practices.

Clients using CVI’s proprietary methods include leading corporations from the power-generation, steel, petro-chemical, nuclear, paper, HVAC, co-generation, manufacturing, hospital, governmental, and pharmaceutical industries.

CVI’s core business covers a variety of PdM services, including vibration PdM/RBM (reliability based maintenance) walk-around programs, infrared thermography surveys, oil analysis, ultrasonics, motor condition monitoring, and strain gauge materials testing and stress analysis.

In addition, CVI also performs in-factory and on-site third-party acceptance testing, installation of permanent vibration-sensor and on-line monitoring systems, and complete engineering root-cause analysis.

As a technical engineering service company, CVI also supplies training with certification in predictive-maintenance markets.

Michael Burch, former owner of CVI and current vice-president predictive maintenance products & services for MISTRAS Group, will also manage MISTRAS subsidiary Vibra-Metrics, a manufacturer of vibration-sensing instruments and sensors.

In a news release, Burch said that MISTRAS’ worldwide presence will help CVI more quickly become an international force in PdM and on-line asset management.

MISTRAS provides non-destructive testing products and services under the brand names of CONAM Inspection & Engineering Services, Inc.; Physical Acoustics Corporation; Code Services; Quality Services Laboratories Inc.; Caliber Inspection; PRI; NDT Automation; Controlled Vibrations Inc.; and Vibra-Metrics.

MISTRAS also provides asset-inspection and mechanical-integrity solutions to the oil and gas, power generation, aerospace, public infrastructure and manufacturing sectors, as well as strategic on-line instrumentation that facilitates plant asset management decisions.

In addition, MISTRAS is the leading provider of enterprise solution software that helps safe and profitable operation of industrial facilities worldwide.