Industrial Radiographic Inspection Co. (IRICO) an ISO 9001:2015 Certified & NABL (ISO/IEC 17025:2005, Permanent Facilities as well as site) Accreditated Company was established in the year 1972 at Chennai by humble philanthropist Shri. Attavar Ramdass, who started his career from the ground up with passion and wide vision in the field of Non Destructive Testing joining hands with other partners, Shri. A.N.Prakash, Shri. Seshadhiri, Shri. A.N.Prasad, Shri. A.Vijayasarathi and Shri. Attavar Badri. He has been honoured with "Life Time Achievement Award" from Dr. A.U.Sonawane, Head RSD AERB. He also has various awards to his credit for his outstanding achievements by NDT and other fraternities.
Over the journey of 45 years, IRICO has created a landmark in the field of NDT with operations at Chennai, Coimbatore , Ranipet, Trichy, Bangalore and Hyderabad under the able guidance of the founder, Shri. Attavar Ramdass.
IRICO, having its corporate office at Chennai is headed by Shri. R.Badri Attavar, CEO of the Company who has an experience of more than twenty years in the field and is instrumental in various implementations and procurement of equipments of latest technologies in NDT.
He is being supported by Mr. H.K.Satyan, Certified by BARC as Radiological Safety Officer Level-II who has experience in all NDT methods for more than 40 years. He has performed as Project Supervisor and presently as General Manager, provides overall supervision of all important projects.
Mr. P.G.Krishnan, BARC certified RSO Level-II has 43 years of experience in the field of NDT. He is managing our Chennai Laboratory ably supported by Mr. P.M.Purushothaman, a senior SNT-TC-1A Level-II Certified Person.
In the year 1978 IRICO started a branch at Bangalore in the name of SITAS which is headed by Shri. A.Vijayasarathy, who has wide experience in the field for more than 40 years and is duly supported by Mr. Vishnu Attavar.
In the year 1981, IRICO started another branch at Hyderabad which is headed by Shri. A.N. Prasad who has in-depth knowledge and experience in the field of Non Destructive Testing for more than 45 years. He has been the main cause for growth in business around Andhra Pradesh. He is also involved in activities in Coimbatore.
IRICO at Coimbatore is headed by Shri. Attavar Ramdass, founder of the Organisation, who has vast experience in this field for more than 48 years. He is supported by Mr. Napa Vasu, BARC Certified RSO Level-II who has an experience of over 35 years and is strongly supported by Mr. M.Sureesh, a senior most site in charge in our Organisation.
In the year 2014, IRICO started an offspring Company at Trichy in the name of Visveswaraya Industrial Engineering Works (VIEW) supported by Mr. V.Thiyagarajan, BARC LVEL-II. He is a senior NDT engineer who has an experience of more than three decades and expert in welding inspection.
Our Trichy branch is headed by Mr. V.Thiyagarajan, RSO, who has an experience of more than three decades. He is ably supported by two dynamic RSOs Mr.Udaya Kumar and Mr.Saravanan Perumal.
IRICO has adequate trained auditors to maintain Quality Management Systems (QMS) and conduct Internal Audit as Per ISO/IEC- 17025:2005 & ISO 9001-2015. The team is headed by Mr. Bibhu Prasad Swain,BARC Certified RSO Level-II who is the Head NDT Systems. He is a Level-II Certified Person as per SNT-TC-1A and PCN (EN 473).
IRICO, has been approved by Competent Authority RSD, AERB is equipped with Cobalt 60 Radiography Enclosures at Chennai, Ranipet and Coimbatore and has the approval of RSD AERB to operate Betatron 7.5 Mev, Linear Accelerator 6 Mev, 100 Ci Cobalt 60 and 100 Ci Iridium 192 Isotope at all its laboratories and is equipped to handle castings weighing upto 20 Metric Ton capacity.
IRICO has been approved by Director of Boilers Tamilnadu for carrying out Non Destructive Testing under Indian Boiler Regulations, 1950 and other external Inspection Agencies like EIL, LRIS. DNV etc. IRICO has also upgraded its facility to carry out LINEAR ACCELERATOR, BETATRON Radiography, TOFD (Time of Flight Diffraction Technique) and PHASED ARRAY Ultrasonic Techniques by PCN qualified Engineers.
With all the above infrastructures, IRCO's activity profile over four decades has covered AEROSPACE, DEFENCE, FOUNDRIES, CROSS COUNTRY PIPELINES, REFINERRIES, THERMAL POWER STATION, NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, SHIP INSPECTION, INSTRUMENTATION, VALVE MANUFACTURERS, STORAGE TANKS AND AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRIES & HYDRO ELECTRIC PROJECTS.