Zetec, Inc

Zetec, Inc

Zetec is a global leader in nondestructive testing (NDT) solutions for the critical inspection needs of industries the world counts on every day. We devote our worldwide resources and expertise to these industries: Power Generation, Oil and Gas, Aerospace, Automotive, Maritime, Military, Rail as well as Heavy Industry and Manufacturing. For nearly 50 years, we’ve advanced NDT standards and science that protect our customers’ most important assets and ensure the quality of their products, processes and services. Our customers look to us for fast, cost-efficient inspection solutions that give them new levels of insight and control. In response to many of our customers’ needs, we serve as a single source for high-performance products and solutions in both eddy current and UT technologies.

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8226 Bracken Place SE Suite 100 , Snoqualmie , Washington 98065 USA
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Monitoring and Testing
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Globally (various continents)

Together, our customer-centric innovation and state-of-the art manufacturing facilities make us uniquely agile in meeting our customers’ inspection needs. Because we are our own manufacturer, we have the control and capacity to ensure the high quality for which we’re known. We’re also able to integrate design and engineering with manufacturing to deliver new advances in productivity, safety and total cost of ownership.

Zetec is a subsidiary of Roper Technologies, Inc., with global engineering and manufacturing centers in Quebec City and at our corporate headquarters in Snoqualmie, Washington. Zetec support spans the globe, with Centers of Excellence in Houston, Paris, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo.

For nearly 50 years, Zetec has advanced the science and standards in NDT—setting ever-new heights in performance, productivity and predictability. Zetec’s knowledge base and practical, proven expertise make a difference to our customers in every solution we deliver.

Throughout our history, we have been dedicated to providing the best integrated inspection solutions for the power generation industry worldwide. We offer capabilities to make your plant more competitive, safe, and efficient.

The newly founded Zetec won its first government contract to inspect steam generator tubing. The data inspectors used Zetec’s first analog, single-frequency eddy current tester, a state-of-the-art instrument at that time. As nuclear power flourished commercially in the 1970′s and 1980′s, the young start-up company applied its eddy current testing technology to support customers around the world who were designing and building power plants. Zetec’s eddy current equipment, training, and methodology became recognized as the worldwide standard for inspection in the power generation industry. Since then, Zetec has become the leader in NDE, first in nuclear power, then in balance-of-plant and process industry applications. The company has expanded its application of eddy current technology into ultrasonic, remote field and magnetic flux leakage testing. Originally headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, Zetec created their first analog testers in small offices and even in an old dairy barn. The original testers utilized reel-to-reel recorders and simple robotic positioners; Zetec products have advanced enormously. Today, Zetec offers a full line of state-of-the-art eddy current inspection systems as well as ultrasonic testers, robotics, software, scanners, and probes.

Acquired by Roper Technologies in 2002, Zetec gained access to greater financial resources, marketing alliances with the complementary engineering expertise of other Roper companies, and an expanded international distribution channel. Under the Roper umbrella, Zetec continues to be operated and managed as an independent company.

R/D Tech started in 1989 after winning a Canadian government contract for component inspection and grew to become the world’s leading innovator in Phased Array Ultrasonic and eddy current array NDE products. In 2004 Zetec acquired the power generation assets for eddy current and ultrasonic technologies from R/D Tech to be able to offer customers a comprehensive NDE product line for all applications. This acquisition brought 100 new employees with extensive industry background to the Zetec organization, resulting in an expanded technology base.

In 2005 Zetec headquarters moved into a brand-new facility in Snoqualmie, Washington. Due to recent expansion efforts, Zetec now maintains offices in Quebec City, Quebec; Paris, France; Seoul, Korea; Shanghai and Beijing, China; and Tokyo, Japan. The company is also committed to growing the industry through continued research and development efforts. Zetec maintains strong relationships with many regulatory agencies.