RLS™ Certification Program Bridges Expertise Between Singapore and Japan

Last week, we were delighted to host a distinguished streetlighting specialist from Japan for a specialised training and certification program here in Singapore, focusing on the implementation of RLS (Relative Loss of Section) – a unique non-destructive testing instrument designed to quantify corrosion levels on planted steel structures.

Over the span of three intensive days, participants engaged in a rigorous curriculum encompassing both theoretical study and practical application. This comprehensive training session equipped our Japanese engineers with the requisite expertise to proficiently operate the RLS machine with confidence and precision.

Originating in the United Kingdom in 1998, RLS has obtained accreditation from reputable bodies such as the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) via Kiwa-CMT England, and Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) via TUV-SUD PSB Singapore. Leveraging on an electromagnetic technique, RLS offers unparalleled accuracy in determining the corrosion levels of planted poles at its critical zone without the need for excavation and removal of coating. With nearly three million tests conducted globally including UK, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and South Africa to date, RLS has established itself as the preferred testing method for streetlight asset owners.

The accreditation and extensive usage of RLS underscores its status as a trusted and widely adopted solution within the industry, reaffirming its significance in enhancing the integrity and safety of streetlight infrastructure worldwide.