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Digital Solutions is a multi-billion dollar business of Baker Hughes. With 120+ years of combined experience, we bring peace of mind to the world's infrastructure. We deliver customer outcomes through intelligent, connected technologies to sense, monitor, control and inspect.

DS has offices and manufacturing facilities worldwide, with significant presences in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Our heritage is built on strong technologies and world-leading brands that include:

 

Our Leadership

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Rami Qasem, Executive Vice President, Digital Solutions

Rami Qasem most recently ran the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and India (MENATI) region for Baker Hughes and has been one of the company's strongest commercial leaders and business operators. He has extensive global experience, strong customer relationships and a keen understanding of how the DS businesses can drive value. Rami began his career in the company 23 years ago with Baker Hughes' Bently Nevada business. He later served as the Measurement & Controls leader for the Middle East and Africa, and then led global sales for M&C from 2005-2007. He has a strong track-record of leading teams, developing technology, building strategic partnerships and delivering for customers. With Rami’s leadership, Baker Hughes continues investing and growing the DS business both within and outside the energy sector. 

Our history
1892

The first X-Ray machine scans are developed from SEIFERT.

1958

The first Eddy current applications are developed from Bently Nevada.

1984

Reuter-Stokes (US), a nuclear instrumentation and radiation measurement business, is acquired by General Electric Company (GE) and began the creation of the DS portfolio.

2001

DS acquires Woodward's controls business (US), a leader of industrial control systems, as well as General Eastern (U.S.), a leader in humidity and moisture measurement.

 

2002

DS expands its portfolio with several acquisitions to strengthen condition monitoring, sensors and inspection capabilities:

  • Bently Nevada (US), a leader in machinery protection and condition monitoring
  • PII Pipeline Solutions (UK), a leader in pipeline integrity services.
  • Panametrics (US), a leader in flow, gas and moisture measurement solutions
  • Druck (UK), a leader in pressure sensors and solutions
2004

DS expands its portfolio with several acquisitions in the inspection and non-destructive testing (NDT) segments. The inspection portfolio is named GE Inspection Technologies:

  • Krautkramer (DE), a leader in ultrasonic testing and portable inspection solutions
  • SEIFERT (DE), a leader in industrial X-Ray solutions
  • Hocking (UK), a leader in eddy current technologies
  • Nutronik, a leader in ultrasonic inline testing technologies
  • AGFA STRUCTURIX, a leader in industrial NDT film 
2005

DS acquires Xinhua Controls (CN), a leader in distributed control systems and services, as well as Everest VIT (US), a leader in remote visual inspection solutions.

2007

DS acquires Phoenix X-Ray, a leader in industrial computed tomography (CT) and radiography technologies. DS also enters into an agreement with Tecnatom S.A. for the commercialization of eddy current data acquisition systems and software.

2011

DS expands its Bently Nevada portable condition monitoring portfolio with the acquisition of Commtest (NZ). DS also expands its customer offerings in a partnership with NVMS Measurement Systems in Australia.

2012

DS expands its portfolio of subsea sensor solutions with the acquisitions of NAXYS and Presens (NO). DS also acquires the majority interest of Advanced Systek (IN), a leader in flow meter and terminal automation solutions.

2017

DS' parent business, GE Oil & Gas, merges with Baker Hughes Incorporated to become Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE). GE later sells down its majority ownership stake in BHGE in September 2019, resulting in a name change from BHGE to Baker Hughes.

Industries We Serve

Oil & Gas

Measurement and Sensing 

  • Pressure, flow, moisture and gas analyzers 
  • Pressure sensors for the upstream market

Inspection and Testing 

  • Weld integrity for girth, longitudinal welds in pipelines, pressure vessels, and structures
  • Corrosion and erosion detection and monitoring
  • Heat exchanger tubes, shells, and fin-fans
  • Rotating equipment (Turbines, Compressors, Pumps, Engines)

Control and Monitoring

  • Condition monitoring for rotating and reciprocating assets
  • Lifecycle management solutions
  • Control system retrofits and migrations
  • Cyber security solutions
  • Prevent and monitor vibrations
  • Enterprise-wide software solutions
  • Compressor control
  • Generator protection

 

Power Generation

Measurement and Sensing

  • Flow meters
  • Pressure transmitters
  • Level sensors
  • Moisture probes and transmitters
  • Radiation detection technologies
  • Neutron monitoring

Inspection and Testing

  • Rotating equipment inspection
  • Weld inspection
  • Inspection and monitoring for corrosion
  • Turbine blade inspection
  • Heat exchanger tubes, shells, and fin-fans
  • Inspection of composite components, wind turbine blades, fan blades, aircraft structures
  • Ultrasonic and x-ray testing film, equipment and systems for inspection
  • Digital x-ray systems and testing machines
  • Flaw detection
  • Pre commissioning and maintenance

Control and Monitoring

  • Protection, vibration, and condition monitoring for critical and plant-wide machinery
  • Machinery diagnostic services
  • Hydro turbine condition monitoring
  • Motor condition monitoring
  • Combined cycle plant condition monitoring
  • Control system retrofits and migrations
  • Generator protection and control panels
  • Plant-wide controls/DCS
  • Cyber security solutions

Aerospace

Measurement and Sensing

  • Air data test sets
  • Pressure sensors and instruments
  • Electrical instruments
  • Humidity sensors and instruments
  • Gas sensors and instruments
  • Flow instruments
  • Leak testers

Inspection and Testing 

  • Weld inspection
  • Inspection for corrosion
  • Turbine blade inspection
  • Tube and ducting
  • Composite inspection of turbine and propeller blades, airframe, and control surfaces
  • Ultrasonic test equipment and squirter systems
  • X-ray film, equipment and systems
  • Flaw detection, scribe line, FOD

Automotive

  • Remote Visual Inspection (RVI)
  • Spot weld, structural welds
  • Automotive engine, steering, and structural components and castings
  • Rail axle, wheel, rail, and engine components
  • Electronics inspection
  • Engine management solutions
  • Radiation detector
  • In-line X-ray
  • X-ray analysis 

Electronics

BHGE's Inspection Technologies portfolio offers incredible precision for defect recognition in the ever-important electronics and batteries industries.

Check out our electronic solutions: