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Site NDT inspection

We are an inspection company based in Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, in The Midlands. We provide non-destructive testing (NDT) at your site, for the following methods:

Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) MPI is used to detect surface breaking defects in magnetic materials. Very widely used in industry (probably the most commonly used surface inspection technique) as this method gives fast results on commonly used materials. We use battery powerered magnets (yokes) so can work anywhere, even remote locations.
Dye Penetrant Inspection (DPI) DPI is more sensitive, though more time consuming than MPI and is also used to detect surface breaking defects. It's widely used on materials that aren't magnetic (stainless steel / aluminium etc.) or when higher sensitivity to indications is required. The surface finish needs to be smoother (highly polished) when using solvent removeable DPI, compared with MPI. However, if using water washable DPI, the surface finish can be very rough, such as a sand casting, and defects will be easily detected.
Visual Inspection (VT) Visual inspection is the most basic inspection method for surface defects. Typically used to detect gross defects which may be missed by the methods above, or visual inspection may find suspect indications and then a more sensitive method be used to confirm findings. All of our inspections begin with a visual inspection to find obvious defects.
Dimensional Inspection (QA) Dimensional inspection is used to confirm conformity to a drawing, that all features are in the correct locations and within the tolerances specified. Although not within the scope of NDT, some of our customers have chosen to have us perform this function along with NDT inspections.

If you're unsatisfied with your current NDT supplier, need to add capacity to your existing inspection department, or are requiring inspection for the first time, we'll happily give you a quotation for your needs, or give advice if you're unsure what you need.

Feel free to Call us and we'll be happy to see if we can help!

All NDT operators are qualified to PCN Level 2 (Castings, Forgings and Welds).

Types of inspection

We have served the following markets:

  • General engineering / fabrication
  • CE marking inspection (BS EN 1090)
  • Fabricated structural steel
  • Power generation (boilers & pipework)
  • In situ pipework inspection
  • Pressure vessel inspection
  • Highway structures inspection
  • Heat exchangers and economisers
  • Crane / lifting equipment inspection
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Waste processing machinery
  • Food / drink processing equipment
  • Rail / rolling stock inspection (axles, bogie frames etc.)
  • Automotive (crankshafts, flywheels, housings, gears etc.)
  • Nuclear (turbines blades)
We also provide dimensional measurement inspection. Please contact us for details.

Geographical areas

We perform inspections at customer sites throughout the Midlands including Burton on Trent, Derby, Nottingham, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Leicester, Stafford, Loughborough and other locations.

We are happy to travel further afield and carry out inspections in Chesterfield, Sheffield, Doncaster, Stoke on Trent, Peterborough, Northampton, Manchester and London.

Standards compliant

We provide inspection in accordance with these British / International Standards:

BS EN ISO 5817, BS EN ISO 9934, BS EN ISO 3452, BS EN ISO 10042, BS EN ISO 23277, BS EN ISO 23278, BS EN ISO 17638, BS EN ISO 17637, ASME Section V, ASTM 709

We can also carry out inspection to your own PCN Level 3 approved procedures.

Why choose us?

  • Many years of experience in all major industry sectors
  • Centrally located near Derby in the Midlands
  • NDT inspection software designed in-house to record inspections
  • Reasonable prices for evening and weekend visits
  • Temporary NDT cover if your regular inspector(s) are unavailable
  • Half day rates. Why pay for a full day if we are only at your site for a couple of hours?
  • Reliable, helpful staff you'll want at your site time and again

We have worked with

Subcontract NDT services

We collaborate with a number of other inspection companies, who we provide subcontract NDT inspection services to when their workload is high, or if we are better located geographically to carry out an inspection. If your NDT company requires additional inspection support, please contact us via phone or email and we'll discuss your requirements. We offer competitive rates and a great service!

Contact us

If you'd like to contact us with an enquiry, or place a booking, please use our form linked at the top and bottom of this page. We have designed this form to ensure we gather all the information required to respond to you enquiry, or place your booking. Further information is available on the form page.

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