AW Inspection Services carry out a wide range of Non-destructive testing (NDT) services in Taunton, Bridgwater and across the South West of England; which includes Ultrasonic Inspection, Magnetic Particle Inspection, Liquid Penetrant Inspection, Eddy Current Testing and Visual Inspection.

AW Inspection Services have considerable expertise in NDT, equipment and component testing to support a network of industries; including nuclear, petrochemical, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, leisure and structural steel sectors. Our highly qualified and experienced personnel ensure that we work to the highest attainable standards. We’re able to carry out all of our NDT services across the South West of England; including Taunton, Bridgwater, Bristol and Exeter. Below you’ll find out more about the types of non-destructive testing services we offer.

Ultrasonic Inspection Testing

Ultrasonic Inspection (UT)

Ultrasonic inspection is a non-destructive test method that uses sound waves to detect cracks, weld grooves, fractures and defects in parts and materials.  Electronic transducers transmit high-frequency sound waves to a material, these sound waves bounce back crystal-clear images, which reveal key characteristics about a material’s properties.

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Magnetic particle inspection

Magnetic Particle Inspection – MPI

Magnetic particle inspection (MPI) is a non-destructive testing (NDT) method used to check for surface and sub-surface discontinuities and defects. This method is used to test welds, castings, and forgings for defects; however, it can only be used on ferromagnetic metals, such as iron, nickel or cobalt and some of their alloys.

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Liquid Penetrant Inspection Somerset

Liquid Penetrant Inspection (LPI)

Liquid penetrant inspection is a widely applied inspection method used to locate surface-breaking defects in all non-porous materials (metals, plastics, or ceramics). The penetrant may be applied to all non-ferrous materials and ferrous materials, although for ferrous components magnetic-particle inspection is often used instead for its subsurface detection capability.

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Eddy Current Testing

Eddy Current Testing (EC)

Eddy current techniques are commonly used for the non-destructive (NDT) examination to detect surface and near surface defects of a large variety of metallic structures, including heat exchanger tubes, aircraft fuselage, and aircraft structural components.

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Visual Inspection

Visual Inspection (VT)

Visual inspection is a surface inspection technique that is typically the first step of the examination process. Visual inspection can be used to inspect a variety of product forms including castings, forgings, machined components and weldments.

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Thickness Survey

Thickness Survey

Ultrasonic thickness measurements are used to evaluate the thickness of a material or object from one side and is capable of testing materials accurately giving reliable results.

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