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 (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.
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.
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.
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.