Welding Inspection Services ltd

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Welding Inspection Services Ltd are specialists in the provision of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT Inspection). Processes include Visual Inspection, Magnetic Particle Inspection, Penetrant Inspection, Eddy Current Inspection, Ultrasonic, Thickness Checks and Radiographic Inspection, and Level 3 Quality Assurance & Consultancy services.

The company was founded in 1995. It is located in Bristol and is well-placed to serve the whole of the United Kingdom, Europe and Worldwide.

During the formation of the company, it was identified that there was a requirement to ensure that all needs of the customer were met at all stages and to this day are the principal aims and objectives of the company. This is supported by investment in the training of people, plant equipment and other resources as required in order to demonstrate commitment to customer service and to ensure that the services supplied meet the requirements stipulated by the customer, with the aim of exceeding their expectations.

Welding Inspection Services Limited carries out its activities in accordance with all applicable standards, legislation, regulations, procedures, and the unique requirements of each contract. It seeks new developments by using a culture of continuous business improvement. The company acknowledges its close relationships with its customers and the necessary confidentiality that exists between all parties. All persons employed by Welding Inspection Services Limited comply with a Code of Conduct that recognises this.

Inspections are carried out by our experienced and qualified professional engineers who are approved to both UK and international standards. Our qualified personnel hold level 2 and level 3 accreditation compliant with EN ISO 9712, ASNT & CSWIP accredited within a broad range of NDT disciplines.

We are certified to BS EN ISO 9001: 2015 and are accredited to a number of organisations such as Joscar.

Non-destructive Testing (NDT)

Non-destructive testing (NDT) blends quality assurance and materials science into a profession devoted to inspecting, testing, and evaluating materials, components, or assemblies. Using a set of test methods, technicians identify cracks, voids, inclusions, and weld discontinuities, as well as identify misassembled subcomponents, without destroying the serviceability of the part or system.

NDT is used to ensure product integrity and reliability, control manufacturing processes, lower production costs, and maintain a uniform quality level. Without it, the safety and reliability of components can be seriously jeopardized, leading to catastrophic failures such as airplane and locomotive crashes, pipeline leaks and explosions, nuclear reactor failures, and ships sinking.

Non-destructive testing methods

We provide a full suite of NDT methods, including, but not limited to:

  • Radiographic testing (RT)
  • Eddy current testing (ET)
  • Liquid penetrant testing (LPI – fluorescent & colour) (LPI / PT)
  • Magnetic particle inspection (MPI / MT)
  • Dimensional inspection
  • Visual inspection (VT)
  • Ultrasonic testing and inspection services & thickness checks (UT)
  • Weld inspection services

Industries that utilize NDT include:

  • Maritime
  • Manufacturing 
  • Energy (oil, gas and nuclear)
  • Chemical
  • Infrastructure (bridges, highways & buildings)
  • Transportation (automotive & railways)
  • Aerospace
  • Construction

NDT techniques fall into two categories:

1. Techniques which only detect and size defects/damage present on the surface or near-surface of a component.

2. Techniques which can detect, and size defects/damage embodied within a component.

Extra steps are required in the development and application of the test to provide confidence in its ability to identify the damage or irregularities of concern. The Inspection Process and its proper Management are discussed in more detail below.

NDT is a primary recovery mechanism for errors in design, construction, and operational activities.

Correct selection and application of an NDT technique can provide confidence that a component or piece of the plant does not contain defects of the type which the technique was capable of detecting.

When applied in a manufacturing environment it is used to provide confidence that there are no defects of concern over a certain size which may have been introduced by the manufacturing process. In this case NDT is just one of a number of quality control activities aimed at producing a component or piece of plant to a particular specification.

About us

Customer Loyalty is hard to earn and very easy to lose, that’s why Welding Inspection Services Ltd has a commitment to ensure that we meet your expectations every time you deal with us.

Welding Inspection Services Ltd want you to experience the highest possible standard of service through the knowledge of our experienced staff and in accordance with all applicable standards, legislation, regulations, procedures, and the unique requirements of each contract.
Welding Inspection Services Limited recognises the seven Quality Management Principles defined in ISO 9001: 2015 which are:

  • Customer focus
  • Leadership
  • Engagement of people
  • Process approach
  • Improvement
  • Evidence-based decision making
  • Relationship management

Our Services Commitment

  • Confirmation of NDT booking will be provided within 24 hours of request (unless there are special circumstances).
  • We expect to complete reports within 1 working day of return.
  • We offer 24-hour, 7-day-a-week service at very little or no notice when necessary.
  • Office lines are manned 24/7 and will always be answered in person. Technical NDT consultancy and support are available at any time.

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