TWI is a world leader in the development and application of non-destructive testing (NDT) technologies (also known as non-destructive evaluation or NDE), handling hundreds of projects of this nature for our members every year.
Our outstanding track record of research and development in the NDT field, our team of highly skilled engineers and technicians, and our unparalleled range of facilities and tools place us in a unique position to solve the NDT problems of member companies.
Our NDT services are utilised across all industry sectors from transport and aerospace to oil and gas, power and medical. It includes inspection of both metallic and non-metallic (polymer and composite) components and structures. According to requirements, NDT can be undertaken during production, post-production, in-service and following repair. Our NDT inspection facilities and expertise are also a key component of our failure investigation service and can provide key test data as part of a fitness for service or risk-based inspection procedure.
We specialise in the research and development of new techniques and applications, such as:
- Polytest phased array system for onsite inspection of polyethylene pipeline joints
- Railect system for the ultrasonic inspection of aluminothermic weld joints in rails
- PAUT inspection of wind turbine alurings
Innovative inspection solutions
We are frequently called upon to develop innovative solutions to particular problems. These solutions will typically involve:
- Technique development (including modelling)
- Procedure preparation
- Inspection validation/technical justification
- Site deployment
- Training and implementation