Non-destructive Testing for Industrial Plants and Systems
Test components and systems for safety and compliance
Industrial plant engineers, developers, operators and non-destructive testing (NDT) coordinators require NDT consultancy and testing services to test for weaknesses in a wide range of components and systems. This is to ensure compliance with design codes and statutory regulations for new construction projects as well as maintenance of existing plants.
TÜV SÜD’s plant engineering experts have the technical expertise and experience to support you in carrying out challenging NDT tasks across all relevant fields of applications. We help you to identify the appropriate NDT method for each specific problem and to ensure accurate results from NDT. Trained to perform testing in accordance with all international standards, our specialists are also certified in accordance with UIC 960 (DIN 27201-7) EN ISO 9712 (superseding EN473), ISO 9712 , PCN and SNT-TC-1A.
Our experts provide assessment and evaluation of test systems, advisory on the application of tests and special methods, and evaluation of data gathered through automated and semi-automated test systems.
We also prepare documented procedures, test instructions and specifications.
TÜV SÜD’s experts carry out NDT on components, systems and materials for quality assurance and as a basis for damage reports.
We also offer services to address turnaround at industrial plants, including turnaround management and evaluation of results.
Our inspection (test) methods include:
- Surface methods
visual testing (including borescope and industrial endoscope)
magnetic particle testing
eddy current testing
- Volumetric methods
radiographic testing (X-rays and Gamma rays)
- Special methods
time of flight diffraction (ToFD)
acoustic emission testing
leak rate testing
long range UT
magnetic flux leakage tank floor scanning
positive material identification (PMI)
digital projection radiography
on field metallography by replicas (lifetime assessment)
thermal and infrared
We assist you in developing a written practice describing staff training, experience and examination requirements.
We also train and certify your staff in accordance with SNT-TC-1A of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing, EN ISO 9712 (superseding EN473) and ISO 9712.
We offer a complete package of knowledge services, testing and training solutions to assist you with all aspects of the NDT process including organisation, coordination, testing and recommendation of measures.
Optimise plant safety - by assuring a consistently high level of quality and safety in plant construction and refurbishment with our expert non-destructive testing services
Improve operational availability - by identifying weaknesses before they result in unscheduled downtime of your plants.
Minimise cost - with our cost-effective support for critical decisions in defect determination and component replacement.
Benefit from global support - with specialised technical support of NDT-related issues from our international team of experts.