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Applus delivers cutting-edge technologies to the oil and gas, power and energy, aerospace, automotive and engineering sectors of industry. We provide bespoke solutions using advanced ndt inspection methods – many of which we have pioneered for industry during our 76 years in business.

Applus is committed to adding value to our NDT service provision through innovation and a problem solving approach. We believe this approach will enhance the long term relationship we endeavour to build with our clients, as well as reducing costs, eliminating risks, or, improving performance standards.

Applus also offers unparalleled support, advice and guidance to our clients with the aim of extending asset life through the most effective use of advanced NDT inspection techniques and innovative solutions, which will demonstrably deliver safety, quality and economic benefits.

Nearly all our advanced NDT techniques are included as part of our UKAS 17020 Type ‘A’ inspection body accreditation. We therefore offer the highest quality standards with our experienced staff always aiming to deliver the optimal result and exceed our clients’ expectations.

Our network of NDT testing facilities around the UK, enable us to provide the country with the full range of Inspection techniques and customer support at short notice. Additionally our UK Technical Centre can provide PCN or ASNT Level 3 NDT specialists to support the most complex of inspection tasks as well as producing client specific Procedures.

We work closely with clients and industry bodies (e.g. BINDT, TWI, HOIS) and arrange field trials and validation of new or emerging inspection technologies to address the many problems that are associated with the clients’ high asset value industries, in order to determine the optimal solutions.

We regularly arrange learning forums where our advanced NDT specialists will provide insight and advice about the latest developments in our industry and where practical applications may be discovered.

We are also able to provide demonstrations of emerging techniques at our client’s office facilities and these visits allow a hands-on awareness raising opportunity for the client’s Integrity team as well as other interested members of client management.

We offer the following range of Advanced NDT and bespoke inspection techniques:

  • Un-piggable Pipeline Inspection (PIT Tools)
  • DTI Pipeline Inspection (Trekscan)
  • Long Range Phased Array (LRPA)
  • Phased Array (PA)
  • Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD)
  • Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL)
  • Saturated Low Frequency Eddy Current (SLOFEC)
  • Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM)
  • Laser Profilomitry (Handyscan)
  • Positive Material Identification (PMI)
  • Borescopes
  • Thermography

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