Ashtead secures UKAS accreditation for NDT equipment calibration


A global leader in specialist subsea technology and services, Ashtead Technology has announced that it has received further endorsement from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for its enhanced range of calibration services.

Having previously gained UKAS accreditation for the calibration of survey, positioning and oceanographic sensors, this latest approval covers the delivery of calibration services for ultrasonic testing equipment used by non-destructive testing (NDT) inspection companies.

UKAS assesses a laboratory’s calibration and measurement capability to produce precise and accurate test results by scrutinising the technical competence of staff, the validity of the test methods and the equipment used through a vigorous audit and validation process.

From its state-of-the-art laboratory in Aberdeen, Ashtead provides calibration services to the internationally-recognised UKAS standard ISO/IEC 17025. All calibrations are carried out by qualified, trained engineers in accordance with all major equipment manufacturer specifications.

Allan Pirie, Chief Executive of Ashtead Technology, said: “We are committed to delivering calibration and repair services for a wide range of instruments that are crucial to our customers’ operations. This further endorsement from UKAS assures our customers that both our and their equipment is calibrated to the highest industry standard.”

UKAS is the national accreditation body for the United Kingdom, appointed by government, to assess organisations that provide inspection, testing and calibration services.

Founded in 1985, Ashtead is a world-leading, independent subsea equipment solutions specialist providing rental and sale of survey and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) equipment, engineered measurement solutions, offshore personnel, training, calibration, repair and maintenance and asset management solutions.

Positioned at the forefront of technology and innovative solutions, Ashtead strives to provide a one-stop shop for cost-effective solutions to maximise performance with high-quality service and delivery.