Applus UK Ltd

Block 2, Units C and D, West Mains Industrial Estate, Grangemouth FK3 8YE
+44 (0)1429 874830
+44 (0)1429 874830
Stuart Gilfillan
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Affiliations & Approvals:
  • Service Inspection Group (SIG) Member (BINDT)
  • Trade Group Member (BINDT)
  • UKAS Accredited Laboratory

Applus+ is a leading global inspection service provider, delivering technical assurance through non-destructive testing, inspection and certification. Applus+ has world-leading experience and expertise in refineries, fossil and nuclear power generation, project management, pipelines and offshore and onshore production facilities.

The Aerospace division has several Nadcap-accredited test houses and as well as inspecting automotive and aerospace OEM components, castings, forgings and welds it also delivers 'on-wing' NDT services globally on all commercial, military and business aircraft.

Applus+ has been at the forefront of development of new techniques and inspection solutions for more than 80 years, with a presence in over 70 countries across all continents. Applus+ Inspection services include the full range of conventional and advanced NDT techniques.

The company offers:

  • Operational bases located throughout the UK;

  • Site NDT and inspection services;

  • An expert team in the establishment and management of embedded NDT solutions;

  • Research and development capabilities;

  • An automated ultrasonic mapping system IWEX producing three-dimensional flaw location and colour graphics, allowing easy comparison of results from previous inspections to be carried out;

  • Phased array and TOFD;

  • Teletest® guided wave ultrasonics for the rapid assessment of pipework corrosion in inaccessible areas – under insulation, road crossings and so on;

  • Incotest – corrosion survey method through thermal insulation;

  • The Tank Floor Tester (TFT) for the monitoring of underfloor corrosion in bulk liquid storage tanks;

  • Pipescan – rapid inspection of pipework (all diameters) for corrosion;

  • EMAT or long-range phased array – corrosion surveys at pipe supports and inaccessible areas for touch point corrosion;

  • Online testing of pipework, vessels and tanks;

  • Small-diameter tube assessments with IRIS, electromagnetic methods and remote video inspection;

  • Online surveys with thermography for changes in plant operating conditions.

 Certifications and accreditations:

  • Triple badged: ISO 9001, ISO 1400 and OHSAS 18001

  • ISO/IEC 17020 accredited as type 'A' inspection body by UKAS

  • Aerospace client approvals/accreditations – CAA EASA 145, NADCAP AS 9100

  • FPAL AND UVDB 'Verified'

  • Founding council member of IRATA

  • LEE accredited and DROPS member

  • DTI and CE approved for statutory inspections.


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Aerospace client approvals:

  • Rolls-Royce

  • GKN

  • Honeywell

  • Airbus

  • BAE Systems

  • Bombardier

  • AW Leonardo.

  • Meggitt

  • Boeing.

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