The South West School of NDT

Merton House, Croescadarn Close, Cardiff CF23 8HF
+44 (0)29 2054 0000
+44 (0)29 2054 0111
Michelle Clapham
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  • C - Coating Thickness Measurement
  • E - Electromagnetic General
  • E1 - Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI)
  • E2 - Magnetic Flux Leakage methods
  • E3 - Eddy Current Testing
  • E4 - ACFM
  • E5 - Potential Drop Flaw Detection and Sizing
  • EC - Erosion/Corrosion
  • LE - Leak Testing
  • LP - Liquid Penetrant Inspection
  • O - Optical Methods General
  • O1 - Visual Inspection
  • O2 - Optical Metrology and Holography
  • O4 - Thermography
  • R - Radiography General
  • R1 - Radioscopy
  • R2 - Neutron Radiography
  • S - Stress Measurement
  • U - Ultrasonic General
  • U1 - Ultrasonic Flaw Detection and Sizing
  • U2 - Ultrasonic Thickness Gauging
Affiliations & Approvals:
  • Service Inspection Group (SIG) Member (BINDT)
  • Trade Group Member (BINDT)
  • Training Establishment Approved by BINDT
  • UKAS Accredited Laboratory

While providing a broad spectrum of school or site-based training, the SWSNDT has been noted for its aerospace, industrial and defence activities. Training and examination are routinely conducted in the five major NDT methods with additional specialist courses, including metallurgical and chemical disciplines, thermography, laser shearography, magnetic Barkhausen noise testing, hardness testing, conductivity testing, tensile testing, composite material inspection, acid etch inspection, anodic flaw detection and heat treatment, all arranged according to client needs.

Working within the PCN, SNT-TC-1A, NAS 410 and EN 4179 schemes, courses are deliberately kept small, with the emphasis on practical and theoretical training rather than lecturing. Particular attention has also been paid to the compilation of specific training and examination programmes for clients employing specialist or automated inspection methods.

In order to fully support clients' needs, the SWSNDT is an authorised qualification body for PCN examinations and a BINDT Outside Agency for Level 3 services and EN 4179 examinations.

The SWSNDT provides NDT Level 3 consultancy services across all industry sectors via a team of dedicated, centrally certificated ASNT and/or PCN Level 3 engineers.

Michelle Clapham, Business Development Manager
Samanatha John, Training Coordinator

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