AWL Inspection NDT Companies Newcastle

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Breaking new ground in inspection and non-destructive testing services

Established in 1987, AWL offer in-depth knowledge, experience and expertise in Inspection and Non Destructive Testing (NDT) Services. We undertake an extensive variety of Inspections including:

X-Ray and Gamma Radiography

Phased Array / Ultrasonic AND MPI / LPI

Positive Material Identification and Welding / Visual Inspection

What we do:

We provide Non Destructive Testing and Inspection Services tailored to meet the specific industry needs for:

  • Plant and equipment
  • On site and offshore pipe work and structures
  • Pressure vessels
  • Pipelines
  • Ultrasonic detection of flaws
  • Ultrasonic thickness measurement (Lloyds approved)
  • Fingerprint inspection of defective areas for future repeat tests
  • X Radiography up to 300 KV in lab and on site
  • Gamma rays (Iridium 192) in lab and on site
  • Magnetic Particle Inspection
  • Liquid Penetrant Testing
  • Leak Testing
  • Preparation of technical manuals and procedures to meet International Standards
  • Welding inspection
  • Inspection audits


We provide a number of Non Destructive Testing (NDT) and Inspection Services tailored to meet our clients’ needs. These include:


Penetrating radiation is passed through a solid object to produce an image of the objects internal structure on to a film. Used to identify most defects.


Ultrasonic Testing (UT) uses high frequency sound energy to conduct examinations and make measurements.

Liquid Pentrant Inspection

Liquid (or dye) Penetrant Inspection (LPI) is used for detecting surface-breaking flaws on any non-absorbent material’s surface.

Magnetic Particle Inspection

Magnetic particle inspection (MPI) is used for the detection of surface and near-surface flaws in ferromagnetic materials.

Welding Inspection

A welding inspector has the responsibility to monitor all aspects of the welding process to ensure that the finished weldment is fit for purpose.

Visual Inspection

Visual inspection is the original method of NDT. Many defects are surface-breaking and can be detected by careful direct visual inspection.

Positive Material Identification

Positive Material Identification (PMI) is the analysis of a metallic alloy to establish composition by reading the quantities by percentage of its constituent elements.

Phased Array

A phased array system is based around a specialised ultrasonic transducer that can be pulsed separately in a programmed pattern.

Our Clients

The quality of the services we offer at AWL has impressed many leading names from a wide range of industries. Our current client list include:

Past and current clients


At AWL we take pride in the quality of our work and the service we provide to our customers. Our ability to complete contracts within stringent deadlines and to the exact standards of our clients is supported by the ability of our staff as well as their dedication.

We bring together an experienced team with extensive knowledge. Our staff are qualified to various levels including British Gas, PCN and C.S.W.I.P. We have a Quality System in place which has been assessed and approved to BSEN ISO 9001. We have also been assessed and approved to Environmental Standard BSEN ISO 14001 In addition, our inspection and test equipment is periodically calibrated and is traceable to National Standards.

Achieved standards