Established in 1987, AWL offer in-depth knowledge, experience and expertise in Inspection and Non Destructive Testing (NDT) Services

Enhancing our condition-based maintenance capabilities with the acquisition of Proviso Services

Helping make sure our customers leave nothing to chance is our priority across the British Engineering Services Group.   We’re focused on helping keep people safe, businesses legally compliant and machinery and equipment operational and that will never change. 

We’re extremely pleased to share that Proviso Systemscondition-based maintenance (CBM) expertis the latest company to join the Group.  Adding Proviso Systems to our growing business will really enhance our customer offering in this specialist field, further strengthening the platform we built with the acquisition of PCMS Eng Group at the end of last year. 

Our customers are really benefiting from an extended suite of services and bringing Proviso onboard will reinforce this even further Our acquisitive growth continues to be in line with our customers’ needs and we know maximising machinery efficiency with the very best CBM solutions is something there is an appetite for.  With PCMS Eng Group and Proviso Services now part of the Group, we can truly provide our customers with an end-to-end risk management service in one place, a first in our industry,” said Gareth Hilton, Chief Commercial Officer. 

Proviso Systems was formed in 1995 and has gone from strength to strength ever since.  Its ongoing focus has been to provide an ‘innovative approach to condition-based maintenance’ and ultimately improve operational efficiency for their customers. Their innovative approach to technology is impressive and has undoubtedly given them a competitive edge in their field.  They provide an extensive range of services to help keep their customers machinery healthy and operational with vibration analysis, thermography and oil analysis just some of the more frequently used techniques. 

“We’re really getting it right on the acquisition front.  We’ve welcomed some fantastic businesses to our Group over the last few months alone and bringing Proviso onboard has undoubtedly continued this trend.  The team are absolutely brilliant and know everything there is to know about CBM.  They’re a great addition to the British Engineering Services Group and we look forward to supporting their ongoing success,” said Dave Vaughan, MD of Testing and Consultancy. 

“The future of Proviso Systems is extremely exciting.  This is a great move all round and one that will see our specialist business get the right level of investment and focus as we continue to grow.  We’re all really looking forward to our next chapter,” said Mike Deacon, Director of Proviso Systems. 

This is the fifth acquisition for the British Engineering Services Group since 2019 and the second condition-based maintenance company welcomed in just a matter of months.  Continuing to find businesses that have the same passion and approach to supporting our customers is important to us and we’re delighted to have done that with every one of our acquisitions.  We’re proud of our growing team who help us deliver for our customers every day, with no compromise, ever.  

For more information about Proviso Systems  click here or to learn more about our other recent acquisitive activity, click here.  

AWL Inspection and NDT Services has joined the British Engineering Services Group

We are pleased to share that AWL Inspection and NDT Services has joined the British Engineering Services Group.  This is an exciting move for our company and we’re delighted to part of the ongoing success of the wider Group. 

The British Engineering Services Group is an industry leading, Testing, Inspection and Certification business with a team of more than 800 people.  The company is focused on the safety of both their people and their customers and has grown significantly, both organically and by acquisition, since it formed as an independent business in 2015.  Adding AWL to the Group will help them expand their NDT capacity, giving them additional geographical reach and reinforcing their existing team of specialist engineers. 

“This is another fantastic acquisition for our company.  The brilliant AWL team have the same passion, drive and enthusiasm we enjoy across the wider British Engineering Services Group and we’re delighted to have them on board.  Adding another NDT business to our Group has been a focus of ours for some time as we look to reinforce both our capacity and our customer base in this field.  AWL, with its strong reputation for always delivering for their customers, was an obvious choice,” said Dave Vaughan, MD of Testing and Consultancy.  

Emma Williamson, NDT Manager for AWL, commented, “We’ve really enjoyed getting to know more about the British Engineering Services Group over the last few weeks and we’re looking forward to being part of the team.  This is a great move all round and we’re confident it will help ensure a great future for everyone involved.”

AWL is the fourth acquisition for the British Engineering Services Group since 2019, following UK Road Tanker Inspections, PCMS Eng and Lantei.  For more information about The British Engineering Services Group and how their acquisitive growth has helped ensure they can always meet the needs of their customers, visit their website here

We provide Non Destructive Testing and Inspection Services tailored to meet the specific needs of industry.

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.

Our services

Q10 Material Sampling and Analysis

Q10 material sampling and analysis involves the removal of fine cuttings (samples) from steel pipe or fittings which undergo analysis.

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Ultrasonic Inspection

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

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Magnetic Particle Inspection

Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) is used to detect surface and near surface flaws. It is most suitably used for ferromagnetic materials such as iron, nickel, cobalt, and some of their alloys.

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Liquid (Dye) Penetrant Inspection

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

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Visual Inspection

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

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Phased Array

Phased Array Inspection is an Advanced Ultrasonic Technique that utilises the latest technology to create targeted beam sets that can be focused upon a specific area for an increased probability of flaw detection in welds.

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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.

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Welding Inspection and Portable Arc Monitoring System (PAMS)

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

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Radiographic testing is a widely used technique for volumetric non-destructive testing. Penetrating radiation using X-rays or gamma rays is passed through a solid object to produce an image of the objects internal structure on to a film to identify most defects.

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Our quality

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.

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AWL, proud to be part of the British Engineering Services Group. 

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