UK Integrated NDT Investment in Technology
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High Integrity Inspection Design,
Consultancy and Application
UK NDT (Inspection) industry
cooperates to provide integrated
inspection solutions throughout the
Reliable procedure development
Underpinned by basic research
NDT Experience Outside of UK
UK Investment in NDT Technology
40 year investment in Inspection (NDT) for the Civil
Nuclear Industry in the UK.
People: UK Industry invests heavily in graduate and
technician training schemes.
Techniques: Company & Government support for
technique and equipment development.
Research - RCNDE formed in 2003 through
collaboration of government, industry and
Implementation – Investment in Inspection
Qualification & Human Factors
This investment enables UK to be a world leader in
nuclear inspection technology.
Complex Nozzle and Pipe Inspection
Primary circuit nozzle
inspection for EDF
Doosan Babcock provides
inspection service to 28 French
nuclear power units.
All inspections are qualified to the
highest level RSE-M Code.
This qualification follows the
guidelines of ENIQ.
Complex Robotic Manipulators
Inspection deploys complex
manipulators which are tested in a
realistic environment and
In service Monitoring of Plant
In line crack monitoring on
Advanced defect analysis methods
Confidence through ENIQ
European Network For
Appropriate assessment of an
NDT system giving reliable
confirmation it is capable of
achieving the required
performance under real conditions.
Our inspection qualification
commences with agreement of the
required defect detection and
sizing targets with the client and
Qualification of manufacturing, preservice and in-service inspections
Inspection design underpinned
with mathematical modelling
Construction of test pieces
Training of personnel
Open – procedure
Blind – personnel
AMEC’s IVC is the UK
Independent Qualification Body
Testing on Mock Ups
Our inspection systems are tested
on test pieces containing realistic
defects and representing access.
Test pieces designed to provide
validation of inspection system.
Ensures effective preparation
before application on site.
Testing includes training on these
Enabling young engineers to train
in a safe environment.
e.g. Inspection systems for Atucha
Compliance with National Regulators
All countries have different
ENIQ is a framework which can be
adapted to meet local needs.
AMEC and Doosan Babcock have
25 years of experience using ENIQ
which has enabled to them to
provide Qualification and
Inspection support throughout the
world under different regulatory
Offered Inspection Services &
Research – Advanced
Phased Array: FMC – TFM imaging
Inspection Design - Complex Geometry, Modelling of Ultrasonics,
In Manufacture Inspection
In Service Inspection