Testing Services

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Ultrasonic Inspection

Ultrasonic testing is a versatile method of Non-Destructive testing that can be applied to most materials, either metallic or non-metallic.

Radiographic Inspection

Radiography uses penetrating X or Gamma Radiation to examine defects and internal features in materials, products or structures. 

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Liquid Penetrant

Liquid penetration is a non-destructive test method in which a liquid penetrant is applied to the surface of the material under inspection.

Ferrite Testing

Ferrite testing is used to measure data of the ferrite content from stainless steels (there are different types such as duplex and austenitic).

Visual Inspection

Visual Inspection is a method of Non-Destructive testing that provides a means of detecting and examining a variety of flaws.

Previous Projects

Our Portfolio

We have completed hundreds of nod destructive testing tasks for numerous large scale buildings (As well as many smaller) and we have lots of feedback that we want to share with you!


Thelwall Viaduct

The Thelwall Viaduct is a critical component part of the M6 motorway network and as such major re-building and strengthening work has been carried out over many years. The prime contractor for this project required Non-destructive testing to be carried out on every weld made as part of the strengthening process. The method of NDT preferred by the contractor was Magnetic Particle Inspection, this was complemented by Eddy Current and Ultra Sonic inspections.

Aecom Testimonial

Long Street, Shoreditch

We confirm our total satisfaction arising from Messrs Format NDT attended the project to undertake survey, put in place the necessary documentation and notification to Her Majesty’s Health and Safety  Executive

The preparation and implementation in liaison with our project management of the method statement and risk assessment procedures required to facilitate the works


The Blade (Reading)

‘The Blade’ is Readings most significant and prestigious office development for a decade. Its iconic design will provide cutting edge headquarters accommodation on 14 floors. The Blade will be Readings tallest office building rising to an impressive 128mtrs. Format NDT Ltd provided inspection services on the floor supports at each level of construction prior to the final construction and filling with concrete.

Who We've Worked For

About Us

Format NDT are one of the best non destructive testing (NDT) inspection companies in the UK. 

Format NDT Limited provides a comprehensive range of Non-Destructive Testing techniques. 

On site or Laboratory testing is carried out by our team of accredited test engineers in accordance to all recognized British, European and International standards, operating within the Format NDT’ Quality System, which is ISO 9001- 2015.

Our Technicians are highly trained and experienced and hold personal certification, up to level 3 over a range of examination schemes including ISO 9712 and SNT-TC-1-A (ASNT)

Located in St Helens Merseyside Format is well placed to meet the needs of our customers throughout the United Kingdom. Our client list covers a wide range of industries including; Nuclear, Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Defence, Rail, Construction and General Engineering. 

We undertake a wide range of tests from large civil engineering structures to small components, welds, castings etc in either traditional or exotic materials. We are experts in ndt welding inspection and ndt pipeline inspection. As well as specialising in the following areas:

  • non destructive weld testing
  • radiography non destructive testing
  • non destructive testing of concrete
  • non destructive evaluation
  • non destructive metal testing
  • x ray non destructive testing