Since it’s inception in 1976, Format NDT Limited have undertaken many major NDT (Non destructive testing) projects throughout the United Kingdom. Here is a quick selection of a few of those projects:
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.
Format NDT Limited was chosen for this project because of the companies all round capability in Non-Destructive Testing providing the NDE disciplines required by the contractors.
As a result of the success of this project Format NDT Limited has been awarded the contract to carryout similar Non-Destructive Evaluation on a second major road viaduct.
The Manx Electricity Authority commissioned the building new Combined Cycle Gas Power Station, at Pulrose near Douglas on the Isle of Man. Pulrose Power Station is a state of the art facility designed and built to blend into the local environment, with a large amount of work carried out within an environmentally sensitive area.
Format NDT Limited were chosen by one of the Prime Contractors on this project to undertake Ultrasonic Examination, Magnetic/Penetrant Inspections and Gamma and X Radiography of gas supply and ancillary pipe work during both the manufacturing and installation stages. The company also carried out additional inspection throughout the duration of the project. This included visual inspections of welds along with the techniques described above.
NDT Services carried out by Format NDT Ltd on utilities pipework prior to encasing in concrete. Work commenced on site in January 2008 and the power station will be ready for commercial operation in 2011 with a life of 25 years.
Once completed the CCGT will supply enough power to supply the needs of around 1.5 million homes.
Ultrasonics and Magnetic Particle Inspection techniques on roof structures of newly constructed store at Westfield.
The 240,000 sq ft department store will be a modern four storey landmark building and one of the principal anchor stores for the £1.45 bn Westfield Stratford City.
The 1.9 million sq ft Westfield Stratford City scheme is one of the largest urban regeneration projects ever undertaken in the UK and will include around 300 local, national and international fashion, home and lifestyle brands, as well as a variety of leisure and entertainment experiences including a state of the art, all-digital Vue cinema.
‘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.
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 familiarisation of the site work force of segregation measures to be adopted
The implementation of the segregation and warning signage measures
The successful Non Destructive Testing of a total of 100 Manual Metal Arc Welds within installed 150mm and 100mm Nominal Bore Pipe work in-situ located in Plant Room areas of the project
The prompt documented reporting of the findings of the Non Destructive Tests
The courteous manner in which the works undertaken were successfully completed
Format have provided Shawton Engineering with an excellent service for the past 20 years. Staff are always friendly and willing to help and have a great deal of knowledge within their field of expertise. Format NDT Ltd are our go to company for NDT and would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.