Testing & Inspection

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Applied Inspection Ltd

Applied Inspection is an ISO 9001:2008 and Link-Up accredited company providing Non Destructive Testing, Welding, Welder Training and Materials Testing both on site and from one of three full equipped laboratories in the UK.

Applied Inspection has a world wide reputation for providing a highly professional service; our 24 hour, seven days a week service ensures we’re always available to our customers.

Our major strength is a superb team of highly qualified and experienced personnel, the majority of whom have been with us for many years; we are now widely renowned for being one of the most qualified NDT companies in the UK.

CoMech Metrology Limited

CoMech provides calibration, Inspection and testing support services. Additionally, we also provide design, manufacture and repair of a wide range of measurement and Inspection instruments and systems. Our services include destructive, non-destructive, remote and contact calibrations in our extensive laboratory and on-site inspections and calibrations. We provide a full dimensional inspection service for any manufactured component part. One off first article inspection or large batch inspection is available. Third party independent verification services are supported by our UKAS dimensional accreditation. Specialist castings, gauges and fixtures are inspected within our controlled environment laboratory. Our continual commitment to increasing our skills and facilities are reflected in the extensive scope of our services and our commitment to providing clients with the confidence that all our quality management systems conform to the requirements of BS-EN ISO 17025 and GM/RT2450. The company hold UKAS accreditation, and is Linkup and RISAS Registered. Our manufacturing and refurbishment facilities provide a wide range of inspection and gauging products. Special inspection gauges and fixtures are also manufactured to customer specific requirements.

Data Acquisition & Testing Services Limited

D.A.T.S  specializes in engineering test and measurement solutions. We provide DAQ, test, measurement, instrumentation hire, analysis and consultancy services for multiple industries.  Parameters include strain, stress, vibration and temperature etc. ISO9001 registered we work in the UK and internationally

Design and Analysis Limited

Design and Analysis Ltd. is one of UK’s leading providers of specialist engineering analysis expertise to the Rail Industry.

Our team of Engineers have over 60 years combined experience in rail vehicle stress analysis and a wealth of knowledge in the application of Railway Group Standards bringing significant added value to our customer’s projects.

From our base offices in the East Midlands we can tackle work packages ranging from a complete carbody to small sensor brackets and anything in between.  Working with OEM’s and tier two suppliers alike, we can either work independently or as an extension to our customers design and engineering teams.  We can be contracted for projects as small as a few hours to projects lasting a year or more requiring dedicated resourcing.

We invest heavily in the most advanced computer aided engineering tools so that our customers do not have to.  Of course, because we specialise in doing this work on a daily basis, our Engineers are highly capable of wringing the most out of the software’s capabilities producing right first time results.

Fatigue performance is often a design driver for rail vehicles and their attached equipment.  Design and Analysis has many years’ experience in the fatigue assessment of welded structures to BS and EN standards.

The quality of our work is of crucial importance to us and is one of the main reasons our customers keep coming back to us for their analysis needs.  We have first class quality procedures controlling all our analysis work which are ISO 9001 accredited.  Design and Analysis has also been vetted and RISQS accredited.

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Intertek NDT

testing and welding service to rail companies and companies involved in the rail supply chain. The services offered are undertaken both on-site and from our own laboratory facilities. They are provided by highly skilled individuals and underpinned by internationally recognised accreditations including Achilles Link-Up Registration.

Services include;

Non Destructive Testing
Technical Consultancy Services
Materials Testing
Failure Investigations
Destructive Testing
Welder training and witnessing
Welding consultancy

Intertek is the leading quality and safety solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers’ products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace.  With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 33,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek helps its clients to meet end users’ expectations across increasingly diverse quality, health, environmental, safety and social accountability aspects in virtually any market around the world.

Tecforce Ltd

Tecforce is an independent company supplying the Railway Rolling Stock Market with a comprehensive range of repair, overhaul, consultancy, testing and training services.

These services are built around a portfolio of core skills including:

– Materials Technology

– Welding Technology

– Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

– Rolling Stock Engineering

Our service is fully compliant with the requirements of the Rail Industry, with Supplier Link-up Approval and BS EN ISO 9001:2008 Quality Accreditation.

We have also been audited and certified for compliance to Railway Group Standard GM/RT 2005 – NDT of Rail vehicles and components and GM/RT 2450 – Safety Critical Work Systems for Welding and NDT.

We mainly operate in the UK rail market providing our services to clients responsible for the maintenance and overhaul of rolling stock and rolling stock components.