PTS carries out Magnetic Permeability Testing on a wide range of metallic materials using fully calibrated portable equipment including permeability meters capable of taking extremely accurate and sensitive readings to 0.001µ. Inspection can be carried out either in a workshop, on in service items at sites around the country or at our purpose built laboratory in the Midlands.Learn more about Permeability Testing
Ultrasonic inspection is the method of using high frequency sound waves to test for imperfections in metals and other materials. By emitting sound waves into a test object, echos are produced by the sound waves reflecting off inclusions or imperfections in the material itself.Learn more about Ultrasonic Inspection and Testing
X-ray radiographic inspection is a method of NDT which uses ionising radiation to view a volumetric image of a weldment, forging or casting that cannot be viewed in any other way.Learn more about Radiography and Radiographic Inspection
Weld Inspection or Visual Inspection covers a variety of tasks. Pre welding, during welding and post welding inspection covers the visual assessment and measurement of weld preparations and finishes.Learn more about Weld Inspection
PTS consultants have expertise in all aspects of welding and can assist in every aspect of Welder Coding and Welding Procedure Qualification to all European and American standards.Learn more about Welder Coding / Weld Procedures
Positive Material Identification (PMI) using the XRF technique is a method which gives fast and reliable results for all your material identification needs. The portable hand held XRF analysers can be used to identify a variety of materials including steels and a variety of other metallic alloys.Learn more about Positive Material Identification
Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) is a form of positive material identification (PMI) which uses spark analysis to assess a materials chemical analysis, this is primarily used on carbon and alloys steels to assess carbon, phosphorus and sulphur content.Learn more about Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES)
Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) is a method primarily used for detecting surface breaking discontinuities in ferromagnetic materials. It works by magnetising the component and then applying ferrous particles in the form of an ink to the item, with any surface breaking discontuities being shown by the collection of the particles.Learn more about Magnetic Particle Inspection
Dye penetrant inspection (DPI) is used to detect surface breaking discontinuities such as cracks or porosity in non-absorbant materials i.e. steel, aluminium, composites etc.Learn more about Dye Penetrant Inspection
Ferrite testing is used to measure the ferritic content in different applications of steel. The feritscope uses a method called magnetic induction to measure the ferritic content of a given sample.Learn more about Ferrite Inspection
Hardness is a measure of how resistant solid matter is to various kinds of permanent shape change when a force is applied. Correct hardness values are important as an item that is too hard might be over brittle and prone to fracture, whereas as item that is not hard enough may deform under stress.Learn more about Hardness Inspection
Painting inspection is the assessment of the application of protective paint coatings on steel or other surfaces. A correct protective coat is crucial in determining the service life of a component. Incorrect application can lead to corrosion of steel and premature failure of items.Learn more about Paint Inspection
Hydrobolt have been working with PTS since 2014 and together we have forged a strong, trustworthy customer supplier relationship. PTS provide Hydrobolt with NDT support and a quick turnaround where their integrity and professionalism gives us the confidence to continue to use PTS.
PTS have provided welding and NDT consultancy services to Ultra SMAP since 2018. Their expert advice on welding and NDT specifications and procedures, and SQEP support for welding and NDT operations, has proved trustworthy and sound in judgement. Ultra SMaP has grown to appreciate PTS’s impartial expert opinion and advice on recommended routes forward. Consultants are often criticised for ‘sitting on the fence’, and PTS have impressed by being willing not only to set out all the options but to recommend a course of action, backing this up with their expert credentials and wealth of experience. They have the knack of being able to explain complex concepts in terms that make sense to an audience who are not experts in welding and NDT. In our experience we have found PTS’s advice and expertise to be very valuable in helping us to ensure compliance with complex requirements relating to welding and NDT, and we appreciate their responsiveness and flexibility in supporting work on our required timescales.
PTS have supported Morgan Sindall Infrastructure’s Rail team on a number of projects over the past 10 years and have consistently provided a professional service to a high standard. They bring specialist knowledge and skills that ultimately enable us to provide a high level of assurance to our key customers.
PTS offer a brilliant service from start to finish and couldn’t be any more helpful. Whether it’s a simple job or highly spec’d project work, this company will make sure that the work is done correctly and at any location. We are really happy with the service provided and would urge any companies looking for Non-destructive testing facilities to give them a try.
PTS are a professional organisation with extremely knowledgeable and helpful employees. We have always received a fantastic and professional service from PTS over the years with all aspects of testing and inspection. Mark and Adam Bates will go out of their way to help and support your every need.
PTS are a highly valued supplier to Unilathe. Their professionalism, skillset and genuine enthusiasm to provide expert NDT and inspection services, has played an essential role in our capability to deliver quality products to our customers with confidence. Beyond the accomplished standard of testing and inspection work that they provide, it is their willingness in offering technical advice and support, as well as flexibility that sets PTS apart from all other NDT suppliers.