Services were introduced at the request of customers, primarily because they sometimes encounter difficult challenges performing inspection work programs.

Such situations often require advanced engineering understanding, custom design, manufacturing, and mock-up testing to ensure a successful work programs can be undertaken on site. Typical challenges faced by our customers include:

  • Complex geometries, where standard probes and alternative NDT techniques just do not work
  • Deep water where divers cannot access work faces
  • Restricted locations where human access is impossible
  • Hazardous situations where there may be danger to life
  • Requirement to inspect through thick protective coatings

Our service offering includes:

Mock-Up Testing

Over the years, TSC accumulated a wide variety of steel structures and components that have been used for mock-up testing. This allows us to conduct performance testing or factory acceptance testing, under simulated conditions prior to arrival on site.

These typically include; simple steel plates and threaded components, through to complex welded tubular joints weighing 2-3 tonnes. Both real and artificial defects have been introduced in certain locations, so that we can test the effectiveness and accuracy of new instruments, probes and deployment systems. We can develop proof testing mock-ups for most situations that are likely to arise at the work face, including underwater.


We employ and train our own technicians, so that we are sure of providing our customers with the knowledge depth required in challenging situations. Many of our technicians are degree-qualified in an engineering discipline, before they are trained and certified in the use of ACFM technology.

Since we develop and supply ACFM technology, the training we deliver offers a unique understanding of ACFM technology and inspection results. This exceeds industry standards for routine inspections.

We are often involved in highly specialized and sensitive inspection work, so we also offer service backup from degree-qualified engineering experts in the office, who are also qualified to use ACFM.

CSWIP Level 3 Support

Our CSWIP Level 3 support service offers customers with project management advice, specialized ACFM procedure development, and detailed inspection planning. We also offer data review services in cases where customers would like a second opinion. This service can be provided by fully qualified personnel based in our offices or on site.