NDT stands for non-destructive testing. According to the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, NDT is an engineering discipline that aims to identify flaws in a material without destroying the tested subject. This is essential to monitoring machinery that is in use without affecting operations. NDT training in the UK ranges from general introductory courses to advanced training for specific industries. NDT training is offered at several facilities in Northeast UK---which covers the region around the English cities of Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Durham and Sunderland.
In operation since 1988, Gilligan Engineering offers UK NDT training with a focus on the gamma radiography industry. Courses are run either at the company's premises in Low Prudhoe, Northumberland, or at the client's location of choice. Trainees are required to take an exam at the end of the course. Those passing the exam receive a certificate endorsed by the Radiation Protection Association.
Gilligan Engineering Services Ltd Andrews House Princess Way Low Prudhoe Northumberland, England, NE42 6HB +44-166-1836-886 gilligan-engineering.co.uk
Oceaneering Inspection---Stockton is a UK material-testing laboratory. It's run and owned by Texas-based engineering-services provider Oceaneering. The company specialises in offshore oilfield engineering and underwater NDT. Training at the Stockton facility ranges from general NDT principles to specialist areas such as corrosive awareness---especially useful for workers involved in offshore oil rig construction.
Oceaneering Inspection -- Stockton Bowesfield Lane Stockton-on-Tees, England, TS18 3YH +44-164-260-4661 oceaneering.com/
TWI Technology Centre (Northeast)
The TWI Technology Centre in Middlesbrough is part of the international TWI Group and has been running since 1992. The centre has a particular focus on welding technologies and is also home to the only heated indoor deepwater testing tank in Europe. Underwater NDT training courses are available. All courses are approved and accredited by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing.
TWI Technology Centre Aurora Court Barton Road Middlesbrough, England, TS2 1RY +44-1642-216-320 twi.co.uk/content/northtwi.html
Within 70 miles of the Northeast
Just 65 miles from Middlesbrough, the town of Castleford in West Yorkshire is home to the Stroma Group. While Stroma offers a range of compliance and engineering training, it also provides a specialist course in airtightness testing. This is designed to check air leakage from new buildings to determine energy efficiency. This fits in with UK government regulations requiring the testing of new domestic buildings for airtightness.
Stroma Pioneer Business Park Pioneer Way Castleford, West Yorkshire WF10 5QU +44-845-621-1111 stroma.com