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NDT Consultancy

NDT Consultancy

Customized Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Consultancy Services

Reliable inspection services are essential in the industrial sector. Non-destructive testing methods, whether conventional or advanced, are numerous and each presents advantages and limitations. TÜV Rheinland provides you with NDT consultancy services to help you select the method and application that fits best to your specific situation and project. We help you ensure the long-life, safe, and failure-free operation of your equipment, systems and structural components, offer method selection and set up applicable inspection processes.

Accredited for Level III for various NDT techniques, our experts provide you a wide range of NDT consultancy services. First, we can help you select the right NDT procedure, adapted to your needs and project. Upon method selection, our experts provide written practices for non-destructive testing and assist you in the preparation of accreditation and certification procedures prior to inspection. Your services can also be audited for different application methods. TÜV Rheinland specialized applications help you enhance the quality of the inspection, simplify the NDT process and accelerate the inspection setup by implementing the right adapted NDT method from the beginning.

Because disputes between the client and its inspection company or certification authority can happen, TÜV Rheinland provides mediatory and dispute arbitration services. Referring to Level III team analysis and investigation of situations of contention most often resulting from misunderstanding or a lack of communication, our experts find solutions to reach an acceptable outcome on behalf of both parties.

TÜV Rheinland offers you a wide range of tailored solutions for all your requirements and adapted to your project or situation with high efficiency and reliability. Our experts are extensively experienced with issues requiring creative problem-solving techniques in the field on non-destructive testing.

Benefits of Our NDT Consultancy and Level III Services at a Glance

With NDT consultancy services from TÜV Rheinland, you benefit from:

  • Customized solutions and non-destructive testing method selection.
  • Advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) services from highly experienced experts harmonized and in compliance with international standards and specifications.
  • Documented NDT procedures for inspection methods based on international standards and prepared by TÜV Rheinland experts.
  • Our international presence and availability.
  • Exclusive one-stop-shop services.
  • Level III capability of our experts.
  • Tailored solutions to disputes and litigation.

Please feel free to contact us at TÜV Rheinland to learn more about how our NDT consultancy services can benefit your company.

Professional NDT Consultancy Services

We are ready to provide consultancy services in all NDT demands. Our aim is to achieve customer satisfaction by offering quality service. Keeping in mind that the advantages of any particular inspection method can only be realized when all aspects have been previously considered, our support ensures you the most appropriate solution.

Our NDT consultancy services include

  • Selection of non-destructive testing methods and equipment suitable for the component and any special requirements.
  • Review of the procedures based on international standards.
  • Preparation of the NDT inspection process.
  • Assistance in the preparation of procedures prior to inspection.
  • Writing and maintaining written practices for NDT companies.
  • Carrying out ultrasonic modeling and simulation.
  • Advice on training and staff qualification requirements.
  • Quality assurance and quality control.
  • Dispute arbitration.


For those cases requiring further analysis of inspection data, we have developed an in-house customized analysis software called ScanPlan®. This software records all inspection parameters and results for subsequent revision and analysis. Our experts can then easily provide clear examination plans to enhance inspection performance.

With the help of our ScanPlan® software you will receive:

  • Instant calculation of inspection parameters.
  • Immediate results.
  • Automatically solved inspection procedures in accordance with international codes and standards.
  • A system that operates with time of flight diffraction (ToFD) , ] phased array (PA) and conventional pulse echo methods.
  • Illustrated and detailed procedural points and inspection coverage.
  • Full data management for the complete inspection project.
  • Integration with reporting formats, preparation of procedures.

Ultrasonic Procedure Validation

Our Level III teams authorize procedures in accordance with the requirements of each project. The ScanPlan® software enables inspectors to carry out practical tests on similar geometries. TÜV Rheinland Sonovation professionals validate results and approve and assign procedures.

Ultrasonic Technique Modeling

Supported by our newly-developed software, our experts can immediately and easily determine and characterize the actual condition of structural components and equipment. TÜV Rheinland Sonovation uses ScanPlan® software to define transducer scanning parameters, simulating ultrasonic beam behavior and manipulating defect sizes, shapes and orientation within the model in order to examine the efficiency of the chosen technique.

Non-Destructive Testing Services

We offer a wide range of non-destructive testing (NDT) services, applying various methods all around the world. We support our clients in the following industries:

  • Oil and gas
  • Chemical and petrochemical
  • Power generation
  • Aerospace
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Processing
  • Transportation
  • Defense
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical
  • Food

Professional NDT Consultancy and Level III Services

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