Scientific services for Superyachts

NDT, Metallurgy & Forensic Engineering


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Superyacht owners, captains, designers, engineers and shipyards want to know that we know our stuff. Our services involve a great deal of specialist scientific and technical expertise.


Non-destructive Testing Consultancy & Technical Management

Non-destructive testing (NDT) is the scientific process of inspecting, testing, or evaluating materials, components or assemblies for discontinuities, or differences in characteristics without compromising its functionality.

Our Level 3 non-destructive engineer advises on all aspects of condition assessment surveys, forensic investigations and latent defect identification. We offer reporting of the highest standard and can provide consultancy and procedure review for non-destructive services.

Our NDT services include Level 3 Consultancy & Technical Management, Dye Penetrant Inspection, Particle Inspection, Ultrasonic Inspection, Advanced Non-destructive Techniques (Phased Array and Time-of-Flight Diffraction, Automated and Semi automated Corrosion Mapping), Advanced eddy current and electromagnetic solutions for the inspection of critical components and assets (heat exchange & small bore tubing).

Metallurgy & inspection facilities

Metallurgy is a branch of science and engineering relating to the study of metals and materials. By understanding the fundamental behaviour of metals, our metallurgists can determine how a component or structure should react in a given environment or under certain mechanical loads.   We can accommodate large and heavy samples and have the facilities to carry out high magnification inspection and analysis. These samples can then be stored at our lab following formal custody transfer procedures, so that they are available for further third party examination and testing, if required.

We can, at our inspection centre, carry out fractographic analysis on a wide range of samples and components. We have our own microscope suite for close up examination and photography of damaged components and can accommodate large and heavy samples and have access to a scanning electron microscope (SEM) which can be used for high magnification inspection and analysis.

Our metallurgical facilities allow samples, including large items such as sections of propulsion shafting, crankshafts/bearings, crane wires, etc., to be stored following formal custody transfer procedures, so that they are available for further examination and testing jointly with other experts.

Forensic engineering

We carry out all manner of superyacht hull and machinery damage assessments, repair specification review, tender analysis and repair cost summary.  

We have a wide range of experience in different cases, including newbuild construction, quality and fabrication disputes, technical consultancy in relation to weld repair and inspection techniques, damage to vessel structures, identification of cracks and failure mechanisms (i.e. weld/construction defects), forensic engineering and failure investigation and corrosion analysis and advice on corrosion prevention/protection.


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