Non-destructive testing

Non-destructive testing (NDT) makes it possible to assess the integrity of industrial structures without damaging them, to determine acceptability thresholds and to detect defects during condition diagnosis, so that the element under assessment can be replaced or reinforced as soon as possible without interrupting activity. Thanks to state-of-the-art instruments, Eurocontrol can carry out non-destructive testing of your production and structures using a wide range of means: ultrasound, acoustic emission, liquid penetrant, magnetic particles, radiography or thermography.

What is

Non Destructive Testing?

The various non-destructive testing technologies can be used at different stages of the manufacturing process.  In the case of infrastructure, Eurocontrol will be able to test the integrity of the infrastructure using specific sensors and rope access to reach specific locations. In the case of production, Eurocontrol can measure and ensure the conformity of a material or part, without the need to destroy or alter it.
From surface inspection, volume inspection and metallurgical inspection, we use all the techniques available from Penetrant Testing, to Magnetic Particle Inspection, ACFM, Ultrasound, TOFD, Phased Array, and Radiography.

Our services



The scope of testing and inspection includes among others the following items:

  • Non Destructive Testing (Penetrant liquids, magnetic particles, ultrasound, X-Ray, Visual Inspection, hardness *, etc.).
  • Approval of welding procedures and welders according to ASME IX and EN ISO 15614 *.
  • Chemical Analysis of Materials "in situ" and in the laboratory *.


(*) Service outside the scope of ENAC accreditation.


We are also CWB certified to perform NDT according to the Canadian standard CSA W178.1. This certification, held by only two companies outside Canada and China, enables us to inspect welds by ultrasonic, radiography, magnetic particle, liquid penetrant and visual inspection.

State of the art


different non-destructive testing materials
different non-destructive testing materials

We have the necessary equipment to carry out all types of inspections, including state-of-the-art equipment such as TOFD and PHASED ARRAY.


  • Iridium192 and Cesium137 gammagraphic equipment.
  • Directional and panoramic X-ray equipment with 200Kv power.
  • Conventional ultrasound equipment with probes of various angles and frequencies. Specific probes for the examination of plated parts and the examination of parts at high temperatures.
  • TOFD and PHASED ARRAY ultrasonic equipment with 32 and 64 crystal probes. As well as specific 64-crystal Phased Array probes for the study of corrosion.
  • Portable SPECTRO TEST chemical analysis equipment with range for the following elements: Al, As, B, C, Co, Cr, Cr, Cu, Mg, Mn, Mo, Nb, Ni, P, Pb, S, Si, Sn, Ti, V, W, Zr

A strong

network of professionals

Finally, we have the best professionals accredited by the most prestigious international committees and associations.


  1. Personnel accredited as level 2 and level 3 according to EN473/ISO 9712 and SNT-TC-1A in Industrial Radiography, Ultrasonics, Magnetic Particles, Penetrant Liquids and Visual Inspection. Audited by ENAC to obtain accreditation as NDT laboratory according to ISO 17025 and by ASME auditor to obtain "U", "U2" and "NPT" stamps.
  2. International Welding Engineers and European Welding Engineers by the IWI (International Welding Institute).
  3. Welding construction inspectors levels 2 and 3 according to UNE 14618 by CESOL.
  4. Inspectors of welded constructions according to AWS QC1 by AWS.
  5. Inspectors API 653 by the American Petroleum Institute.

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related services

destructive testing
Destructive testing
Welded joints can be checked by various destructive testing techniques (microstructure, tensile tests, bending tests, microhardness filiations, macrographic examinations, chemical analyses, etc.) to ensure their conformity. These destructive tests are used to determine the characteristics of a weld and to certify the correct choice of welding parameters. The same applies to texture tests. 
Quality control on an assembly line
Quality control in the manufacture of supplies
Product and production line inspections allow you to check quality at different stages of the production process. Inspecting your product and production facilities is an effective way to prevent quality problems and supply chain disruptions down the line. Industry 4.0 offers different ways to save money with production monitoring, preventive maintenance of equipment but also real-time quality control. Quality management standards are there to guide you and Euroncontrol can assist you in the inspection of your production facilities, allowing you to save time and be more reactive.
Eurocontrol technician doing an equipment inspection
Inspection and monitoring of equipment, components and supplies
At all levels of your manufacturing chain, Eurocontrol can conduct inspections of your production equipment, in-process products, quality of materials and verification of manufacturing programmes. Our teams of experts can provide a concrete response to your specific problems at all levels.

Why choose Eurocontrol ?


A team of experts at your disposal

more than 1,400 people specialised in different technical disciplines.

Geographical coverage at national level

with more than 30 branches and international presence in more than 50 countries through the Apave Group.

Complementary areas of activity

that allow our clients to combine safety and performance in all stages of their projects.