Non Destructive testing (NDT) is the process of inspecting, testing, or evaluating materials, components or assemblies for discontinuities, or differences in characteristics without destroying the serviceability of the part or system.
There are NDT companies in Nigeria and in this post, we have highlighted these companies.
NDT Companies in Nigeria
PFL Engineering Services Ltd
Founded in 2002, PFL Engineering Services Ltd. is an independent company that was initially called, “Perfect Facilities Ltd”.
The company’s initial focus was to provide skilled Technical Manpower and Logistics Support Services to companies operating in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Energy and Marine Sectors. However, the company went through an evolution in 2008 and it was renamed PFL Engineering Services Ltd. and the scope of service also increased from Technical Manpower Supply and Logistics to Access, Inspection, Maintenance (AIM), Specialist Coating, Technical Manpower, Emergency Response and Training Services.
PFL is a member of the following associations, IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade association), LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) National Association of Coating Engineers (NACE)
The company has a fully equipped NDT training center and works as an Access, Inspection and Maintenance (AIM) services provider. Also, PFL carries out inspection of confined areas utilizing the Remote Aerial Inspection (ROAV), and Lifting Equipment Inspection.
PFL’s NDT testing involves Visual Testing (VT) Level I, Liquid penetrant testing, Magnetic particle testing, Ultrasonic testing, Radiographic testing and Phased array & TOFD
The goal of the company is to become the recognized performance leader in our industry by achieving operational excellence, customer satisfaction and superior financial performance.
Jef Tech Limited
Jef Tech is one of the leading subsea engineering companies in the country.
Incorporated in 2001, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the subsea engineering and maintenance services.
Apart from its expertise in subsea engineering service, Jef tech is also engaged in pipeline/ storage maintenance services, Non Destructive Testing (NDT), inspection of Drill Pipes, Tubulars, BHA and Lifting gears, Corrosion Control Engineering.
Additionally, Jef Tech is involved in Instrumentation and Calibration of Pressure Gauges, PRVs, other Offshore Equipments, Construction and Fabrication, Project management and Consulting.
The company partners with international engineering firms to train its staff. For instance, in 2010, Jeff Tech embarked on a training session with Transocean Offshore Services in Aberdeen. During this period, the company also visited other Engineering and Servicing Companies such as G&E Vetco Gray.
Jef Tech is one of the best NDT companies in the country. the company is certified as a ASNT/NDT (Non-Destructive Testing) Company, with an International ISO 9001:2008 Certification. It is also registered with American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Nigerian Lifting Act, Pressure Vessels Inspection.
Jef Tech has a team of NDT inspectors that are ASNT Level II Certified in VT, MPI, UT, PT & RT and the company has been satisfactorily providing maintenance and oil and gas NDT inspection on a variety of subsea components for the past six years and counting.
Oilfield Inspection Services Limited
Incorporated in 1989, Oilfield is an indigenous company registered in Nigeria in 1989 with Registration Number (RC NO: 182115).
Oilfield is located at No. 75 Okporo Road, Rumuodara, Port Harcourt in Rivers State (Southern Nigeria). It is a registered company with the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and Nigeria Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA).
The company works with majority of the oil companies in the country to provide Destructive and Non- Destructive Testing Services.
Since registration, Oilfield Inspection Services Ltd has steadily grown in its scope of services and capabilities.
Oilfield engages in the inspection, testing (Destructive and Non Destructive), services maintenance, project management and supply of oil and tools. Also, the company is involved in the supply of qualified personnel of various engineering disciplines including Mechanical/Welding, Civil, Electrical, Corrosion, Instrumentation, to develop and manage quality control systems.
The company also provides good engineering Project management system for site work – Inspection, Supervision, safety reporting, Verification/Certification and documentation in order to ensure compliance to the approved standards and codes.
Oilfield’s NDT services include Visual Inspection, Radiographic Inspection, Magnetic Particle Inspection, Dye penetrant Inspection, Ultrasonic Inspection, Hydro-static test Inspection, Vacuum Box test (Solution Film test) and Hardness testing
The company is also involved in Destructive/Mechanical Testing which include test like Tensile strength test, Bend tests, Nick-break test, and Hardness test.
Pan & Bill Nigeria Ltd
Pan & Bill Nigeria Ltd is another prominent Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) company. The firm is also involved in the inspection of Oilfield Tubulars, Tubular Handling Equipment, and Rig Inspection Services. Provision of these services isn’t limited to the Nigerian market alone
The company is based in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria and provides NDT inspection services to oil and gas companies, drilling contractors, casing and drill pipe manufacturers.
Pan & Bill provides these services to companies in Nigeria and beyond and it doesn’t matter whether you are in a remote jungle or a distant offshore platform, the company’s team of experienced inspectors and portable inspection units are always on ground 24/7 to provide inspection services and to generate fast and accurate electronic reports.
The NDT services offered by Pan & Bill include:
- Pipeline Radiography
- Industrial Radiography
- Magnetic Particle Testing
- Dye Penetrant Testing
- Ultrasonic Testing
- Automated UT on Cross-country Pipelines
Apart from these, Pan & Oil also undertakes specialised Inspection Services via its experienced, team of dedicated and result-oriented engineers in the following areas:
- Certified Welding Inspection
- Cathodic Potential
- Coating and Corrosion Control Qualified
Arco Group Plc
Arco Group is one of the leading oil and gas servicing firm with over 35 years’ experience in the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry.
The Group offers local partnership solutions that deliver outstanding service through an exceptional team of over 400 indigenous employees. The company’s impressive local capability is stimulated by the expertise of reputable global partners and complemented with strong Nigerian Capital Investment.
The Group currently executes contracts in the energy sector through the following companies:
- ARCO Maintenance and Engineering Limited – AMEL
- ARCO Marine & Oilfield Services Limited – AMOS
- ARCO Integrity Solutions Limited – APSL
ARCO Integrity Solution is involved in providing Hi-Tech NDT testing services. These include crawler radiography, conventional radiography, magnetic particle inspection, dye penetrant inspection, conventional ultrasonic testing, phase array ultrasonic testing and many more.