IES Inspection & Engineering Services

We can provide weld engineering solutions for any of your welding needs, from weld procedure qualification, application, destructive/non-destructive testing and support documentation to witnessing welder qualification testing to industry standards.

Services Available

  • Inspection procedures and inspection and test plans (ITP’s) for specific projects
  • Independent third party surveillance and witnessing
  • Client representation on any size project
  • Vendor and sub-supplier Inspection
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Verification on destructive tested samples
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Asset integrity inspection
  • Material verification


Supply of both on and offshore Engineering, Inspection, NDT and Painting Inspection personnel tailored to suit your requirements, including:

  • European/International Welding Engineer
  • Lead auditors – for auditing of your primary and secondary suppliers
  • Senior Welding/Welding Inspectors/ Responsible Welding Coordinators (RWC)
  • Painting/Coating Inspectors
  • Plant, Valves, Pumps, Fittings and In-service equipment inspectors
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • NDT Technicians


Document review of any project related documentation prior to commencement and during fabrication activities for your own company and that of your suppliers, including:

  • Quality Plan (QP) and Inspection and Test Plans (ITP)
  • Policing of and adherence to the Quality Plan and ITP
  • Material and Dimensional verification
  • Fabrication drawings
  • Inspection release
  • Welding, NDT, painting and coating procedures
  • Welder, NDT and painting qualifications
  • Welding, NDT and painting equipment calibration verification and documents
  • Welding, NDT and painting inspection reports
  • Survey documentation and reports
  • Stage and Final Inspection reports
  • Package pre/post shipment review

External Material Testing

We have close relations with a national UKAS accredited company who have purpose built laboratory facilities operating from Midlands and South West for all material testing requirements.

Material destructive testing can be used to determine the suitability of a particular material type to a proposed external environment such as product flow erosion, corrosion, environmental conditions and structural stresses induced by operational and environmental conditions such as the sea, salt and cyclonic impacts. Pre-determined material mechanical values can be verified by testing hardness, tensile-strength, toughness, yield and elongation.

Weld procedure qualification samples can be investigated to ensure all the control values have been met by testing hardness, bend, nick-break, macro visual examination and micro evaluation of the grain structure. Materials that have failed or cracked during service can be examined by fractography in order to determine the initial reason for the failure.