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Level 3 Services

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Level3Services

IMechE Engineering Training Solutions is proud to have one of the longest established Level 3 Services departments in the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) industry, celebrating their 15th anniversary in 2014.

Established in 1999, the Level 3 Services (Outside Agency) team are made up of some of the most qualified and experienced professionals within the NDT industry, with over a combined 150 years experience working in a wide range of industries.

Our Level 3 Services team provides NDT consultancy and support to business clients for their Non-Destructive Testing requirements in industries such as nuclear, oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, defence, automotive, rail and aerospace. You can find out more about our Consultants below.

The team of consultants represents the highest level of expertise and support, providing clients with cost and time effective solutions to meet their needs.

There are many reasons why an organisation may have a need for Level 3 Services:

-      Consultancy on requirements before or whilst undertaking an engineering project

-      Consultancy and organisation of training and certification for personnel to your specific standards

-      Meeting legal requirements or the provision of expert testimony

-      General advice on any aspect of non-destructive testing

-      Finding solutions to a particular issue

-      Supervision of personnel and procedures

-      Auditing and procedure writing and review

-      Developing written practices

 
NADCAP Accreditation

Our Level 3 Services team have been working as the Responsible NDT Level 3 for a number of organisations in accordance with Nadcap procedures. We are able to guide organisations through the Nadcap audit procedure with many gaining entry to the Merit Program on a 24 month basis.

Prime Contractors

Certified in multiple methods to Level 3 in internationally recognised certifications such as SNT-TC-1A, BS EN ISO 9712 (PCN), NAS410 and EN4179, our Consultants also hold Prime Contractor approvals from organisations such as Rolls Royce PLC, BAE Systems, Airbus, Augusta Westland, Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd and are recognised by the UK NANDT Board.

The Level 3 Services team looks after all on-site requirements for organisations, providing clients with quick and easy personal access to an expert consultant.

The team has garnered a reputation for top quality customer service, timely and knowledgeable support as well as flexibility in being able to meet organisational needs.

 

  • David Griffin, Level 3 Services Manager


    David Griffin NDT Level Three

    David is the manager of Level 3 Services at IMechE Engineering Training Solutions and has been so since he founded the department in 1999. He is the go-to man for anything related to NDT in the aerospace industry, having 40 years of experience in the NDT industry.

    In addition to his extensive knowledge of the aerospace industry, David has also worked with nuclear and manufacturing (particularly forging) organisations.

    David is one of the most highly qualified NDT experts in the UK, holding not only a degree in NDT but also has Level 3 certification for PCN, Rolls Royce, Augusta Westland, Airbus and BAE Systems. He is a Fellow of the ASNT and naturally holds ASNT Level III certification. David also holds EN 4179 certification in all qualified methods.

    David is an expert in the following NDT methods; Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing, Eddy Current Testing, Visual Testing, Ultrasonic Testing and Radiographic Testing.

    Philip Raw

    Philip Raw Level 3 Services NDT

    Philip has 29 years’ experience in NDT, holding a BSc (Hons) and Level 3 certification for PCN, Rolls Royce, Augusta Westland, Airbus and BAE Systems, as well as ASNT and EN 4179 Level III certification.

    Philip’s specialisms include NDT in aerospace, forgings, Thermography, Weld and Visual Testing and Immersion Ultrasonic Testing.

    He also has experience in, and holds Level 3 qualifications for, the Materials Evaluation disciplines including; Hardness Testing, Conductivity Testing, Acid Etch Inspection and Anodic Inspection.

    Philip is an expert in the following NDT methods; Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing, Visual Testing and Ultrasonic Testing.

     

    Michael Mullins

    Mick Mullins

    Michael is our resident expert on new and advanced NDT methods. In addition to his role as a Level 3 Services consultant, Michael also runs training courses for IMechE ETS in Ultrasonic Phased Array and Ultrasonic TOFD Testing.

    Michael has 37 years of experience in NDT, has a BSc (Hons) degree and holds Level 3 certification for PCN, Rolls Royce, Augusta Westland, Airbus and BAE Systems as well as ASNT and EN 4179 Level III certification.

    Michael specialises in the oil and gas industry and is an expert in the following NDT methods; Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing, Visual Testing and Ultrasonic Testing. Michael also has extensive castings experience.

     

    Andrew Fox

    Andy Fox

    Andrew is one of the most experienced and highly qualified Level 3 NDT specialists in Radiographic testing in the world. He also holds a high level of knowledge of the oil and gas industry as well as castings and welds. Not only is Andrew a specialist in Film Radiography, he is also a specialist in Computed and Digital Radiography and has some experience in Computed Tomography.

    Andrew has 26 years of experience working in NDT and holds Level 3 certification for PCN, Rolls Royce, Augusta Westland and BAE Systems as well as holding ASNT and EN 4179 Level III certification for Magnetic Particle, Liquid Penetrant, Visual as well as naturally, Radiography.

    Bryan Ravenshear

    Bryan

    With 13 years of experience within the aerospace sector, Bryan has spent over 12 of those years within the field of Non-Destructive Testing predominantly within Penetrant Testing, Magnetic Testing, Radiographic Testing and Visual Testing, holding ASNT, EN 4179 and PCN level 3 qualifications within these methods.

    Bryan also holds Level 3 certification for Rolls Royce, BAE Systems and is our Boeing specialist Level 3 for Magnetic Particle and Penetrant Testing

    Bryan also has experience with Hardness, Acid Etch, Conductivity Testing and Radiographic Testing and has a thorough knowledge of light alloy castings and bright machined semi prismatic components.

    During Bryan's time within the industry, he has spent a brief period managing a machine shop, with his most recent role managing a special processing facility.


For an initial consultation contact the team by phoning +44 (0)114 399 5720 or emailing level3services@imeche.org.

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