Services were introduced at the request of customers, primarily because they sometimes encounter difficult challenges performing inspection work programs.

Such situations often require advanced engineering understanding, custom design, manufacturing, and mock-up testing to ensure a successful work program can be undertaken on site. Typical challenges faced by our customers include:

Our service offering includes:

Mock-Up Testing

Over the years, TSC accumulated a wide variety of steel structures and components that have been used for mock-up testing. This allows us to conduct performance testing or factory acceptance testing, under simulated conditions prior to arrival on site.

These typically include; simple steel plates and threaded components, through to complex welded tubular joints weighing 2-3 tonnes. Both real and artificial defects have been introduced in certain locations so that we can test the effectiveness and accuracy of new instruments, probes and deployment systems. We can develop proof testing mock-ups for most situations that are likely to arise at the work face, including underwater.


We employ and train our own technicians so that we are sure of providing our customers with the knowledge depth required in challenging situations. Many of our technicians are degree-qualified in an engineering discipline before they are trained and certified in the use of ACFM technology.

Since we develop and supply ACFM technology, the training we deliver offers a unique understanding of ACFM technology and inspection results. This exceeds industry standards for routine inspections.

We are often involved in highly specialized and sensitive inspection work, so we also offer service backup from degree-qualified engineering experts in the office, who are also qualified to use ACFM.

Remote Access

In situations where human access to the worksite is impossible, we are experienced in developing methods that can be used to effect a successful inspection program. These methods typically include:

  • Working with ROV operators to develop and tailor equipment and procedures so that inspection can be done without divers
  • Adaptation, or design and manufacture, of underwater scanners and crawlers that can deploy ACFM® probes to the work face

CSWIP Level 3 Support

Our CSWIP Level 3 support service offers customers with project management advice, specialized ACFM procedure development, and detailed inspection planning. We also offer data review services in cases where customers would like a second opinion. This service can be provided by fully qualified personnel based in our offices or on-site.