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Industrial radiography involves the use of ionizing radiation to view objects in a way that cannot otherwise be seen. It is a major element of non-destructive testing in an engineering environment, allowing inspection of materials for hidden flaws.

Radiography uses short X-rays and gamma rays to penetrate various materials for the purpose of viewing and the process has been developed and improved through its use in the engineering industry. It is not to be confused with the use of ionizing radiation to change or modify objects. Gamma radiation sources, most commonly iridium-192, cobalt-60, Selenium 75, or Ytterbium 169 are used to inspect a variety of materials.

The vast majority of radiography concerns the testing and grading of welds on pressurized piping, pressure vessels, high-capacity storage containers, pipelines and some structural welds. Non-metal components such as ceramics used in the aerospace industries are also regularly tested, as are concrete (locating rebar or conduit), welder's test coupons, machined parts, plate metal, or pipewall (locating anomalies due to corrosion or mechanical damage).

Due to the safety aspects surrounding the use of and exposure to radiation, all our technicians are fully trained and qualified, working strictly in accordance with all the requirements of the HSE ionising radiation regulations. Our in-house facility, comprising two purpose-built exposure bays, will accommodate most clients’ requirements. This service is complemented by an on-site capability, when required, which can be customised to clients’ needs.

About Us

Bluelimit was founded more than 30 years ago, primarily to provide inspection and testing services to the petro-chemical, oil and gas industries.

Today we offer a comprehensive non-destructive testing capability, applying our skills and experience to everything from traction engines to environmental renewables.

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Based in the east coast of England, we are local specialists with global presence

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Unit 6, Riverside Industrial Estate

Riverside Road


Great Yarmouth


NR31 6PU

Tel: 01493 653900

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