Axis Inspection Ltd. is a SASO/ISO 9001:2015 certified Inspection and NDT service provider to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Power Generation and Heavy Fabrication sectors.

Axis Inspection Ltd. is an approved inspection service provider for SABIC, SWCC, SEC, SADARA, YASREF, SATROP, PETRORABIGH, KJO and many major EPC’s in the Kingdom.

We offer a plethora of Industrial and Inspection services that fit the needs of every type of project and deliver precise, fast results using the best tools and technologies available on the market.

Our services include:

Complete T&I Support

Axis Inspection Ltd. provides complete T&I support by providing experienced inspection personnel such as:

  • Inspection Engineers
  • Plant and Equipment Inspectors
  • Welding Inspectors
  • NDT Technicians

Our inspection team works for pre-shutdown preparation. During shutdown our inspectors perform:

  • Initial Inspection
  • Reporting of Deterioration
  • Preparation of Repair Procedures and Recommendations
  • Follow-up of Repairs
  • Final Inspection
  • Preparation of Final Inspection Report as per API 510 and API 570

On-Stream Inspection

Axis Inspection Ltd. establishes the On-Stream Inspection (OSI) program to newly constructed projects, which include:

  • Corrosion Analysis
  • Identification of Corrosion Circuits
  • Extraction of Isometric Drawing
  • Marking of TML Locations
  • Performance Review of Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement
  • Preparation of Final Report as per API 510, API 570 and related client standard

In-Service Inspection

Axis Inspection Ltd. also undertakes frequent In-Service Inspection of plant piping and equipment. Our inspectors perform the scheduled external inspection of equipment as per API 510, and pipeline survey as per API 570. Our technicians perform the Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement of plant piping and equipment.

Risk-Based Inspection

Vendor Inspection and Expediting

Exchanger Tube Inspection

Axis Inspection Ltd. provides complete Head Exchanger inspection solutions for various tube materials using the following methods:

  • Eddy Current Testing (ET) – for non-ferromagnetic tubes.
  • Internal Rotary Inspection Systems (IRIS) – any material, accurate wall thickness measurements.
  • Magnetic Flux Leakage Testing (MFLT) – for ferromagnetic and Finfan cooler tubes.
  • Remote Field Eddy Current Testing (RFT) – for ferromagnetic tubes.
  • Saturated Eddy Current Testing (ET) – for ferrous tubes.

MFL Tank Bottom Floor Testing

Axis Inspection Ltd. offers you a quick and reliable inspection service by combining two techniques; Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) and Ultrasonic Testing. By using these two techniques the corrosion on the tank bottom floor can be detected and those corroded areas can be repaired as per API 653.

Axis Inspection Ltd. also uses TesTex Falcon S series Saturated Low Frequency Eddy Current testing technique which has the ability to differentiate both top and bottom side flaws, even through coatings.

Guided Wave Ultrasonic Testing

Axis Inspection Ltd. offers Guided Wave Ultrasonic Testing (GWUT) using the Teletest Focus pipe inspection system. We can inspection above and underground pipelines from a single sensor position.

In general up to 60 meters can be tested from each position saving time and reducing costs.

Acoustic Emission Testing

Axis Inspection Ltd. provides Acoustic Emission Testing to inspect storage tanks, spheres, etc.

Acoustic Emission (AE) tank inspection services are undertaken while the tank remains in service and offers the client the following economic benefits:

  • Minimal pre-inspection tank preparation.
  • Tanks that are not structurally deficient remain in services.
  • Structurally deficient tanks are ranked in terms of damage and prioritized for maintenance.
  • Leaks are detected early, minimizing environmental damage.
  • Simultaneous floor and annular ring inspection.
  • Large tanks are completed in one day.
  • Early detection of fatigue cracks in tank shell plate and welds.

Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD)

Axis Inspection Ltd. provides ultrasonic ToFD services to inspect welds of process vessels and piping. ToFD is a reliable and quickly advancing ultrasonic technique with good sizing capabilities and higher inspection speed.

Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing

Axis Inspection Ltd. provides ultrasonic phased array testing to inspect welds of process equipment, piping and structures. Ultrasonic phased arrays offer very reliable detection and sizing capabilities along with a permanent record of ultrasonic inspection.

Corrosion Mapping RMS Scanner

Axis Inspection Ltd. provides corrosion mapping for plant piping and equipments.

We utilize a high speed remote access corrosion mapping system (RMS Scanner) which does not require scaffolding to perform corrosion mapping on storage tanks, equipment and piping.

The resolution can be set to 2×2, 5×5 or 10×10 mm. The system is capable to inspection from 4″ diameter to flat surfaces.

Annular Plate Ultrasonic Tank Scan

Short Range Ultrasound (SRUT) inspection of the outer tank bottom annular ring plates provides a testing method that is sensitive to top and underside deterioration. It can access critical locations on the tank bottom annular plates while the tank is in service.

Remote Videoscopy Inspection

Axis Inspection Ltd. provides Remote Videoscopy Inspection services for visual inspection of limited access areas such as heat exchanges, pressure vessels and piping.

Long Range Pipeline Inspection

Positive Material Identification (PMI)

Small Proximity Radiation Exposure (SPRE)

Radiography Testing

Axis Inspection Ltd. provides Radiography Testing services to inspect the welds of piping, pressure vessels and other process equipment on construction projects and plants.

Ultrasonic Testing

Axis Inspection Ltd. provides ultrasonic shear wave inspection for welds inspection as well as Ultrasonic Longitudinal Wave Inspection to perform thickness measurement and corrosion scanning/mapping on the plant piping and pressure vessels as per the API 510 and API 570 etc.

Magnetic Particle Testing

Axis Inspection ltd. offers Magnetic Particle Testing services to detect surface and sub-surface imperfections in the welds and heat-affected zones of piping and process equipment. We also provide Magnetic Particle Testing on process equipment during plant shutdown to detect service cracks on the internal surface of vessels.

Penetrant Testing

We offer Penetrant Testing to detect surface and sub-surface imperfections in the welds and heat-affected zones of piping and process equipment.

Training and Consultancy

Besides NDT services, we also provide relevant NDT training courses.

Experienced instructors share knowledge that complies with the guidelines of international NDT Inspection standards, such as ASNT, API, AWS, AME and ASTM etc.

We offer ASNT Level II Training and Certification in:

  • Radiography Testing Level II
  • Ultrasonic Testing Level II
  • Magnetic Particle Testing Level II
  • Penetrant Testing Level II
  • Visual Testing Level II

Besides these, we also offer:

  • NDT Procedure Preparation, Review and Approval
  • NDT Level III Consultancy Services
  • ASME Audits
  • and more!

Positive Material Identification

Axis Inspection Ltd. provides Positive Material Identification (PMI) services to construction projects to identify or sort the different types of material.

With PMI, the composition of materials in alloys can be accurately determined. It is particularly useful for high quality materials such as stainless steel and high alloy metals. While engineers push the boundaries of material capacity to the limit in their design, assurance that the proper material is used becomes of utmost importance.

We offer PMI with the XRF technology and OES for lighter elements like carbon.

Post-Weld Heat Treatment Services

In addition to NDT and inspection services, Axis Inspection Ltd. provides Post-Weld Heat Treatment for plant piping after welding has been carried out to relieve residual stress that develops during the welding process. This also increases the toughness of the weld which avoids service cracks.

  • Maintenance Services
  • Shutdown and Turnaround
  • Post-Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT)
  • Hydro-Jetting Services