Weld Testing

Keighley Laboratories Limited offers a comprehensive and independent weld testing and inspection service including:

  • Supports industries such as Aerospace, Nuclear, Automotive, Commercial Fabrication etc.
  • Welding procedure consultancy and approval
  • Welder qualification test and coding
  • Welding procedure certification
  • Welder performance qualification
  • On site welding invigilation
  • Offers a complete range of destructive and non-destructive testing facilities.
  • Responsible Welding Co-ordinators available for customer support
  • CAA Weld Specimen Signatories
  • CSWIP Approved Inspectors

Keighley Laboratories can offer recognised CAA signatories available for onsite aerospace weld component invigilation. Our specific personnel are approved by CAA to witness the welding of the weld test specimens at customer sites for subsequent laboratory examination.

  • Provides customers with an important guarantee of compliance
  • Covers most commercial and aerospace specifications
  • Approved by significant companies including Airbus, Safran, CAA, BAe (civil and military), Bombardier, Leonardo (Westland) Helicopters etc.
  • Ensures compliance to the relevant specification
  • Failure investigation, should the need arise
  • Full metallurgical support
  • CAA Signatories
  • Allows assessment to a wide range of standards and specifications (National, International and Customer specific).
  • Weld procedure consultancy and approval and welder qualification approval tests can be carried out to European, American and most International standards, including specialised Aerospace and Defence related standards.
  • On-site services can also provide NDT and Ferrite Determination.
  • UKAS and Nadcap accredited testing and certification (add hyperlink to accreditations) to many standards and specifications, including:
  • Commercial standards such as BS EN ISO and ASME and Aerospace standards that include Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), BAE SYSTEMS (BAE – civil and military), Rolls-Royce (RR), Westland Helicopters/Leonardo, Airbus and Bombardier are also offered.
  • Typical Specifications Include:-
  • BCAR A8-10
  • Airbus ABP 2 – 4099
  • AVP 84 D505
  • Westland Helicopters WHPS 455
  • AWS D17.1 & 2
  • BS EN ISO 15614 (Welding procedure qualification)
  • BAE R05 6116
  • BS EN 287, BS EN ISO 9606 Parts 1 and 2 (Welder qualification)
  • BAE R05 6118
  • ASME IX (Weld procedure and welder performance)
  • BAE R05 4534
  • BS 4872 (Welder competence (Welder qualification range)
  • BAE 4534
  • BS EN 1090

Matthew Mellor

Technical Services Director 

Carl Barker

Test House Manager

Roger Wheatley

Senior Technician NDT

Keith Blower

Technical Director

John Whitaker

Chief Chemist

Tom Varley

Chemical Analysis 

Graham Woodward

Chem Lab Supervisor

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Keighley Laboratories Ltd
Registered Office:
Croft House
South Street
Keighley
West Yorkshire
BD21 1EG
Registered in England 164811
UK Tel: +44 (0)1535 664211
Email: info@keighleylabs.co.uk

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