Ultramag sign up for 3 NDT Apprenticeships with Skills Training UK

Ultramag are pleased to announce we have signed up for 3 N.D.T. Apprenticeships, with Skills Training UK as the Lead Provider. One for the NDT Operator standard and two for the NDT Engineering Technician standard.

Training will commence in 2018 covering NDT methods, Health & Safety, Quality, Communication & Behavior skills, practical applications, periodic assessments and final exams with an End Point Assessment.

Managing Director, NDT Level 3 & EAL Assessor, Chris Simmonds, has been involved with the NDT Apprenticeships from the start and provided input into the Standards from an Industry point of view.

Joining at the initial stage well over 3 years ago, the final ‘NDT Engineer’ Apprenticeship has just been approved by the Government, making three excellent Standards to contribute to the NDT Industry.

Very busy half year for Ultramag NDT Services!

It’s been a very busy half year for Ultramag with an increase in Hull Surveys using ultrasonic thickness measurements and endoscopes; Radiographic work and NDT Projects in general.

We recently passed our BSI audit for transition to ISO 9001: 2015 and the American Bureau of Shipping audit to I.A.C.S. requirement Z17.

A new visual on-the-job training course has been set up for welders and fabricators, supplementing our Welding, Job Knowledge course.

Ultramag passes UKAS Annual Assessment for Type A Inspection Body

Ultramag have successfully passed their UKAS Annual Assessment for Type A Inspection Body and the Welding Technology Department and will operate out of the new premises at Rushington Business Park, Southampton.

Also at Rushington is the mechanical testing facility enabling us to perform Welder Qualification testing in-house, giving immediate results from the tests.

The UTM Department operates from Rushington and has carried out four Hull Surveys in the last month using the new software from Lloyds Register and DNV-GL. The American Bureau of Shipping are due to audit the Company next month, giving a further 3 years approval.

Ultramag complete Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement survey on cargo ship

Ultramag have recently completed an Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement survey to the first of four Cargo ships operated from Marchwood.

All four vessels are Lloyds Register Classified and require an LR Approved Organisation to perform the Hull Survey under their Rules and Regulations.

The Company has five Ultrasonic PCN Level 2 Supervisors, experienced in Hull Surveys, and can perform Thickness Measurements both nationally and worldwide.


Ultramag successfully passed Bureau Veritas re-Approval for Thickness Measurements to Hull Structures

Ultramag have successfully passed their Bureau Veritas re-Approval for Thickness Measurements to Hull Structures. This now gives five Approvals for Thickness Measurements.

This week the Company has a UKAS audit for Notified Body status. Once Accredited, and following the move of its Welding Technology department to Rushington, work will start on a mechanical testing facility.

Ultramag opening new facility in Rushington, Southampton – August 2016

Ultramag will be opening a new facility in Rushington, Southampton for Mechanical Testing, Material Evaluation, Pressure Testing & Aerospace N.D.T.

The new premises will provide better testing capabilities, enable a swifter turnaround time and ensure room for further expansion over the years ahead.

Ultramag’s Headquarters, general N.D.T. and Training Centre will remain at Marchwood.

Ultramag now have RINA Approval – June 2016

Ultramag are pleased to announce we now have RINA Approval for Thickness Measurements to Hull Structures.

We have been carrying out N.D.T. for several months on a R.I.N.A. vessel in Southampton, and will now be able to conduct the Hull Survey later this year.

Ultramag recently had a successful UKAS re-certification audit and are moving forwards with plans for a mechanical testing facility and N.D.T. Accreditation.

For quotes on NDT or training course details and fees, please contact us or call 023 80861010.

Busy start to 2016 for Ultramag – March 2016

A very busy start to the new year for us with the use of rope access and vacuum box testing proving popular.

Our welding technology department is extremely busy with welding procedures and training being requested from new clients.

We are currently working out of Southampton and Ferndown to cover all testing requirements throughout the U.K. and will take on additional office space at Marchwood later this year.

The training centre is also taking shape with more training rooms becoming available throughout the year.

Ultramag have been working towards ISO 14001 during 2015 and hope to obtain this by the end of 2016.

Further quotes on NDT or training course details and fees, please contact us or call 023 80861010.

Successful start to our training courses at our NDT training facility in Southampton – October 2015

We are pleased to announce a successful start to our training courses at our NDT training facility in Southampton.

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Planned courses for the remainder of this year are:

  • Basic Radiation Safety – 26th – 27th October 2015
  • Radiation Protection Supervisor – 28th – 30th October 2015
  • Radiographic Interpretation welds PCN Level 2 – 16th – 24th November 2015
  • Welding, Job Knowledge – 2nd December 2015
  • Visual Testing PCN Level 2 – 7th – 11th December 2015

Training courses for 2016 will be made available soon.

Lavender International NDT courses are delivered by Ultramag with examinations by Lavender International, covering PCN, SNT, NAS410 & EN4179.

Further course details and fees are available by contacting Chris Simmonds on:

Telephone: 02380 861010


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