About Element Bridgwater

Element Bridgwater has developed over the past 30 years from a traditional routine metallic testing laboratory into an Aerospace testing facility and provider of non-destructive testing for the infrastructure and food sectors.

The Bridgwater laboratory is located on the M5 corridor in the heart of the South West UK’s Aerospace cluster. The laboratory services leading OEM clients producing airframes and jet engines from across the globe with a comprehensive materials testing and evaluation service.

The laboratory’s services include static mechanical and physical testing of fabricated components, metallic and polymer composite materials, as well as metallurgical analysis. To support testing, Bridgwater has a fully equipped machine shop for specimen preparation coupled with environmental chambers for moisture conditioning of polymer composites.The Bridgwater laboratory also performs:

  • Liquid Penetrant Inspection (LPI)
  • Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI)
  • Ultrasonic Thickness (UT)
  • Eddy Current examination
  • Visual examination

Bridgwater specializes in non-destructive spray dryer crack testing and heat exchanger integrity testing for the food, beverage and dairy industry using the innovative and patented Accusense system. The Accusense System is the premier testing system used in the UK & Worldwide for checking plate and tubular heat exchangers – it is designed, developed and patented by Element. 

Element Accusense offers:

  • Spray dryer inspection using our state-of-the-art access platform 
  • Vessel and tank inspection  
  • Plate heat exchanger servicing 
  • Holding time verification tests 
  • Hydrostatic pressure testing
  • Drone inspection 

Approvals, accreditations and documents

  • Bridgwater Airbus Approvals
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  • Bridgwater Augusta Westland Exova Cert of Approval Scope 2014
    PDF - 365.27 KB Download
  • Bridgwater Embraer Approval Letter Exova
    PDF - 2.83 MB Download
  • Bridgwater Embraer Approval Letter Exova Metallic
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  • Bridgwater GEAS Approvals
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  • Bridgwater GE GT193
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  • Bridgwater GKN Additive form
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  • Bridgwater GKN Approval Certificate 2013
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  • Bridgwater GKN Filton Western Approach Approval
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  • Bridgwater ISO 9001
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  • Bridgwater Nadcap MTL Certification
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  • Bridgwater Nadcap NMMT Certificate
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  • Bridgwater Rolls Royce Approval Certificate
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  • Bridgwater Rolls Royce Nuclear Submarine Approval Certificate
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  • Bridgwater Safran Certificate
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  • Bridgwater UKAS Certificate
    PDF - 1.22 MB Download
  • Bridgwater UKAS Scope
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