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 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
Heat Exchanger Integrity Testing
The Accusense System is the premier testing system used in the UK & Worldwide for checking plate and tubular heat exchangers.
Find out more about our metallurgical testing expertise and our comprehensive range services, from grain size analysis to fractography.
Find out how Elements laboratories use a variety of microindentation and macroindentation testing methods to determine the hardness of a material to deformation.
Find out about the complete range of impact testing services that area available from Elements worldwide network of Aerospace accredited laboratories
Approvals, accreditations and documents
Bridgwater Airbus 2018 Approvals
PDF - 3.2 MB Download
Bridgwater Augusta Westland Exova Cert of Approval Scope 2014
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Bridgwater Embraer Approval Letter Exova
PDF - 2.83 MB Download
Bridgwater Embraer Approval Letter Exova Metallic
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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 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
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