Testing Facilities

Testing Facilities

LTi Metaltech, operating through its division Metaltest UK, uses the latest technology and software to rigorously test the integrity of all welded structures.

As recognised experts in high integrity welded structures capable of withstanding extreme pressure, vacuum and temperature differentials, quality assurance is the prime concern. We provide a range of destructive and non-destructive UKAS Accredited testing services.

All of our coded welding processes are inspected by trained dye penetrant testers and approved by an independent third party.


In-house testing capabilities include:

  • Onsite radiography managed by a third party
  • Radiography evaluation of welded joints
  • Dye penetrant testing
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Helium leak testing
  • High vacuum testing
  • Visual weld examination
  • Dimensional evaluation
  • Functional testing


If required, LTi Metaltech can also arrange a wide array of independent destructive tests for sample welds.

Core expertise

  • Over 46,000 sq ft total factory space

  • High Integrity, regulated State-of-the-art vessels and structures manufactured using Stainless Steel, Copper and high purity Aluminium

  • LTi employs around 100 people which includes one of the largest group of specialist coded welders in the South East of England

  • New manufacturing technologies and a global supply chain to reduce costs

  • ISO 9001, 14001 & 18001 and NDA compliance

  • Members of the British Cryogenics Cluster and The Welding Institute (TWI), the Pressure Vessel Manufactures Forum (PVMF) and the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA)