SOCOTEC’s specialist material science laboratory supports consulting engineers by providing independent assessment and expertise, throughout the UK, from material identification to weld inspection.

Specialist Scientific Services for Consulting Engineers


With extensive experience in specialist material science, we can expertly carry out a wide range of materials in-depth analysis, testing and detailed investigation, culminating in reporting, as well as expert witness, where required. Specialist material science services for consulting engineers include:

Site Services*

Investigation & Consultancy Services

  • Component failure investigations
  • Performance testing
  • Corrosion studies
  • Materials selection
  • Expert witness

* A listing of SOCOTEC’s UKAS accredited activities can be found in our schedule of accreditation – Testing Laboratory 0001

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