Quantum Rail | Non-destructive Testing
1st October 2019


Our staff and inspection tools are qualified and certified (per applicable standards) to various NDT methods, including: UT; UAT; AUT; MT; PT; RT; ITT; ET; VT & Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM); S&C inspections (NR/L2/TRK/1054), etc.

We can also help our clients with customised NDT methodology and strategies of their inspection and repair services for special applications and optimised use of their resources.

Our result based NDT applications, in which we are expert include:

1- Asset condition monitoring and system/structure health assessment;

2- Risks assessments of unsafe/unprofitable assets utilization;

3- Optimised inspection and maintenance strategies and associated work programs.


Rail bound Jeep type vehicle RTI 8000SXsystem with the same and even faster processing capabilities and ROM transducers for the evaluation of Rolling Contact Fatigue Cracks (RCF). The probes configurations are unique for interrogation of Thermic, Flash Butt and other types of rail welds. This Rail NDT rail flaw detection vehicle provides detailed rail weld inspection, compound fissure type defects, bolt-hole cracks, RCF location and evaluation, squats & Wheel-burns at speeds of 30 miles per hour; making it the fastest and most reliable rail flaw maintenance system management. Quantum has a sophisticated rapid twin rail (Track) surface, volumetric inspection for both Vignola and groove rail type (Ri59, etc).


QR-NDT has developed the first RET walking stick in the UK QR-NDT has developed, designed and manufactured its innovative QuRET, in conjunction with Ether NDE flaw detection unit. It has successfully carried out a series of RCF/head checks and GCC evaluations with remarkable accuracies, consistencies and detection speed. QuRET, can detect complicated defects in one pass of the railhead using WideScan© Rail probe that has been characterized using artificial flaws of different sizes, orientation and probe-to-rail-clearance. The test rail contains 9 EDM notches, machined on the gauge side at between 18˚ to 22˚ to the vertical, simulating a series of RCFs with varying depths of: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0 mm. This will be used to determine sensitivity levels that may be achieved using this probe. The active face of the probe, with an 80 mm scan width, can easily be contoured to suit different railhead profiles.