Testia is now member of GICAN in France, as a service provider for NDT in the naval industry

GICAN logoIn May 2021, Testia was accepted as a new member of GICAN, the French naval industry group. We are proud to join this network and extend our activities in the field of NDT for the marine industry.

Over 200 members are part of the GICAN network, which connects companies involved in the design, construction, maintenance and implementation of military and civilian vessels, and those who work in the domain of maritime security and marine renewable energies.


Crossover opportunities between naval and aerospace

Testia’s motivation as a GICAN member is to highlight crossover opportunities between naval and aerospace in the area of structure integrity – for both manufacturing and maintenance.

Our line of NDT products, for instance, was developed based on Testia’s decades of experience in Aerospace and makes this knowledge also available for other industries. And with our inspectors, who are versed in all non-destructive testing methods for industry applications (ISO 9712), Testia is well equipped to provide services and solutions for NDT in the marine industry.

NDT for naval industry
Photo: © Christophe Launay

NDT for marine industry: Testia’s products and services

Testia’s products, solutions and services cover a lot of use cases of NDT for the naval industry, be it ship hull inspection, tanks and pipes inspection, digitalization solutions (Inspection 4.0), Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) on various structures and many more.

Here are some examples of the activities we performed for marine engineering, shipbuilding and other sectors of the naval industry:

  • Solutions development for offshore wind energy
  • Inspection data analytics solutions for oil & gas (with NDTkit software)
  • Digital Mock-up of ships and any other vessel for structural damage follow-up with our AssetManager
  • Inspection of race sailboats (for example for the Maître Coq team)
  • Infrared Thermography Inspection (IRT) of gas carrier tanks (on board during travel)
  • SHM on ship structures
  • Inspection services for shipyards, especially on engine parts and welds (RT, UT, MT, VT) for manufacturing and in-service
AssetManager screenshot
Digital Mock-up (DMU) of a ship in Testia’s AssetManager software

In the following overview you find key service areas where Testia can offer solutions for NDT in the marine sector:

Ship Inspections

Use cases:

  • Insurance disputes
  • Regular in-service inspections
  • Racing-boats, Military ships, Gaz-tanker etc.

Detection of:

  • Corrosion
  • Cracks
  • Delamination on composite
  • Water ingress
  • and more


  • Thermography
  • Ultrasonic
  • Eddy current
  • Penetrant testing
  • Radiography testing (X-rays)
  • Shearography
  • and more

Welds analysis with NDTkit Software

Use cases:

Assembly and repair of hulls, pipes etc.

Detection of:

  • Lack of penetration
  • Cracks
  • Porosity & inclusions


  • Ultrasonic
  • X-ray


  • Single software suite
  • Automated assistance to diagnosis & reporting
  • Plugin to 3DX (Catiav6)

Composite inspections with UT scanners

Use cases:

Manufacturing and repair of hulls, masts etc.

Detection of:

  • Foreign objects
  • Porosity
  • Delaminations
  • and more


  • Ultrasonic (Phased Array)


  • Automatic detection & sizing on portable devices or robotized scanning for large areas
  • Automated assistance to diagnosis & reporting + plugin to 3DX (Catiav6)

Corrosion inspections

Use cases:

Hulls maintenance

Detection of:

  • Thickness reduction
  • Exfoliation
  • Pitting
  • and more


  • Ultrasonic


  • Semi-automatic or automatic mapping of large areas
  • Automated assistance to diagnosis & reporting + plugin to 3DX (Catiav6)

Digital Continuity

SmartMixedReality for manufacturing or in-service support

  • Installation
  • Inspection
  • Non-conformities management

Structural Health Monitoring

  • Predictive Maintenance for ship structures
  • Custom monitoring solutions, e.g. for hydrogen tanks
  • Health assessment of assets to support future structure design improvements