Vakarų centrinė laboratorija, JSC

Contact information

Address: Minijos g. 180, LT-93269, Klaipėda, Lithuania
Place in territory of port: nearby the quays Vakarų laivų gamykla
Tel.: +370 46 483666, +370 685 16226
Fax: +370 46 483607

Work description

Western central laboratory (UAB „Vakarų centrinė laboratorija“) is a modern accredited laboratory, which performs various services, relevant to all industries for more than 50 years.

For customers we are offering:

Non-destructive testing (NDT):

  • Radiographic testing – RT
  • Ultrasonic testing – UT
  • Magnetic particle testing – MT
  • Penetrant testing – PT
  • Visual inspection – VT
  • Testing based on bubble emission method (leak testing) – LT
  • Coating thickness determination
  • Positive Material Identification – PMI (determination of the chemical composition of metals and their alloys)
  • Eddy currents testing – ET
  • Coating and painting inspection

Destructive testing (DT):

  • Material testing (bend, tensile, impact (till -196 °C), z tests, fracture, flattening, expanding, stretching)
  • Microstructure and macrostructure inspection
  • Springs testing
  • Damper testing
  • Hardness test (Brinell, Rockwell, Vickers methods) – HT
  • Welded samples testing (for welding procedure qualification – WPQR and welder certification)
  • Adhesion testing

Ultrasonic thickness measurement (UTM):

  • UTM for class, CAP, CAS and owner survey on any type, age, size and Classification society ships
  • Preparing technological description and coordinate vessel hull repair works
  • Carrying out measurements of pipelines, tanks, boilers and steam pipes with ultrasound device
  • Preparing and submitting UTM report on board of the vessel during voyage, also staying in port or shipyard
  • Assisting in Close-up and Special Ship survey for class surveyor
  • Supervision of UT teams and Co-ordination with Superintendents/Surveyors. Supervision of prepared survey reports.

Welding inspector and technologist services (IWE, IWT, IWI qualification):

  • Examination of welders – welders and welding operator`s certification acc. ISO 9606
  • Preparation of welding procedure specification (WPS)
  • Preparation of welding technology
  • Preparation of welding procedure qualification test (WPQT)
  • Coordination and supervision of welding activity acc. ISO 14731 and ISO 3834
  • Company preparation for certification acc. EN 1090, DIN 2303, ISO 3834

Chemical laboratory:

  • Oil products analysis (mechanical particles, water, viscosity, flash point)
  • Salt tests on surface of the materials
  • Surface roughness assessment
  • Assessment of dust on steel surfaces prepared for painting
  • Pull-off test for adhesion

Other services:

  • Quality control, Project supervision, Final inspection, Document control
  • Scientific research and applied activity in the study of nature and engineering
  • Environment control, ecological monitoring

We are competent in IWE, IWI, NDT level 2/3 and Rope Access. In total a team of 35 employees, working worldwide.

Accreditations, recognitions, certificates, etc.:

  • Accreditation of National Accreditation Bureau according to ISO/IEC 17024 and ISO/IEC 17025
  • Attestation of Lithuanian Maritime Safety Administration
  • License No.2210 for work with ionizing radiation sources
  • LR Ministry of Environment permit No.1AT-127 for study of the environment and sources of its pollution
  • Certificate of approval by Lloyd‘s Register to the following management system standards:

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001

  • Laboratory recognition by the following classification societies: BV, DNV, Lloyd's Register, RINA, RMRS



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