Formed in 1970 in response to the growing need for nondestructive evaluation and inspection services, Turner Industries’ NDE group is a leader in providing high quality inspection and testing services along the Gulf Coast and throughout the continental United States. Our expertise includes personnel and equipment to perform inspections on all types of petrochemical, refining, pulp/paper and power plant equipment. The staff includes more than 500 full time engineers, technicians and certified inspectors, trained in various disciplines with certifications from the American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), American Petroleum Institute (API) and American Welding Society (AWS).

Turner Industries offers a wide variety of inspection solutions, including fully equipped personnel for short term or long term assignments, turnarounds, or “personnel only” to augment plant inspection departments. All personnel are continually upgrading their qualifications through training provided by Turner Industries or outside agencies.


Direct and Remote Visual Inspections

  • Tube Camera (1.25″ dia.)
  • Fibercam 500 (0.50″ dia.)
  • Ca-Zoom Camera

Drone Inspections

Now bringing the latest technology to the Inspections & NDE field: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, commonly known as drones.


Remote Control (RC) Licensed Pilots: 2

Drones: Three DJI Inspire 1 & one DJI 3 Professional

Drone Capabilities:

  • Zenmuse XT by FLIR® Infrared cameras capable of detecting cold spots and hot spots up to 550° C (1,022°F)
  • 2x & 4x digital zoom still pictures
  • 4k HD video capabilities with the Zenmuse X5 & X3 camera


Safer – Inspecting with drones is far safer than sending people out to do it, especially when heights and possibly weakened structures are involved.

Faster – Aerial inspections with drones are typically carried out in fewer hours or days than previous methods.

Cost-Effective – Time is money. Some inspections typically require days or weeks to conduct and can call on multiple crafts, depending on the job. Drone technology provides a cost effective solution.

Electromagnetic Testing

  • Eddy Current Testing
  • Flux Leakage Testing
  • Tank Floor Corrosion Testing

Leak Testing

  • Bubble Testing
  • Ultrasonic Leak Testing
  • Vacuum Box Leak Testing

Magnetic Particle Testing

  • Wet or Dry
  • Visible or Fluorescent
  • AC or DC

Penetrant Testing

Visible and Fluorescent Liquid Penetrant Testing

Personnel Certifications

  • American Petroleum Institute (API)
  • Pressure Vessel Inspectors (API 510)
  • Aboveground Storage Tank Inspectors (API 653)
  • Piping Inspectors (API 570)
  • American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)
  • SNT-TC-1A- Level I and Level II Personnel
  • ASNT- Level III Services
  • American Welding Society (AWS)
  • Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI)

Personnel Services

Inspection Personnel for Plant Programs, Turnaround Services

Radiographic Testing

Fleet of truck mounted mobile darkrooms

Storage Tank Inspections

  • Tubular Inspections
  • Eddy Current
  • Magnetic Flux Leakage
  • IRIS
  • Ferrous or Nonferrous

Ultrasonic Testing

  • Thickness Testing
  • Weld Testing
  • Flaw Detection
  • Tank Crawler
  • IRIS Tube Testing

Visual Testing

  • Direct Visual Testing
  • Remote Visual Testing