Fidgeon Limited was founded by Peter and Pauline Fidgeon in 1975, primarily as a repair and service company dealing with ultrasonic equipment.
In the 40 years since this we have developed distribution links with some of the world’s principle manufacturers and become one of the largest and most recognisable NDT sales companies in the UK.
We have a long and successful association with Fuji Film Limited as their UK distributor. Our history in the maintenance of their automatic film processors, has been a major contribution to Fuji’s highly respected position in the Industrial Radiographic Industry. We are now recognised as the leading industrial service company of Colenta X-Ray Film Processors which are now used in association with Fuji Film and used by Carestream in association with Kodak Film.
In late 2015 we were approached by Eddy Current manufacturer Rohmann GmbH to be their distributor in the UK. This has been a rewarding endeavour for both companies.
Earlier in 2019 Fidgeon Limited became the UK and Ireland agent for Stresstech Oy and their products.
Products & Services
Industrial radiography is a method of Non Destructive Testing (NDT) where many types of simple or complex geometry manufactured components can be examined to verify the internal structure and integrity. Industrial radiography can be carried utilizing either X-rays (using an X ray tube and generator) or Gamma Rays (using a radiography source such as Ir 192, Se 75, Yb 169 or Co 60 held in or projected from a Gamma projector). Both are forms of electromagnetic radiation. Both methods have their own hazards and must only be carried out by fully trained personal. Both methods use either industrial film or a digital imaging plate to capture an image which is either developed and viewed on a film viewer or displayed on a screen so as an inspector can review. Once reviewed a component can either be passed or rejected for rework or scrap. Industrial Radiography can be carried out in a radiography bay or on site such as a shipbuilding yard or oil refinery.
Items related to this area include (among others): X-ray Film, Cassettes, Lead Screens, Lead Marker Tapes, Lead Markers, IQI’s, Warning Alarms & Radiation Monitors.
Magnetic Particle Inspection
Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) is a process used in ferromagnetic materials (Iron, Steel, Nickel and Cobalt).
In a nutshell, the process involves spraying the welded material with a white paint aerosol, then spraying the black whilst running an electromagnetic current over the weld using an electromagnetic yoke which draws the ink to the crack, which gives a good indication of the size and shape of a crack in the material.
Items related to this area include (among others): Electromagnetic Yoke, Permanent Magnets, White Contrast Paint & Black Magnetic Ink.