Southern Services, Inc. provides reliable, convenient information to help you make and execute well-informed decisions whether it be a project start-up or inspection schedule. For the sake of our customers, we’re always looking for new ways to save costs. Our equipment, methodology, and resource needs are all extensively evaluated before any project can begin. We have stringent control and reporting systems that result in timely and trustworthy results.
Leading the Inspection Field with Experience, Reliability & Quality
- Project Setup Assistance
- Cutting Edge Technology
- Dedicated Project Management
Southern Services has built an outstanding reputation for employing highly qualified, professional welding inspectors who prioritize customer service.
Due to our extensive expertise with numerous AWS codes, our precision, and our rigorous adherence to recognized and licensed quality assurance procedures, you can be certain that you will receive accurate weld inspection reports that will emphasize not only outstanding technique but also comprehensive data in the event of unsatisfactory welds.
Vendor Surveillance and Auditing
Assuring that your suppliers adhere to the same high-quality standards that you and your customers have set is important to your success. Our technical experts can reassure you that the NDT techniques performed on your assets are competent and within regulatory guidelines. We provide audit assistance for all nondestructive testing procedures and can help you with:
- Vendor Qualification
- Technical Auditing
- Process Verification
- Technical Document Review
API Inspection Services
API 510 pressure vessel inspections—
API 570 Piping Inspection
SS inspectors are API 570 certified with extensive field experience. This API code specifies methods for inspecting, repairing, altering, and rerating metallic pipe systems in service. It specifies rules and guidance to assist owners/users of pipe systems in maintaining the safety and mechanical integrity of systems once they are installed. This may be utilized in any pipe system where it is feasible.
Strictly adhering to API 650 and API 653, SS delivers the highest quality inspection and verification services necessary for safe and continuous storage tank operation. Spherical or floating tanks, as well as cryogenic and unique variants, may be examined and certified to full international standards by API or other reputable certification authorities.
Products & Services
Robotic Inspection Services
Using our Elios caged drone, we can prevent your personnel from entering hazardous and dangerous circumstances by deploying drones or robots intended for confined spaces.
Our drones are equipped with a cage and collision resistance, allowing us to securely record each corner and bit of the most complicated and confined assets.
Using drone inspection to view and inspect high to reach and unsafe areas is a cost-effective solution.
We can inspect flares, pipe runs that are inaccessible to humans and much more.
By deploying our Video ray 4 its compact size enables it to examine leaks, sediment level, coating quality and overall tank conditions in regions where human divers cannot go safely.
Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing
Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing is an advanced method of non-destructive testing. It is a precise, efficient, and dependable volumetric assessment approach that utilizes real-time imaging to detect and measure corrosion, cracking, faults, and other defects in a broad range of materials, components, and industries.
PAUT employs a series of ultrasonic testing (UT) probes comprised of several tiny components, each of which is individually pulsed with computer-calculated timing (“phasing”). When these components are stimulated with varied time delays, the beams may be guided at different angles, focused at different depths, or duplicated throughout the length of a large array, resulting in electronic beam movement.
Automated Ultrasonic Testing
Automated Ultrasonic Testing (AUT) is a term that refers to a variety of ultrasonic inspection procedures that use mechanical scanners that are automated. AUT covers pulse-echo weld inspection, phased array, and Time Of Flight Diffraction, and is typically used to describe corrosion mapping.
Various test systems are often performed using a semi-automated system. The scanner is manually controlled in this situation, yet it produces the same encoded location data as a fully automated scanner.