Company Profile

A.E.S. Destructive and Non-Destructive Testing Limited (AES) was founded in 1983.  At the time of establishment, AES mainly provided services of Destructive Testing (DT) and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) of ferrous and non-ferrous materials to the construction industry.

 

Over the years, AES has emerged as a leading testing and inspection services provider across various market segments.  Besides rendering DT and NDT services, AES now also provides services such as Calibration of Instruments, Welding Procedure and Welder Qualification Test, Proof Load Test of Structural Fixing and Masonry, Proof Load Test of Lifting Appliances and Lifting Gear, NDT personnel and Welding Inspector Training, etc.

 

In addition to the well established Laboratories for Tensile, Impact, Hardness, Fracture and Bend Tests, the Workshops of AES are also well equipped with state-of-the-art NDT instruments and tools traceable to national or international standard.  Each equipment and instrument being used is maintained under stringent calibration scheme and standard.

 

In the meantime, AES is committed to adopting modern and good laboratory practices in managing her daily operations and maintaining a climate of quality awareness that will lead to continual improvement in the quality of services.  The Quality Management System of AES has been certified to ISO 9001: 2015 International Standard.  In addition, the Company is currently a Government Approved Specialist Contractor for NDT of Welds, a Corporate Partner of The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Inc., and also accredited Laboratory and Inspection Body under the respective Schemes (HOKLAS/HKIAS) of the Hong Kong Accreditation Service.  AES is now a member of the CNOOC Group..

AES has been accredited by Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS) under the Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS) for Construction Materials Testing and Calibration Services as listed in HOKLAS Directory of Accredited Laboratories, and under also the Hong Kong Inspection Body Accreditation Scheme (HKIAS) for Construction Products Inspection as listed in HKIAS Directory of Accredited Inspection Bodies.  Services that are not listed in the directories are not specifically accredited by HOKLAS/HKIAS.

To ensure the quality of our services, we are committed to complying with statutory and regulatory requirements, code of conduct, as well as accreditation standards and criteria. Impartiality is a key component of our business ethics. Undue pressure and financial impropriety are potential threats to our impartiality. Every employee of us has the responsibility to comply with our code for impartiality, and our customer should provide our staff a working environment free from such threats. Any instance where you, as our customer feel there is a threat to impartiality, you are welcome to raise the concern directly to our Senior Management members (e.g. Operations Director).

For testing or calibration services, if statement of conformity is applicable, decision rule mentioned in our Work Instruction WI-65 (mainly based on ILAC-G8: 03/2009) shall be employed.

For inspection services, AES is accredited under the Hong Kong Inspection Body Accreditation Scheme (HKIAS) by the Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS) and classified as Type A Inspection Body according to HKIAS 003 Section 4, providing third party inspection services to the public.

As a laboratory accredited under the Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS) by HKAS, AES has to follow all applicable requirements stipulated by HKAS. According to the accreditation criteria, our customers are required to provide, on request, access to HKAS assessment teams to assess the laboratory's performance when carrying out laboratory activities at your site. Besides, for specific tests - Non-destructive Tests (NDTs) on welds and Load Tests of Anchor Bolts, HKAS has published a Supplementary Criteria No. 36 to stipulate the proper establishment and maintenance of laboratory's estimate of capacity. Laboratories are required to ensure that work in-take does not exceed the testing capacity so that the operation teams are allowed to conduct the work at a reasonable pace and in a suitable manner without compromising its quality and accuracy. The HOKLAS Supplementary Criteria No. 36 is available on the HKAS website.