Food, Beverage & Dairy Industry Testing is carried out by Accutest International, a company which specialises in non-destructive testing, including crack testing and integrity testing to the Food, Dairy, Beverage and Pharmaceutical industry. We’ve a wealth of experience in testing of all types of heat exchangers, silos, tanks and spray dryers – including holding time tests. We can work with you on a regular testing programme designed specifically for the needs of your operation to ensure that contamination and equipment failure is avoided.

Road Tanker and silo for test

The importance of inspection and testing

The need for regular testing in the food, dairy and beverage industries has never been greater. Increases in health scares, public interest and the insistence of the large retailers on ‘due-dilligence’, means that companies can no longer afford to ‘bury their heads’ and hope for the best, or leave it until there is a problem – prevention is always better than cure.


For the thorough and definitive testing of plate & tubular heat exchangers, Accutest has developed and protected its own unique non-destructive testing method utilising Helium gas. Having the smallest atom size in its gaseous state and being easily detectable, Helium is able to find pin holes and cracks that other testing would not show up. The advantage this gives is that it finds small through holes before they become problematic, enabling preventative planned maintenance to be scheduled with minimum production disturbance. Helium is also safely dispersed, leaves no residue and flows freely through retained water, which allows tests to be carried out quickly and cost-effectively.

We also offer Hydrostatic Pressure Testing & Instrument Calibration, via our approved sub-contractors operating to the highest standards and offering on-site services utilising the latest testing and inspection techniques. As part of your team, we operate fully ‘stand-alone’ equipment and carry out the work with the minimum of disruption and downtime – the few hours invested will pay dividends over and over again, resulting in the consistent and reliable operation of your production facility.

Please contact us to find out more about the services we offer or fill in the online enquiry form here: