The Validation Centre (TVC) Ltd

The Validation Centre (TVC) Ltd


TVC acquire ownership of Searchwise Ltd UFM/UPRS7

July 30, 2018

The Validation Centre (TVC) Ltd are pleased to announce the acquisition of ownership of the UFM/UPRS7 Underwater UV, LUX and Magnetometer from Searchwise Ltd of Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Since the design of the original UFM unit in the 1980’s by Howard Chambers Ltd the equipment has become renowned throughout the diving industry.


As of 1 August 2018 all manufacturing, sales, service, support and calibration of the Howard Chambers Ltd and Searchwise Ltd UFM/UPRS7 equipment will transfer to TVC’s facility located on Harfreys Industrial Estate in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. This product will complement the range of ASAMS underwater MPI systems and accessories currently manufactured by TVC. For any further information please contact us!

TVC assist with Society for Underwater Technology journal entry

March 21, 2016

We’ve just uploaded a journal from the Society for Underwater Technologies.  The piece, ‘A fresh initiative on the use of daylight magnetic particle inspection for the inspection of underwater steel structures’ was written by Ken Woolley, Tim Woolley and Bruce Banfield and the trials were held at here at TVC.   (more…)

Spares Season

February 23, 2016

North Sea Installations Map

The North Sea this time of year is usually desolate of divers. With the sea temperature dropping to around 6°C and air temperatures around 4°C, the cold would be enough to put anyone off but the frequent gales and winter storms mean the it’s not only cold, it’s a dangerous place to be in the winter. (more…)