About US

About Us

Mandina's Inspection Services, Inc.

Established in 1990, Mandina’s Inspection Services, Inc is an NDT Company located just outside New Orleans, LA. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of technical, conceptual, and content development in all aspects of the industry including Oilfield, Petrochem, Marine, Aerospace, and Construction.

We provide our employees with the best opportunities for career advancement with development and top training resources. We continue to be on the leading edge of inspection with the newest techniques and equipment.

NDT FIle Cabinet

A completely customizable digitized inspection and certification platform using an encrypted and secure single port of entry.

NDT and Destructive Testing Services

NDT Level III Services, Expert Witness, Nondestructive Testing Inspections and a Full-Service Welding and Mechanical Testing Lab.

Research and Development

Development and Qualification of emerging NDT Techniques, Calibration/Verification Blocks and Equipment Prototypes.


Weld and Mechanical Testing


Clients and Customers


Portal Users


Year of experience

Our Founder and President

He has earned NDT certifications from the American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) as a Level III in Radiography (R/T), Ultrasonic (U/T), Magnetic Particle (M/T), Liquid Penetrant (P/T), and Visual Inspections (V/T). He also maintains his National Aerospace Standard (NAS410) Ultrasonic Testing (UT) Level 3. As an active member of ASNT, Mandina pioneered UT Phased Array and TOFD Inspections and remains at the forefront of providing these services as the corporate Level III for major companies in markets such as Shanghai, Dubai, the Netherlands, and across the United States.

David has served in many facets of the ASNT Local and National Organization. In 2011 he was elected to the ASNT National Board of Directors and presented with his ASNT Fellow for his contributions to the NDT Industry. He continued his service to the industry as ASNT President from 2017-2018 and ASNT Chairman of the Board in 2018-2019.

Mr. Mandina is an American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Certified Welding Educator (CWE), American Petroleum Institute (API) 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector, American Petroleum Institute (API) 653 Above Ground Storage Tank Inspector, American Petroleum Institute (API) 570 Piping Inspector as well as a certified Quality Auditor for the American Society for Quality (ASQ). He taught at the New Orleans Regional Vo-Tech Institute as a Nondestructive Testing Instructor and Radiation Safety Officer and has worked as the Chief Welding Inspector for major construction projects including offshore, onshore and turnarounds. He performs quality audits thereof and was a member of Shell Offshore Inc.’s Deepwater Audit Team (Auger, Ursa, Mars and Ram Powell). He assisted in developing the quality standards for the above referenced locations. Mr. Mandina has served as an expert witness for cases involving nondestructive testing, mechanical integrity, quality inspection and construction. He has also worked in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency and Malta developing customized training to bridge Radiography and Cultural Heritage.

David A. Mandina

Founder and President

Global Mission

Committed To Quality and Accessibility!

With the ever-changing Global economy Mandina’s Inspection offers online NDT Training from Basic Eyes and Light to advanced Ultrasonics including Phased Array and TOFD. The programs are equally accessible and affordable for individual inspectors yet maintain the flexibility to be modified for the unique needs of corporate entities. 

Industries We Serve

Non-Destructive Testing is an integral part of  every aspect of our lives. We strive to do our part in keeping you safe through NDT.

Trust and Worth

Our Clients

U.S. and Global Experience

Over the last several decades we have continued to serve our clients and improve the quality and functionality of inspection and digitized our NDT software platform. We remain at the forefront of development and innovation to meet the ever-changing and demanding needs in our industry. Below is a sampling of our clients, highlighting the diversity of our software across industries:

Schlumberger/Cameron a Schlumberger Company (Oil and Gas): Developed Company Hierarchy (Parent- and Facilities) for Corporate and Divisions requirements.

TIMEC (Shell Chemical Convent): Developed QA / QC Procedures manuals and develop data tracking systems for Fabrication, Inspection, and Installation of Chemical Plant equipment.

Halter Marine (Shipbuilding): Developed tracking system for Equipment, Fabrication, and installation of Semi-Submersibles and Drill Ships.

International Atomic Energy Agency: Developed Training and access for international clients to incorporate Radiography and Cultural Heritage for Malta.

Chevron Aviation (Aerospace): Developed and Incorporated Certification Schemes such as NAS410 to meet the needs of the industry. 

Shell Offshore Incorporated (Auger): Developed procedures and tracking systems for deep-water drilling project.

Conoco Phillips (Kaparuk Oil Field North Slope, Alaska): Developed Advanced Ultrasonic Phased Array techniques,  procedures, and traceability for in-service lines. 

NOV/XL Systems: Developed Project Management and Translation capabilities, and the ability to share documents directly with another user.

Vulcan Chemical (Geismar, LA.): Developed QA / QC Procedures manuals as well as data tracking systems for Fabrication, Inspection and Installation of Chemical Plant equipment.