Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade (ISQ)

Address /
Contact person

Av. Professor Doutor Cavaco Silva, nº 33, Taguspark-Oeiras
2740-120 Porto Salvo, Portugal
Ms. Margarida Pinto, mmpinto(at)


Founded in 1965, ISQ is a private and independent company providing inspection, testing, training and technical consultancy. We support our customers in performance improvement and risk reduction, offering high quality and innovative services and solutions, helping their infrastructures, equipment, processes and products to meet the standards and regulations for quality, security, environment and social responsibility. Our growth strategy is based on an increasingly important and sustained presence in the world thanks to our offices, delegations and associated companies in more than 15 countries.



Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:




Infrastructure & Construction


Social science & humanities



Industrial Technologies





Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations














Main Products / Services

We offer our customers a set of integrated and advanced solutions for technical inspection, consulting, testing, metrology and training to increase the availability of its assets. These services are focused on the markets for civil construction, oil and gas, aeronautics, energy, process industries, transports and infrastructures, trade and services, health, governments & public organizations.

Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • PROCETS - Protective Composite Coatings via Electrodeposition and Thermal Spraying (H2020) Grant Agreement n. 686135

  • NANoREG - A common European approach to the regulatory testing of nanomaterials,

  • GAMMAex - RPAS for chemical and radiologic monitoring with ATEX certification (Portuguese MoD).

  • MOEEBIUS – Modelling Optimisation of Energy Efficiency in Buildings for Urban Sustainability (H2020) Grant Agreement n. 680517

  • MAESTRI – Energy and resource management systems for improved efficiency in the process industries,

  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Manufacturing Processes and Space Materials; (ESA-European Space Agency –Clean Space);

  • OPTIMUS - Demonstration of methods and tools for the acquisition of operational reliability of large-scale industrial wind turbines,

  • TRACE-IT - An Advanced Structural Integrity System for Air Transport Composites using NDT Evaluation and Damage Tolerance Methods,



Why we joined EU-VRi?

To contribute to the improvement of Portuguese and European industry and services in Risk management by collaborating with other organisations as research entities, public agencies and regional councils and business partners in order to share knowledge and develop technology, new products and processes as well as good practices for a sustainable risk management through the  maximization and optimization of human resources.