Services

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to make your business grow.

Our Services

What we Do

In support of the new 2015 Construction Code requirements for NDE, we can assist you in the following areas:

  • Audit, Review and accept, written NDE Procedures that meet Construction Code requirements.
  • Along with your Inspector, we will witness NDE Procedure Demonstrations to confirm their applicability and relevance to Construction Code acceptance criteria.
  • Along with your Inspector, we will witness NDE competency testing, to alleviate any concerns you may have with respect to your NDE service Provider’s personnel.

When and if the need arises for litigation support, we can provide assistance in support of your due diligence endeavors. We can also provide complete QMS Audit activities on third-party NDE Service Providers you choose to support your business activities.

NDE Experience

NRCan (CGSB) Level-3 (Canada), AINDT Level-3 (Australia), ASNT NDT Level III (USA), CSWIP Level-3 (UK), JINDI Level-3 (Japan), PCN Level-3 (UK), PCN-PED (Canada/ UK) Level-3 certified in the following NDE test methods:

  • NRCan (CGSB)
    • Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
    • Radiographic Testing (RT)
    • Eddy Current Testing (ET)
    • Penetrant Testing (PT)
    • Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
  • AINDT UT, PAUT, TOFD Level 3
  • ASNT MT, UT NDT Level III
  • CSWIP LRUT Level 3
  • JINDI UT, MT, PT Level 3
  • PCN BINDT UT, PAUT, TOFD Level 2 & 3
  • PCN-PED UT, MT, PT Level 3

Combined 100 years of NDE inspection, supervisory, and management experience, in the following industries:

  • Aerospace
  • Manufacturing
  • Nuclear
  • Oil & Gas:
    • up-stream;
    • mid-stream; and
    • down-stream
    • (on-shore & off-shore experience)
    • Pipeline Integrity

All of our Associates are recognized NDE Specialists in their applicable field of study.

Confidentiality

  • Each NDE Procedure we review will be stamped by our Company, to attest to its compliance with Construction Code requirements.
  • Each NDE Procedure Demonstration we witness, will be stamped by our Company, to attest to its compliance with Construction Code requirements.
  • Each NDE Technician we test for competency will be issued with a certificate that will be stamped by our Company, to attest to compliance with the Construction Code requirements.

Training

NRCan ATO approved NDE / NDT training courses. NDE / NDT preparatory courses in NDE / NDT Math, Materials and Process as well as advanced NDE /NDT methods in AUT, PAUT, GWT and TOFD.

Workshops

ASNT and NRCan NDT practical workshops, half day and full day options are available.

Our Methodology

Who are we?

We are a team of NDE Specialists experienced in UP-Stream, Mid-Stream, and Down-Stream Oil & Gas Construction and Maintenance activities.

What services do we offer?

We offer Level-3 NDE Consulting Services, in the areas of:

  • NDE Examination Procedure Review & Acceptance for Compliance with Construction Code and Client requirements.
  • NDE Procedure Demonstration Witnessing, in accordance with Construction Code and Client requirements.
  • NDE Personnel Competency Testing in accordance with Construction Code and Client requirements.
  • NDE Auditing in accordance with Construction Code and Client requirements.
  • Advanced NDE and Raw Data Auditing & Review
    • AUT Corrosion Mapping - (ACCUSCAN. PROSCAN, Omniscan MX2, Gekko)
    • Long Range Guided Wave Pipe Screening (GUL / Teletest)
    • Short Range Guided Wave - Risers, soil to air interfaces (lSONIC 2005, 2006, 2020)
    • Phased Array - Piping, Structural and Pressure Components (Olympus Omniscan MX2, Gekko)
    • TOFD - Piping, Structural and Pressure Components (Olympus Omniscan MX2, Gekko)
    • Pipeline Integrity Assessment (ECDA, ICDA, SCCDA, ECHO-3D Sizing, Creaform Laser Scanning, EMI (ECHO3D))
    • Eddy Current Array/ Tubular

Where do we provide our services?

30% of our activities (NDE Procedure reviews and QMS Auditing) can be delivered on-line in a secure environment.

30% of our activities (Procedure Demonstrations & Competency Testing) can be delivered at your facility.

10% of our activities (Auditing) can be delivered in field environments, such as fabrication facilities, construction sites, and pipeline locations.

30% Advanced NDE Pipeline Integrity.

When are we available?

We support our clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Monday to Sunday.

Overtime rates applicable after 8 hours per day and weekends.

Note: For pipeline auditing activities, as per Client request.

Why do we do what we do?

  • All of our Clients have, at one time or another, been a victim of purchasing the services of a third-party NDE Service Provider, only to find out later, that either the NDE Service Provider, or the NDE Technicians, or both, suffered with competency issues.
  • Probability of Detection (POD) studies; have consistently demonstrated a very low percentage of ability to detect known and unknown defects, resulting in a POD as low as 50%. (Client expectations are such that a probability of 90%+ of the defects will be detected having a confidence level of 95%.
  • Owners for major projects are transferring more and more of projects liabilities to the EP/C and the fabricators/constructors.
  • Shortage of Skilled NDE resources has reached critical numbers and it is projected to remain at this level for the next 7 to 10 years. As a result, more and more NDE Service Companies are bringing in entry-level technicians to replace experienced personnel.
  • Shortage of Level-3 NDE Specialists is having a major impact in the Oil & Gas industry.
    • These Specialists are the only group authorized to approve NDE Procedures in accordance with the construction codes.
    • Most EP/Cs and Fabricators do not have Level-3 NDE Specialists on staff to provide oversight capabilities.
    • Therefore, we are offering access to this essential resource only when you really need them.
    • We are completely independent from the NDE Service Providers, and as such, are free to perform our activities without bias.
  • Due-Diligence Support
  • To demonstrate a valid due-diligence defense (with respect to NDE services), requires a three-prong approach:
    • Confirm and validate the NDE written procedure meets both Code of Construction and best business practices;
    • Verify the NDE written procedure is effective, by utilizing and witnessing a NDE Procedure Demonstration, to determine if the procedure actually can find the size, type and locations of defects, identified in the Code of Construction Accept/Reject criteria; and
    • Verify all NDE technicians have been trained on, and can apply the demonstrated procedure successfully, through Individual Competence Testing, as a measure of their ability to perform the work.

Fees and Charges

Introduction

Please take note of the following:
The actual hourly rate is confidential and only disclosed to the Client. Applicable taxes will be levied against all contracted services. For longer-term assignments we can negotiate a rate schedule suitable for the amount of guaranteed work, including the option of a retainer.

The nature of our support is normally that of a short-term requirement, and as such, we strictly adhere to the rate schedule as issued annually by the Consulting Engineers of Alberta.

  • General NDE Methods Procedure Review

    Our experience has indicated the most reviews for standard NDE Test Methods can be accomplished within one ten-hour work-day.

  • Advanced NDE Methods Procedure Review

    Due to the complexity of Advanced NDE Test Methods, procedure reviews always require more time to complete than general procedures.

  • Subsequent reviews of the same NDE Procedure

    After the NDE Service Provider has corrected the items identified in the initial assessment, the second review is charged out at our standard hourly rate.

  • NDE Procedure Demonstrations

    This type of process auditing is charged out at our standard rate plus agreed expenses.

  • NDE Technician Competency Testing

    This type of process auditing is charged out at our standard rate plus agreed expenses.

NDE Auditing

Advanced NDE and Raw Data Auditing & Review is charged out at or standard rate plus agreed expenses and tools charges.

  • AUT Corrosion Mapping - (ACCUSCAN. PROSCAN)
  • Long Range Guided Wave Pipe Screening (GUL / Teletest)
  • Short Range Guided Wave - Risers, soil to air interfaces (lSONIC 2006)
  • Phased Array - Piping, Structural and Pressure Components (Olympus Omniscan MX2)
  • TOFD - Piping, Structural and Pressure Components (Olympus Omniscan MX2)
  • Pipeline Integrity Assessment (ECDA, ICDA, SCCDA, ECHO-3D Sizing, Creaform Laser Scanning)
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