Pipeline Specialists in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) in Alberta, BC, Grande Prairie, Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Peace River and Western Canada
Welcome to 20/20 NDT Inc.! We serve all of Western Canada as an NDT company, or, the non-invasive testing of pipelines and structures. Whether you need non-destructive testing (NDT) in BC, Grande Prairie, Fort St. John, Peace River or Dawson Creek, we’ll come to you.
We are governed by two partners who offer you the quality control of a multi-national company combined with the production and customer service of a small-scale establishment. Protect your pipeline or other structure with our excellent services.
When your employees safety or your company work flow depends on your physical structures, you can’t afford to have a little leak or ignore a problem. 20/20 NDT Inc. provides quick, on-site evaluations and excellent communication and reports, so you can stop emergency repairs before they happen.
Our technicians are highly-trained professionals who never stop learning about non-destructive testing in Grande Prairie. Each staff member is audited regularly to ensure we exceed code and are up to industry standard. Our technicians explain what they find on your site and make sure you understand what you can do to maximize production.
What is Non-Destructive Testing?
20/20 NDT Inc. is a specialized industrial radiography company. What we do is just like going to the doctor’s office for an x-ray. We x-ray your structures and pipelines out in the oil field or elsewhere to ensure you don’t have any imperfections that could cause a problem.
Our NDE, or non-destructive examination, works for many industries. Everything from the internal structure of a high-rise building to the wings on an airplane can be closely inspected without removing so much as a screw. Even the Toronto landmark, The CN Tower, has undergone this type of testing.
The Ultimate in Safety
Ensure that your structures are safe without having to stop production. Avoid progress-halting problems. Comply with regulations, and increase your efficiency. You can do all this with non-destructive testing.
Products & Services
Magnetic Particle Inspection
Grande Prairie Magnetic Particle Testing
Are your pipelines in good repair? What about the parts you can’t see? Many stress fractures and cracks can be invisible to the naked eye, and these hidden dangers could potentially result in disaster if not detected and repaired in time. Early detection can mean the difference between having to file a major insurance claim and performing minor repairs.
Magnetic particle testing detects weak spots and damaged sections of metal without harming or staining the object, allowing you to perform repairs more effectively. Our technicians serve Grande Prairie and Western Canada area, and are extremely skilled at catching even the smallest fractures, so you can rest easy.
How Magnetic Particle Testing Works
A liquid or powder solution composed of fluorescent and ferrous materials is sprayed on the magnetized section of pipe. The ferrous materials will be attracted into the cracks, and the fluorescence will show these cracks plainly under ultraviolet light.
The Benefits of Magnetic Particle Testing
Cracked and damaged pipes can have far-reaching consequences, not to mention liability concerns. Testing for damage can benefit your company in many ways:
- Magnetic particle testing is a relatively fast process.
- You will see immediate results.
- It is cost effective, and cheaper than radiography.
- This type of testing works in areas small or large.
- It can detect problem areas before they become major issues.
Cleanup before and after the process is simple, and there are no lasting effects to the pipes from the solution. Ask one of our technicians if you have any questions about the process, we’re happy to explain anything.
Check out the other inspection services we offer, such as radiographic, ultrasonic, and dye penetrant testing. Give us a call toll-free at 1-866-930-6220 to get a quote or to request more information today.
Get Answers with Ultrasonic Testing in Grande Prairie, Fort St. John, Peace River, Dawson Creek and Western Canada Today!
Piping systems are critical to many industries, and if the piping system fails, companies are looking at serious leaks, loss of product, and worse. Most people only recognize a problem with a piping system after something happens. By this point, there is already a minor leak or a major crack in a pipe that has started causing problems.
What if there was a way to prevent problems before they happened? 20/20 NDT Inc. has worked with our clients to create a system to catch problems before anything happens.
Ultrasonic testing in Grande Prairie is one of the methods that we use to perform corrosion and erosion inspections. Ultrasonic testing measures pipe wall loss, allows us to find pitting and pinholes, and detects damage. We provide all of the data collected in an easy-to-follow report so you can accurately determine the condition of your piping.
Let us walk you through each step of ultrasonic testing that Grande Prairie residents rely on:
- We will set up a probe, receiver, transducer, and display devices.
- The probe and receiver produce electrical pulses.
- The transducer creates high frequency ultrasonic energy, which is transmitted in waves through the pipe material.
- If there is a crack that creates discontinuity in the wave, that energy will reflect back and be displayed on the screen.
- The reflected energy wave will provide data based on the reflected signal strength and the time of the signal generation. The signal provides information about the location, size, and thickness of the pipe.
Ultrasonic testing is a versatile and useful NDT method for construction workers and contractors. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about the ultrasonic testing process in Grande Prairie and Western Canada, call us at 1-866-930-6220.