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Russell NDE Systems

The "Russell Group"​ consists of a manufacturer/designer of NDT instruments (Russell NDE Systems Inc.) which also provides in-line inspection services to the oil and gas industry in Canada



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The "Russell Group"​ consists of a manufacturer/designer of NDT instruments (Russell NDE Systems Inc.) which also provides in-line inspection services to the oil and gas industry in Canada, and three service companies: PICA (providing in-line inspection services in Canada and internationally); PICA USA (providing in-line inspection services in the USA) and Russell Technologies India (certain NDT services and NDT equipment in India and the Middle East).

Products & Services
Eddy Current Technology (ECT)

We offer several solutions for Eddy Current Testing:

RFT and ECT Portable Instruments

RFT has traditionally been used in carbon steel tubing, which is difficult to examine by eddy current testing (ECT). While RFT is primarily used to examine ferrous tubes it may often be used successfully on high conductivity, non-ferrous tube materials such as copper, brass, cupro-nickel and aluminum.

Eddy Current instruments are generally used to inspect non-ferrous tubing in heat exchangers and perform material sorting, crack detection and corrosion detection on aircraft and other parts.

Ferroscope  308 RFT / ECT Instrument

The Ferroscope RFT / ECT instrument allows the use of RFT probes as well as ECT standard bobbin probes; pitch-catch probes; partial saturation (SATURN) probes; TT (through transmission) probes; I-PIT and E-PIT probes, CIRC E-PIT and several other specialty type probes.

The Ferroscope can support up to 32 coil channels of RFT or ECT data. These multi-channel, multi-frequency options allow the Ferroscope to be used for array applications such as VertiScan, E-PIT, FloorScan, I-PIT, internal tube array and surface scanning applications.

The Ferroscope 308ET System, comes with industry-leading EasyLog Pro ™ Software and built-in software for tube sheet mapping ("TSM"). Simply photograph the exchange and import it into TSM to create an instant tube sheet map.

The Ferroscope 308 RFT / ECT is the latest in a distinguished line of electro-magnetic testing instruments which have revolutionized equipment maintenance in such industries as oil and gas, power, petrochemical, and pulp and paper. 

Ferroscope has been named " Best in Class " by Frost and Sullivan

Removable Head ECT Probes

A full line of removable head eddy current probes are available.

All probes are compatible with other manufacturers eddy current instruments

Shafts (cables) are durable and made to the "Goldilocks Principle" (not too stiff, not to soft, but just right)

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On-Line Eddy Current Systems


TECHNOFOUR Flawmark-EX is an on-line eddy current system for NDT of bars, tubes and wires. It works 24/7 in your factory to detect manufacturing defects and provide quality assurance documentation for your customers.

Flawmark-EX can detect cracks, pin-holes, open welds, voids, inclusions, concentrated porosity, weld defects, slivers, opened up skin laminations, deep pittings as well as mechanical damage in metal tubes, bars and wires.

Ferromagnetic, non-ferromagnetic as well as austenitic materials can be inspected by the system in Online, Offline, Inline and Spool-to-spool configurations. 

The inspection can be carried out as per API, ASTM, DIN, BS, ETTC, JIS, IS or other standards. All data is logged to a Hard Disk. Test reports can be generated in Microsoft Excel format.

Flawmark-EX is a highly advanced thoroughbred from theTechnofour stables. This seventh generation Flawmark keeps you connected no matter where you might be in the world.

You can connect to it from intranet or internet and view test signals and results in real time. It can even send you E-mails at your scheduled times with all test data, statistics and error conditions.

An SPC display is available for online systems that shows the history of your mill up to the past 24 hours, with eddy current signals. The system also supports remote diagnostics over TCP / IP.

An absolute channel can be configured for Online systems for detection of open welds etc. Multifrequency and multichannel options are available for advanced use.

Pipe Repair Products


Manufactured under US Patent # 6,774,066

"The Next Generation Repair System"


PermaWrap is the only composite pipe repairs system designed to be detected by MFL tools.

  • The patented PermaWrap system is a pre-manufactured rigid composite sleeve with some distinct advantages that are of direct benefit to our clients.
  • The PermaWrap composite sleeve is magnetically detectable for “smart pig” detection, eliminating any post identification method or procedure. This feature alone has saved our clients thousands of dollars each year in unnecessary excavations for pipe repair.
  • Our patented Diamond Grip embossment technology provides a mechanical locking system allowing the individual layers of the wrap to nest within each other even on an incline or in the vertical position. This feature virtually eliminates telescoping during the composite wrap application.
  • The PermaWrap pipe repair sleeve is available in multiple widths 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18 inches and in diameters from 4 to 60-inch.
  • Installation requires no heavy equipment.
  • Most pipe repair installations can be completed without product interruption.
  • The PermaWrap composite wrap requires no hot work.
  • Typical repair takes 2-installers 30-minutes.
  • CSA / ISO TS-24817 / ASME PCC-2 / D.O.T. Compliant.

Inspection Plugs

Inspection Plug Strategies manufactures inspection ports and inspection labels for use when performing non-destructive testing (NDT) for corrosion and erosion loss on piping and equipment in compliance with the Process Safety Management and Mechanical Integrity effort.

Inspection plugs are made of high temperature elastomeric polymers, which are ozone resistant and UV stable, providing many years of trouble-free service. The patented flange of our inspection plug is self-locking and self-sealing; eliminating the need for screws, lock down rings, silicone caulk, or swaging tools.

Inspection Plug Strategies' unique inspection plug designs work equally well on smooth, embossed or corrugated jacketing without the need for a corrugated transition gasket; and contours to elbows without field cutting.

Features of Inspection Plug Strategies' Plug:

  • No expensive installation tools required
  • No screws, "O" Rings, or silicone sealer needed
  • Does not rely on friction fit to keep rubber flange in place
  • No transition gasket required for corrugated metal
  • Makes a positive water tight seal
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