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Nondestructive testing and maintenance is how large industries extend the service life of components. Expensive heavy equipment that would otherwise break, become hazardous or no longer be fit for service.


NDT is required for a wide range of industries. From heavy machinery like construction cranes, to massive storage tanks used in mining and oil and gas.

 

Many industries have extensive legal requirements.

 

This increasingly complex profession requires dedication, significant training, and practical experience. The necessary experience makes them able to identify and adapt their knowledge and skills for a wide range of industries.

 

Eagle Eye NDT team members are well versed in code requirements and specifications across various industries. Call us for code inspection enquiries, our expert knowledge, confidence, and years of experience give us the skills to plan and adjust for each job. 


Eagle Eye NDT is a CWB (Canadian Welding Bureau) and AWS (American Welding Society) certified company. We are an indigenous company that will support your industries inspection requirements with NDT certified inspection teams. 

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Industries

Why industries need NDT

Nondestructive testing and maintenance is how large industries extend the service life of components. Expensive heavy equipment that would otherwise break, become hazardous or no longer be fit for service.


NDT is required for a wide range of industries. From heavy machinery like construction cranes, to massive storage tanks used in mining and oil and gas. 

 

Many industries have extensive legal and certification requirements.

 

This increasingly complex profession requires dedication, specialized training, and practical experience. Our leadership team has over 50 years of experience in testing project management. They use that knowledge to adapt requirements while operating in a wide range of industries.

 

Focus NDT team members are well versed in code requirements and specifications across various industries. You can rely on us for code inspection enquiries, our expert knowledge, confidence, and years of experience give us the skills to plan and adjust for each job.


Focus NDT is a CWB (Canadian Welding Bureau) and AWS (American Welding Society) certified company. 

Refining, Petrochemicals and Chemical Plants

Refining, an industry that is broad reaching and critical to national infrastructure and the global economy relies on NDT to prevent accidents and maximize the value of investments. There isn’t an aspect of the oil and gas refinement industry that doesn’t rely in some way on NDT. Refineries are continuously employing NDT teams to perform inspection of pipes, risers, tanks, welds and large forgings.

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Pipelines

Pipelines are one of the safest methods for transporting large quantities of petroleum products from refiners to end consumers. To maintain that safety, pipelines are subject to regular Non-Destructive Testing and inspection. 

 

Onsite ultrasonic testing of welds and pipe thickness as well as visual and magnetic particle testing for voids, cracks, corrosion and penetration, helps to insure that pipes are operational and fit for service. In many cases, hard to access pipelines require rope access services to get the job done. 

 

Focus NDT trains and uses certified professionals for pipeline testing and inspection.

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Mining 

Inspection of the heavy equipment is critical to ensuring that operations continue without interruption. Every mining operation requires regular inspections in order to remain efficient. 

 

In addition to the heavy equipment and the need for asset inspection, mining has surface mill, fuel storage tanks that require API 653 and API 510 inspections. 

When these services are required in hard to access locations, rope access certified inspectors are required. As points of failure that can result in environmental damage and other hazards, these tanks are heavily regulated by Code of Federal Regulations, title 40, part 280. 

 

Focus NDT testers are trained and certified in understanding these and other related regulations, to ensure that when our inspections are carried out they are thorough, accurate, meet the regulation standards are in place for a given site.  Our inspectors are under ground Common Core certified. 


The Methods We Use In Mining: 

  • EM Testing of Wire Ropes

  • Storage Tank Inspections

  • Mobile Equipment/Stationary Inspections

  • Plastic Pipe inspection

  • Gear / Ring Gear inspection

  • Drum Inspection

  • Pressure Vessel Inspection

  • Fuel Tank Inspections

Heavy Equipment, Cranes,  and Lifting Devices

Cranes and other heavy equipment used in construction are strictly regulated in order to ensure safe operation and fitness for purpose.  Working equipment needs to be safe and reliable. Focus NDT provides on site inspection that can detect metal fatigue and other unseen damage to equipment components.   

 

Regular inspection is critical in preventing accidents, and ensuring the continued productivity of costly equipment investments.

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Bridge Inspection And Assessment 

Every bridge you cross requires regular inspection. From the use of ground penetrating radar for the bridge pilings, to visual inspection for the impact of damage mechanisms on the bridge deck, there are many tests that are performed on bridges.


Bridge inspections require a wide range of different services that Focus NDT is certified and experienced in managing.  Load bearing requirements, and structural designs 

To prevent bridge collapse, nondestructive evaluation techniques are an essential part of national bridge inspection standards (NIBS).

 

According to the MAP-21, and the Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program,  every bridge requires consistent and  regular inspections.  For evaluation of deficiencies not readily detectable using routine inspection procedures, Focus NDT has the tools and FHWA certifications and expertise needed as part of routine and detailed safety inspections. 


From the use of ground penetrating radar for the bridge pilings, to visual inspection for the impact of damage mechanisms on the bridge deck, there are many tests that are performed on bridges. These tests are mandated by law to insure that bridges operate within a safe load capacity. 

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Power Plants and Stations

Heavy manufacturing companies need NDT. It’s common use is to ensure product quality prior as part of QC/QA. Steel, pipe, and tubing manufacturers need to inspect weld and material integrity. Manufacturers who produce everything from engine and power turbines, to large vessels and ships ensure that appropriate specifications are met through the use of NDT. In addition to non destructive testing, some manufactured materials and parts require destructive testing techniques to be applied. In these cases NDT works hand in hand with other testing methods to ensure that products are safe from voids, delamination, density variations, stress, damage, and foreign materials. 

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Nuclear Energy

Modern nuclear energy is green energy, low emission, very safe, and very efficient.

To make ensure power plants are built and remain safe, Non-Destructive testing  is required from start to finish. Beginning with testing of all components that are used in the construction of plants. By following the best practices and legal requirements, thorough inspections, and measured results,  new power plants are constructed with safety in mind.
During plant operation, regular inspection of components like pressure vessels, pressure piping, seals and welds are just some of NDT services required to maintain plant operational safety requirements.

Pulp & Paper

The pulp and paper industry trusts Focus NDT for cost effective and innovative solutions.

Inspection services prove fitness for service on boilers and digesters, high pressure pipes, and other mechanical components. Ultrasonic thickness testing and examination of welds are just two of the inspection services used to insure mechanical integrity of components. 

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Industrial Manufacturing/ Fabrication

Heavy manufacturing companies need NDT. It’s common use is to ensure product quality prior as part of QC/QA. Steel, pipe, and tubing manufacturers need to inspect weld and material integrity. Manufacturers who produce everything from engine and power turbines, to large vessels and ships ensure that appropriate specifications are met through the use of NDT. In addition to non destructive testing, some manufactured materials and parts require destructive testing techniques to be applied. In these cases NDT works hand in hand with other testing methods to ensure that products are safe from voids, delamination, density variations, stress, damage, and foreign materials. 

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