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Category: Product
Posted: Thu, Feb 23rd 2023 at 10:10 AM

Design and optimize inspection solutions, analyse them, perform technical justification studies for complex configurations with the following new features:

  • DATA SCIENCE Module: machine learning tools utilizing simulations to aid in developing diagnostic techniques
  • AUT PIPELINE Module: Dedicated for pipeline girth weld performance demonstrations
  • SHM Module: New geometry modelling capabilities, composite features, and flaw types
  • Discover many new features in UT, ET, RT, CT, GWT, and TT CIVA Modules!

Learn more about new CIVA features to meet your NDT needs:

Category: CINDE
Posted: Tue, Feb 21st 2023 at 10:31 AM
It is with great sadness that we provide the news of the passing of Peter Brady on February 15, 2023, a past Director of the Canadian Institute for Non-destructive Testing.  Peter joined the Board of Directors on June 16, 1994, taking on the role as Vice-Chair June 22, 2000.  He became Chair on July 18, 2002 and then Past-Chair July 27, 2005.
The Service details currently available are as follows:
Friday, February 24th
6:00-8:00 PM
Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, 2241 New Street, Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7R 1J2
Saturday, February 25th
Funeral Service
10:30 AM
St. John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 2016 Blairholm Avenue (at Brant Street), Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7R 1V4
11:30 AM
Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, 2241 New Street, Burlington, Ontario Canada L7R 1J2
2:00 PM
Burlington Memorial Gardens, 3353 Guelph Line, Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7P 0S7
Our sympathies go out to Ruth and his familly.
Category: Product
Posted: Fri, Feb 10th 2023 at 1:55 PM
NDT Business for sale
Location: Northern Ontario
Certification Needed: CGSB UT-L2, MT-L2, PT-L2
This year 20 years anniversary
Reason for selling: retiring
Assistance could be provided during changeover
Great earning potential
All equipment included for 2 inspectors operation

For more inormation, contact Miro Ejem, CQPS NDT Services
Cell 705-694-0991

Fax 705-482-0606

Category: Industry
Posted: Mon, Jan 16th 2023 at 11:42 AM
Please click here for full details about the new Deployment of NRCan NDTCB online PT and MT written exams.
Category: CINDE
Posted: Mon, Jan 16th 2023 at 8:40 AM
Online Written Examination System Roll-out Plan for CGSB MT and PT multiple choice examinations
1. Official launch date for MT and PT exams is February 1, 2023.  Click here for full details.
2. The NRCan NDTCB website has been updated with notices/applicable examination registration instructions for the PT & MT multiple-choice questions electronic written exams.  Click here for registration information.
3. The Yardstick-Meazure online exam system portal link, where candidates are required to purchase and book the exams, will be sent directly to the approved candidates through their “Electronic Written Examination Authorization” letter sent via email. This link cannot be accessed directly from the NRCan NDTCB website, only the authorization letter.
4. The NRCan NDTCB-issued “Electronic Written Exam Authorization” letter replaces the “Written Admittance Form” for the MT and PT methods (and eventually all other methods). It provides official authorization for the candidates to write an exam for the method they applied for using the electronic written exam (computer-based format). This letter provides the link to access the Yardstick-Meazure online exam system portal, NRCan NDTCB Policy Manual and instructions how to book the written exam.
5. This current transition plan is applicable to MT & PT multiple-choice exams only effective February 1, 2023. All other methods, such as UT, ET, RT and XRF (as well as the Level 3 basic examination which is common to all methods) will follow the current standard paper-based process until they are phased-out in the coming months, for which you will be notified of the transition plans and dates.

Eligibility/Registering for Initial Written Examination and Re-examination for MT & PT Certifications
1. All new candidates are automatically eligible for the online written examination system. An “Application Approval/Electronic Written Exam Authorization” letter will be sent by email once their application for examination eligibility is approved. Registering for a paper-based format exam through an AEC is no longer an option.
2. Candidates that currently have valid MT and/or PT written examination admittance and registration form(s) that have NOT YET scheduled the examination(s) at an AEC are required to obtain an “Electronic Written Exam Authorization” letter by submitting a written request via email to the NDTCB, and then book the examination through the Yardstick-Meazure online exam system portal.
3. Candidates that currently have valid MT and/or PT written examination admittance and registration form(s) that have ALREADY scheduled the paper-based examination(s) through an AEC with examination dates between February 1, 2023 - March 3, 2023 can select one of the following options:
Option 1: Write the paper-based exam booked at an AEC as previously scheduled up to March 3, 2023.
Option 2: Cancel previously booked paper-based exam scheduled, submit a written request via email to the NDTCB to obtain an “Electronic Written Exam Authorization” letter, and rebook the exam through the Yardstick-Meazure online exam system portal to write the electronic exam in-person in selected AEC.
4. Candidates that currently have valid MT and/or PT written examination admittance and registration form(s) that have ALREADY scheduled the paper-based examination(s) through an AEC with examination dates from March 4, 2023 & onwards will NOT be able to write the paper-based examination(s). They must cancel previously booked paper-based exam, submit a written request via email to the NDTCB to obtain an “Electronic Written Exam Authorization” letter, and rebook the exam through the Yardstick Meazure online exam system portal to write the electronic exam in-person in selected AEC.

Note: If the candidate has already paid the examination centre fees, the AEC is required to refund this fee to the candidate, as the candidate must pay for the examination through the Yardstick-Meazure online exam system portal.
Category: CINDE
Posted: Mon, Dec 5th 2022 at 2:15 PM
From all the staff and Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute for Non-destructive Evaluation, we wish you ...

The CINDE office will be closed from December 21, 2022 and will reopen on January 3, 2023 at 8:00am.

The mailbox will have limited email access over the holiday season.

For updated COVID-19 information, please visit

Category: Industry
Posted: Mon, Nov 28th 2022 at 10:27 AM
Baker Hughes has announced an agreement to acquire Quest Integrity, a subsidiary of Team, Inc and a global leader in the development and delivery of technology-enabled asset inspection and reliability management solutions across the pipeline, refining, petrochemical and power generation sectors. This complements Baker Hughes’ existing asset integrity offerings and will support customers with the delivery of actionable insights on a broader range of industrial infrastructure.

Baker Hughes’ asset integrity solutions include pipeline inspection services that detect, characterize, locate and size anomalies in the wall of a pipeline that might potentially compromise its integrity. Quest Integrity’s technology will expand this capability to support "difficult-to-inspect" pipelines where the construction or operation of the line does not allow for conventional inline inspection methods to yield reliable results.

The acquisition includes Quest Integrity’s Invista™ and Furnace Tube Inspection (FTIS) technology. Invista™ enables new inspection capability that extends across pipelines, marine loading lines, petrochemical, chemical, refining, power, utility and other industrial segments and facilities, such as airports. FTIS technology applies the same principles to enable the inspection of heater coils, a critical component in furnaces, detecting issues with corrosion and deformation for customers in the petrochemical and refining industries.

Quest Integrity also brings significant engineering expertise, with a focus on conducting critical assessments to deliver actionable insights and verify asset integrity across a diverse range of industrial assets such as pipelines, pressure vessels, tanks, and turbine blades.

"The acquisition of Quest Integrity marks another step in Baker Hughes’ commitment to help customers ensure their asset infrastructure is safe and reliable and demonstrates how we continue to invest for growth in this area," said Rami Qasem, executive vice president of Digital Solutions at Baker Hughes. "Today’s announcement strengthens Baker Hughes’ unique capability to bring holistic industrial asset management services to our customers."

Earlier this year, Baker Hughes acquired Qi2 Elements, a designer and manufacturer of advanced robotic sensor systems that inspect, assess and monitor the integrity of critical energy infrastructure. Along with pipeline inspection, Baker Hughes’ asset integrity expertise includes a range of industrial inspection and non-destructive testing (NDT) solutions.

The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2022 and will be integrated into the Process & Pipeline Services product line within Baker Hughes’ Digital Solutions segment.

About Baker Hughes:

Baker Hughes (NASDAQ: BKR) is an energy technology company that provides solutions to energy and industrial customers worldwide. Built on a century of experience and conducting business in over 120 countries, our innovative technologies and services are taking energy forward – making it safer, cleaner and more efficient for people and the planet. Visit us at
Article from Baker Hughes website.
Category: CINDE
Posted: Tue, Jul 26th 2022 at 8:31 AM
CINDE continues operation in Ontario and Alberta abiding by Provincial regulations and public health guidelines. As private individuals, we expect our members and customers to evaluate how any and all government regulations, guidelines, or your own corporate policies affect your personal circumstances.  You can view the current Ontario order in council here.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns via email at  Please note that we are currently experiencing a high volume of calls and emails at this time and will respond as quickly as possible to all inquiries.
CINDE Hamilton location as of April 18, 2022, the proof of vaccination has changed.  Mohawk College will be suspending the requirement of uploaded vaccinations and to wear masks on campus, though the use of masks will still be recommended as an added layer of protection.  Please visit here for full details.
CINDE Nisku location as of April 27, 2022. 
Masks are no longer required as well as sign in at these facilities and during class. CINDE closely monitors news in Alberta for any changes.  We remain dedicated to maintaining a safe and accessible learning experience in Nisku and will be following the policies and procedures in cooperation with CWB Nisku.
Category: Industry
Posted: Fri, Jul 15th 2022 at 9:04 AM

Feeder tube assemblies transport heavy water coolant between the CANDU reactor and steam generators. This is a key contract under the MCR, which is part of Bruce's long-term Life-Extension Program to update all eight Bruce reactors and secure the site's operation until 2064.

The feeders will be manufactured at BWXT Canada's Cambridge, Ontario facility, and BWXT Canada President John MacQuarrie said the contract will allow the company to make investments in its workforce and facility. "Thanks to this contract and others related to nuclear plant life extension in Ontario, we are creating more highly-skilled, long-term jobs in our community," he said.

Pre-production qualification work for the project is currently under way, BWXT said. Production manufacturing will begin this autumn, and the project is expected to be completed in 2031.

Bruce units 3-8 are all to undergo MCR, which includes the replacement of key reactor components such as steam generators, pressure tubes, calandria tubes and feeders. Unit 6 is currently undergoing the process and is expected to return to service in 2024. Work is scheduled to begin on unit 3 in 2023 followed by unit 4 in 2025. All the MCRs are scheduled for completion by July 2033.

Article via World Nuclear News

Category: Product
Posted: Thu, Jun 30th 2022 at 4:28 PM
Thermo Scientific’s line of Niton XRF and LIBS units will now be offered by MFE Inspection Solutions Canada. After 23 years of service, Elemental Controls is closing its doors and handing its distributorship of Thermo Scientific’s Niton XRF and LIBS analyzers to MFE Inspection Solutions Canada. As part of this transition, MFE Canada will be welcoming Puneet Kochistry, Marco Santelli, Christian Lavell, Andrew Noblett, and Mike Nicol, all formerly of Thermo Scientific, to its team. “After 9 years in Canada, it is exciting to announce this new distribution agreement with Thermo Scientific and welcome these new MFE Inspection Solutions team members to the company,” says Scott Balzer, General Manager at MFE Inspection Solutions Canada. “The opportunity for us all to continue with sales, service, calibration, and repairs remains our number one commitment, and we look forward to showing how these expanded offerings will best support our new and current customers.”
The Niton XRF and LIBS allow inspectors to conduct sophisticated analyses in the field, without the need to collect samples and bring them back to a lab. The addition of the Niton XRF and LIBS, as well as these five experts on its use, will enhance MFE Canada’s ability to provide the very best NDT, RVI, environmental, drone, and robotics solutions to its clients. “We are very proud of this new partnership with Thermo Scientific,” says Dylan Duke, Director of MFE Inspection Solutions. “The addition of the Niton XRF and LIBS analyzers serve to expand the offerings MFE Inspection Solutions brings to its clients, allowing them to access even more cutting edge inspection equipment.”
-- About MFE Inspection Solutions, Inc. --
MFE Inspection Solutions provides quality products from top manufacturers in the inspection industries. Established by the Duke family, who owns the MFL equipment manufacturer MFE Enterprises, Inc., in 2009; MFE Inspection Solutions is a one-stop shop for NDT, RVI, Environmental, and sUAV sales, rentals, calibrations, training, and repairs. All MFE inspection equipment is maintained by highly experienced inspection specialists with an extensive industry-specific knowledge base. With over 20 years of experience working in NDT and RVI equipment, our experienced professionals ensure you receive the right tool for the job. MFE offers top NDT and RVI equipment such as tank floor scanners, ultrasonic testing equipment, flaw detectors, videoscopes, fiberscopes, and industrial UAV equipment.
Learn more about the solutions we offer at
For more information, please contact Sharon Reynolds at
Category: Product
Posted: Mon, Jun 27th 2022 at 10:40 AM

INTECH NDE is excited to announce that they will now be the Canadian supplier of the IONIX High-Temperature Ultrasonic transducers designed to operate continuously in extreme environments.

The IONIX HotSense™ transducers offer reliable, stable, and cost-effective ultrasonic measurements at temperatures from –55 °C up to +550 °C and in the presence of ionizing radiation. These Transducers will take your Ultrasonic testing to the next level.

Used in refining, oil & gas, energy, nuclear, aerospace, and more the High-Temperature probes will get you the best data to provide a complete monitoring solution to deliver key asset integrity data, meeting cost, HSE, and operational targets.

The HotSense™ high-temperature dual element thickness gauging transducers Reduce inspection time with no duty cycling or cooling up to 350 ?C [662 ?F]. The HotSense™ Time-Of-Flight-Diffraction (TOFD) Probes makes effective weld root corrosion assessments rapidly at high-temperatures, detect and size cracks or defects in welds or parent material on-stream and carries the highest POD for NDT methods.

Meant to be reliable, stable, and cost-effective ultrasonic measurement tools in harsh environments these probes will be a great asset in INTECH NDE product offering and will further enhance the NDT equipment and consumables of the INTECH NDE arsenal.

Learn More about the IONIX Product line.


INTECH NDE specializes in the most advanced and highest quality NDT equipment that results in great inspections and meaningful data. Coupled with our amazing customer service we are sure to find a suitable solution for your inspection requirements.

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