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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 info@cinde.ca.  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.
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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 www.mfe-is.com.
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For more information, please contact Sharon Reynolds at sreynolds@mfe-is.com.
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.

About INTECH NDE

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.

More information on www.intechnde.com

Contact: sales@intechnde.com

Category: CINDE
Posted: Wed, Mar 23rd 2022 at 8:33 AM
We are  now offering XRF Training,.  Please visit here for full details.
Category: Industry
Posted: Mon, Mar 21st 2022 at 12:32 PM

Acuren is holding a career event for NDT, Rope Access, and Wind 

March 25 and 26th, 2022 Mississauga Ontario

Propel your Career with the most Advanced Technology in the Industry!

**Meet with our Talent Acquisition Partners and Operations team to discuss your next Career move! **

Hiring for 

  • NDT Techs (Sarnia, Oakville, Cambridge)
  • API Inspectors (Sarnia, Oakville, Cambridge)
  • Rope Access Techs (Sarnia, Oakville, Cambridge)
  • Wind Techs (Remote Canada)

Where: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Mississauga Meadowvale 2501 Argentia Road, Mississauga, ON

When: March 25th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm

            March 26th 10:00am to 4:00pm

If you are attending, please submit a profile by applying and uploading a copy of your resume to expedite the hiring process, if selected: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/ACU1004ACUIN/JobBoard/2eb4f178-3dbf-4b8a-9e01-2666bbe38d96/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=5690d753-0907-44ca-a059-4ce9ee7f187c

It is recommended to also bring a copy of your resume and a copy of your certifications to the event.

Category: Product
Posted: Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 at 10:14 AM

We are proud to announce that the Novosound Belenus-X corrosion monitoring sensor is certified for operation in ATEX, IECEx and UKEX Zone 0 locations. Designed and manufactured in line with international intrinsically safe standards, this latest certification extends the potential application of the Novosound Belenus-X to operate in areas where explosive gas atmosphere is present continuously or for long periods.

The Novosound Belenus-X is a permanently installed ultrasonic sensor enabling in-service corrosion monitoring in the most safety-critical and high-risk environments.

Capable of continuous operation up to 400°C (752°F), the Belenus-X can be installed directly onto the asset without the need for coolant, couplant, or delay lines. Combined with its high-resolution imaging capabilities, the Belenus-X provides process engineers with highly accurate wall thickness measurements.

Featuring a compact footprint (50 x 30 x 20 mm) and flexible core technology, the Belenus-X can be easily fitted to a range of pipe shapes including challenging branches and pipe elbow bends where critical failures often occur.

During installation, the Belenus-X is mounted directly on the pipe with no welding required. This ensures minimal interruptions to plant operations and no subsequent effect to the structural integrity of the asset.

Enabling continuous corrosion monitoring in hazardous areas, the Belenus-X provides plant operators with granular, high-quality and repeatable corrosion data that cannot be achieved with periodic manual inspections. With the sensitivity to detect small changes in wall thickness, the Belenus-X enables the early and reliable detection of corrosion. This facilitates better maintenance planning and allows operators to carry out timely repairs, mitigating potential, costly damages. By enabling the move away from manual inspections, the safety risk to personnel when operating in hazardous locations is also reduced.

How can the Belenus-X make your sound operation ultra-sound? Click here to get in touch today and learn how you can make more data-driven decisions to maximise plant performance, safety, and profitability.

Category: Product
Posted: Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 at 1:31 PM

Carestream’s Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) group has released the HPX-DR 2530 PC, a non-glass detector that enables faster throughput for imaging, as well as rapid analysis and reporting. The durable non-glass design is built for the tough conditions of NDT work, especially portable radiography.

With a 145 μm resolution, the HPX-DR 2530 PC provides highly detailed imaging for analyses and reporting. Its compact size of 250 x 300 mm and thin profile at 14.7 mm allow the detector to fit in smaller spaces, enabling imaging in confined areas. The non-glass design virtually eliminates expensive and time-consuming repairs while increasing utilization, uptime and productivity. The detector comes with tungsten shielding allowing a higher cumulative dose while preserving image quality, increasing panel life and usage. With the HPX-DR 2530 PC detector, critical defects can be evaluated and reported with confidence while increased processing speed and productivity help perform more inspections in less time.

The HPX-DR 2530 PC detector works with Carestream’s award-winning INDUSTREX Digital Viewing Software. The INDUSTREX software suite operates seamlessly across all Carestream NDT computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) modalities. Customers can easily add the new detector to their tool set of imaging equipment without having to purchase and learn new modules.

“At Carestream NDT, we are proud to add the HPX-DR 2530 PC to our innovation legacy. It is a game-changer for reliable, precise high-speed imaging in hard-to-reach locations, helping customers inspect pipes and other infrastructure where previously they weren’t able to benefit from the speed and productivity advantages of DR,” said Marty Graen, Global General Manager for Carestream NDT. “As we work with our customers in the oil and gas industry, corrosion over time can negatively impact pipes and pressure vessels, and the HPX-DR 2530 PC is superior addition to the non-destructive testing arsenal that will provide quick answers to our customers’ biggest challenges.”

Carestream NDT is offering a two-year warranty with the HPX-DR 2530 PC, as well as a loaner service in the U.S. and Canada to minimize downtime and avoid the expense of purchasing a back-up detector.

For more information please visit http://www.carestream.com/nondestructivetesting.html

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About Carestream Health

Carestream is a worldwide provider of medical imaging systems; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic, and other applications—all backed by a global service and support network. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative or call 1-888-777-2072 or visit www.carestream.com.
Category: Product
Posted: Tue, Feb 1st 2022 at 3:29 PM

JIREH is pleased to announce a two probe scanner developed for pitch-catch techniques such as phased array inspection of corrosion under pipe support (CUPS).

The STIX – 2 PROBE PA-CAT provides a complete AOD (axial, outside diameter) and COD (circumferential, outside diameter) solution for PA-CAT inspection. Designed in partnership with Paul Holloway of Holloway NDT & Engineering Inc., PA-CAT measures metal loss at pipe supports using an innovative phased array approach. The STIX uses magnetic wheels to mount to ferrous pipes, while the various arm lengths allow the user to configure the scanner for operation on pipes 10.2 cm (4 in) and up. These same arms may be adjusted to allow either axial or circumferential inspection.

JIREH specializes in the design and manufacture of robotic scanning technology. Our Canada-made products are used to perform non-destructive testing on pipes, vessels, windmills and other components within the oil, gas and renewable energy industries. With the help of our remote locations in Houston, Texas and Rotterdam, Netherlands, we have provided equipment to clients in over 76 countries. These partnerships have allowed us to refine and innovate our product line to become an industry leader.

Products may be viewed at jireh.com or JIREH offices: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Houston, Texas, USA - Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Canada

53158 Range Road 224
Ardrossan, Alberta

Canada T8E 2K4
Phone: 780-922-4534
Email: info@jireh.com

United States

2955 S Sam Houston Pkwy E
Houston, Texas

US 77047
Phone: 832-564-0626
Email: info@jireh.com

Europe

Hoefsmidstraat 41
3194 AA Hoogvliet Rotterdam

Room D3.48
Phone: +31 85 002 0801
Email: info@jireh.com

Category: CINDE
Posted: Mon, Jan 17th 2022 at 5:59 AM
The CINDE office will be closed Monday, January 17, 2022 due to inclement weather. All exams and workshops will be rescheduled and all candidates will be contacted regarding rescheduling. All current course registrants at the location will be contacted with further instructions about your course. The office will re-open Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 8:00am.
CINDE staff are available via email and phone.
Category: Product
Posted: Wed, Jan 5th 2022 at 9:18 AM

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Magnetic Particle Inspection Products
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  • High-Quality products, with conformity in all sectors of NDT   ISO / ASTM / RCCM …
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  • Full Range of products => find the best product for your NDT application.
  • Nuclear Quality: Low in Sulfur & Halogens
  • Available in East and West - Delivery with batch certificate inspection
Please reach out to us to discuss the exciting new FLUXO productsJalil.rouzitalab@stuartHunt.ccom.
Category: CINDE
Posted: Thu, Dec 16th 2021 at 10:30 AM

As we come close to the end of 2021, it is a good time to pause and reflect on the year – to be thankful for those around us, welcome new connections, and look forward with optimism to the coming year. That last point may be difficult, given the last 2 years, but I believe that we are nearing the end of these global challenges thanks to the collective efforts of people all around the world.

That is definitely something that we can be thankful for.

As opportunities for NDT professionals begin to come back again and consumer confidence begins to return to many of the industries, we can welcome the fast-paced, and rewarding environment that NDT has to offer.

On a personal note, I’m thankful for family, health, and friends. I have just welcomed my second grandchild, a little girl who I hope will grow up in a world with equal opportunities to fulfill her dreams, whatever they might be.

On behalf of the CINDE Board of Directors, staff, and from my family to yours, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to you.

Sincerely,

Laura Obrutsky (M&O Tech Inc.), CINDE National Chair

Category: CINDE
Posted: Tue, Dec 14th 2021 at 9:45 AM
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 20, 2021 and will reopen on January 3, 2022 at 8:00am.

The info@cinde.ca mailbox will have limited email access over the holiday season.

For updated COVID-19 information, please visit www.cinde.ca.

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