Non-Destructive Testing

Powertech’s group of experienced Engineers and CGSB certified Inspection Specialists offers a complete set of traditional field and lab NDE services to our customers. Powertech’s Materials Engineering experts perform NDE and life assessments for structures, equipment, and pressurized components. Assessments are performed considering brittle fracture, overload failure, stress rupture, fatigue, corrosion-fatigue, stress corrosion, and creep mechanisms.

In an operating environment, machinery and equipment may be damaged by fatigue, creep, corrosion, erosion, or cracking. Regular condition assessment can identify any such deterioration, and mitigation measures can then be applied to extend service life. Condition assessment techniques include non-destructive evaluation (NDE), which is used to determine whether equipment and components are in safe operating condition, and life assessment, which is used to determine whether design life can be extended.

In addition, we specialize in development of innovative inspection techniques and equipment for custom testing applications in a variety of industries including power utilities, manufacturing and transportation.

NDT Offerings

  • Visual Inspection (VT)
    • CWB certified welding inspectors
    • Video probe examination
  • Magnetic Particle Inspection (MT)
    • Field dry, wet, florescent
    • In-house stationary equipment
  • Dye Penetrant Inspection (PT)
    • Field and in-house
  • Ultrasonic Inspection (UT)
    • Manual and Automated
    • Thickness/Corrosion Survey
  • Eddy Current Inspection (ET)
  • Acoustic Emission Inspection (AE)
  • In-situ hardness testing
  • Phase array ultrasonic inspection
  • Eddy Current Array
  • Digital Radiographic (X-Ray) Testing (RT)
  • Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT)

Life Assessment Services

  • Residual strength determination of components with defects or cracks
  • Allowable and critical defect size calculation
  • Crack growth prediction as a function of operating time
  • Fatigue crack initiation and propagation life estimates
  • Determination of proper inspection intervals for components
  • Engineering critical assessments (ECA)
  • Stress-rupture analysis of composite materials
  • Expert witness services

Specialized Inspections

  • Hydro-generating Equipment
  • Electrical transmission and distribution system components
  • Manlifts, bucket trucks and other aerial lifting devices
  • Pressure vessels and components
  • Fall arrest and safety equipment

For more information contact:

Darren Bromley   604.590.6616
Generation Technology & Testing

Sasi Sasitharan 604.590.7412
NDT Inspections & Civil Technology
Generation Technology & Testing