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What NDT services does Insight Inspections provide?

We are a trusted supplier of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Radiography (RT), Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI, MT), Liquid Penetrant Inspection (LPI, PT), Ultra Sonic Testing (UT) and Thermography.

What geographical areas does Insight Inspections service?

Most of our valued clients are in the Edmonton area, Alberta and Western Canada. Inquiries from other areas are welcome.

What sets Insight Inspections from competitors?

Our clients value our attention to detail, the professionalism, the prompt delivery of NDT results, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing they will get thorough concise results, developed by NDT inspection technicians who have extensive non destructive testing training and use the latest non-destructive testing technology.

What if we need more than one non destructive testing method?

We understand the importance of providing NDT (NDE) reports you can trust. That’s why, when necessary, we can use one non destructive inspection to create an initial inspection report – and a second non-destructive method to confirm the initial finding. You also have the option of requesting value added recommendations on how to address the findings of your non destructive inspection.

Does Insight Inspections have a good safety record?

Yes, Insight Inspections Inc. has established an excellent safety record while performing a wide variety of non destructive testing methods for many industries.

Do Insight Inspections technicians have the latest NDT training and equipment?

Yes. We understand the importance of keeping up-to-date on the latest NDT techniques and invest regularly in training and equipment upgrades.

Does Insight Inspections accept short and long-term NDT jobs?

Yes, we handle both short and long duration non-destructive test assignments for clients in Edmonton, Alberta and other locations in Western Canada. For example, some NDT technology contracts can be completed in a few hours while other NDT jobs can take several weeks (for longer term non destructive inspection contracts, call well in advance of the time you need the NDT services.)

What business sectors does Insight Inspections serve?

Most, but not all, of our clients are in the following sectors: Manufacturing, Automotive, Airports, Municipal infrastructure, Commercial construction, Water treatment plants, Concrete bridge decks, including girders and support columns, Government, Military, Ports, Refineries and Power Plants.

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Pipeline inspections are one of many non destructive testing services offered by Insight Inspections Inc.
Why would I choose Insight Inspections for ground penetrating radar jobs?

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a long-time specialty of Insight Inspections.

When is Ground Penetrating Radar typically used?

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) inspections is requested when it is necessary to locate metallic or non-metallic pipes, conduit, re-bar or post-tension cables inside concrete.

When is radiography used to perform a NDT inspection?

Radiography employs gamma radiation sources to inspect a variety of materials for hidden flaws. It is used most commonly to inspect new and existing welds on pressurized piping, pressure vessels, storage tanks, pipelines, and structural welds.

How does the cost of radiography compare with the cost of GPR?

RT is about three times more expensive than GPR. Given the cost difference, it is important to know when RT is the only alternative and when GPR can be used instead. Insight Inspections is one of the very few NDT companies that offers both – a key competitive advantage because you can deal with a single NDT services company that understands when to use RT or GPR.

When is magnetic particle inspection used?

Magnetic particle inspection (MPI, MT) is typically used to look for defects in welds or castings of a part made with cast iron or steel.

When is liquid penetrant inspection used?

Liquid penetrant inspection (LPI or PT) can be used to inspect welds on ferrous and nonferrous materials, including plastics and ceramics. It will identify a wide variety of flaws, ranging from readily visible cracks to imperfections that can only be seen on the microscopic level. LPI is preferred when inspecting non-ferrous materials. However, it is important to note that LPI only detects surface flaws and it may not work well on very rough surfaces.

Does ultra sonic inspection involve the use of radiation?

Ultra sonic testing does not involve the use of radiation. Instead, high-frequency sound waves are transmitted into a material to detect imperfections or to locate changes in material properties.

What is the purpose of Thermography?

Thermography is the NDT technique that makes temperature differences visible. This is useful because the temperature of an object, or more precisely differences in the temperature of an object, are an indicator of operational issues such as insufficient insulation, damaged heating pipes, faulty processes and variations in wall thickness. It is also used in locating glycol, hot water or hot electrical lines in concrete or other materials.

What other services does Insight Inspections provide?

Electro magnetic detection to find underground lines, electrical, gas, telephone lines. This is typically requested when an extra conduit line has been installed and the location of this line and any municipal lines needs to be known.