Corrosion Surveys of NPS 6 and Smaller Lines with High Production Digital Radiography

If you oversee piping systems, and are interested in keeping your piping systems reliable, read Chris Bishop’s and Ana Benz’s article on corrosion surveys in the July/August issue of Inspectioneering. Inspectioneering has generously allowed us to make the article available for free – just click here. The article highlights the value of today’s digital radiography […]

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Proud Service Provider to Alberta’s Industrial Heartland

IRISNDT is proud to have provided radiography services on critical hydrogen lines built in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland. Alberta’s Industrial Heartland is home to facilities that capture and store carbon. As well, it is home to Inter Pipeline’s Heartland Petrochemical Complex (HPC). HPC “uses “advanced technology and on-site hydrogen-augmented power and utilities generation…” (see full article). […]

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ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code Changes

Important Code Changes.  Our IRISNDT Engineering group highlights changes to the 2020 edition of ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code, to be enforced in the next year, which will impact fabricators and owners of existing piping: Until now, weld metal deposits needed impact test qualifications at minimum design metal temperature (MDMT) of -29°C (-20°F) or lower. […]

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IRISNDT acquires Altura Wind Services

  HOUSTON, June 29, 2021 – IRISNDT is pleased to announce the acquisition of Altura Wind Services LLC.  Altura Wind Services has served the wind power market nationwide since 2001, offering a wide array of inspection, cleaning, and maintenance services to a diverse base of renewable and energy customers. IRISNDT (www.irisndt.com) is a privately-owned NDT, […]

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Medical Thermography – Screening for Elevated Body Temperature

IRISNDT can carry out temperature screening of personnel using thermal cameras. This allows companies to be more discreet, efficient, and effective in identifying individuals that may require further screening with virus- specific tests.  Temperature measurements can be taken from 1-2 meters away meeting social distancing guidelines. Our personnel are trained in Clinical Thermal Imaging Contact […]

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Struggling with too many piping CMLs (Corrosion Monitoring Locations)?

A training course on this subject, presented by IRISNDT, will be held on Tuesday, February 25th, during the 2020 IPEIA Conference in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The course will introduce you to a to a Risk-Based Criticality Assessment Approach to optimize the number of CMLs.  For registration and other details, see the below link: https://ipeia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/IRISNDT_ad.pdf.   […]

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A River Runs through it

#IPEIA –Pressure Equipment Reliability needs the Collective Knowledge of the Community While viewing the excavation shown in the picture, I noticed water gushing out several feet beneath where I was standing. Asking the site personnel, I found out that the water was from an intermittent underground stream, which may be why the flow was not […]

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International Pressure Equipment Integrity Association (IPEIA) 2018 Conference

      IRISNDT had a large presence at the IPEIA 2018 Conference. We: 1.  Held the workshop “Identifying Corrosion Under Insulation on Aging Plant Piping – Where to Start?” Michael Townsend, from IRISNDT’s New Orleans office, presented to a packed room (even the standing room was full!). The presentation covered the steps to inspect […]

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The essential role of non-destructive testing in evaluating stainless steels and corrosion resistant alloys – an interview with Ana Benz, Chief Engineer at IRISNDT

Nondestructive testing (NDT) or nondestructive evaluation (NDE) encompasses a wide group of analysis techniques to evaluate the properties of a material, component or system without causing any damage to the original material. Many industries, such as the oil & gas and petrochemical sectors benefit from having project materials, like stainless steel and corrosion resistant alloys […]

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