NDT — Non-Destructive Testing Services

Nondestructive testing or non-destructive testing (NDT) is a wide group of analysis techniques used in the science and technology industry to evaluate the properties of a material, component, or system without causing damage (Cartz,1995). The terms nondestructive examination (NDE), nondestructive inspection (NDI), and nondestructive evaluation (NDE) are also commonly used to describe this technology (Hellier, 2012). Because NDT does not permanently alter the article being inspected, it is a highly valuable technique that can save both money and time in materials and product evaluation, troubleshooting, failure investigation, and forensic engineering.

Alpha Adroit Engineering provides a wide range of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) services for forensic engineering, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, pipeline, electrical engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, civil engineering, offshore engineering, and mining applications, including: 

    • Concrete NDT Testing Consultation
    • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Engineering Evaluation for concrete, grout, epoxy, wood, ceramic, composites, metals, graphite, plastic, alloys, ferromagnetic and non-ferromagnetic material, and some resins 
    • NDT and Engineering Evaluation of Concrete Structures Integrity — Foundation Integrity Inspection
    • Ultrasonic Pulse-Echo (UPE), Ultrasonic Pulse-Velocity (UPV), and Ultrasonic Impact-Echo (UIE)
    • Ultrasonic inspection (A-Scan, B-Scan, C-Scan, S-Scan, L-Scan, 3D, TOFD, and PAUT) 
    • NDT for compressive strength of concrete structures and elements (overall concrete mass compressive strength)
    • Evaluation of strength and modulus of elasticity of concrete using sonar technology (NDT) 
    • Evaluation of porosity and fissuring of concrete 
    • Evaluation of anisotropy in concrete 
    • Evaluation of concrete aging and defects
    • NDT of concrete elements with one-side or multiple-sides access 
    • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Inspection
    • Concrete Penetrating Radar (CPR) Inspection, including rebar-congested concrete 
    • Deep-Penetrating, High-Energy Sonic-Ultrasonic testing and other methods for NDT testing of concrete and geological rocks (up to 100 meters deep)
    • Rebar inspection in hardened concrete (rebar location,  rebar diameter, rebar cover thickness, rebar corrosion, rebar as-built layout, the quantity of reinforcement, rebar aging effects, Corrosion Equipotential Contour Map) 
    • Determination of corrosion penetration, chloride and sulfate attack, internal water-filled and air-filled cavity, porosity, honeycomb, necking, cracking, foreign objects, other internal irregularities, and bulging in concrete
    • Delineation of deteriorated concrete through cross-interpretation of NDT indications 
    • Concrete Tomography and determination of rebar cover thickness, slab thickness, rebar diameter, and 2D and 3D rebar mesh layout 
    • Crack and Corrosion Mapping of deteriorated or damaged concrete for assessing the structural integrity of concrete structures - Crack width, crack depth, and crack length measurements
    • Verification, Performance, and Calibration check of NDT via Destructive and Laboratory Testing
    • Pile Integrity Testing (PIT)
    • Pile Dynamic Analysis — Pile Dynamic Analyzer (PDA) 
    • 2D and 3D Tomography using Cross-hole Sonic Tomography (multiple sections, up to 6 full profiles can be done simultaneously) 
    • Pile Driving Vibration Monitoring 
    • Crack Characterization Measurements for Concrete Industrial Tanks
    • Non-Destructive Static Plate Load Test (PLT) or Impulse Dynamic Plate Load Test (IDPLT) for determining Load-Settlement Curves (loading-unloading) and bearing capacity of shallow foundations, pavements, slabs, embankments, and fills, or QC of compacted fill
    • Static Plate Load Test for Coarse-grained Rock Fill
    • Leeb Rebound Hardness Test (LRHT) - NDT hardness testing (no scratch or dent) 
    • Rebound Number of Hardened Concrete (Calibrated Schmidt Hammer)
    • Electromagnetic Inspection 
    • Magnetic Induction Inspection
    • Magnetic Particle Inspection and Testing (MPI and MPT)
    • Magneto-Optic Imaging (MOI) 
    • X-Ray Inspection
    • Gamma-Ray Inspection 
    • Nuclear density and moisture content testing for soils (soil compaction testing), concrete, aggregate, asphalt, and rock
    • Liquid Penetrant Inspection and Testing (LPI and LPT
    • Eddy Current Inspection (EC)
    • Optical Non-Destructive Testing 
    • Soil Resistivity Inspection
    • Ground Electrical Resistivity 
    • Cross-hole Sonic Logging (CSL) - Internal Integrity Profile Testing
    • Flaw detection: detection of hidden cracks, voids, porosity, and other internal irregularities in metals, composites, plastics, ceramics, and concrete
    • Weld testing and inspection
    • Pressure vessel inspection
    • Pipeline Inspection
    • Corrosion and Fatigue Inspection
    • Inspection of constructions made of marble and granite 
    • Detecting location and distribution (layout) of ferromagnetic and conductor materials (such as electric wires, heat and water pipelines, metal cables, conduits, etc.) in non-ferromagnetic media
    • Radiography Inspection
    • Down-hole camera documentation and inspection (videotaping and photography in borehole and core hole - up to 100 meters deep) 
    • Ultrasonic underground leak detection (water pipes, underground fuel tanks, double wall tanks, geothermal systems, etc.) 
    • Accurate Robotic Gemomatic Surveying for Civil Engineering Applications (up to 1" angle accuracy, 1mm+1ppm distance accuracy)
    • Blasting Vibration Monitoring
    • NDT for structural integrity testing, foundation integrity assessment, and facility integrity testing (including also Maintenance Integrity Assessment) - BIM modeling is also available for large projects. 
    • Visual Inspection 
    • Microscopic Inspection 
    • Endoscopy Inspection
    • Laser Technology
    • Electromagnetic Technology
    • Sonic, Subsonic, and Ultrasonic Technologies 
    • Seismic Testing and Advanced Geophone Technologies
    • Destructive and Non-Destructive Testing for concrete restoration coatings such as concrete sealants, covers, veneers, chemical coatings, water resistant coatings, abrasion resistant coatings, anti-skid cloatings, commercial floor coatings, industrial floor coatings, and paints
    • The maximum probability of detection using Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT), Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD), Full Matrix Capture (FMC), and Total Focusing Method (TFM)  

We provide our Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) services throughout Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. We also offer services in international locations directed through our headquarters office in Edmonton, Alberta. Major cities include Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Fort McMurray (ABAlberta), Vancouver (BCBritish Columbia), and Saskatoon (SKSaskatchewan). Please contact for availability in your local area as our availability changes from time to time. Projects in Yukon, Nunavut, and Northwest Territories may be considered subject to prior registration.


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