Equipment Inspection

Industrial equipment and heavy machinery are subject to some incredibly stringent conformity requirements.

Industrial equipment and heavy machinery should be inspected on a schedule to ensure its fit for purpose and that it still meets code requirements. As automation and robotics become industry standards, compliance is now a competitive differentiator. That’s why you need to partner with an inspection company that can provide you with timely and efficient solutions. We offer valuation and technical analysis services for clients in all industries. From mining to manufacturing, we handle it all. If your company uses heavy machinery of any kind, our experts are here to help ensure your assets meet regulatory requirements.

CIC Inspection Equipment Inspection Services

CIC Inspection & Consulting LTD.’s Equipment Inspection Unit caters to the following:

  • Mining equipment
  • Loaders
  • Big trucks
  • Cranes
  • Hoists
  • Lift beams
  • Any other machinery that moves people or steel above the ground!
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NDT equipment inspection services

Equipment Testing & Evaluation Methods

We use non-destructive examination (NDE) for quality control purposes and to evaluate machinery for strength, durability, and deterioration. We employ several non-destructive techniques to detect, inspect, and measure flaws in machinery without altering or destroying the examined product. These include:


Present-day flaw analysis requires accuracy and precision in detecting, locating, and sizing defects. Phased Array Ultrasonic Technology has come a long way in the last decade, allowing for the detection of defects that cannot be easily identified with conventional NDT techniques like manual ultrasonic texting. Our code compliant and automated PAUT technologies can be used to scan and map complex geometry components.

We utilize Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) to evaluate the integrity of welds for both pre-service and in-serve inspections. TOFD is typically necessary for the inspection of materials of larger wall thickness.

Whether it's structural work or corrosion assessments, CIC Inspection & Consulting LTD. is uniquely positioned to handle any PAUT/TOFD project, large or small, offering advanced PAUT/TOFD inspection solutions customized to your needs.

2 Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)

At CIC Inspection & Consulting LTD., we offer a powerful, fast, and portable solution for all CUI inspection demands providing accurate, real-time C-scan images without any downtime or costly replacement of insulation.

3 Visual Testing

Visual testing is the oldest of the NDT techniques, but it's still pretty effective. It's also often the first step in the equipment inspection process. VT can be used to inspect a variety of product forms, including weld elements, machined components, and casting. It's also low in cost and easy to apply.

Our CSA W172.2 certified technicians are well capable of handling any structural issues, and our CWB II technicians can be utilized for all weld inspections.

4 Shear Wave Ultrasonics (Conventional UT)

CIC uses shear wave ultrasonics in structural, fabrication, and in-service inspections of equipment and heavy machinery. Conventional ultrasonic testing is often the only method that is accessible to an inspector but is also one of the most effective ways to assess surface and subsurface anomalies.

From manual techniques to fully automated solutions, we employ shear wave ultrasonics in several applications, including thickness testing and high-speed corrosion mapping. Thickness testing is used in all industries during the construction and maintenance phases and in the life of assets like piping, tanks, vessels, and pipelines.

Our ultrasonic tools are widely used in the oil & gas industries for the in-service detection and characterization of corrosion in pipes, tanks, and vessels.

5 Surface Inspection Techniques

CIC utilizes a comprehensive range of surface inspection techniques in equipment testing and inspection. These include:

  • Liquid Penetrant Inspection (LPI) to detect casting, forging, plus welding surface defects.
  • Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) to detect surface or subsurface defects in ferrous materials.
  • Positive Material Inspection (PMI) for the analysis of metallic alloys and their constituent elements.
  • Hardness Testing (HT) to determine an equipment’s resistance to indentation.
  • Ferrite Testing (FT) to detect flaws and defects in austenitic stainless steel and Duplex materials.

If you have equipment that needs inspection for quality control and maintenance purposes, call CIC Inspection & Consulting LTD. You can rely on us for all your equipment inspection needs from small lifts to mining class equipment.

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