Inspection Services

An inspection is typically an organized examination or formal evaluation exercise. In engineering activities inspection involves measurements, tests, and gauges applied to certain characteristics in regard to an object or activity. The results are compared to specified requirements and standards for determining whether the item or activity is in line with these targets, often with a Standard Inspection Procedure in place to ensure consistent checking. Inspections are usually non-destructive.

Recon inspects company assets without further compromising or damaging the equipment, and we assist by means of recommendations based on codes, guidelines, and experience on how to best repair, reconstruct or operate an asset to ensure that it can achieve maximum life based on the findings from inspection.

Our group of highly trained and skilled inspectors specialize in observing corrosion, damage and integrity issues in industrial facilities as it relates to critical equipment such as storage tanks, pressure vessels, piping, and structural components.


Visual Inspection (API/CWB/QA/QC/NB/Laser Scanning)

Visual inspections are performed in accordance with governing client standards, these include but are not limited to; client rules, regulations, standards, guidelines, and recommended practices.  Additional standards may be used in storage tanks, vessels, and piping to the following codes: API, CSA, CWB, CGSB, NACE, ABSA, ASME, Structural Codes, NEB, and Fire Protection regulations.  All findings are reported directly to the client via in-depth reporting and analysis to ensure that enough information and data is present to make an informed decision.

Visual inspection is a common method of quality control, data acquisition, and data analysis. Visual Inspection, used in the maintenance of facilities, means the inspection of equipment and structures using either or all of raw human senses such as vision, hearing, touch and smell and/or any non-specialized inspection equipment.


NDE – Non-Destructive Examination (UT/MPI/LPI/RT/Vac Box)

Non-destructive testing (NDT – CGSB UT2/MT2/PT2) is a wide group of analysis techniques used in science and technology industries to evaluate the properties of a material, component or system without causing damage. Because NDT does not permanently alter the article being inspected, it is a highly valuable technique that can save both money and time in product evaluation, troubleshooting, and research. Common NDT methods include ultrasonic, magnetic-particle, liquid penetrant, radiographic, remote visual inspection (RVI), eddy-current testing.  NDT is commonly used in forensic engineering, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, systems engineering, aeronautical engineering, medicine, and art. 

Ultrasonic Testing (UT) – Zero degree / Shear Wave / CGSB Level 1 & 2

Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI/MT) – CGSB Level 1 & 2

Liquid Penetrant Testing (LPI/PT) – CGSB Level 1 & 2

Magnetic Flux Leakage / Exclusion (MFL/MFE)

Recon employs CGSB Certified level 1 and 2 technicians with level 3 sign off on procedures.  Our technicians are multi-ticketed, cross-trained and equipped with the best gear to provide more return on investment for our clients.


IRATA – Rigging/Rescue

Rope access is a form of work positioning, initially developed from techniques used in climbing and caving, which applies practical rope work to allow workers to access difficult-to-reach locations without the use of scaffolding, cradles or an aerial work platform. Rope access technicians descend, ascend, and traverse ropes for access and work while suspended by their harness.

Rope access allows safe and reliable access to hard to reach areas.  We can combine rope access for inspection, coating application, welding, fitting and insulation.  Rope access allows any trade to operate without the time and cost restraints of scaffolding.

Recon provides rope access services in accordance with Irata standards certified to level 1/2/3 levels of training.  Our climbers and riggers are very experienced and capable of rigging, working and performing tasks safely in congested environments.  Full Safe Job Planning is performed before the work begins to ensure success.


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