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Performing Burst test as per the ASTM D1599

Qualitest can perform burst test as per the ASTM D1599 specification. Our Engineers are fully aware of Burst test of HDPE, Plastic Pipes, Tubing and Fittings. We are fully equipped and capable to make custom equipment / tool when required. We always maintain the top notch HSE standard while performing burst test.

Our testing facility in Nisku, Alberta is easy accessible from Highway 2 and from the Edmonton International Airport. So, any one from job sites in Western Canada can easily send their coupons to our facility for the burst test.

When you are planning to do multiple burst tests, then the cost will be less comparing to just one test. We recommend that, contact our Engineers before you prepare the sample for the burst test which will save your cost and time as you will get a great suggestions and technical clarifications from them.

Because we do everything in-house, our turnout time will be normally 2 to 5 business days. We can also work during the weekends or holidays when there will be requirement. There may be a small price changes for the weekend or holidays work.

Contact us for burst test, or any other tests for your HDPE, Plastic Pipes, Tubing and Fittings. Our email is admin@qualitests.com and the phone number is 780-851-2020.

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CWB Welder Testing in Nisku / Edmonton – Alberta

Qualitest Canada conducts CWB Welder testing at Nisku shop by every Tuesdays. In order to secure your spot, please contact the administrator at 780-851-2020. Qualitest Canada has 15 fully equipped welding booths and experienced staffs to assist you.

We offer..

  • S Qualification testing
  • T Qualification testing
  • Training / Self practicing

Qualitest Canada is one of the largest welders training and testing facility in Alberta. We do offer the welder training and testing (B Pressure renewal) services to various field locations upon request from a group of 3 or more individuals. Quality and Safety at Qualitest Canada is a very important factor and can be seen in everything we do. We believe a safe work place provides both a more productive and conducive learning environment for trainees.

Qualitest Canada provides its trainees with the latest safety and welding equipment. Each welding booth is fully equipped with individual Fume Extraction System. This allows for a fume free environment for trainees. Welding areas are also equipped with safety glasses, welding jackets, welding helmets, and tools related to the training.

Qualitest Canada provides the latest welding machines insuring trainees are able to learn on new technology power sources. Basic machine trouble shooting is also taught in all related training. This helps trainees prepare for future job requirement.

Qualitest Canada’s welding Engineer and Examiners will be more helpful for answering any questions from the trainees. As we are certified with ABSA and CWB, we can work together with the clients and ensure that they have the qualified welders for their projects.

Call us today at 780-851-2020 or email us to admin@qualitests.com

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What is Charpy impact test, and how Qualitest Canada performs it with fully automatic equipment in Nisku / Edmonton, Alberta?

Charpy Impact test

The Charpy Impact Test is commonly used on metals, but is also applied to composites, ceramics and polymers. With the Charpy impact test one most commonly evaluates the relative toughness of a material, and as such, it is used as a quick and economical quality control device.

This Charpy impact test shows the relationship of ductile to brittle transition in absorbed energy at a series of temperatures. Since iron and all other body-centered cubic metals undergo a transition from ductile behavior at higher temperatures to brittle behavior at lower temperatures, this test is required today for a number of important steel products including steel plates, pipes, vessels, weld metals, machineries and heavy equipment etc.

Charpy impact testing involves striking a standard notched specimen with a controlled weight pendulum swung from a set height. The standard Charpy-V notch specimen is 55mm long, 10mm square and has a 2mm deep notch with a tip radius of 0.25mm machined on one face. In some circumstances, sub-size Charpy specimens can be tested with thickness less than 10mm.

Factors that affect the Charpy impact energy of a specimen will include:

• Yield strength and ductility
• Notches
• Temperature and strain rate
• Fracture mechanism

How Qualitest Canada performs the Charpy Impact Test?

Qualitest Canada can perform charpy impact test on various metals and temperature upto -80C. Qualitest Canada has latest and high tech equipment which is fully automatic with digital reading. Because of the top notch equipment, the test accuracy is very high and the human error is ‘ZERO’. The productivity is also very high comparing to any other manual equipment which does the similar test. So, Qualitest Canada can expedite the tests and send the results to clients as earliest as possible. Clients are most welcome to witness the test as we would like to them to see our other testing equipment as well.

If you need assistance for Charpy Impact test, please feel free to contact us at 780-851-2020 or email at admin@qualitests.com

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Metallurgical Testing Services in Alberta, SK and BC

Qualitest Canada can provide you wide range of metallurgical testing services with topnotch quality and timely manner. We deliver a comprehensive range of destructive and non-destructive examination (NDE) services to clients who want the top-notch service.

Qualitest Canada’s metallurgical testing facility includes a fully equipped metallurgical laboratory with a wide range of testing equipment. Bring us your testing needs, and we’ll get it done. We have certified, reliable testing staffs who can provide you timely results that you can trust. Some of our testing services are listed below.

Destructive Testing

  • Brinnell hardness testing (BHN)
  • Vickers hardness testing (HV)
  • Rockwell hardness testing (RC, HRB)
  • Tensile testing, including elevated temperature tensile tests
  • All weldmetal tensile tests
  • Compression testing
  • Guided Bend tests
  • Charpy v-notch impact tests
  • Low temperature testing up to -80C
  • Chemical analysis
  • Microstructure and macrostructure examination
  • chanical testing

Non-Destructive Testing (NDE and NDT Testing)

  • Visual inspection (also called VT inspection or visual testing)
  • Magnetic particle testing (MT, also called MPT, magnetic particle inspection, and magnafluxing)
  • Ultrasonic inspection (UT Testing) & thickness measurement
  • Corrosion mapping – zero degree scan
  • Liquid dye penetrant examination (PT testing)
  • In-situ metallography
  • Ferrite testing (feritscope)
  • Coating condition assessments and coatings failure analysis (NACE certified test procedures)

Call us today to discuss about your testing requirements. You can reach us by phone 780-851-2020 or by email admin@qualitests.com

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Concrete Testing Services in Alberta / BC / SK

Qualitest Canada Ltd. provides services for accurate measurement of concrete properties, selection and design of concrete materials, and quality control services for concrete construction as well as their compliance with the design specifications. We also perform other concrete tests which will include laboratory analysis of the components of concrete, to confirm that concrete contains what the manufacturer claims it contains and to learn more about properties, such as durability and permeability. Qualitest Canada’s Engineers will make sure that the concrete meets the specific standards, especially for high stress projects like bridges and high-rise buildings, which makes lab testing important to confirm that concrete is safe to use and that it will withstand years of stress.

Qualitest Canada involves in various types of material testing to make sure that materials meet quality control standards, comply with any laws and contain the components people claim they contain. Our Lead Engineers will review the mix design and construction quality control for consolidation grouting for tunnels, dam foundations, bridge abutments, and remedial geotechnical engineering for each project we involve. Qualitest Canada ensures that mix design optimization and consultation for concrete sampling procedures for RCC (Roller Compacted Concrete) and soil-cement for pavements, sub-base, dams, and embankments.

Qualitest Canada is fully capable to perform field and laboratory testing on concrete, aggregates and cement according to the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), ACI (American Concrete Institute), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM, now ASTM International), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Standards, and the local city requirements (City of Edmonton, City of Calgary etc). Qualitest Canada’s Engineers have well experience in testing, interpreting test results, preparing technical specifications, and mix design optimization for Portland cement concrete, mortar, shotcrete, self-compacting lightweight concrete, heavy weight concrete, high strength concrete, and zero slump concrete.

Many of the reputable companies are using third party Geotechnical Engineering firm to test their concrete so that the results are neutral, ensuring that there will be no doubts about the safety of the concrete in the future. Qualitest Canada is one of the leading Geotechnical Engineering firm in Alberta can handle all size / types of the concrete testing within the project cost and on time. Please contact us today for all type of concrete testing. Call us at 780-851-2020 or email to us admin@qualitests.com

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Why you need an Expert for welding procedure (WPS) development and qualification (PQR)?

Qualitest Canada experienced staff can assist you in developing a welding procedure to align with your project requirements and keep within compliance of Clients specifications, Provincial requirements (ABSA, BC Boiler Safety, TSASK etc.), applicable construction codes and standards. We can also provide Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS) consulting and documentation interpretation.

Our Engineers are fully aware of the provincial requirements like ABSA, BC Boiler Safety, TSASK etc, and they can prepare your weld procedure as per your project requirements. We provide WPQ specs for ASME, CSA, AWS, API standards and Client’s requirements. This are the reasons, you need Expert for welding procedure (WPS) development and qualification (PQR).

A welding procedure qualification is necessary to ensure quality and durability of your welds. Each standard has its own nuances and details that require guidance from experienced professionals, like those found at Qualitest Canada.

Welding Procedure Development & Qualification

A WPS is the official document that describes a specific welding procedure that is used as a guide for your welders to insure they are using proper techniques to produce dependable and quality welds as per the code specification. A WPS is developed for each type of material being used as well as the different welding types and are usually based of off the specific codes from the ASME, CSA, AWS and API. Every welding procedure specification is backed by a procedure qualification record.

Procedure Qualification Record (PQR)

Once a WPS is developed or interpreted from client specification a welding procedure qualification record is required to support the WPS and insure that the procedure produces strong quality welds. A PQR can support one or several WPS as long as they fall under the same required specification. This is required and demonstrates that your company has the knowledge to perform this particular procedure and that your welds possess the correct metallurgical and material properties.

This is determined by sending a test weld through our material testing laboratory where we will certify the WPS with a PQR. Once the procedure is approved by the authority, we can also qualify your welders to assure the required knowledge and skill to perform this procedure is satisfactory. Contact Qualitest Canada by phone at 780-851-2020 or email at admin@qualitests.com to learn more about our WPS/PQR Development and welder testing.

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Geotechnical investigations – Why it is so important for Alberta, BC and SK?

Geotechnical investigations have acquired substantial importance in preventing human and material damage due to the earthquakes, foundation cracks, and other catastrophes. Geotechnical investigations can be as simple as conducting only a visual assessment of the site or as detailed as a computer-aided study of the soil using laboratory tests. The purposes of a Geotechnical Investigation are to investigate the soil and geologic conditions of a property and to provide recommendations and design criteria for construction. The scope of a Geotechnical Investigation includes review of available literature; conducting on-site exploration, mapping/logging and sampling; and laboratory testing of samples obtained in the field. The collected data is analyzed and geotechnical criteria for foundations, retaining walls, site grading and site drainage are developed.

This criterion chiefly consists of the load bearing capacities and anticipated lateral forces from the onsite soil and rock. The culmination of the investigation is a report summarizing the field and lab findings; conclusions regarding the geotechnical impacts of the site; and recommendations for the most technically suitable construction. Geotechnical investigations have become an essential component of every construction to ensure safety of human beings and materials. It includes a detailed investigation of the soil to determine the soil strength, composition, water content, and other important soil characteristics.

Geotechnical investigations are executed by highly experienced geotechnical engineers and geologists to acquire information regarding the physical characteristics of soil and rocks. The purpose of geotechnical investigations is to design earthworks, pilings and foundations for structures, and to execute earthwork repairs necessitated due to changes in the subsurface environment.

A geotechnical examination includes surface and subsurface exploration, soil sampling, and laboratory analysis. Geotechnical investigations are also known as foundation analysis, soil analysis, soil testing, soil mechanics, and subsurface investigation. The samples are examined prior to the development of the location.

Based on the soil condition, it is very important to carry out a geotechnical investigation in Alberta, BC and SK. If you need an assistance in this case, please contact us at 780-851-2020 or email at admin@qualitests.com

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WPS and Welder Testing for Oilfield steam distribution pipelines (SAGD) as per CSA Z662 Annex I

WPS and Welder Testing for Oilfield steam distribution pipelines (SAGD) as per CSA Z662 Annex I is NOT similar to ASME Section IX requirements as there are additional stringent requirements from CSA Z662, Annex I.

Qualitest Canada’s engineering team has an in-depth understanding of the requirements for SAGD Oilfield steam distribution pipelines construction, and extensive experience in welding of the steam pipeline materials.

Depending on the client’s requirements, Qualitest Canada will provide any combination of the following services:

  • Review of owner SAGD specifications and supplementary requirements, system design, design auditing, and quality control
  • Review of designs for contractor project requirements for steam line testing.
  • Preparing Weld Procedure (WPS) for SGAD projects (Annex I)
  • Qualifying welders as per Annex I
  • Reviewing WPS/PQR’s previously approved and providing a review reports.
  • Performing all kind of SAGD related metallurgical testing (All weld metal tensile testing, charpy impact testing, guided bend testing, macro hardness testing, etc)
  • Consulting services and support for QA / QC personnel who work with SAGD steam piping SAGD streamline testing, inspection, and certification services
  • Third party auditing services, including, facility and field audits, pipe fabrication audits & steam line failure analysis

All work is done in accordance with CSA Z662 Clause 14 and Annex I, Oilfield Steam Distribution Piping (SAGD). Contact Qualitest Canada for more information 780-851-2020 or admin@qualitests.com

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Welder Training & Testing Center in Nisku / Edmonton, Alberta

Qualitest Canada’s welding training and testing facility is located in Nisku Alberta which is 15min from Edmonton and 7min from Edmonton International Airport.

Qualitest Canada is one of the largest welders training and testing facility in Alberta. We do offer the welder training and testing services to various field locations upon request from a group of 3 or more individuals. Quality and Safety at Qualitest Canada is a very important factor and can be seen in everything we do. We believe a safe work place provides both a more productive and conducive learning environment for trainees.

Qualitest Canada provides its trainees with the latest safety and welding equipment. Each welding booth is fully equipped with individual Fume Extraction System. This allows for a fume free environment for trainees. Welding areas are also equipped with safety glasses, welding jackets, welding helmets, and tools related to the training.

Qualitest Canada provides the latest welding machines insuring trainees are able to learn on new technology power sources. Basic machine trouble shooting is also taught in all related training. This helps trainees prepare for future job requirement.

Qualitest Canada’s welding Engineer and Examiners will be more helpful for answering any questions from the trainees. As we are certified with ABSA and CWB, we can work together with the clients and ensure that they have the qualified welders for their projects.

Call us today at 780-851-2020 or email us to admin@qualitests.com

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Civil QA/QC Inspection Services in Alberta, BC & SK

Qualitest Canada provides Civil QA/QC Inspection Services to various field sites in Western Canada including Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Calgary, Reddeer, Peace River, Cold Lake, Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Golden, Fort Saint John, etc.

Qualitest Canada’s Quality experts have great proficiency and experience conducting field Inspection, NCR, RFI and turnover package. With Qualitest Canada’s QA/QC support, you can minimize the schedule delays due to quality concern.

Our Inspectors perform the following,

  • Involve in field QA/QC inspection including rebar and frame inspection, civil / structural inspection, field material inspection, etc.
  • Facilitate QC/QA meeting with owner’s representative and proactively eliminate quality concerns without delay of schedules. Accomplish NCR (Non Compliance Report), RFI (Request For Information), RFQ (Request For Quote) and turnover package.
  • Establish a good quality management system and the assessment of its adequacy, also periodic conformance audits of the operations of the system.
  • Our construction QA/QC monitoring and inspection services help put project owners at ease.

We’re on site looking out for your specific interests and ensuring that the project will stand the test of time for you and the community. We’ve been providing geotechnical and materials QA/QC services for decades. Our team includes hundreds of experienced geotechnical and materials engineers, engineering geologists, technicians and support personnel.