Visual inspection is the most common and powerful means of non-destructive testing. Many surface defects can be detected through careful and thorough visual inspection. It is an instrumental component in plant maintenance and reliability that requires extensive training. At IRED, we believe that visual inspections are an essential service, and therefore have certified inspectors that perform these inspections in accordance with standards such as American Petroleum Institute (API).

Visual Inspection services we offer:

  • API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspection
  • API 570 Piping Inspection
  • API RP 573 - This recommended practice (RP) covers the inspection practices for fired boilers and process heaters (furnaces) used in petroleum refineries and petrochemical plants
  • API 653 Tank Inspection
  • API 936 Refractory Inspection
  • Alberta Boiler Safety Association (ABSA) certified inspectors
    • In-service Pressure Vessel (IPV)
    • In-service Boiler and Pressure Vessel (IBPV)
    • Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK) Class I 
  • CSA W178.2 Welding Inspection
  • Rope access

Why choose IRED for visual inspection?

  • Conformance to API ensures a high standard for inspections
  • Multi-disciplinary and multi-ticketed inspectors lead to reduced inspection time and cost (API 510 + API 936 + National Board + IBPV + IPV)
  • Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) certified technicians
  • Rope access saves significant time and cost when compared to scaffolding access
  • NACE coating Level 2 and 3 inspectors (corrosion)

Contact us for more information on how IRED’s visual inspection services can help you ensure safe and reliable operation of your equipment and assets.