Sensing the Demand for NDT

Remote Visual Inspection (RVI) can be faster and more intuitive than other Non-Destructive Testing techniques — not to mention, accessing places others can’t go.

Inuktun Showcase at the Bruce Power Suppliers Day event

Inuktun Showcase at the Bruce Power Suppliers Day event

But visual inspections don’t always tell the whole story. Many applications call for a different approach.

At the Bruce Power Suppliers Day in Ontario this week, Inuktun eastern Canada sales manager Bill Tarant talked with numerous asset integrity professionals about situations involving aging, buried or hidden infrastructure, where — thanks to new technologies — smaller and more sophisticated instruments are now available to operate in previously inaccessible or dangerous environments. As a result, technicians and engineers are able to evaluate the state of their assets using a range of NDT systems onboard remote inspection crawlers, and make on-site decisions drawing on more data than ever before.

Inuktun's MaggUT performs a tank inspection

Enter the MaggUT™, Inuktun’s economical answer to remote UT inspections. Based on our proven MicroMag™ crawler, the MaggUT™ offers a UT probe and couplant package for precise measurements on hard-to-reach, vertical or even inverted ferrous surfaces.

There’s more. Inuktun is now offering to deploy these latest NDT technologies across our full lineup of inspection crawlers. Our partnerships with industry leaders, such as 2G Robotics, Olympus, Sonic Sensors, TSC, Russell NDE and Cygnus, mean we are able to provide crawlers equipped with laser scanners and profilers, LIDAR, pipe profiling sonars, ACFM and EMAT probes, and more. NDT applications include reactor heads, pressure vessels, storage tanks, ship hulls, offshore platforms, pipelines, wind turbines, plus many others.

And, as always, our unique Multi-Mission, Modular (IM3) technology aims to keep you competitive and efficient by helping avoid inconvenient excavations and other costly inspection methods that increase downtime and overhead.

Click here for more on our scanning technology and here for details on how Inuktun technology performed during a tank inspection.

For more information on how IM3 technology can help you achieve your remote inspection goals, contact our team at or by phone at 1-877-468-5886.


Priscilla Johnson

Since 1989, Inuktun Services Ltd. has been designing and building remotely operated systems that bridge the gap between people and the physical world, helping clients reach the unreachable and see the unseen. Whether you are working in a hazardous area, deep underwater, or in extremely confined spaces, Inuktun’s lineup of modular robotic crawlers and cameras make it possible to perform inspection and remote handling jobs safely and efficiently. And, the Inuktun Multi-Mission Modular (IM3) technology developed by Inuktun means systems can be quickly adapted for different purposes.