Specialized NDT Is Now A Proud Member Of ISNetworld

  • By Eric Kivlin
  • 24 Nov, 2017
Established in 2001, ISNetworld  is the global leader in contractor and supplier management. Maintaining safety, insurance, quality and regulatory information on contractors and suppliers can be a strain on internal resources. ISN streamlines these processes, saving time and improving safety standards. Hiring Clients use ISNetworld to standardize contractor management across multiple sites and geographic regions, clearly communicate requirements and expectations and exchange data with other internal systems. The result is lower incident rates and higher compliance numbers.
“ISN’s online contractor management platform, ISNetworld, is a global resource for connecting organizations with safe and reliable contractors,” says ISN Canada director Kim Ritchie, based in Calgary. “ISN collects and reviews health and safety, procurement, quality and regulatory information from more than 56,000 subscribing contractors across 75 different countries. Established in 2001, ISN’s mission is to improve the efficiency, compliance and safety performance of ISN’s hiring clients and contractor customers. The contractor requirements in ISNetworld are determined by the hiring client.”
Here is how they do it:
Collect
ISN facilitates the collection of self-reported information from contractors and maintains it in a centralized database, ISNetworld. The information ISN collects is configured to each Hiring Client’s specific requirements and includes items such as:
  • Management System Questionnaire 
  •  Health & Safety, Environmental, Sustainability & Quality Programs 
  •  Injury & Illness Records 
  •  Audit Results 
  •  Insurance Certificates 
  •  Workers' Compensation & Experience Modifier 
  •  Training & Supporting Documents
Verify
ISN's subject matter experts review the information contractors report, ensuring consistency with the requirements set forth by their clients and regulatory agencies. ISN also partners with multiple data providers to import training qualifications, audits and other information into ISNetworld
Connect
ISNetworld connects Hiring Clients with safe and sustainable contractors, facilitating partnerships to help ensure compliance with safety and procurement standards. Hiring Clients have multiple tools that enable clear and open communication. Subscribed contractors and suppliers are provided with marketing and networking opportunities to increase their visibility to Hiring Clients across various industries.
In short, ISNetworld brings together Hiring Clients and contractors, creating safer work environments and lasting partnerships!
It’s no secret that on-destructive testing (NDT) plays a crucial role in everyday life. As the prime NDT contractor for Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Manufacturing and Infrastructure clients across the country, Specialized NDE is always staying abreast of the latest in industry standards and certifications and is proud to now be a member of ISNetworld!
For more information on the many NDT and NDE services we provide, please browse our extensive website or contact us directly.

By Eric Kivlin 08 Jan, 2018

There’s no denying that safety in the workplace is of utmost importance. Learning and maintaining the safest practices for when you are on the job could save lives. The not-for-profit, self-funded organization, Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA),has been dedicated to promoting and enforcing public safety since 1997.

Accountable to the Government of Ontario, they are responsible for providing safety services in key sectors, including:

-Boilers and pressure vessels, and operating engineers

-Elevating devices, amusement devices and ski lifts

Acting as both a regulator and an advocate of safety standards throughout the province, The TSSA is required to enforce the Technical Standards and Safety Act and regulations, as well as promote and enforce actions to continuously improve safety, and educate users and industry participants about safety practices, new codes, regulations and requirements.

During recent work in Hamilton, Ontario, the team at Specialized NDE received a bulletin from the TSSA, outlining the importance of periodic inspection requirements for pressure vessels at pressures greater than 15 psig, such as deaerators and high temperature (212°F and above) hot water storage tanks, in order to prevent steam generation that could potentially cause failure due to corrosion and fatigue cracking.

“Seams and their heat affected zone and all structural attachment welds of vessels shall also be wet-fluorescent-magnetic particle examined for the presence of cracks, pinholes or other defects. Light surface preparation may be necessary to obtain meaningful results from wet-florescent-magnetic particle examination.As a minimum, internal visual examination (IVF) and WFMPE of not less than 20% of the highly stressed weld areas, including the longitudinal weld seams and adjacent heat affected zone are to be performed at the following intervals:

- No cracks shown 3 years

- Cracks have historically shown 2 years

- Cracks have shown in the year previous 1 year”

-         TSSA Safety Information Bulletin SB00-18 Rev. 3

As it is the organizations job to review everything from new technology to modifications on existing equipment to ensure they comply with all codes and regulations, we are very pleased with their commitment to safety, and pleased to offer our services,  to similar inspections, such as:

DeaeratorsInspections, Pressure Vessel inspections, Visual Inspection, Magnetic Particle Inspection, NDE, NDT, CGSB and much more!

As the prime NDT contractor for Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Manufacturing and Infrastructure clients across the country, Specialized NDE is always staying abreast of the latest in industry standards and certifications. For more information on the many NDT and NDE services we provide, please browse our extensive website   or contact us  directly!

By Eric Kivlin 24 Nov, 2017
Established in 2001, ISNetworld  is the global leader in contractor and supplier management. Maintaining safety, insurance, quality and regulatory information on contractors and suppliers can be a strain on internal resources. ISN streamlines these processes, saving time and improving safety standards. Hiring Clients use ISNetworld to standardize contractor management across multiple sites and geographic regions, clearly communicate requirements and expectations and exchange data with other internal systems. The result is lower incident rates and higher compliance numbers.
By Eric Kivlin 24 Oct, 2017
Non-destructive testing (NDT) plays a crucial role in everyday life. It can be used to find, size and locate surface and subsurface flaws and defects to assure safety and reliability. Typical examples are found in aircraft, pipelines, bridges, trains, power stations, refineries, buildings and oil platforms – all of which are all inspected using NDT.
By Eric Kivlin 26 Sep, 2017
Non-destructive testing (NDT) is often thought of as broad field. However, at its core it refers to a wide group of proven inspection methods used to analyze the soundness of a material, component or structure – without chemically or physically altering it.
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