TWI Canada offers CSWIP certification using Zetec phased array UT platform


TWI Canada has long been at the forefront of training and certification in the non-destructive testing (NDT) industry. With demand for skilled NDT technicians on the rise, both in the country’s oil & gas industry and for supporting CANDU nuclear reactor refurbishments, the organisation is now using the Zetec TOPAZ phased array ultrasonic testing (UT) platform and UltraVision® 3 software in its CSWIP certification training programme.

CSWIP is an internationally recognised standard of competence for people engaged in welding, materials integrity and inspections. By incorporating Zetec technology into its programme, TWI Canada has opened the door to anyone in Canada to receive CSWIP certification training on the industry’s most advanced phased array UT platform.

“As a training and certification organisation, we want to provide technicians with the same advanced NDT tools and technologies they’ll use in the field,” said Reza Arjmand, Country Manager at TWI Canada. “Zetec’s TOPAZ phased array UT technology is helping us prepare NDT technicians in Canada to be productive and qualified from day one.”

Zetec TOPAZ with UltraVision is a fully integrated multi-channel portable phased array system for UT and time-of-flight diffraction (TOFD) applications. With best-in-class data throughput, analysis and reporting capabilities, it can tackle any inspection with speed and efficiency and is ideal for oil & gas, power generation, manufacturing and other industrial NDT applications. Furthermore, TOPAZ is future-proof – upgrades are completed through a software update, delivering long-term value.

“Both TWI Canada and Zetec are leaders in promoting NDT techniques and technologies that increase productivity, improve accuracy and reduce costs,” said Fred Laprise, General Manager at Zetec Canada. “It is exciting to know that the next generation of CSWIP-certified technicians are being trained using Zetec technology as an industry standard.”