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Power Generation Industry

Power Generation Inspection, Maintenance, and Engineering Services

MISTRAS operates in several sectors of Canada’s power generation industry, including working with Nuclear, Wind, Hydroelectric, and Transmission & Distribution (T&D) clients. We perform a wide range of inspection, maintenance/mechanical, and engineering services, working hard to provide the right asset protection solution for your operations.

Our solutions are designed to maximize uptime and safety for people, assets, and facilities. MISTRAS’ engineering services teams assist clients with planning shutdowns/outages. Our multi-disciplined teams are equipped to access assets in hard-to-reach locations (through rope access teams and unmanned system inspections), perform the necessary inspection and maintenance, and return your assets to service as efficiently as possible.

Nuclear Power Services

MISTRAS’ services and systems support nuclear construction, maintenance, refueling outages, and major component replacement projects.

Our expert technicians provide non-destructive examination (NDE) inspection, maintenance, and engineering services for reactor cavities, transfer canals, steam generators, heat exchangers, and other assets in nuclear facilities. MISTRAS’ diving teams also have experience operating in spent fuel pools. MISTRAS’ Loose Parts Monitoring Systems (LPMS™) remotely monitors, detects and evaluates metallic loose parts in reactor systems, keeping plant operators informed of potentially dangerous mechanical failures.

Our expertise includes Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR), Boiling Water Reactor (BWR), and Canada Deuterium Uranium (CANDU) nuclear power plant engineering and inspection services.

Nuclear Power Inspection, Maintenance, and Engineering Services

  • In-Service Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) Inspections
  • Balance of Plant services
  • Engineering Support
  • Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC) Programs
  • Buried Piping Inspection
  • Quality Consulting Services
  • Program Development and Consulting Services
  • Shutdown/Outage Planning, Inspection, and Maintenance

Wind Power Services

MISTRAS provides utilizes rope access teams and unmanned systems to access hard-to-reach utility-scale wind turbine blades and towers. Our inspection and maintenance services detect and repair for cosmetic damages, cracking, lightning strikes, leading edge erosion, split trailing edge, and more.

Blade Inspection and Maintenance Services

  • Construction Assembly Support
  • Inspection and Installation of Lightning Protection Systems
  • Internal and External NDT Inspection
  • Laminate and Coating Repair
  • Repair and Installation of Blade Protection and Aerodynamic Systems

Tower Inspection and Maintenance Services

  • Bus Bar Service
  • Caulking
  • Dent Removal and Coating Repair
  • Internal and External NDT Inspection and Cleaning
  • Torque Testing of Landing Bolts
  • Tower Flange Sealing

Hydroelectric Power Services

MISTRAS rope access technicians perform inspection and maintenance services on dams and hydroelectric facilities, safely accessing and servicing assets that are often hard to reach. We operate on hydroelectric dam main gate girders, radial and outlet tainter gates, and steel, concrete, and wood structures.

Dam Maintenance Services

  • Cleaning and Debris Removal
  • Coating Repair
  • Rope Access Rigging and Anchor Installation
  • Torque Testing and Replacement of Bolts
  • Welding and Electrical Services

Dam Inspection Services

  • Acoustic Emission (AE) monitoring
  • Magnetic Particle (MT)
  • Phased Array
  • Strain Gauge Testing
  • Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
  • Ultrasonic Thickness Testing (UTT)
  • UT Shear Wave
  • Visual Testing (VT)

Transmission & Distribution Power Services

MISTRAS offers a comprehensive power transformer reliability program, encompassing inspection and remote monitoring services and services. MISTRAS’ Transformer Clinic™ is an industry benchmark for determining the fitness and health status of power transformers.

Power Transformer Reliability Program Services

  • Sample: Onsite and laboratory insulating oil tests, such as Dissolved Gas Analysis (DGA) and Oil Quality Analysis.
  • Screen: Real-time spot checks to identify hot spots and areas of concern with advanced NDE inspections
  • Observe: Overnight baseline testing services to discover fault activity and harmful issues as they occur
  • Monitor: 24/7 continuous health status monitoring, available for an individual transformer or entire fleets
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