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ASME SA537 Class 2, API 5L X80 / CSA Z245.1 Grade 550 Plates for Sale!

API or CSA Grade plates

Qualitest has large amount of API or CSA Grade plates including API 5L X80 / CSA Z245.1 Grade 550 plates in various thickness for welding procedure (WPS /PQR) development & other purposes. If you need API 5L X80 / CSA Z245.1 Grade 550 plates, we can ship it to you on the same day or sooner the possible. If you are in Edmonton Alberta, or near by area, then you can come and pick-up the plates at any time. All the plates come with proper marking and MTR’s.

API and CSA Grade plates

Though both specifications are intended to identify pipe production details for use in pipeline fabrication, the CSA version deals with many cold-temperature concerns (where API 5L is silent). There is no monogram license requirement for pipe Manufacturer, no composite index of approved Manufacturer, no legal requirements.

In fact, the pipeline design specification (CSA Z662) allows for use of CSA Z245.1 pipe, API 5L pipe, ASTM grade pipe, etc. provided that the material properties have been determined by a professional engineer as appropriate for that service. CSA Z245.1 pipe is not listed for use in ASME BPVC or ASME B31.X piping systems, so it would need to be multi-certified or approved by the local pressure vessel authority prior to use in these applications.

Though CSA Z245.1 has its own tables for product dimensions, the table is vastly identical to that of ASME B36.10, especially as they refer to normal schedules of pipe (STD, XS, XXS, and numbered schedules). Therefore, Z245.1 pipe products are often multi-certified to similar ASTM and API 5L grades, where the requirements of all these specifications are met. Note that the Z245.1 spec requires that the pipe have metric dimensions stated (Canada formally adopted the metric system in the 1970s), though nominal pipe size and schedules are still very commonly used.We have large quantity of of ASME SA537 Class 2 plates in various thickness for welding procedure development & other purposes. If you need ASME SA537 Class 2 plates, we can ship it to you on the same day or sooner. If you are in Edmonton Alberta, or near by area, then you can come and pick-up the plates at any time. All the plates come with proper marking and MTR’s. Also, our price is very reasonable too. Also, our price is very reasonable too.

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ASTM G65 Wear Resistance Test Method for Measuring Abrasion Using the Dry Sand/Rubber Wheel Apparatus

ASTM G65 Wear Resistance Test in Edmonton Alberta

Qualitest provides ASTM G65 Wear Resistance Test in Edmonton Alberta. Qualitest Canada Ltd has a latest high technology testing equipment which performs ASTM G65 Abrasion tests on the various samples. We have the special Ottawa silica sand for this test purpose and we can provide you the fastest turnaround with the MOST accurate results.

The ASTM G65 test simulates sliding abrasion conditions under moderate pressure, using dry sand metered between a rubber wheel and a block coupon of the material being evaluated. The test allows comparison of wear-resistant materials by their volume loss in cubic millimeters, with materials of higher wear resistance showing lower volume loss.

This test is one of the major requirements for Oilsands, Mining other related industries. 

Contact us admin@qualitests.com today to get a quote.

Alberta: 702 – 23rd Ave Nisku, AB, T9E 7Y6, Canada, (780) 851-2020

BC: 112, 13085 115Ave, Surrey, BC V3R 0C3, Canada, (778) 381-7376


Other mechanical and Metallurgical tests by Qualitest

Qualitest Canada is the #1 Metallurgical Testing facility in Nisku Edmonton Alberta and Surrey BC. These facilities consist a wide range of testing equipment for evaluating the mechanical properties for ferrous alloys, non-ferrous alloys, composites and ceramics. Our specialties in Materials Science will provide fast and reliable responds to your needs regarding the qualification of your products. For obtaining accurate results you can bring the test sample and we prepare the test specimens for various mechanical tests based on your specifications and the requirements of any specific standards like ASTM. Qualitest offers a broad range of material testing as described in the below:

  • Tensile Testing at Ambient and Elevated Temperatures
  • Compression Testing
  • Guided Bend Tests
  • Hardness Tests Including Brinell, Rockwell and Vickers
  • Charpy V-notch (CVN) Impact Test
  • Low Temperature Testing
  • Toughness Impact Test
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Failure Assessment and Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Micro-structure and Macro-structure Examination
  • Positive Material Identification (PMI)
  • Other Mechanical Testing

 Metallurgical Verification Capabilities

  • Chemical Analysis – instrumental and classical wet chemistry
  • Mechanical Testing – wide-range of tests to measure material strength, ductility, hardness, and more
  • Fracture Mechanics – fatigue crack growth and fracture toughness
  • Metallurgical Examination – microscopic, macroscopic and micro-hardness examinations
  • Corrosion Testing – accelerated intergranular corrosion, salt spray, humidity, passivation and more
  • Nondestructive Testing – ultrasonic, hydrostatic pressure, X-ray, magnetic particle, liquid penetrant
  • Specimen Preparation – in-house Machine Shop We offer testing to help you through all your day-to-day and unexpected needs.


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Performing Burst test as per the ASTM D1599

Burst test as per the ASTM D1599

Qualitest can perform burst test as per the ASTM D1599 specification. Our Engineers are fully aware of Burst test of HDPE, Plastic Pipes, Tubing and Fittings. We are fully equipped and capable to make custom equipment / tool when required. We always maintain the top notch HSE standard while performing burst test.

Our testing facility in Nisku, Alberta is easy accessible from Highway 2 and from the Edmonton International Airport. So, any one from job sites in Western Canada can easily send their coupons to our facility for the burst test.

When you are planning to do multiple burst tests, then the cost will be less comparing to just one test. We recommend that, contact our Engineers before you prepare the sample for the burst test which will save your cost and time as you will get a great suggestions and technical clarifications from them.

Because we do everything in-house, our turnout time will be normally 2 to 5 business days. We can also work during the weekends or holidays when there will be requirement. There may be a small price changes for the weekend or holidays work.

HDPE pipe is a type of flexible plastic pipe being used for fluid and gas transfer and is often used to replace ageing concrete or steel mains pipelines. HDPE pipes are made from the thermoplastic HDPE (high-density polyethylene), its high level of impermeability and strong molecular bond make it suitable for high pressure pipelines. HDPE pipes are being used in various applications such as water mains, gas mains, sewer mains, slurry transfer lines, rural irrigation, fire system supply lines, storm water, and drainage pipes.

Qualitest Canada performs various destructive and Non-destructive tests on HDPE pipes. Qualitest Canada has highly experienced professionals who have vast knowledge about the HDPE pipes testing.

Contact us for burst test, or any other tests for your HDPE, Plastic Pipes, Tubing and Fittings. Please contact us for a Quote admin@qualitests.com

B.C: (778) 381-7376

Alberta: (780) 851-2020

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What is Charpy impact test, and how Qualitest Canada performs it with fully automatic equipment in Nisku / Edmonton, Alberta?

Charpy Impact test

The Charpy Impact Test is commonly used on metals, but is also applied to composites, ceramics and polymers. With the impact test one most commonly evaluates the relative toughness of a material, and as such, it is used as a quick and economical quality control device.

This impact test shows the relationship of ductile to brittle transition in absorbed energy at a series of temperatures. Since iron and all other body-centered cubic metals undergo a transition from ductile behavior at higher temperatures to brittle behavior at lower temperatures, this test is required today for a number of important steel products including steel plates, pipes, vessels, weld metals, machineries and heavy equipment etc.

Charpy impact testing involves striking a standard notched specimen with a controlled weight pendulum swung from a set height. The standard Charpy-V notch specimen is 55mm long, 10mm square and has a 2mm deep notch with a tip radius of 0.25mm machined on one face. In some circumstances, sub-size Charpy specimens can be tested with thickness less than 10mm.

Factors that affect the Charpy impact energy of a specimen will include:

• Yield strength and ductility
• Notches
• Temperature and strain rate
• Fracture mechanism

How Qualitest Canada performs the Charpy Impact Test?

Qualitest Canada can perform charpy impact test on various metals and temperature upto -80C. Qualitest Canada has latest and high tech equipment which is fully automatic with digital reading. Because of the top notch equipment, the test accuracy is very high and the human error is ‘ZERO’. The productivity is also very high comparing to any other manual equipment which does the similar test. So, Qualitest Canada can expedite the tests and send the results to clients as earliest as possible. Clients are most welcome to witness the test as we would like to them to see our other testing equipment as well.


If you need assistance for Charpy Impact test, please feel free to contact us at 780-851-2020 or email at admin@qualitests.com

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Metallurgical Testing Services in Ontario, Alberta, SK and BC

Metallurgical Testing Services in Ontario, Alberta, SK and BC

Qualitest provides Metallurgical Testing Services in Ontario, Alberta, SK and BC from its fully equipped labs. Qualitest Canada can provide you wide range of metallurgical testing services with topnotch quality and timely manner. We deliver a comprehensive range of destructive and non-destructive examination (NDE) services to clients who want the top-notch service.

Qualitest Canada’s metallurgical testing facility includes a fully equipped metallurgical laboratory with a wide range of testing equipment. Bring us your testing needs, and we’ll get it done. We have certified, reliable testing staffs who can provide you timely results that you can trust. Some of our testing services are listed below.

Destructive Testing

  • Brinnell hardness testing (BHN)
  • Vickers hardness testing (HV)
  • Rockwell hardness testing (RC, HRB)
  • Tensile testing, including elevated temperature tensile tests
  • All weldmetal tensile tests
  • Compression testing
  • Guided Bend tests
  • Charpy v-notch impact tests
  • Low temperature testing up to -80C
  • Chemical analysis
  • Microstructure and macrostructure examination
  • chanical testing

Non-Destructive Testing (NDE and NDT Testing)

  • Visual inspection (also called VT inspection or visual testing)
  • Magnetic particle testing (MT, also called MPT, magnetic particle inspection, and magnafluxing)
  • Ultrasonic inspection (UT Testing) & thickness measurement
  • Corrosion mapping – zero degree scan
  • Liquid dye penetrant examination (PT testing)
  • In-situ metallography
  • Ferrite testing (feritscope)
  • Coating condition assessments and coatings failure analysis (NACE certified test procedures)

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Concrete Testing Services in Alberta / BC / SK

Qualitest Canada Ltd. provides Concrete Testing Services in Alberta and throughout the western Canada. The services for accurate measurement of concrete properties, selection and design of concrete materials, and quality control services for concrete construction as well as their compliance with the design specifications in Vancouver (Lower mainland, BC) and throughout the Alberta. We also perform other concrete tests which will include laboratory analysis of the components of concrete, to confirm that concrete contains what the manufacturer claims it contains and to learn more about properties, such as durability and permeability. Qualitest Canada’s Engineers will make sure that the concrete meets the specific standards, especially for high stress projects like bridges and high-rise buildings, which makes lab testing important to confirm that concrete is safe to use and that it will withstand years of stress.

Qualitest Canada involves in various types of material testing to make sure that materials meet quality control standards, comply with any laws and contain the components people claim they contain. Our Lead Engineers will review the mix design and construction quality control for consolidation grouting for tunnels, dam foundations, bridge abutments, and remedial geotechnical engineering for each project we involve. Qualitest Canada ensures that mix design optimization and consultation for concrete sampling procedures for RCC (Roller Compacted Concrete) and soil-cement for pavements, sub-base, dams, and embankments.

Qualitest Canada is fully capable to perform field and laboratory testing on concrete, aggregates and cement according to the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), ACI (American Concrete Institute), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM, now ASTM International), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Standards, and the local city requirements (City of Edmonton, City of Calgary etc). Qualitest Canada’s Engineers have well experience in testing, interpreting test results, preparing technical specifications, and mix design optimization for Portland cement concrete, mortar, shotcrete, self-compacting lightweight concrete, heavy weight concrete, high strength concrete, and zero slump concrete.

Many of the reputable companies are using third party Geotechnical Engineering firm to test their concrete so that the results are neutral, ensuring that there will be no doubts about the safety of the concrete in the future. Qualitest Canada is one of the leading Geotechnical Engineering firm in Alberta can handle all size / types of the concrete testing within the project cost and on time. Please contact us today for all type of concrete testing. Call us at 780-851-2020 (AB) and 778-381-7376 (BC) or email to us admin@qualitests.com

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Qualitest Canada Material Testing Facility in BC and Albert (Sooner in Ontario)

Qualitest Canada Material Testing Labs

Qualitest Canada Material testing Labs in BC and Alberta are providing top notch services to Canadian industries.  Qualitest is recognized as a world leader in Welding Engineering, Metallurgical Verification, Geotechnical Testing, NDE/NDT Services, Welding Inspection, Structural Steel Inspection, Welder Qualification Testing, Welding Procedure Development Services, HDPE Pipe Testing and QA/QC Inspection Services for various industries including Oil & Gas, Marine, Mining, Manufacturing, Utilities and Infrastructures. Qualitest has provided our technical expertise to many companies in various locations within the Western Canada region, including Edmonton, Vancouver, Calgary, Fort McMurray, Peace River, Cold Lake, Grande Prairie, Conklin, Surrey, Langley, Richmond, Delta, Burnaby, Victoria, Kitimat, Terrace, Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Kelowna, Kamloops, Red Deer, Regina, Saskatoon and Lloydminster.

Our company has a reputation among our industry partners for providing high volume, quick turnaround testing with fully integrated, state-of-the-art facilities in Western Canada (Nisku, AB and Surrey, BC). Qualitest’s laboratory in Nisku is the largest testing facility for Material Testing in Canada and is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

Welding Engineering & Welding Procedure Development

Qualitest provides top notch welding engineering services to the entire Western Canada region. Our Welding Engineers are specialists in welding procedure (WPS) design and development. Depending on your needs, we will design your welding procedure specification to various codes & standards including (but not limited to) ASME, API, CSA, AWS and various Project Specifications.

Qualitest also delivers convenient, hassle-free Welder Qualification Testing services in accordance with ASME, CSA and API Codes. Our advanced Welder Qualification Testing program will comply with various client and third party requirements. We will strive to fulfill your project needs promptly and efficiently.

Mechanical Testing & Failure Analysis:

Qualitest’s never ending commitment to our customers is strongly supported by a dedicated and enthusiastic staff. We have highly qualified professionals who have vast experience and in depth knowledge to work on your mechanical testing and failure analysis projects.

The staff at Qualitest is enthusiastic and fully dedicated to providing you with top notch technical solutions for your testing needs. Our quality program, quick turnaround and reliable results will provide a substantial competitive advantage to your company.

We have the new and updated testing equipment for Tensile Test, Charpy Impact Test, ASTM G65 Abrasion Test, Guided Bend Test, Hardness Test (Vickers, Rockwell and Brinell), Macro /Micro Verification, Heat Treatment (Computerized Heat Treatment Oven for PWHT), Chemical Analysis (OES and X-RF Analyzers), Ferrite Test and many more day to day activities.

Non-Destructive Examination:

The NDE department at Qualitest provides a wide range of Non-Destructive Testing services required by various industries. Qualitest NDE technicians will always evaluate material and equipment integrity without impairing their future usefulness. Our services include Magnetic Particle Examination, Liquid Penetrant Testing, Ultrasonic Testing, Visual Inspection, Ferrite Testing, Hardness Testing, Boroscope Inspection and XRF Alloy Analysis.

Our NDE personnel are trained and certified in accordance with the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB), and per the Qualitest NDE SNT-TC-1A Written Practice in various NDE disciplines. Qualitest visual inspectors are certified per CSA W178.2 by the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) and international specifications like AWS QC-1.

Geotechnical Testing

Qualitest’s Geotechnical testing lab is certified to CCIL Category II. Our Geotechnical testing department offers the full suite of Geotechnical services at field sites and in our laboratory. The service we provide ranges from basic classification & index testing to advanced destructive testing. We have highly skilled professionals consisting of Civil and Geotechnical Engineers, Engineering Geologists, laboratory technicians and field technicians. We also have Inspectors, design drafting personnel, drilling technicians and support personnel specialized in their respective fields.

Qualitest provides exceptionally innovative and dependable Geotechnical consulting, environmental consulting and construction management testing services for public & private sector clients throughout Canada.

HDPE Pipe Testing

Qualitest Canada performs various destructive and non-destructive tests on HDPE pipes. Our highly experienced professionals have extensive knowledge about HDPE pipe fusion welds and their testing requirements. HDPE pipe fusion welds (bonding) are normally tested with TOFD (time-of-flight diffraction) and Phased Array UT examination, which are readily available at Qualitest.

In many cases, the HDPE pipe fusion welds (bonding) from your qualification coupons require destructive testing including Tensile Test, Tensile Impact, Drop Impact, Three Point Bend Test, Torque Test and Burst Test which Qualitest performs at our laboratories in Nisku, AB and Surrey, BC.

Mobile Lifting Equipment Inspection

Qualitest Canada has a strong reputation for mobile lifting equipment inspection, certification, Non-Destructive Testing, as well as supporting engineering services. Our inspectors are certified to CWB/CGSB and have vast knowledge in lifting equipment inspection. In addition, we can provide certified technicians for special crane inspections which require LEEA certification. After a thorough inspection our inspectors will place a marked and identifiable inspection label on the inspected equipment.

Welding Inspection & QA/QC Services

As Qualitest Canada is a CSA W178.1 Certified Inspection Organization, maintaining the quality of the service we provide is our top priority. Qualitest Canada’s inspectors have completed numerous welding inspection and QA/QC projects with many clients in the industrial, institutional and commercial sectors. We provide QA/QC, NDE, Welding Inspection and In-Service Inspection to various industries located in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Our Certified Welding Inspectors are available to fulfill all your welding inspection needs within budget and on schedule.

We will take care of your commercial and industrial welding inspection project at any stage you require our services. Our inspectors will visit your project site and perform the welding inspection as per the project requirements. Qualitest Canada is capable of providing a full range of welding inspection services at your fabrication shops or field sites, regardless of the location.

We have performed full Quality Control inspection programs on large scale projects, such as the new construction & expansion of refineries, gas manufacturing plants, export & import terminals, pipelines, storage tanks, dams and bridge construction. We have acquired industry leading expertise through many years of experience in the welding inspection and testing profession, and we guarantee to provide you with the experience and knowledge you are looking for.

Quality Manual Preparation and Audit Assistance

Qualitest Canada is your one-stop engineering solution for all quality related documents. We develop various different types of Quality manuals, procedures, plans, specifications, forms and checklists for our clients based on their project requirements. Some of the documents we develop for our clients are listed below:

  • Quality Manual (ABSA / Technical Safety BC / TSASK)
  • Quality Procedures
  • Manuals for ISO Audits
  • Inspection Test Plans (ITP)
  • Quality Control Plans (QCP)
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Quality Control Forms and Exhibits

We assist our clients during their internal audits, provide ABSA or TSASK or Technical Safety audit preparation, as well as contribute support for ISO Initial Certification or renewal processes. Our highly experienced and knowledgeable professionals will assist you throughout your audit processes. We will make the process easy, cost effective and a success for your organization.

Other Inspection and Testing Services

In addition to the above stated services, Qualitest has committed to providing many additional services, including MFL Tank Floor Inspection, Equipment Preservation and Maintenance, Marine Structures Inspection, Pipeline Inspection, Pile Monitoring, Corrosion Survey, Design & Drafting Services. Please contact us if you require assistance with any related services to those listed above.


Qualitest Canada has the following credentials.

  • Registered with APEGA
  • Certified to CSA W178.1
  • Registered with ABSA (AQP & AOQP)
  • Registered with Technical Safety BC
  • Accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (Nisku, AB)
  • Registered with ISNET World