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Advanced Non-Destructive Testing

Solicitation number 2018-21566

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Closing date and time 2018/12/13 12:00 EST

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    Advanced Non-Destructive Testing

    Jennifer Beamish
    Telephone No. - 902-407-0356
    Email -

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    Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) currently has a requirement to develop, validate and deliver a portable advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) system. The system will need to detect and measure physical corrosion wastage (e.g., cracks, thinning, pitting) and metallurgical disparities (e.g., welding) on the surface of 10-35mm thick HY80 steel plates, without the removal of thick overlayers (from 10-35mm liftoff). Overlayers are non-conductive materials that vary in thickness and may include corrosion products, paints/coatings, adhesives, rubber and thermal insulation.

    The intent of this RFI is to solicit information from industry, focusing on portable detection of corrosion wastage. In particular, research and development efforts are currently under way to identify commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) NDT technologies, and to develop advanced NDT technologies that allow for the detection of corrosion wastage at large liftoff. One technology, pulsed eddy current, shows promise for measuring corrosion wastage, but other technologies (e.g., electromagnetic, ultrasonic, acoustic, x-ray, etc.) shall be considered as well.

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Department of National Defence
    101 Colonel By Dr
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0K2
    Contracting authority
    Beamish, Jennifer
    9 Grove Street
    Dartmouth, NS, B3A 3C5

    Buying organization(s)

    Department of National Defence
    101 Colonel By Dr
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0K2
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