Research and Development Services 

Russell NDE Systems has built a team of Engineers who design:

  • NDT instruments,
  • Robotic Inspection Systems for Boilers and Heat Exchangers
  • In-Line Inspection Tools (RFT and MFL)
  • Launchers and Receivers for ILI Tools
  • Down-hole Tools (RFT)
  • Eddy Current and RFT array probes
  • Personal radiation meters and alarms
  • Radiation dose measurement devices

We use Solid Works TM Software for solid modeling and mechanical design.The photos above and below show the team at work on some of our products. Our specialty is design and development of electromagnetic inspection devices such as eddy current, RFT and MFL; however, we have also designed radiation monitors and alarms, and special software for predicting the useful life of buried assets.

All electronic circuits, software and firmware are designed and assembled in-house. All testing and QA certification is performed in-house and all calibrations are traceable to The National Institute of Standards (NIST).

Finite element models using "Magnet"TM are developed for electromagnetic applications. Some examples of unique designs are shown below.

Some of our important R&D Customers:

  • Shell Canada
  • CNRL
  • Dow Corning
  • Tubemakers of Australia
  • Salt River Project
  • Team Inc.
  • Acuren Inc.
  • B.P.
  • Imperial Oil
  • APlus-RTD
  • Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Gas Research Institute (GRI)

Inquiries should be directed to info@russelltech.com  or call +1 (780) 468-6800

R&D Support and J.V.'s with:

  • National Research Council of Canada
  • J.O.V. Thailand
  • Dexon Inc.
  • Technip
  • Sydney Water

Industry Recognition:

  • Frost & Sullivan "Best in Class" Award for Ferroscope System, 2011
  • AStech Award for Industrial Innovation, N. Alberta, 2001
  • AStech Award: Industrial Research Prize, 1993


  • A.S.N.T.
  • C.S.N.D.T.
  • C.I.N.D.T.
  • N.A.C.E.