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Press Release: Creative Electron


April 7, 2021

IR Supplies and Services Announces New Partnership with Creative Electron

Expanding World-class  X-rays Solutions to Canadian Industries

Edmonton, Alberta—IR Supplies and Services is pleased to announced their partnership with Creative Electron, an industry leader in X-ray systems.   Together they offer organizations across Canada the tools to ensure inspections are done at the highest standard, a standard that results in quality output.  X-ray cabinets manufactured by Creative Electron are offered in four main formats that can be customized to each client’s needs. Continue reading Press Release: Creative Electron

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Price Increase on QSA Global Products

Not all news is good news, including the news we received last week that prices on QSA Global products are going up. We understand that the decision to make these changes is not made lightly, unfortunately the present-day environment of doing business makes it necessary.

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The Carestream HPX-DR Just Got Better

Carestream will be launching an improved version of the HPX-DR detector system, with a non-glass panel. The result: eliminate the possibility of glass breakage that will leave your panel unrepairable. The bonus? Pricing from the previous version hasn’t changed. Deliveries are expected by year end 2019, but we are taking preorders now.

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Press Release: Freedom Lab

IR Introduces Freedom Lab to NDT Industry

New Design in NDT Labs is Industry Game Changer

Edmonton, Alberta—After months in the making, IR Supplies and Services is unveiling the latest solution in NDT Labs: the Freedom lab.  The Freedom lab takes all the best features from existing labs in the market today, adds innovations developed with client feedback, and combines it all using hard-working materials.  The results are a lab with a design that not only looks great, but has a layout with a work-flow for real-life, in the field, work.

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What You Need To Know About WD40

WD40: The Facts

From time to time our WIRC Shop sees equipment that has been lubricated with WD40. WD40, when exposed to large doses of radiation, turns into varnish. Those of you who remember the Pneumat-A-Ray devices may also remember that the transformation of WD40 to a hard varnish was discovered back then. Sources and guide tubes were becoming coated with the stuff and it was causing a lot of problems.

It is also not approved for any exposure device equipment that I am aware of, and should never be used with Sentinel exposure devices or related equipment.

WD40 Is NOT A Lubricant

WD40 is a solvent and rust dissolver. The name WD stands for “water displacement.” Any lubricating properties you may get comes from it dissolving the dried lubricants already present, along with any other foreign materials. Using WD40 creates a cycle of dissolving dirt and grime with some remaining lubricant, just to have it reform over time as more is added. When equipment gets dirty it needs to be cleaned properly and lubricated.

WD40 may get equipment working again but it is a dangerous, quick and temporary fix that will damage equipment and cause excessive wear over time.

Equipment that is not working freely needs to be removed from service for maintenance with approved cleaning and lubricating products only. We operate in some of the toughest conditions on earth, I understand that. But that only means controls and exposure devices need more maintenance than what is recommended by the manufacturer. We recommend, at a minimum, that every time you change your source you should perform a complete maintenance on both the device and the controls and guide tubes. It has been proven time and time again that manufacturers recommended maintenance is usually not enough and lead to premature wear of S-tubes and drive cables.

Contact us if you have questions about proper maintenance or upkeep.

— Brian