CAN Inspection Services
CAN Group's inspection business stream is a market leading inspection service provider, delivering an unrivalled range of conventional and advanced NDT and inspection services.



Having provided inspection services since the early 1990's, CAN hold a wealth of experience with our clients benefiting from our expert knowledge and highly skilled personnel and management. Delivering high quality and innovative services is a top priority and our multi-skilled ethos is embedded across our business. Our experienced personnel are multi-skilled, trade competent and rope access qualified to provide effective and efficient service delivery.

What differentiates us is the range and quality of the inspection services delivered to our clients as we continually assess the appropriateness and practicality of techniques, develop inspection schemes as required and evaluate new techniques to determine their value and usefulness for our clients' applications.

Advancing technology leads to improved inspection efficiency and accuracy of results. As an active member of HOIS and BINDT, CAN are frequently involved in the development and trials of emerging inspection techniques and contribute to recommended practices within the industry. Our CAN DO ethos means we are proactive and work with our clients to address their needs, adding value to their operations and plant reliability. This can involve adapting existing technologies, developing new equipment or simply thinking outside the box and working smarter.

CAN's clients also benefit from the services provided by the wider group which facilitates the delivery of truly bespoke solutions to any project. CAN Group is a market leading life of asset integrity service provider and our flexible, integrated approach offers our clients access to a variety of services via one contractual interface.



General Inspection and Non Destructive Testing (NDT)



CAN are a governmentally approved UKAS Inspection Body with a Quality Management System certified to ISO 9001 and as such we provide our clients with one of the most comprehensive inspection services available. From general and conventional inspection techniques to advanced/specialist inspection technologies, CAN are uniquely positioned to provide a tailored and robust inspection service.

General Inspection and NDT Techniques

  • Visual Inspection
  • Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI)
  • Dye Penetrant Inspection (DPI)
  • Eddy Current Inspection (ECI)
  • Ultrasonic Inspection (UT)
  • Radiographic Inspection including Close Proximity/Small Controlled Area Radiography (SCAR)
  • Positive Material Identification (PMI)
  • Thermographic and Optical Gas Find Surveys


Inspection Management



Robust inspection management is essential to maximise operational efficiency, reduce costs and ultimately ensure the reliability of assets. Delivering on these fronts, CAN have extensive experience in managing a wide range of inspection requirements from term contracts to ad-hoc projects. Our Inspection Management service encompasses the entire life cycle of the inspection process and includes:

  • Planning
  • Resource management
  • Work scope and work pack compilation
  • Enactment
  • Data review and analysis
  • Data input and record keeping
  • Niche/specialist subcontractor management
  • Condition summary reports and client feedback

Advanced NDT - ToFD



CAN continually invest in Advanced NDT technologies to provide innovative, cost-effective and efficient solutions to our clients. CAN's advanced inspection services are specifically designed to minimise intrusive inspections and where possible we strive to optimise Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) methods in accordance with industry recognised standards and practices. CAN Group offers an integrated and cost effective NII service with ENGTEQ providing the required engineering assessments and CAN delivering the inspection enactment on site. This approach adds value to our clients' operations as we offer the full cycle of NII services to maximise productive time by reducing shutdowns and the need for potentially hazardous man entry into vessels.

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CAN offers a comprehensive range of Advanced NDT and inspection techniques with a dedicated team focused on delivering high quality results, and enhancing inspection efficiency. Our service range includes manual, semi-automated and fully automated techniques to suit a broad range of applications. Offering a tailored inspection service, CAN are also able to adapt current techniques to create bespoke solutions to meet and exceed our clients' specific requirements across the globe.


Technique Applications

  • Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) Programmes
  • Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Surveys
  • Corrosion Under Pipe Supports (CUPS) Surveys
  • Trunnion Inspections
  • Preferential Weld Root Corrosion/Erosion
  • Heat Exchanger Inspections
  • Structural Surveys

Advanced NDT Techniques


Our continually expanding Advanced NDT technique portfolio includes:

  • Advanced Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC)
  • Computed (CR) and Digital Radiography (DR)
  • Remote Visual Inspection Systems (UAV, ROV)
  • Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD)
  • Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT)
  • Corrosion Mapping
  • M-Skip
  • Tube Inspection (ET, RFET, IRIS, NFT, MFL)
  • Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL)

CAN drone - UAV Inspection



As part of our extensive inspection service range CAN offers UAV inspection services, further enhancing our inspection engineering platform. Our UAV service enables safe, live plant screening in challenging areas as CANdrones conduct a range of visual inspections in support of structural assessments. With multiple drone models available, the most appropriate CANdrone will be selected to meet our clients' requirements.

CAN has CAA permission for commercial UAV operations and our multi-skilled inspection teams include fully certified pilots. This service benefits from our inspection experience and the support of the wider CAN Group to provide a fully integrated and complementary inspection engineering service. This includes the inspection, technical assessment and reporting, through to engineering and remedial action via rope access intervention for any identified repairs and maintenance.


CANdrone Benefits

  • A safety first approach - safer inspections
  • An integrated, cost-effective service
  • Flexible, rapid inspections
  • Detailed inspection reports with high quality images/video and technical recommendations for informed decision making
  • A highly experienced inspection contractor
  • Reduced asset downtime
  • Reduced risk




Offering a comprehensive inspection service from seabed to flare tip, CAN's remote inspection capabilities have been further enhanced with the addition of remote operated vehicles (ROVs). Using the latest ROV technology CAN conduct fast, efficient inspections and frequent defect monitoring. Utilising a small form factor advanced underwater ROV system, our system's specifications allow for its use on a diverse range of inspection work scopes.

Operating in depths up to 300m and with minimal disruption to operations, the system's imaging capabilities are enhanced by additional lighting and laser scaling with the ability to perform ultrasonic wall thickness checks to provide clients with a thorough condition report. Additionally, CAN's ROV systems provide extensive telemetry including a 3D tilt compensated compass, accelerometer, MEMS Gyro, a leak alarm, internal temperature gauge, real time voltmeter and depth sensor.

Benefiting from CAN's inspection expertise, our clients receive a comprehensive remote underwater inspection service which safely and efficiently promotes the integrity assessment of assets below water and significantly reduces the need for diver deployment. Our systems deliver the optimum balance of reliability, portability, ease of use and quality results to deliver a high-quality service.


Onshore Inspection - Base NDT



To further complement our inspection capabilities, CAN operates a state-of-the-art onshore inspection facility which includes a large, drive-in, purpose-built radiographic enclosure bay with the associated x-ray and image processing facilities on-site to fully accommodate clients' off-site inspection requirements.

Managed by our Base NDT Department, the full suite of general and advanced inspection techniques are available and delivered by a core team of multi-disciplined inspection personnel based at the facility to support a wide range of inspection requirements.

This facility is also home to CAN's Advanced NDT Research and Development base which manages all Advanced NDT equipment and conducts a range of trials including bespoke technology applications.

Riser Inspection Tool (RIT)



An innovative approach to riser inspection. Delivered as an integrated service between the CAN trades and Inspection business streams, CAN's Riser Inspection Tool (RIT) bridges the gap between subsea and topside inspections. Water movement in shallow depths can be hazardous to divers and Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV's) which are ultimately expensive to deploy.

CAN's RIT has been developed to provide our clients with a safe, efficient and cost-effective solution to carry out cleaning and inspection work scopes on risers, caissons and conductors. Starting with the Standard RIT, continuous development has resulted in the addition of Deep RIT to deliver efficient subsea solutions to our clients including by-passing clamps, deadweights and other subsea furniture.


Standard RIT

Deep RIT


Lifting Equipment Inspection



Working alongside CAN's Trades business stream, CAN provides a wide range of Lifting Equipment Inspection services. We are full members of LEEA and hold UKAS accreditation ISO 17020 for In-service Inspection of Lifting Equipment and procedurally carry out examinations in compliance with LOLER S12307:1998, PUWER S12306:1998 and LEEA recommended practices to ensure lifting equipment is safe and fit for purpose.


Lifting Equipment Inspection Services

  • Visual Inspections
  • Non Destructive Testing (NDT)
  • Proof Load Testing (functional, static and dynamic load)
  • Recertification of Lifting Equipment
  • Written Schemes of Examination

Complementary Services


To complete our lifting operations service, the CAN Trades business stream delivers the following complementary services:

  • Rigging and Lifting Planning and Execution
  • Structural Engineering and Assessments
  • Modifications including for Installation and Decommissioning
  • Supply of bespoke Rigging Lofts

Small Bore Tubing (SBT) Inspection Services



CAN's Small Bore Tubing (SBT) inspection services are designed to promote process safety and ensure operational integrity is maintained. Our aim is to ensure SBT systems are safe and fit for purpose, maximising production and operational efficiency for our clients. As a leading inspection services provider, our SBT inspection services are aligned with Operators and Duty Holders SBT Management Systems to deliver a tailored service in addition to industry approved best practices for the upstream and downstream sectors.

CAN deliver a range of Small Bore Tubing inspection services including:

  • Condition Based Inspection
  • Risk Based Inspection
  • Baseline Inspection
  • General and Close Visual Inspection
  • In-service Inspection
  • Tailored Inspection Strategies
  • Full Reporting and Management of SBT Registers
  • Electronic Tag Management

Rope access can be utilised for all SBT inspections where required.


SBT Inspector Training and Competence

​After industry and market review, CAN have created a unique route to technical competence for SBT Inspectors. This level of CAN's technical competence is over and above what is currently on the market from any SBT training provider. The multi element training program delivers expert knowledge to inspectors regarding visual inspection of SBT assemblies.

This is the industry's first technical competence program aimed specifically at the integrity and inspection of SBT.


Benefits of CAN's SBT Inspection Services

  • Minimises the risk of a loss of containment / HCR
  • Enhanced asset integrity and safety
  • Enhanced protection of the environment
  • Maximised production time and operational efficiency
  • Prevention of unexpected costs due to SBT failure

Electrical Inspection Services



CAN provides a wide range of electrical inspection, maintenance and instrumentation services which are delivered as an integrated service between the Inspection and Trades business streams. CAN's multi-skilled technicians simultaneously inspect, maintain and repair electrical systems to deliver a cost effective solution which offers significant benefits as it removes the need to revisit a worksite and ensures continuity of personnel.

Our services for inspection and maintenance of EX equipment within hazardous areas are compliant with IEC60079-17 and ATEX Directive 2014/39/EU. All our electrical technicians are time served and CompEX certified with a broad working knowledge of the energy industry.




CAN Group is a market leader in life of asset integrity services with our business streams, CAN, ENGTEQ and VENTEQ, providing innovative solutions to the energy industry worldwide.

CAN's inspection business stream benefits from a range of associated services provided by CAN's trades business stream, ENGTEQ and VENTEQ.


Associated Trades Services

  • Riser Inspection Tool (RIT) - Rigging and Lifting
  • Lifting Equipment and Electrical Services
  • Coatings Consultancy
  • Access Solutions
  • Small Bore Tubing


Associated Engineering and Integrity Management Services

  • Data and Statistical Analysis
  • Inspection Engineering
  • Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII)


Associated Vendor inspection and QA/QC Services

  • Mechanical Inspections