“Broadsword Corrosion Engineering Ltd., is committed to help clients reduce or eliminate their resource losses and environmental pollution caused by corrosion through the innovative application of advanced quality engineering and inspection services”
Broadsword Corrosion Engineering Ltd. is a corrosion and materials engineering consultancy based in Calgary, Alberta. We specialize in resolving corrosion-initiated incidents that potentially result in the material loss of infrastructure, capital resources, environmental habitat or direct loss of life.
Asset integrity management is an important part of most corporations, with focus ranging from pipelines in oil and gas to cooling systems in server farms. Clients not only expect reliable technical expertise and hands-on experience, there is also an increasing regulatory and corporate demand for trained professionals. NACE International, API certifications and specialization designations or endorsements are now more commonly being requested from clients ranging from other engineering professionals to government regulators, liability insurers and the legal profession.
We always aim to meet or exceed the aforementioned certifications, specialization requirements and most importantly, your company standards.
Broadsword Corrosion Engineering Ltd. has an extensive wealth of knowledge and experience associated with all integrity aspects of pipelines, pressure equipment, and piping gained primarily from the petroleum industry. We provide comprehensive and field-proven engineering expertise, technical advice and complete corrosion project management of field and plant operations.
To address our client’s specific needs and issues, we will employ and utilize economically viable, best currently available technologies. We shall maintain a high-level standard-of-care by ensuring an atmosphere of continuous improvement through employee and contractor training, upgrading or honing of our skills and, most importantly, via the active participation in internationally recognized professional engineering and technical societies (which serve as a conduit to higher knowledge and learning experiences).
Additionally, we provide services related to the safe operation of pressure equipment, including piping, pressure vessels and pressure relieving devices through the development of specifications, quality control program management and quality assurance/owner-user inspection protocols. Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) consultation is also available through Broadsword Corrosion Engineering Ltd.
About the Company
The founder of Broadsword Corrosion Engineering Ltd., Lt. (N), Ret., Patrick J. Teevens, CD, P.Eng., MCIC, served twenty years in the navy, having joined the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve, (RCNR) in 1971. Pat has always held special, his time he served his country in the navy, and has always had fond memories of the sea and the warships in which he has served.
No other single warship has garnered more interest for Pat, than the Royal Navy frigate, HMS BROADSWORD, which gained notoriety during the 1982 Falkland Islands War, known as “Operation Corporate”. HMS BROADSWORD, FFH-88, was assigned its wartime station, to an inner defence ring to protect the aircraft carriers HMS HERMES and flagship, HMS INVINCIBLE from attack. HMS BROADSWORD and her sister ship HMS BRILLIANT, were given the task of protecting the two carriers because they were the only two ships in the British Fleet, which carried the deadly anti-missile missile, Seawolf. Seawolf was developed to hit something the size of a cricket ball approaching at twice the speed of sound, and was considered the only answer to the Exocet missile. HMS BROADSWORD was one of many ships to take its fair share of incoming, deadly Argentine Air Force Exocet missiles. Not only did the ship survive (despite being hit by bombs), it was able to ensure the operational reliability of the carriers and the safety of its own crew and the crews of other ships.
Broadsword Corrosion Engineering Ltd. sees it’s role to be similar to it’s namesake: to protect personnel, the public and their property from the ravages of a silent and potentially deadly enemy – corrosion.