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Reverse Engineering at Kinectrics - An Overview

Expert parts and component engineering by experienced industry specialists.

The problem of obsolescence

The issue of obsolete parts and components is becoming more critical as nuclear plants worldwide continue to age. Kinectrics offers superior reverse engineering, manufacturing and modification services for the nuclear industry.

We can design new equipment to replace aging units as functional equivalents to originally installed items. Reverse-engineered components designed and supplied by Kinectrics meet or exceed the most stringent industry standards and Kinectrics is fully equipped to handle both large and small projects.


Kinectrics has opened a new Centre of Excellence facility to expand its Reverse Engineering (RE) services. The new facility features 3200 sq. ft. of lab and office space as well as a large, separate, secure area for inventory.  

Other major sections of the new RE Centre of Excellence include Project Management Engineering and dedicated areas for Prototype Design and Production / Testing.

Unrivalled experience

Kinectrics is uniquely positioned with qualified staff and state-of-the-art facilities to provide superior reverse engineering solutions and we have established an international reputation for technical excellence and innovation. As the former research division of a major North American utility with numerous nuclear generation facilities, Kinectrics gives you the advantage of unrivalled experience in technical design and engineering.

Specialized capabilities for the nuclear industry

Our skilled team of nuclear specialists offers decades of experience and expertise in the identification, assessment and evaluation of a wide range of equipment and components.

Kinectrics can accurately evaluate all critical characteristics of obsolete components and provide a direct replacement that is the same in fit, form and function as the original item. Our ability to provide a direct replacement eliminates any need for a formal design change.

We are familiar with all aspects of nuclear plant operation including structures, electrical and mechanical equipment and environmental processes. Kinectrics can also help you identify and reduce the impact of potential problems.

One-stop shop

Kinectrics’ multi-disciplinary capabilities and on-site state-of-the-art laboratories provide a “one-stop shop” for your engineering and testing needs. Kinectrics’ ability to analyze materials includes many key disciplines. We have fulltime experts on staff in such areas as metallurgy, chemistry and electrical that enables us to evaluate all aspects of an original component design.

Kinectrics offers proven expertise and comprehensive testing services for generation plant operations, transmission and distribution, emerging energy technologies and environmental impacts.

Superior QA/QC programs

Kinectrics maintains Quality programs such as ISO 9001:2008 and 10 CFR 50 Appendix B.