COMPANY

Unparalleled diagnostics and prognostics since 1979

Gastops is leading
the creation and digitization of critical component condition intelligence

Offices
Ottawa, ON
Dartmouth, NS
Mount Pearl, NL

Gastops USA
Huntsville, AL

Global Partners
Brazil
Chile
China
Germany
Netherlands
Russia

Gastops has provided unparalleled data-based diagnostic and prognostic technologies and services since 1979.


Our solutions give manufacturers, operators, and maintainers of mission-critical equipment a deeper understanding of critical component wear so they can maximize equipment availability and reduce costs and risk.

Over 40 years of bringing innovative technologies and services to market


1980’s

After being founded in 1979, Gastops established our technical capabilities throughout the 1980’s providing ship simulation services for the Royal Canadian Navy. One of our earliest sparks of innovation was the development of the first gas turbine trending system for the RCN.


1990’s

With Pratt & Whitney’s selection of our oil debris monitor for the F119 engine for use on Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor, our MetalSCAN technology became the first online, full-flow oil debris sensor system to be successfully deployed on airborne engines. This milestone was the beginning of the sustained relationships that Gastops has maintained with both of these industry leaders. Today, our manufacturing facility produces over 20 different product versions based on this technology, including commercial-off-the-shelf items for industrial, energy and marine markets and application-specific products for aerospace and defence.


2000’s

The first decade of the 2000’s were marked with new technology introduction and rapid adoption of the MetalSCAN in new markets. FilterCHECK was introduced adding filter debris analysis capability to our offline technology. The success with the online oil debris monitor on the F119 engine resulted in Pratt & Whitney selecting the technology for the F135 engine that is used on Lockheed Martin’s F-35. Moving from defence to commercial aerospace, Pratt & Whitney selected MetalSCAN for the innovative GTF engine that is widely deployed on the Airbus A220 and A320neo aircraft today. MetalSCAN entered the wind energy market through a partnership with Senvion. Gastops established expertise in condition-based maintenance with execution of the Sea King Integrated Health Management (IHM) program, and expanded support to the RCAF as an authorized service centre for Breeze-Eastern and FLIR.


2010’s

As Gastops surpassed the 10,000th MetalSCAN delivery, new off-line technology was introduced via a partnership with Pratt & Whitney Canada to deliver their industry changing Oil Analysis Technology. Adding to online and offline solutions, Gastops introduced ChipCHECK to provide the first at-line solution for electronic chip detector analysis, eliminating the need for commercial aerospace and defence fleet operators to wait on lab analysis to determine the origin of suspect oil debris.


2020’s

The decade began with major Gastops milestones: the delivery of the 3,500th sensor to the F-35 program and the 20,000th sensor overall. Several new MetalSCAN models were released and high-profile partnerships, such as Vestas-EnVentusTM and GE Aviation, established. Follow us on social media to get the latest news about how Gastops continues to innovate or visit our Innovation page for more details!

Vision

Real-time prognostics powered by human ingenuity and machine intelligence that deliver optimal equipment performance and fleet management.

Mission

To increase the productivity and safety of mission critical equipment for global operators, maintainers and OEMs through leadership in intelligent lubrication system solutions and a commitment to serving our customers. 

Values

Commitment

We are committed to being the best we can be. We constantly look to improve ourselves and our solutions, cultivating our knowledge, skill, and attitudes to achieve excellence. We fully commit to consistently delivering on expectations, going the extra mile to get the job done and giving 100% in all that we do.

Respect & Inclusion

We believe that people must be treated in an open, fair, and transparent manner.  We place honesty, integrity, and respect at the foundation of all we do, and it is the basis from where we build our relationships and develop a diverse culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

Community

We believe in conscientiously and purposefully supporting each other and the community at large to enhance the future and our collective well-being.

Collaboration

We believe in the power of sharing knowledge, experience, and ideas that contribute to strong, trust-based relationships amongst our staff, with our partners and with our customers. We value continuous learning and sharing of our knowledge through teaching and mentoring. Relationships deliver results because together we can achieve more.

Innovation

Innovation is our means to constantly lean forward, pushing the boundaries of technology to solve customer problems of the future and continually improve how we do business today.  It applies to all aspects of our work and stimulates our courage to try something new.


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OUR Board of directors

Bernie MacIsaac
Chairman
Eric Larson
Vice-Chairman
Pierre Coulombe
Board Member
Steve Hayes
Board Member
David Stapley
Board Member
Bennett M. Croswell
Board Member
David Muir
Board Member
Bernie MacIsaac
Chairman

Dr. Bernie MacIsaac is the founder and former President & CEO of Gastops.

Dr. MacIsaac began his professional career as a Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada, where he was responsible for the development of novel control and health monitoring concepts for gas turbine power plants. He founded Gastops in 1979 and, under his leadership, the firm became a leading technology-based company in the fields of machinery condition monitoring, maintenance and control.

He served as the President & CEO of Gastops until 2007, at which time he turned over operational management of the company to Dave Muir and devoted his efforts to Board service and ongoing development of the company’s R&D capabilities.

He is a past-President and Fellow of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute, a past-Chairman of PRECARN, a network of companies engaged in pre-competitive R&D, and a past-Chairman of the Research Management Committee of IRIS, an NSERC National Centre of Excellence.

In 2008, Dr. MacIsaac was the recipient of the C.D. Howe award for his achievements in planning, policy and leadership in aeronautics in Canada.

Dr. MacIsaac earned an Honors Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia and Master and Ph.D. of Mechanical Engineering degrees from Carleton University.

Eric Larson
Vice-Chairman

Eric Larson was appointed to the Gastops Board of Directors in 2016.

He is a career energy industry leader with 30 years’ experience growing and improving customer focused businesses.

At a private US solar power development firm, he guided expansion from California into eight other state markets. As Chief Operating Officer of ACES Power, he was instrumental in growing a business serving 50 gigawatts of power generation and demand for electric cooperative utilities and other wholesale market customers. Previously, Larson held an appointment to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bonneville Power, leading a financial turnaround as their first Chief Risk Officer. He also played a leading role in starting up new gas and power marketing businesses at two investor-owned utilities, PG&E and Entergy. He developed international oil business for Chevron and created a successful energy sales and trading franchise for Goldman Sachs in Europe.

Eric Larson received his MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and is a Chemical Engineer.

Pierre Coulombe
Board Member

Dr. Pierre Coulombe was appointed to the Gastops Board of Directors in 2011.

Dr. Coulombe was formerly the President of the National Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC) and held several executives positions in the public and private sectors in Québec. Prior to his NRC-CNRC appointment, his former roles included Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec, and President and CEO of both the Centre de recherche informatique de Montréal and Infectio Diagnostic Inc (IDI). Dr. Coulombe’s various public service positions with the Québec provincial government culminated in his Assistant Deputy Minister appointments for Technology with the ministère de l’Industrie et du Commerce and for Operations with the ministère du Commerce extérieur et de la Technologie.

Dr. Coulombe holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physics Engineering) degree and a Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine from Laval University. He is a member of l’Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec and an associate member of the CFA Institute.

Steve Hayes
Board Member

Steve Hayes was appointed to the Gastops Board of Directors in 2006.

As the President of Parker Aerospace and an Officer and Vice-President of Parker Hannifin Corporation from 1993-2003, Mr. Hayes lead Parker Hannifin’s Aerospace business through a period of rapid and profitable growth which included the consolidation and relocation of several divisions, major acquisitions, productivity improvements and the development of a systems capability for aircraft fuel, hydraulics, engine and flight control systems. Prior to being named as President, Mr. Hayes’ 30+ year career at Parker Aerospace also included executive roles as an Aerospace Group Vice-President and General Manager of both the Controls Systems and Fuel Products Divisions of the Aerospace Group.

Mr. Hayes served on the Chief Executive Roundtable of the University of California Irvine, the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of the Aerospace Industries Association and the Board of Governors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

He received a Bachelor of Political Science degree from Whittier College, California.

David Stapley
Board Member

David Stapley was appointed to the Gastops Board of Directors in 2014.

Mr. Stapley has extensive leadership experience in the Defence industry in Canada and globally as both a public servant and industry executive. He is a former President of DRS Technologies Canada Inc., Group President of DRS Technologies Inc. responsible for the company’s operations in Canada, the UK, California, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. Mr. Stapley finished his professional career as Senior Vice-President of International Business Development/Government Relations of DRS Technologies Inc. where he was responsible for corporate strategy. Before joining DRS, he was part of the leadership team of Spar Aerospace serving as Vice-President of Government Relations, Chief of Staff to the CEO and President of the SPAR Defence Division. While in government Mr. Stapley held a senior position under the Director General International Programs in the Department of National Defence.

Mr. Stapley is member of the Board of OMX, the provider of a unique industry-led software platform for connecting businesses in the international defence, aerospace, and security industries. He is a past-Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Association of Defence and Securities Industries, a former Board member of the Canadian Commercial Corporation and a former member of the Canadian NATO Industrial Advisory Group. He also served on the Board of Governors of Algonquin College.

Bennett M. Croswell
Board Member

Bennett Croswell was appointed to the Gastops Board of Directors in 2017.

As President of Pratt & Whitney’s Military Engines business, Mr. Croswell oversaw the development, production, and support of the company’s military engine offerings, including the 5th generation F119 and F135 engines for the F-22 and F-35 fighters, the F100 for the F-15/F-16, the F117 for the C-17, and the PW4062 for the KC-46A. He also oversaw the development of the B-21 bomber engine and the Small Military Engine and Advanced Engine Program sectors.

During his 35+ year career with Pratt & Whitney, he served in several other important leadership roles. Mr. Croswell was the Vice-President responsible for F135 and F119 Programs, Military Development Programs, and Advanced Programs and Technology, and was part of three Collier Trophy Award winning teams for his contributions to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, F-22 Raptor, and the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration.

Mr. Croswell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and graduated from the Defense Systems Management College in Fort Belvoir, Va.

He presently serves as Chair of the University of Tennessee College of Engineering Advisory Board.

David Muir
Board Member

Dave Muir is a past-President & CEO of Gastops, serving in the role from May 2007 to September 2018.

Mr. Muir began his career at Pratt & Whitney Canada as an Analyst in the Structures and Dynamics department. He joined Gastops in 1981 and held positions of progressive responsibility within Engineering and Senior Management, including the positions of VP, Marketing and Sales and Executive Vice President prior to his appointment to President & CEO.

Mr. Muir serves on the Board of Directors of the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC). He is also a past-President and Fellow of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI).

Mr. Muir earned Bachelor and Master of Mechanical Engineering degrees from Carleton University.


Partnerships

Where to buy Gastops products & services:

In addition to buying directly from Gastops, our products are available from the following manufacturers and authorized distributors.

Gastops USA

Gastops USA is focused on providing innovative technical solutions for equipment condition assessment to the United States Department of Defense (DoD) from their Huntsville, Alabama location. Combining their strong connection to the military customer, in-house technical expertise, and access to Gastops products, they provide unique solutions tailored to the specific challenges of the DoD. Gastops USA is the authorized distributor of Gastops products and services to the United States DoD.

Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes Company is an international industrial service company and one of the world’s largest oil field services companies. The company provides the oil and gas industry with products and services for oil drilling, formation evaluation, completion, production and reservoir consulting. Baker Hughes is an authorized worldwide supplier of the MetalSCAN MS4000 product line for gas turbine engine applications.

VBR Turbine Partners

VBR Turbine Partners are independent operation & maintenance improvement experts for General Electric LM1600, LM2500, LM5000 and LM6000 aeroderivative gas turbines and their auxiliary systems, control systems & packages. They support their customers to realize improved reliability, availability & performance with reduced total cost of ownership. VBR is an authorized distributor for Europe of the MetalSCAN MS4000 product line for end user aeroderivative gas turbine applications.

Momac

Momac is one of the leading companies in Germany providing maintenance, construction, and repair of plant machinery. Momac is an authorized distributor for Germany of the MetalSCAN MS3000 product line for wind turbine, industrial, and user applications.

SHEN

SHEN is a leading Reliability Engineering and Condition Monitoring company headquartered in Santiago, Chile. Over the last 14 years SHEN has utilised its mechanical, electrical and instrumentation expertise to ensure high quality integration and implementation of condition monitoring systems primarily in the mining industry.

SHEN is an authorised reseller of Gastops MetalSCAN product in the mining industry.

Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is a Canadian-based, aerospace engine manufacturer who’s portfolio includes the provision of engines and associated services for business, general, and regional aviation, as well as Auxiliary Power Units and the helicopter market. In 2016, P&WC partnered with Gastops Ltd. to conduct baseline testing, build the operational infrastructure, and jointly develop diagnostic and prognostic services for their breakthrough Oil Analysis Technology Program (OilAT), an innovative way of analyzing engine oil samples and identifying minute particles, allowing for the early identification of deterioration in specific oil-wetted components without having to remove the engine. Gastops is the exclusive supplier to P&WC for this commercialized service.


Gastops is a licensed service provider for:

Breeze-Eastern

Breeze-Eastern is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of sophisticated lifting devices for military and civilian aircraft, including rescue hoists, cargo hooks and weapons-lifting systems. Their products are used in cargo transport and on rescue missions by most military and civilian helicopters and aircraft throughout the world. Gastops is the authorized Repair and Overhaul Service Centre for Breeze-Eastern products in Canada.

Teldyne FLIR

Teledyne FLIR designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. They bring innovative sensing solutions into daily life through our thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locator systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and advanced threat detection systems. Gastops is the authorized Repair and Overhaul Service Centre for FLIR airborne products in Canada.

TestOil, Insight Services Inc.

TestOil, Insight Services Inc. is a full service oil testing laboratory employing a sophisticated Diagnostic Technology to assist Machine Condition Analysts in making equipment and lubrication condition assessments. Gastops has partnered with TestOil, the premier provider of Oil Analysis services in North America and opened a world class laboratory in St. John’s to service our clients in Canada.


QUALITY ASSURANCE AND CERTIFICATIONS

Gastops provides advanced products and services to support the operations and maintenance of a broad range of equipment in the aerospace, defence, energy & industrial, and marine industries worldwide.

Gastops maintains a quality program designed to meet or exceed applicable industry, customer, statutory, and regulatory requirements, with focus on providing the highest quality products and services, adherence to delivery schedules, and responsiveness to customers and all those with whom we have relationships. Nothing less will serve our purpose.

Our corporate Quality Management System (QMS) is designed specifically to be in compliance with AS9100D, ISO 9001:2015, and qualified to Pratt & Whitney’s Aerospace Supplier Quality Requirement (ASQR-01).

Gastops is registered under the Controlled Goods Program within Public Works and Government Services Canada. This registration qualifies Gastops to examine, possess, and transfer controlled goods in Canada including meeting the Canadian exemption with respect to the US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Gastops has extensive experience with US military programs participation requiring full compliance with ITAR and currently operates under numerous current TAAs and MLAs issued by the US State Department.

Gastops maintains the following industry/facility certifications:

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) organization approval – EASA.145.7263

Transport Canada Aviation Aircraft Maintenance Organization AMO 01-10 pursuant to CAR 573.02 (Avionics, Components, Instruments)

Quality Policy

Gastops is a leading provider of machinery monitoring, maintenance and control products and services that wishes to be known for excellence. Gastops maintains a cost effective and disciplined quality program which assures consistently high performance against standards of design, material and workmanship for all of our products and services. Gastops continuously improves our quality program to enhance customer satisfaction and meet applicable customer, statutory and regulatory requirements. Our quality program includes adherence to customer delivery schedules and responsiveness to all with whom we have relationships. Nothing less will serve our purpose.

Shaun Horning, President and CEO

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