About NCS Fluid Handling Systems Inc


Everyone at NCS Fluid Handling Systems is dedicated to serving all segments of industries in the municipal, industrial and energy sectors in both planned and emergency situations.

NCS Fluid Handling Systems has an uncompromising goal that aims to deliver the highest of standard of API 650 and 653 Storage tank hydro testing, well / sand pointing system design and site water management services across Canada and the USA.

NCS Fluid Handing Systems is a proud team of specialists striving to deliver innovative solutions in a safe, professional and cost effective manner to our clients and improve services in all areas of business. The team at NCS believe that our services are more than just moving water and the team works hard to offer the complete package of services from system design & layout to complete customer documentation turnover packages for proper site or tank commissioning. If your projects require water diversion licensing, API Inspection, functional operation tests of ancillary equipment such as floating roofs / seals or rolling stairs, water filtration or iron removal prior to water disposal through to a documentation turn over package, the skilled team at NCS can meet your needs. Learn more about all our water management services or request a quote to see how NCS can provide services perfectly suited to your situation.

Reducing our environmental impact

All the services we offer have been developed to NCS Fluid Handling Systems standards with the environmental impact in mind.

To us, top-quality fluid handling and water management services means more than comprehensive knowledge, rapid service and exceptional solutions. It means protecting our natural environment for generations to come.

Safety & Associations

Just as we care about the environment, we care about the health and safety of our employees, their families and those we interact with on our work sites.

NCS Fluid Handling Systems employees receive relevant training to the highest industry standards, and our crews are equipped with the proper resources to perform water transfers and fluid management services safely and cost effectively. 

Whether the project is simple in nature or intricate with unique complexities, NCS Fluid Handling Systems project managers and senior staff members are involved from the onset to develop project-specific test plans that carefully map out all aspects of the work and any project-specific hazards. This attention-to-detail ensures all the required NCS Fluid Handling Systems procedures are reviewed and incorporated into our safe work processes, and become part of the agenda at our daily safety and hazard assessment meetings.


NCS Fluid Handling Systems is a proud member of the APEGA engineering community

NCS Fluid Handling Systems is a proud member of the APEGA engineering community

NCS Fluid Handling Systems Is a proud member of ISNetworld

NCS Fluid Handling Systems Is a proud member of ISNetworld

NCS Fluid Handling Systems is a proud member of Comply Works

NCS Fluid Handling Systems is a proud member of Comply Works

NCS Fluid Handling Systems Is a proud member of Avetta

NCS Fluid Handling Systems Is a proud member of Avetta

NCS Fluid Handling Systems Is COR certified

NCS Fluid Handling Systems Is COR certified

Operational Management Team

The NCS Fluid Handling Systems team has over 150 years of combined knowledge and experience in API 650 and API 653 Storage tank hydro testing, pipe line testing support services, specialized industrial fluid heating systems, sanitary bypass, well point de-watering, enhanced fluid filtration, site water management,  and large scale project management. The team has extensive managerial and operational knowledge in the markets within the Western Canadian sedimentary basin, Northern Canadian oil sands, industrial and construction markets in Canada, hydraulic fracturing markets, and the mining industry in Canada.

Caillan Charpentier – VP Operations

A team leader with solution-minded expertise and exceptional analytical problem-solving abilities. Track record of compiling teams of highly skilled field technicians bringing quality service and safe operations to customer projects. Extensive managerial and operational experience in the Western Canadian marketplace. Highly skilled in system designs in all industrial environments, with a specialty in custom-designed pumping systems and hydrostatic testing of API storage tanks or pipelines.

Caillan has over a decade of experience in the industrial services and energy sectors.  During this time, he has provided his technical expertise in the field as well as in the capacity of senior management. Supported by excellent field-level supervisory staff, Caillan has successfully overseen the management of multiple projects and crews from estimate to execution. His primary focus has been providing exceptional service and support to his customers in the business of API storage tank hydrostatic testing and long-distance, high-volume water transfer systems. 

Caillan heads up the NCS Fluid Handling Systems development training program which supports the NCS Fluid Handling Systems goal of continuous improvement in training in both project administrators and the continuous operational development of both our core technical team and new technicians.

Kamal Singh, P.Eng., MBA – VP Engineering and Design

A resourceful, strategic and confident leader with strong planning and organizational skills. A proven track record of creating highly motivating operating environments where teamwork is encouraged and key goals are achieved. Years of operational knowledge have contributed to a well-developed problem-solving skillset that incorporates an engineered approach in combination with a people-oriented management style. Engaging the entire team of managers and technicians supports the NCS Fluid Handling System advantage of cost effective and efficient pumping solutions.

Kamal’s professional experience spans over 25 years in the specialty water and fluid pumping business, and has widely been focused on areas including: the oil sands in Northern Canada, construction market on the Pacific coastline, fracking throughout the Northwestern United States; and the mining industry in central Canada. His expertise ranges to include system rentals, sales and service of industrial pumps, hydraulic calculation, system design, risk mitigation, environmental disaster response, and mechanical troubleshooting.

  • University of Athabasca, Alberta, Canada, MBA 
  • Applied Science Technologist & Technicians of BC, Canada, (AScT.)  
  • University of Michigan, Michigan, U.S.A, Value Based Six Sigma (Green Belt Certification) 
  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Specialization: Manufacturing Process)  

Clint Johnstone, Technical Product Representative

Clint is a driven self-managed individual in constant pursuit of best in class customer care and support. Clint is a products specialist with 25 years of related experience in the industrial, municipal and energy sectors. Clint has a diverse background from hands on operational experience to years of related product research and technical knowledge. Clint’s solution oriented nature and business experience provides NCS Fluid Handling Systems with a unique industry perspective and knowledge. Clint is additionally supported by his vast network of industry experts, suppliers and resources. He has a proven ability to establish and maintain strong customers relationships through exemplary customer care and client service / support. The NCS team is proud to have Clint as a technical products leader, delivering the NCS message and vision to our markets. With such a strong focus on customer care and support aligning with the entire NCS Technical and Administrative team members efforts, the outcome can only deliver best in class service and supply. Clint is a valuable contributor and supporter of the goal of exceptional customer experience and service that the NCS Fluid Handling Systems team strives for.

Giovanni (John) DePalma, Senior Project Coordinator

John is a self-managed and results-oriented specialist with 10+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry. John has plenty hands on experience in supporting the delivery of new and existing products/services. John offers business and technology enhancements that enable individuals and organizations to improve quality and productivity. He has a proven ability to establish and maintain strong alliances; lead and motivate teams; drive projects from scope of work to project completion; convey complex technical requirements; exceed customer expectations and achieve bottom-line results.  When John’s expertise in technological advancements is synchronized with his extensive operational experience he will undoubtedly enhance the goal of exceptional customer experience and service that the NCS Fluid Handling Systems team strives for.

Owen Gilbert MBA – President, CEO

A solution oriented strategic leader supported by years of business development and operational experience. Proven record of developing business, corporate sales growth and increased margins. Brings a personal commitment to continuously work to develop individuals into top talent in a highly skilled team environment. Strong industry knowledge with a specialty in manufacturing, LEAN Principles and API storage tanks.

Owen has worked in Western Canada for over 35 years in the oil and gas sector and industrial markets providing administrative and technical support, and manufacturing and industrial services to both internal and external customers. His focus throughout the years has been to provide customers with exceptional customer service and innovative solutions. Owen has worked in all aspects of business over his career and applies those talents day-to-day in the management of the various divisions, relationships and business partnerships that NCS Fluid Handling Systems is committed to. 

  • Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada, MBA 

Mission - Vision - Values


It is NCS Fluid Handling Systems' mission to consider all solutions in order to deliver exceptional customer service to the municipal and industrial water utilization markets. 


We create fluid connections with our customers by providing unmatched customer care, professionally designed solutions, safety awareness and environmentally sustainable operational excellence. 


Respect; Professionalism; Safety; Customer Service.